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Dear Friends of Hitchcock Design Group! On behalf of all of our professional staff, thank you for an inspirational 2017! We are truly grateful for everyone’s support and involvement in our relentless pursuit of Creating Better Places; without you, none of what you see in this publication would be possible. Our firm made incredible advancements in 2017, really too many to mention. But without exception, we grew every one of our studios– Austin, Chicago, Indianapolis, and Naperville. Each studio and incredibly talented team member contributes to our mission of helping clients maximize the potential of their valuable outdoor places through smartly-planned and thoughtfully executed design solutions. Naturally, a great firm is composed of a wide variety of personalities – that’s what makes us Better Together! Yet we all uphold the philosophy embodied in the four pillars of our practice: purposeful creativity, responsible advocacy, caring relationships and specialized expertise. These are the foundations of our authenticity, making Hitchcock Design Group not only a great firm to work for, but a great firm to work with. At Hitchcock, we support our client’s missions and visions, and celebrate their successes as colleagues and friends. That is our calling - and in the following pages, a sampling of the results. We wish you all a healthy, prosperous, and gratifying 2018! Warmest Regards, Hitchcock Design Group Board of Directors

Rick Hitchcock

Bill Inman

Geoff Roehll

Ro oyer Randy Royer

Trent Rush

Our Culture Hitchcock Design Group has been creating better places® since 1980. Our offices in Chicago, Naperville, Indianapolis, and Austin serve clients in the recreation, healthcare, education, real estate development and municipal markets. But creating better places® isn’t just an external business tagline, it’s a belief in the way we operate. It applies to our internal relationships as well as the external services we offer. We have high expectations of ourselves--at all levels with no exceptions. As leaders in our industry, we focus on putting our customers first, enjoying rewarding careers, and succeeding in business.

voted Best Places to Work in 2017 by Zweig Group

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23 Lbs of BBQ eaten by our Austin Office

In order to keep our culture one of the Zweig Group’s Best Firms to Work For, we are continuously looking for ways to make personal connections—not only within our team, but also with the communities we serve. Whether it’s a costume contest at Halloween, a potluck lunch, or collecting gifts for kids in need during the holidays, we encourage events that unite our team and promote a positive working environment.

Our Firm

New Faces 2017 found us expanding our reach and growing our team. We proudly launched an office in Austin, Texas, enabling us to begin lasting relationships with new clients in this high-energy, culturally-rich region. We expanded our team in each quarter of 2017. The first half of the year welcomed Joe Brusseau, Stephanie Schlobohm, Trent Rush, Elaine Colter and Matthew Rodgers. Joanne Rach, Doug Fair, and Shannon Creasy rounded out our team in the latter half of the year. Each one of them brings a special set of talents to the HDG family.

Our Work

At Hitchcock Design Group, we help our clients maximize m the potential of their valuable outdoor or spaces. It’s our brand promise, it’s how we define creating better tter places®, and it’s the center of our practice. We apply our skills ills in markets that tha genuinely interest and inspire our talented teams, ms, allowing us to t plan and execute thoughtfully designed solutions. tions. Our focus is the reason our clients tell us we’re different; we “get” to understand get” them. We collaborate co d their unique needs and work with them to solve important challenges while still supporting rting their mission and visions. When work is complete, we celebrate ate their successes as colleagues and friends. Big Marsh, Chicago IL

Play forr All Treehous Treehouse, Lisle IL

Bison’s Bluff Nature Playground, d, Schaumburg IL

East st Chicago M Marina, East Chicago IN

500 North Milwaukee - Kenect, ct, Chicago IL

Save the Dunes, D Michigan City IN

Carriage Hill Metro Park, Huber uber Heights OH

Lockerbie Lofts, Indianapolis IN Locker

Bellaboo’s Play & Discoveryy Center, Lake Station IN

Columbus Riverfront, Columbus Co us IN

Addison Village Green, Addison IL

kee IL Kankakee Riverfront, Kankakee

Danny’s Garden, Oconomowok omowok WI

Atrium Village, Chicago IL

Water Street, Naperville lle IL

Crown Plaza, Northwestern ern University, Evanston IL

Larchtree Reserve, Dayton OH

Big Marsh


CLIENT Chicago Park District

LOCATION Chicago, Illinois

SIZE 278 acres Phase 1 - 48 acres

SERVICES Environmental Remediation Landscape Architecture

AWARD Phoenix Award

DESIGN TEAM Primera Engineers Tetra Tech Fujikawa Johnson Gobel International Mountain Bicycling Association Environmental Design International O’Brien Associates

The focus of Chicago Park District’s Big Marsh was to design a premier bike park in the Midwest, yet restore the natural environment. The successful project features a cycle-cross course, pump park, single track rails with elements, and a series of slope style lines. Future phases will include a nature center, additional restoration, and additions to the bike park.

Bison’s Bluff


CLIENT Schaumburg Park District

LOCATION Schaumburg, Illinois

SIZE 2 acres

SERVICES Landscape Architecture

DESIGN TEAM Hey and Associates, Inc. Nova Engineering McCluskey Engineering Fountain Technologies

Beautiful Bison Bluff is a nature-based play space that invites children to explore prairie, wetland, and savannah ecosystems. Designed for the Schaumburg Park District, the play space is nestled among native grasses, woodland trees and includes a stream and a pond.

500 North Milwaukee Kenect


CLIENT Pappageorge Haymes Partners Akara Partners, Developer

LOCATION Chicago, Illinois

SIZE 25,000 SF

SERVICES Landscape Architecture

DESIGN TEAM Pappageorge Haymes Partners Eriksson Engineering

This development, separated by Green Street, includes two individual buildings that manage to function as a single unit. Designed to appeal to a younger demographic, the development includes apartments, first floor retail, and stunning rooftop amenity decks built using sustainable materials. From a pool and spa to a fire pit and multimedia lounge area, these rooftops offer residents opportunities for social interaction or individual reflection.

Carriage Hill Metro Park

PROJECT TYPE Parks and Recreation Master Plan

CLIENT Five Rivers MetroParks

LOCATION Huber Heights, Ohio

SIZE 953 acres

SERVICES Master Plan

This Park, rich in beauty and activity, needed a master plan to connect and unify all elements by weaving the natural, historical farm and equestrian theme throughout the proposed improvements to underutilized areas and buildings and poorly drained, eroded trails.

Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center


CLIENT Lake County Parks and Recreation Department

LOCATION Lake Station, Indiana

SIZE 7.7 acres

SERVICES Landscape Architecture Master Planing

DESIGN TEAM Hey & Associates Nova Engineering Fountain Technologies

This outdoor interactive educational garden, designed for preschool and elementary aged children, serves as an extension of indoor programming. Experiences range from treetop play to farmyard fun, using the imagination on the high seas and the native prairie, and exploring a 1950’s soda shop splash zone! The master plan and graphics will be used to raise funding for the project.

Addison Village Green


CLIENT Village of Addison

LOCATION Addison, Illinois

SIZE 3.8 Acres

SERVICES Landscape Architecture

DESIGN TEAM Civiltech Nova Engineering FRS

Addison Village Green is the re-imagining of an underutilized civic space. The green sits adjacent to the Village offices and acts as a event space, as well as a public plaza. The street next to the green is closed for car shows and farmers markets, while a temporary stage can be erected on the site to host live entertainment.

Danny’s Garden


CLIENT Rogers Memorial Hospital

LOCATION Oconomowok, Wisconsin

SIZE 6000 SF

SERVICES Landscape Architecture

Focusing on a light-hearted and enjoyable aesthetic, Dannys Garden builds upon the playfulness of the gardens namesake. The bright colors, winding pathways and camera-lens-inspired fountain serve to create an outdoor space that allows hospital patrons and visitors a welcome retreat.

Water Street


CLIENT Marquette Companies

LOCATION Naperville, Illinois

SIZE 3.5 acres

SERVICES Landscape Architecture

DESIGN TEAM V3 Companies of Illinois; Sullivan Goulette, Ltd.; Romero Cook Design Studio

Situated at the heart of the Naperville Riverwalk, this mixed-use redevelopment of streetscapes, plazas, and the public Riverwalk is a shining example of the value of public / private partnerships and is well-positioned to carry on the vibrant live-work-shop-play atmosphere of Downtown Naperville.

Larchtree Reserve


CLIENT Five Rivers MetroParks

LOCATION Trotwood, Ohio

SIZE 553 acres

SERVICES Landscape Architecture Master Planning

After in-depth inventory and analysis, a master plan was developed that reflected the goals for the property while maintaining or re-establishing natural habitats on the majority of the site. Final concepts include multiple shelters, an amphitheater, an open lawn for free-play, fishing and nature-based play in a blended traditional park and a native/restored atmosphere that will be familiar and comfortable to the community.

Play for All Treehouse


CLIENT Play for All Foundation Wheaton Park District

LOCATION Lisle, Illinois

SIZE 0.8 acres

SERVICES Landscape Architecture

The Play for All Treehouse lies in a robust garden setting and offers a diverse collection of activities from quiet and reflective to social and cooperative. Children, families, and caregivers of all ages and abilities will enjoy this unique elevated experience with a special focus on inclusive play, barrier free play, and providing opportunities for those with sensory related disabilities.

Indiana Dunes Protection G for Residents


PROJECT TYPE Environmental Stewardship

CLIENT Save the Dunes

LOCATION Lake Michigan Shore, Indiana

SIZE Approximately 25 Square Miles

SERVICES Landscape Architecture Master Planning Environmental Best Practices

AWARD Living in the Dunes, Award of Excellence, Communications, INASLA

DESIGN TEAM Phenix7 Mktg, Inc. Orbis Environmental Consulting

HDG led a multi-disciplinary team to prepare Living in the Dunes: A Homeowner’s Guide to Landscaping in Indiana’s Dune Communities. This comprehensive guide helps residents of Indiana’s nearshore communities protect the dunes at the most local level — individual yards.

Lockerbie Lofts


CLIENT TWG Development, LLC

LOCATION Indianapolis, Indiana

SIZE 9.5 acres

SERVICES Landscape Architecture

AWARD ASLA, Indiana Chapter, Merit Award, Design Constructed-Residential Works, 2017

DESIGN TEAM DkGr Architects; Lynch, Harrison & Brumleve Inc.; Enverity Engineering

This courtyard (which is actually a green roof built over a subsurface parking structure) is the heart of the development. Divided into an active and a passive zone, the space provides for community gathering around the pool and outdoor kitchen, as well as a variety of intimate seating areas tucked throughout the landscape.

Columbus Riverfront

PROJECT TYPE Riverfront Redevelopment

CLIENT City of Columbus

LOCATION Columbus, Indiana

SIZE 22 acres


DESIGN TEAM Christopher B. Burke Engineers Strand Associates S20 Design and Engineering Market and Feasibility Advisors

This project’s goal is to develop an aesthetic for riverfront redevelopment that strikes a careful balance between the iconic, modern design of the 2nd street bridge and the historic Pumphouse yet still improves recreational function, environmental quality, and the economic benefit of the East Fork of the White River. Additionally, the design needed to create a compelling concept for the redevelopment of the waterfront that improves access to and along the river while creating dynamic public places consistent with the city’s rich cultural history.

Kankakee Riverfront

PROJECT TYPE Riverfront Redevelopment

CLIENT City of Kankakee

LOCATION Kankakee, Illinois

SIZE 4 river miles

SERVICES Master Planning

DESIGN TEAM Piggush Engineering Market & Feasibility Advisors S2O Design and Engineering

The master plan for the Riverfront Focus Area near Downtown Kankakee is designed to enhance recreational function, environmental quality, cultural importance, economic benefit, and stewardship of the Kankakee river, preserving this valuable natural resource for future generations.

East Chicago Marina

PROJECT TYPE Waterfront Design

CLIENT City of East Chicago

LOCATION East Chicago, Indiana

SIZE 3.8 Acres

SERVICES Landscape Architecture

DESIGN TEAM Miles Engineering Company Hugh Lighting Design Heavy Industries Baird and Associates Selbert Perkins Design Collaborative

One of the significant features of this project to improve the Marina and Harborwalk is the sculpture overlook. Looking out onto the harbor and toward Lake Michigan, the overlook will feature a new, 20-foot tall sculpture of a beach umbrella. Constructed of polished aluminum and translucent acrylic panels, the sculpture will provide visitors with shade and an iconic place from which to take “selfies.�

Atrium Village


CLIENT The Onni Group

LOCATION Chicago, Illinois

SIZE 2.2 acres

SERVICES Landscape Architecture

DESIGN TEAM HPA Architecture; C.E. Anderson & Associates; Eriksson Engineering; Cosentini Associates

Atrium Village is a 7.5-acre mixed-use development in a prime Chicago location, poised to revitalize the existing dated residential property and create a new, enduring community with a sustainable urban environment. A 32-story residential tower will be the first building, featuring an entry plaza and a 30,000 square-foot amenity deck--the largest in the City of Chicago! The deck will include amenities ranging from a pool and hot tub to fire pits and outdoor kitchens. The development is applying for LEED Certification.

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PROJECT TYPE Higher Education

CLIENT Northwestern University

LOCATION Evanston, Illinois

SIZE .75 acre

SERVICES Landscape Architecture

DESIGN TEAM Primera Engineers, Ltd.; Hugh Lighting Design; FRS Design Group; Fountain Technologies

This plaza, originally designed in 1963 and renovated multiple times throughout the years, needed re-design and renovation. The update includes a new waterproofing membrane system with the addition of clay brick pavers, installation of a hydronic snow-melt system, new planting beds with irrigation, new pedestrian and effect lighting, and the integration of the access ramp into the larger circulation system. Future phases will include a zero-depth fountain, monument stairs, and site walls.

Recognition Awards INASLA Award of Excellence: Save the Dunes INASLA Merit Award: Lockerbie Lofts ILASLA - Shakespeare Garden Enhancements (Honor) ILASLA - Washington Park Master Plan (Merit) ILASLA - West Ridge Nature Preserve (Merit) Phoenix Award – Big Marsh

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creating better places 2017  

Hitchcock Design Group invites you to relive an amazing year of design and growth with us!

creating better places 2017  

Hitchcock Design Group invites you to relive an amazing year of design and growth with us!