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Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center

Hunter's Point Waterfront Park

Alumni Names


Jan Striefel, BLA 1978


LAEP Advancement Board Co-Chair, Placement Committee Established the TERRA Scholarship Endowment 

Lisa Benson
ASLA, LEED Green Associate - BLA 2001

Project Location:

Mesa Verde National Park

Project Firms:

Landmark Design Inc.

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850 South 400 West, Studio 104
Salt Lake City, Utah 84401
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Landmark Design worked closely with the project architects to provide a well thought-out visitor experience approaching the facilities, developed opportunities for interpretation outside the buildings and on the adjacent interpretive trail, and completed landscape and revegetation design utilizing native plants derived from regional sources. The project received LEED Platinum certification for the building and landscape, and was one of 150 projects worldwide selected as a pilot project for the Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES ™) pilot program, a program which has created voluntary national guidelines and performance benchmarks for sustainable land design and construction and maintenance practices. Landmark Design led the significant documentation effort for the project which was awarded a Two-Star SITES™ Certification in 2014. The project also received a Utah Chapter ASLA - Award of Honor in 2014. The Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center is one of several National Park Service projects completed by the firm.