• Wayne Bartholomew Park Honored as Outstanding Project

    WB_2Utah Construction & Design Magazine announced the winners of its “Most Outstanding Projects.” Wayne Bartholomew Park, one of our Salt Lake City office’s projects, was honored in the Landscape/Public Space (Small) category.  It was one of 31 projects selected by a panel of industry professionals in the architectural, engineering and construction industry.

    Logan Simpson designed a swimming beach, boardwalk, fishing docks, amphitheater, parking, trails, restrooms, and picnic sites for this 25-acre property at the mouth of Hobble Creek Canyon.  The property has historically been a spring collection area for the City as well as agriculture property for the Wayne Bartholomew family. In 2012 Springville City received grant monies to create a secondary water storage pond at the park. Through the grant, the City was able to construct a four-acre pond on the site.

    Within the past two years, our Salt Lake City landscape architecture design team has completed six major park master planning projects for Salt Lake City, Midvale, and Springville.  Four of the six projects are under construction or have been completed in accordance with the master plan goals objectives and preliminary construction budgets.

    Read about the project here.

  • Salt Lake City Park(ing) Day a Success

    Park(ing) DayLogan Simpson landscape designers Tyler Smithson and Whitney May organized a temporary public space in front of our Salt Lake City office building Sept.  for the 10th annual Park(ing) Day. The pair easily fit 17 bikes into a parking spot in front of the Judge Building at 8 E.  South.

    “I want to show the importance of urban space,” Smithson told the SL City News. …

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  • Jesse Adams Promoted to Director of Cultural Resources, Salt Lake City

    Logan Simpson Design Inc., one of the largest landscape architecture design and environmental planning firms in the West, announced today it has promoted Jesse Adams, a senior environmental archaeologist, to director of cultural services for our Salt Lake City and Corvallis, OR offices.
    Jesse has more than 14 years of experience supervising archaeological inventory, monitoring, testing, and data recovery projects. He has extensive experience throughout the Intermountain West and Great Basin regions; and has managed and directed more than 40 cultural resource projects for various state and federal agencies, energy development companies, and mining clients. …

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  • Logan Simpson Welcomes Michael Chalona, PLA

    Michael ChalonaMichael Chalona, PLA, LEED AP BD+C, joined the Fort Collins office as a senior associate landscape architect. Michael is a registered landscape architect in five states, and brings 21 years of experience and leadership in sustainable design and construction to our environmental planning firm. He is experienced in project, contract, and consultant management; real estate development; and project permitting; and is considered an expert in land use and zoning codes.  A skilled leader in directing projects from conceptual design through construction, Michael is passionate about the sustainable landscape architecture design of outdoor spaces that are beautiful, and enduring.

    New additions to our landscape design practice also include Ran Ran and Mark Kieser in Tempe, and Tyler Smithson in Salt Lake City.

  • Welcome Alyson Eddie! LSD’s Newest Biologist in Salt Lake City

    Alyson EddieAlyson Eddie has joined Logan Simpson Design as a senior biologist. Ms. Eddie has more than 12 years of experience in environmental sciences and a strong background in vegetation and wildlife ecology. Her professional experience spans a variety of environmental projects, including vegetation mapping, rare plant surveys, habitat characterization, Environmental Assessments, wetland delineations, and Section 404 permitting, vegetation monitoring studies, biological inventories, threatened and endangered species surveys, and habitat management planning efforts. Ms. Eddie has also contributed to research and reporting for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. Throughout her career she has worked extensively with local, state, and federal agencies as well as, private sector clients. Her work spans the Southeast, Great Plains, Southwest, and Intermountain West regions of the U.S.

    Ms. Eddie received her B.S. in Ecology and Environmental Biology in 2001 from Appalachian State University.

  • Jesse Bell and Brett Burgess Join Logan Simpson Design

    Jesse Bell, PLA, ASLAWe are very excited and honored to welcome Jesse Bell, PLA and Brett Burgess to LSD. Jesse brings nine years of landscape design experience to the LSD team.  Jesse’s portfolio includes streetscapes, commercial developments, and a wide range of public spaces, including urban plazas and outdoor recreation facilities in Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah. He joins a strong team of designers and land use planners in Salt Lake City.

    Brett has more than 12 years experience as a rangeland management specialist, having worked for the BLM, state land agencies, and most recently as a range and livestock extension agent for Colorado State University. Brett also works out of our Salt Lake City office. This year LSD will celebrate 10 years in Salt Lake City.  In the past five years we’ve had an average of 16 employees. Welcome, Jesse and Brett!

  • West Box Elder Resource Management Group’s work recognized by Public Lands Foundation

    The Public Lands Foundation presented the West Box Elder Coordinated Resource Management Group with its 2013 Landscape Stewardship Award. The Foundation grants this recognition to honor private citizens and organizations that work to advance and sustain community-based stewardship on landscapes that include, in whole or in part, public lands administered by the BLM.

    As the Public Involvement and Project Planning lead, LSD led extensive community-based scoping that included face-to-face meetings with stakeholders as well as several facilitated community meetings.  In these meetings, residents discussed challenges and conflicts, helped articulate desired future conditions, and built the framework for prioritizing goals for resource management across the landscape.

    The West Box Elder Group is actively engaged in landscape management projects in northwestern Utah. The lands included in their planning and project area are some of the most productive and critical sage grouse habitat lands in the Great Basin ecosystem. The landscape includes a balanced mix of BLM lands, state lands and private property, with planning and project execution crossing boundaries to implement logical management projects.

    Over the last two years, the Group has worked together as an effective response to the need for landscape level planning and project implementation in a critical region of the Great Basin.

    Click here to read the full plan.

  • Logan Simpson Design Celebrates 23rd Anniversary

    Environmental planning and landscape architecture firm Logan Simpson Design Inc.  is celebrating 23 years this week. In August, LSD celebrated the first-year anniversary of our Fort Collins office with an open house.

    “We have been servicing the Intermountain West from our Tempe, Arizona and Salt Lake City, Utah offices for the past nine years, and decided in 2012 to open offices in Fort Collins, adding value through proximity and local knowledge,” said Diane Simpson-Colebank, CEO and president.  “We’ve had fantastic business growth since then, and would like to thank all our clients and partners for their continuous support. ”

    As is tradition, Principals Diane Simpson-Colebank, Wayne Colebank, Greg Brown, Eileen Bailey, Tom Keith, Bruce Meighen, and Jana McKenzie will distribute gifts to employees this week to show their appreciation.

    LSD’s in-house interdisciplinary staff includes:

    • Environmental planners
    • Landscape architects
    • Archaeologists
    • Historians
    • Biologists
    • Clean Water Act (CWA) permitting specialists
    • Visual resources specialists
    • Public involvement specialists
    • GIS/graphics specialists
    • Construction inspectors
  • Logan Simpson Selected by City of Salt Lake to Design Segment of 300 West

    The City of Salt Lake selected Logan Simpson to design about 1. miles of streetscape improvements on 300 West, from North Temple to 400 West. Landscape architecture improvements will include medians, planting areas, special paving and monument signage concepts. This is a very important route for downtown commuters from the communities north of Salt Lake City. All design work is scheduled for completion by 2014.

  • Logan Simpson Wins GSA Blanket Purchase Agreement to Provide Visual Resources Services to BLM

    Our visual resources specialists know that changes to landscape scenery can be one of the most evident—and often controversial—effects of projects developed on federal lands. Failure to understand or properly assess a project’s potential impact on the visual environment can result in costly, time-consuming delays.

    The BLM recently awarded a five-year blanket purchase agreement (BPA) to Logan Simpson to provide visual resources management services, including the inventory, analysis, and assessment of visual resources required under the BLM’s Visual Resource Management (VRM) System. By conducting visual resources inventories that comply with VRM requirements, Logan Simpson will also help the BLM establish a thorough and consistent national geodatabase that will help the agency manage visual resources more effectively. The contract also allows Logan Simpson to provide visual resource management training, provide technical advice and guidance to federal land managers, and perform research on visual resource-related topics.

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