U of U Stadium Plaza

The University of Utah contracted with G Brown Design to develop an existing landscape median located at the North East corner of Rice Eccles Stadium into a plaza space to accomodate the intense pedestrian traffic experienced on football game days. The project faced a number of challenges including a very aggressive schedule, difficult grading constraints, relocation of a number of utilities, and coordination with UDOT, UTA, Rocky Mountain Power, and Salt Lake City Utilities. G Brown Design developed the design in close collaboration with the University’s project development team. The design includes Pre-Cast raised planters, seat walls with granite caps, and trees and landscaping. The project had a very short schedule necessary to accomodate the first football game.

USU Athletics Center

G Brown Design worked with AJC Architects and the USU Facilities Department to develop the site and landscape design for the Athletics Strength
& Conditioning Center. The site design includes custom angular raised planters that can also be used for seating. The project will be LEED certified and utilizes native or adaptive plant material requiring minimal water. The planting design also incorporates masses of perennials and other plant varieties that provide seasonal interest. G Brown Design’s work required close coordination with USU’s facilities to design the irrigation system in a manner that would allow the adjacent existing irrigation system to remain operational throughout construction. Careful attention was made to protect and maintain the existing landscape areas to remain and facilitate continued use of the stadium throughout construction. Scope of services provided included schematic design and construction documents through construction period services using the DFCM design process and standards.

Sutton Geology Building

G Brown Design worked with the project Architect from programming through construction periods services for the University of Utah Frederick Albert Sutton Geology Building. Services included assisting with site design, planting and irrigation design, and LEED analysis and documentation. G Brown Design worked with the architect and faculty to develop a landscape design that is sympathetic and evocative of the materials and issues studied in the Department of Geology and Geophysics. This included monumental rock displays, a dry creek bed, and stone mulches. The landscape design also facilitates ground water return, storm water runoff mitigation, high efficient irrigation, a green roof, and native and adaptive plant materials to create a conservation-minded landscape design that reflects the goals of the college to use water and other natural resources responsibly.

Judge Memorial High School Sports Field

G Brown Design, Inc. provided site planning and landscape architectural services for a new synthetic turf field upgrade and streetscape for Judge Memorial High School located in Salt Lake City. The site, located on the east bench of the valley offers stunning views of the entire valley and surrounding mountain ranges to the west. Some design constraints included high ground water, fault lines, steep grade changes and existing site elements and irrigation systems. A series of well thought out planting designs soften the overall site and create a streetscape that fits the context of the site and surrounding neighborhood. A two lane track was designed around a combined football/soccer synthetic turf field to maximize space on a relatively small site. GBD offered innovative solutions for cooling the field and irrigating the planters on site.