Partner Profile: Utah Transit Authority (UTA)

The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) has come a long way from its humble beginnings. Incorporated in 1970, UTA started with only a few dozen 20-year-old buses while repurposing an old gas station on Beck Street for their first headquarters. UTA is proud to have grown with Utah—supporting the mobility, opportunity, and economic vitality of its […]

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Design Matters: The Importance of Transportation Signage

While driver safety and efficiency are the most obvious benefits of traffic signs, they also play an important role in helping people get where they need to go. And whether you’re driving in Salt Lake City, Boston, or Tampa, you’ll find the same red octagon stop sign or triangular yield sign.  From the large green […]

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FOCUS Promotions

Congratulations! With every promotion, we gain a more refined and developed FOCUS. We are delighted to recognize the hard work of those recently promoted, and we look forward to becoming a better company inspired by their example. Cory Thompson, Project Manager | Survey Dovetta Flowers, Project Manager | Admin/HR

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Project Spotlight: Wild Blossom Boulevard Improvements

To accommodate recent growth in the area, FOCUS worked with Saratoga Springs City to design a traffic signal and a High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk beacon (HAWK) signal along Wild Blossom Boulevard. The boulevard intersects with busy Mountain View Corridor.  Drawing on our significant experience designing traffic signal systems, FOCUS transportation engineers designed a full traffic signal […]

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Employee of the Month March 2022

Winner: Chad Garner Nominated by Tom Romney and Seth Vance Nomination #1: Chad has shown a lot of extra effort as of late to show EXTREME OWNERSHIP of projects and his ability to manage a project. After Paul Hilbig had a meeting with the city, this is the text he sent me: “Chad killed it […]

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In FOCUS: Guangyao Li, Intern | Transportation

As a graduate student earning a master’s degree at the University of Utah, Guangyao Li (who goes by Li) was looking for a career opportunity that suited his emphasis of study. He interviewed with FOCUS and found a fit with our Transportation Engineering department. Under the mentorship of department manager Jason Watson, Li has hit […]

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Landscape Enhancements to add Curb Appeal at your HOA Community

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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Project Spotlight: Brandon Park Open Space Park

Designed in collaboration with both Edge Homes and Eagle Mountain City, this 12-acre park features pickleball courts, basketball courts, a hammock grove, soccer fields, walking trails, playgrounds, and other popular park amenities. Because FOCUS provided all the design disciplines for the park in house, we were able to communicate more efficiently, save time, and bring […]

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In Focus: Morgan Ivancovich, Landscape Designer | Landscape Architecture

Morgan Ivancovich studied landscape design and management at Brigham Young University. She was drawn to this field of study because it is a perfect blend of what she enjoys: nature, plants, and art.  Shortly after graduating in 2021, she learned about FOCUS and joined the firm. “I recognized the company as one that cares for […]

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