Conference Center Wins Landscaping Honor

Conference Center Wins Landscaping Honor

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- The conference center built by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City has won an award for its landscaping.

The American Society of Landscape Architects picked the LDS conference center from among 436 entries for its Design Merit Award.

The conference center's landscaping was designed by the Olin Partnership, a Philadelphia company. The grounds are intended to re-create the scenery of Utah's wild mountain landscape. The design incorporates 21 kinds of grass and 300 varieties of wildflowers. It also features a 67-foot waterfall cascading down the side of the building.

The award will be presented at the architect group's annual convention in New Orleans next month.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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