Ballet West

G Brown Design, Inc. provided site and landscape design for Ballet West’s new school and rehearsal facilities located immediately south of the Hidden Hollow Natural Area in Sugar House, Utah. GBD worked closely with the Hidden Hollow Management Committee to ensure the site design enhances and supports the educational mission of the Hollow. The building is oriented around a landscaped courtyard that embraces the open space of the Hollow. Three paths through the Ballet West site provide pedestrian and bicycle access into the park from Wilmington Avenue. The building and landscape plans incorporate LEED green design elements including drought-tolerant, native, and adapted plants, a water conserving irrigation system, underground parking, and energy-efficient building materials and mechanical systems. The 130,000-square foot building will house studios, administrative offices, the Ballet West Academy, costume and scenery shops, and a therapy room for the dancers.