Salt Lake City, Utah
Scope: Landscape Architecture, Planning
The Utah State Governor’s Mansion is an amazing historic building occupying a significant place at the base of the Avenues on South Temple Street. The landscape supporting the mansion became overgrown and the pedestrian access to the mansion was clumsy.
MGB+A worked with the First Lady and Peter Lasig (landscape designer of the Salt Lake Temple grounds) to formalize the pedestrian drop off and mansion entry. Overgrown trees were pruned up and the national and state flags were given prominence on the site. Pedestrian sidewalks were trimmed with perennials that welcome visitors and flowering trees and shrubs were added to support the design. The next phase of the project is to install an outdoor kitchen designed in the side yard to entertain guests.