Folsom Corridor Trail

  • Software used: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, ArcGIS, AutoCAD with Land F/X
  • Individual project

I try to learn as much as I can about a project site, its past and surroundings. Then in the design, I include an element of familiarity, which helps the community accept it as their own.

After the historical research I did of the area, I wanted to connect the site to its former uses and also highlight its modern-day importance as part of the city’s infrastructure system.

The programming requirements called for a trail and green space along an old rail line in Salt Lake City. The west end linked to a regional trail system, but was mostly undeveloped. The east end was an important point in the country’s rail network. My plan kept the natural setting and brought a creek back to the surface on the west end. I also added picnic spots and a walking loop for employees of the nearby office, who I observed taking walks during their breaks. An old switch tower on the east end would be restored as an lookout point with explanations of the railroad’s historical role.

Other projects

City of Ogden
Ogden Valley Community Center

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