The Utah State University Botanical Center (USUBC) and the adjacent Utah Agricultural Experiment Station (UAES) provide an oasis of green along Utah’s increasingly developed Wasatch Front. The Center occupies approximately 95 acres, and the UAES 65 acres. Utah State University undertook a master planning effort to explore and articulate their vision for the future, and to formulate a plan for implementation for the Botanical Center. The master plan builds upon and complements the facilities and gardens that currently exist at the Botanical Center. The plan seeks to preserve open green space as much as possible, while providing the structures necessary to fulfill its educational mission. It seeks to have a minimal impact on the natural environment and to use as few resources as possible, thereby exemplifying its conservation mission.

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Design Challenge
COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
To meet the Center’s goal of increasing community participation while keeping the most green space as possible, the master plan accommodated parallel parking along the public right of way, which minimized the need for more onsite parking.

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BY THE NUMBERS
Kaysville, UT  |  95 Acres  |  2016

Earth Centered
Waterwise landscape strategies, planned walkability.