Jun 14, 2023

Design Matters: Controlling Stormwater with Grading Plans

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With record breaking winter snowpack and spring runoff in Utah this year, controlling stormwater flows is especially top-of-mind. A conversation with Tui Siliva, a CAD Designer at FOCUS specializing in residential grading plans, offers some professional insight into how a residential grading plan can control and facilitate proper drainage and help avoid flooding. Grading Plan […]

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May 17, 2023

Design Matters: Structural Engineering Certification for Solar Panels

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At FOCUS, we work with solar companies to provide the required engineering in the building permit process for solar panel installations on homes and buildings. Typically delivered as a letter report, our structural engineers provide certification, and—if needed—recommendations, to ensure the structure of the roof/building will support the solar panels being installed. “The demand for […]

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Mar 20, 2023

Design Matters: Responsiveness in Landscape Architectural Design

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As landscape architects approach a project, their goal is to design a space that is not just natural, functional, and practical, but one that is sustainable and has a meaningful sense of place. To accomplish this goal, landscape architects must consider of a variety of factors under the umbrella of “responsive design.” Responsiveness in landscape […]

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Dec 14, 2022

Project Spotlight: Holladay Hills Custom Home

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The 6,500 SF custom home is located in the hills of Holladay, Utah. The five-bedroom residence features coveted amenities such as main level and basement family rooms, a spacious kitchen with island and walk-in pantry, gym, craft room, playroom, and walk-in closets. The four-car garage includes a mudroom to keep the mess of the garage […]

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Apr 20, 2022

Landscape Enhancements to add Curb Appeal at your HOA Community

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A beautiful, well-maintained landscape can be an important contribution to a homeowner’s association (HOA) community. Landscaping not only improves curb appeal, it can also impact property values and pride of ownership. For many of our developer clients, FOCUS landscape architects and designers work hand in hand with our civil engineering team to shape the landscape […]

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Jun 30, 2021

In FOCUS: Bryan Wilson, Land Planning & Landscape Architecture

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As a Junior Project Manager and Landscape Designer, Bryan Wilson leads projects through all stages of design—from conception and schematic design through permitting and construction—with clients’ overall project vision and budget at the forefront. He actively collaborates with architects, internal engineers, and subconsultants while ensuring quality assurance and quality control for plans and documents on […]

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Jul 22, 2020

Water-Wise Landscaping in Utah

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Water-smart Development Benefits the Environment, Developers, and Property Owners Utah’s climate and weather are both delightful and variable. From the deserts to the south to the snowy mountain peaks of the north, we all enjoy our beautiful and colorful surroundings. Our weather, precipitation, and climate impact not only our day to day activities, but also […]

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