Granary Row sought to activate an entire city district by inhabiting an otherwise abandoned piece of public real estate: the center of the street. Located in Salt Lake City’s neglected Granary District, the project was the culmination of a year’s worth of study and exploration, resulting in a 5-month installation occupying the street right-of-way. Granary Row hosted concerts, food trucks, urban demonstration gardens, artists and start-up retailers looking to test the market. To create iconic signage pieces, retail shops, onsite storage and dramatic stage backdrops, shipping containers were repurposed due to their self-supporting structure and affordable nature. Local craft brewer, Uinta Brewery, operated a Beer Garden as the primary social gathering hub and anchor of Granary Row.
The architect assisted the developer in controlling cost by donating their own time in planning and design; furnishing and installing the components of the Beer Garden; and, repurposing affordable and donated materials like shipping containers, wooden pallets, and off-the-shelf acrylic.
2013 Urban Design Award, AIA Utah
2013 Honor award, AIA Utah