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THE BURNHAM

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LETTER

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PRESIDENT'S LETTER Dear friends, On behalf of the Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ILASLA), I am proud to present our annual Folio, which highlights the winners of our 2016-2017 annual awards program. This publication showcases the outstanding work of Illinois firms, students, and individuals in the project categories of design, communications, planning and analysis, research, and student submissions. Juried by the Potomac Chapter in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area, the 2017 ILASLA awards program recognizes a total of 27 projects with the distinctions of President, Honor, and Merit Awards. All of these projects are excellent examples of how diverse our profession is and how landscape architecture positively impacts our everyday interactions with the surrounding environment. It is clear that landscape architecture in Illinois is continuing to advance and make positive contributions to society. Congratulations to each award winner for your incredible work! It is a great honor to be serving on a committee that consists of many talented executive board members. The success of the ILASLA is largely due to the dedication and enthusiasm of the elected officers, committee chairs, and the Executive Director. The entire leadership team consists of professionals who bring unique talents and creative ideas to the organization, and I am proud to be a part of this group. The Advocacy Committee serves the chapter in monitoring and addressing specific legislative issues that affect Chapter members on both a national and state level. The committee received notice in early March that the current title act was under attack in the Illinois legislature, as a new bill was introduced that would repeal the Landscape Architecture Licensing Act of 1989. The Executive Committee quickly hired a consultant to lobby on our behalf and within a week, an amendment was presented and landscape architects were removed from the bill. I am extremely thankful to our members that showed support. The number opposing the

proposed legislation exceeded 500 individuals. We have great momentum now and the quest to turn our current title act into a practice act will continue. During the next few months, the Executive Committee will be working to raise funds for legislative efforts. There will be numerous opportunities for our membership to meet with legislators to advocate for our profession, and it is critical that our membership continues to show support for this effort. Our Marketing Committee partnered with the Landscape Architecture Foundation and recently released a book entitled, Landscape Architecture Performs. This text highlights projects designed by Illinois landscape architecture firms that have achieved significant environmental, social, and economic contributions. The projects that are included in this series of case studies have metrics that provide evidence for sustainable landscape solutions. The compiled data can help inform public policy, reduce investor risk, and improve return on investment. It will be a great resource that can be used to advocate for the profession of landscape architecture, as it provides scientific data for the value of the work that we do. Our Public Awareness Committee and Internal and External Communication Committees are working diligently this year. Redesigning the ILASLA website and increasing our presence on social media networks are two primary priorities for these committees. Committee members are also working to promote the work of Illinois landscape architects. Recognition of the landscape architecture profession is growing; however, more work is needed to publicly showcase the outstanding work of our members. During World Landscape Architecture Month in April, we will be promoting our award winners and highlighting Chapter events. I would encourage each member to join this effort and promote the exceptional work of your firm. After the conclusion of the Legacy Project this past year, a number of our own members were interested in more opportunities for community service. Based on this feedback, a Service Committee was recently created; the primary focus

of this committee is to organize community service events for Chapter members and the general public. The events will give participants the chance to donate their time to make a difference in schools, charities, and neighborhoods. This effort will demonstrate that landscape architects are fully invested in the improvement of our communities. Furthermore, our Chapter continues to invest in the future of our profession. Our Emerging Professionals Committee has coordinated numerous events in the last year that have provided networking and educational opportunities to new members. At the University level, we also plan to continue our work with the two accredited landscape architecture programs: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Illinois Institute of Technology. The Education Committee is committed to providing LARE Review Sessions that help members pursue licensure. It is an exciting time to be involved with the Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects! Our professional organization continues to bring significant value to each of us. Our membership is growing and the landscape architecture profession is in high demand. I would encourage everyone to participate in the myriad opportunities offered by our chapter. With your involvement, the ILASLA will maintain its status as a national leader in the profession. I thank each of you for your involvement and look forward to our continued work to advance the profession of landscape architecture. Best wishes,

Alan C. Watkins ILASLA President

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CURIE METRO HIGH SCHOOL PLAZA—COMPLETED B Y I L A S L A VO L U N T E E RS , A C E M E N T O R P RO G RA M , & CHICAGO PUBLIC S C H O O L S — I S S E E N BY

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N AT IO NA L A SLA A D V O C A C Y DAY

Ornamental Growers Association (OGA) Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) University of Illinois, Landscape Architecture Program (UIUC)

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AWARD CRITERIA

PR E S I D E N T ’ S AWA R D

HONOR AWA R D

MERIT AWA R D

Only one President’s Award of Excellence may be given to a project in each entry category, and only when merited by the jury. This award is presented for an outstanding advancement of the landscape architecture profession, and for projects that exemplify the land stewardship ethic upon which the profession was founded.

Projects are honored with this distinction for superior professional achievement. Only 20 percent of the entries in any of the categories may earn this distinction.

Projects which demonstrate merit in design and environmental responsibility shall be given this distinction. Any number of entries in any of the categories may be given this award.

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PR O J EC T C ATEG O R I E S The following categories were used to select this year’s award-winning landscape architecture projects. The jury evaluated projects with consideration for quality and functionality of the design; relationship to context and stated program; environmental responsibility; and relevance to the profession, the public, and the environment.

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CO M MUN IC ATIO N S

Constructed: Recognizes constructed site-specific works of landscape architecture.

Recognizes achievements in communicating landscape architecture technology, theory, or practice to those within or outside the profession. Entries may include: documents on landscape architecture history, art, or technology; educational material for the non-technical consumer; events or public service; or material that increases awareness of landscape design, environmental, or conservation issues.

Residential: Recognizes site-specific, built works of landscape architecture for residential use, whether single or multi-family; new construction or renovation.

B UR N HA M AWA R D FO R PL A N N IN G A N D A N ALYSIS Recognizes the wide variety of professional activities that lead to, guide, or evaluate landscape architectural design. Comprehensive plans, master plans, feasibility studies, and design guidelines and standards are examples of submittals for this category.

S TUDENT AWA R DS Recognizes academic excellence and outstanding examples of landscape architecture by Illinois landscape architecture students. These awards honor works that represent the academic forefront of the profession of landscape architecture and embody high levels of creativity and imagination.

H IS TO R IC L ANDSC APES Recognizes the restoration and/or renovation of historically significant landscapes. Entries may include parks, residential, institutional, and any historical renovation projects.

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CHICAGO RIVERWALK PHASE 2 & 3 JACO BS / R YA N A S S O C I AT E S


Y E A R CO M PL E T E D

2016 L O C AT I O N

Chicago, IL SIZE

1.5 acres P R O J E C T C AT E G O R Y

Design CLIENT

City of Chicago, Department of Transportation L A N D S C A PE A R C H I T E C T S

Sasaki (Prime Consultant); Jacobs/Ryan Associates (Local LA, Planting & Irrigation scope) PROJECT TEAM

Ross Barney Architects; Alfred Benesch & Company; The Walsh Group; Christy Webber Landscapes (Ph2); Moore Landscapes, Inc (Ph 3); Infrastructure Engineering; Delta Engineering; Rubinos & Mesia; Schuler & Shook; Fluidity; ArchiTech PA R T I E S I N VO LV E D I N P R I O R M A S T E R PL A N

Sasaki; Ross Barney Architects

In 2012, the team of Sasaki, Ross Barney Architects, Jacobs/ Ryan Associates, and Alfred Benesch, supported by a host of consultants, was tasked by the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) with completing Phases 2 and 3 of the Chicago Riverwalk, encompassing six blocks from State Street to Lake Street. Building off the previous studies of the river, the team’s plans continue the pedestrian connection along the river between the lake and the river’s confluence. The task at-hand was technically challenging. The design team needed to work within a tight permit-mandated 25-foot-wide build-out area to expand the pedestrian program spaces and negotiate a series of under-bridge connections between blocks. Further, the design had to account for the river’s annual flood dynamics of nearly seven vertical feet. Turning these challenges into opportunities, the team imagined new ways of thinking about this linear park. Rather than a path composed of 90-degree turns, the team re-conceived the trail as an independent system – one that, through changes in its shape and form, would drive a series of new programmatic connections to the river.

With new connections that enrich and diversify life along the river, each block takes on the form and program of a different riverbased typology.

These spaces include: • The Marina Plaza: where restaurants and outdoor seating areas secure views of vibrant life on the water, and provide boats the ability to moor. • The Cove: an outdoor seating and docking area for human-powered crafts and provides physical connections to water recreation. • The River Theater: a sculptural staircase linking Upper Wacker to the Riverwalk and offering pedestrian connectivity to the water’s edge and seating, while trees provide greenery and shade. • The Water Plaza: a water feature that gives visitors the opportunity to engage with water at the river’s edge. • The Jetty: a series of piers and floating wetland gardens that offer habitat enhancement with an interactive learning exhibit about the ecology of the river. The Jetty also includes opportunities for fishing and tools for identifying native plants. The final link, between Franklin and Lake Streets, serves as an experimental program space. The city is continuing to explore possibilities for how the room can be developed. Throughout its many phases, the project has been transformative for the city in giving new lift to the Chicago River edge. 7


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T H E B U R N H A M AT WO O D L AW N PA R K SITE


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2015 L O C AT I O N

Chicago, IL SIZE

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Design CLIENT

Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) L A N D S C A PE A R C H I T E C T S

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Landon Bone Baker Architects (Prime Consultant)

Working with Landon Bone Baker, the Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH), the City of Chicago, and the active Woodlawn community, site design group, ltd. (site) designed socially and ecologically responsible landscape elements for the new 5-story, 65-unit senior housing development that opened in August 2015. The third new construction project in the redevelopment of Grove Parc, the Burnham was the first phase of the rebranded Woodlawn Park redevelopment financed by a Choice Neighborhoods Initiative loan, and the first private development closed with these funds in the country. Site elements include lush streetscape plantings, entrance seating areas, a permeable parking lot, and a private courtyard for residents. The entrance landscape along South Cottage Grove Avenue draws visitors in through modern forms, seating benches, and simple planting beds that showcase native and adapted plants, such as black-eyed Susan, little bluestem, and prairie dropseed. The courtyard features well-loved community garden planters, a shade trellis structure with grill area, ample seating opportunities,

and textural, four-season, native plantings that contribute to the development’s goal to certify as a LEED Gold project. Community engagement was a critical element of The building’s the redevelopment effort. landscape spaces The participation of the are informal and City of Chicago, state and contemplative, federal agencies, and other community stakeholders has while defining helped transform Woodlawn fully accessible Park into a vibrant, healthy, communal and and distinctive mixedprivate spaces that use, mixed-income urban foster a feeling of community. In the short time community, security, since the Burnham has been and respite. open, the neighborhood has embraced this much needed amenity for the senior community, and the development has contributed significantly to the initiative to transform Woodlawn into a “neighborhood of choice.” 9


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USX ORE WALLS

USX SITE

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OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE CHURCH

STONY ISLAND

CAULUMET HEIGHTS 95TH STREET CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY

VON ZIRNGIBL GRAVE

95TH STREET BRIDGE / CALUMET FISHERIES

JEFFERY MANOR

CALUMET PARK SE CHICAGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY CHICAGO SKYWAY BRIDGE

SOUTH DEERING

VAN VLISSINGEN PRAIRIE

IROQUIS LANDING PORT OF CHICAGO

OLIVE HARVEY COLLEGE

103RD STREET

PULLMAN PORTER MUSEUM

HAMMOND LAKEFRONT PARK AND BIRD SANCTUARY

FORMER WISCONSIN STEEL SITE

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HERON TORRENCE POND AVENUE BRIDGE

MWRD MITTAL WOODS

DOWNTOWN LUE ISLAND

BLUE ISLAND ROWING CENTER

130TH STREET ALTGELD GARDENS

TILLMAN MARITIME ACADEMY

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WM. W. POWERS SRA

HEGEWISCH

TJ O’BRIEN LOCK AND DAM BEAUBIAN WOODS

BP WHITING REFINERY GEORGE LAKE

THE PAVILION AT WOLF LAKE

CALUMET COLLEGE OF ST. JOSEPH

LOST MARSH GOLF COURSE

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MARKTOWN

POWDERHORN MARSH AND PRAIRIE POWDERHORN LAKE

BURNHAM PRAIRIE CAL SAG TRAIL

BURNHAM WOODS GOLF COURSE

BURNHAM GREENWAY PENNSY GREENWAY

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2016 L O C AT I O N

Chicago and NW Indiana’s Calumet Region SIZE

900 sq mi P R O J E C T C AT E G O R Y

Communications CLIENT

Calumet Collaborative (formerly Millennium Reserve) L A N D S C A PE A R C H I T E C T S

The Lakota Group PROJECT TEAM

sparc, inc.; Bluestone + Associates; Alta Planning and Design

In August 2015, the Calumet Collaborative, through its designated Wayfinding Work Group, issued an RFP seeking a consulting team to develop a wayfinding concept for the Calumet and southeast Chicago lakefront region. The Lakota Group, together with sparc, inc., Bluestone + Associates, and Alta Planning + Design, was selected to develop a comprehensive and holistic wayfinding concept to recognize the true assets and potential of the region and share them in an understandable way. The enormous and fascinating Calumet and southeast Chicago lakefront region spans 900 square miles from downtown Chicago to the Indiana Dunes, and includes environmental treasures, industrial sites, struggling urban areas, bustling small towns, and new suburbs. To help develop strategies that effectively and equitably celebrate the diverse region, the Lakota Group worked with a bi-state steering committee drawn from governmental, charitable, educational, and local groups and led an extensive public engagement process.

The resulting wayfinding concept represents a strategy to help bring people together to promote the area’s unique history, communities, and natural features. It is part communications plan, part community engagement strategy, and part plan for the physical improvements that will guide people from place to place. The wayfinding concept builds upon communication planning work already completed by the Calumet Collaborative and its partners. Such previous efforts have made strides in building a network of strong agency and organizational partners in Illinois and Indiana. Now, strategies arising out of this wayfinding concept will seek to cultivate more external audiences and general public support, audiences that have so far received limited communication attention.

Implementation of the wayfinding strategies presents a significant opportunity to better share the stories and assets of the region with visitors.

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CH I C AG O B OTA N I C G A R D E N REGENSTEIN LEARNING CAMPUS JACO BS / R YA N A S S O C I AT E S


Y E A R CO M PL E T E D

2016 L O C AT I O N

Glencoe, IL SIZE

7 acres P R O J E C T C AT E G O R Y

Design CLIENT

Chicago Botanic Garden L A N D S C A PE A R C H I T E C T S

Mikyoung Kim Design (Concept Landscape Architect) and Jacobs/Ryan Associates (Landscape Architect of Record) PROJECT TEAM

Booth Hansen Architects; Gewalt Hamilton Associates; HydroDramatics; Clauss Brothers; Halloran & Yauch; Masonry by Fernando; Turner Construction; Gary Brown & John Doherty

The Regenstein Learning Campus is a new feature at the Chicago Botanic Garden (CBG) that builds on the core education leadership by enhancing existing programs and engaging new audiences. It significantly extends the Garden’s commitment to early childhood education and enables training of caregivers in the developmental theory and practice of nature play. The seven-acre project starts from the south with a paved drive curving into the campus, with views of the Grunsfeld Growing Garden to the northeast, the curved building of the Learning Center to the north, and the relocated butterfly exhibition to the west. A mounded circular plant bed sits in the turnaround, inspiring the senses with plants of many colors, shapes, and textures. Direct drop-off, parking for special-needs visitors, and a bike parking pad facilitate wheeled visitors while adjacent planted pathways allow pedestrians to seamlessly move into the Campus and additional areas of CBG, including the adjacent Kleinman Family Cove to the west.

The design incorporates the concept of the “dignity of risk,” where children of all abilities are safe but have the opportunity to push themselves to the next level. The southern terrace overlooks a multi-sensory garden which invites exploratory play essential to instilling an "It was really appreciation of the natural thrilling to see the world. Visitors of all ages are immersed in the engaging, joy, excitement, play-inspiring landscape of and curiosity the trees, grassy knolls, water, children expressed flowers, boulders, logs, during their play." and places of discovery. Natural landforms and paths C B G E D U C AT O R encourage parents to allow even their smallest children to freely explore the area. The landforms include rolling hillocks and an amphitheater carefully sculpted with soil, fibers and sod. A runnel loops around the lower floodplain featuring loose parts play areas with boulders and logs.

PA R T I E S I N VO LV E D I N P R I O R M A S T E R PL A N

Scott Byron & Co (Grunsfeld Growing Garden); Oehme van Sweden (Kleinman Cove)

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Y E A R CO M PL E T E D

2016 L O C AT I O N

Chicago, IL SIZE

23 acres P R O J E C T C AT E G O R Y

Burnham Award for Planning and Analysis CLIENT

The Field Museum of Natural History L A N D S C A PE A R C H I T E C T S

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PROJECT TEAM

ecology + vision, llc.

The Field Museum of Natural History is a cultural touchstone in the City of Chicago, and one of the largest natural history museums in the world. In an effort to further its goals for an energy efficient and sustainable facility maintenance program, the museum hired site design group, ltd. (site) to lead the Masterplan with subconsultant ecology + vision, llc. The team’s vision entailed creating a landscape that requires limited resources to maintain and promotes biodiversity through native plant systems within the museum campus. Working together with the museum, site led a Landscape Masterplan that reflects the museum’s mission to inspire curiosity about life on Earth while exploring how the world came to be and how we can make it better. The Field Museum of Natural History Landscape Masterplan endeavors to expand the scope of the Field Museum’s exhibits and programs to the 23-acre grounds surrounding the museum. It envisions the Field Museum participating in larger ecological systems and landscape patterns within the Museum Campus, a network which

has the potential to improve the overall ecological health of the City of Chicago’s lakefront. In turn, the Masterplan catalyzes additional sustainable landscape design The Landscape and management at the Masterplan fosters regional level, and furnishes growing community new interpretive and exhibit awareness of opportunities which will bolster the museum’s quest. ecological processes, As a civic institution of sustainable practices, considerable prominence, a and landscape long reach, big ambitions, restoration. and an important education mission, the Field Museum has a unique opportunity to not only extend similar efforts to better integrate native ecologies and the urban environment efforts, but to spearhead additional change.

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LAIRD BELL QUADR ANGLE GARDEN KET TELK AMP & KET TELK AMP L ANDSC APE ARCHITEC TURE


Y E A R CO M PL E T E D

2014 L O C AT I O N

Chicago, IL SIZE

18,000 sq ft P R O J E C T C AT E G O R Y

Design CLIENT

University of Chicago L A N D S C A PE A R C H I T E C T S

Kettelkamp & Kettelkamp Landscape Architecture PROJECT TEAM

Moore Landscape

Defined by the enclosure of the building complex, the Laird Bell Quadrangle is the heart of the University of Chicago’s Law School Campus, and a part of Eero Saarinen’s legacy on campus. Kettelkamp & Kettelkamp Landscape Architecture was engaged to re-envision the western half of the quadrangle, a large lawn measuring 90 feet by 200 feet. The design was guided by the 1959 Saarinen Master Plan. On the eastern half of the quadrangle, the Master Plan incorporates paving scored on a grid resembling a tartan pattern. With this geometry established, the landscape architect created a series of raised garden panels framed in thick steel, including six lawn panels and one monolithic panel planted entirely in groundcover. The panels were placed to visually enhance Saarinen’s grid aesthetic, the paving pattern of the courtyard, the structure of the building facades, and the adjacent reflecting pool. During concept design development, some of the panels were tipped to provide unencumbered access. The tilted panels began to speak to the accordion-like façade of the library tower, and led to folding the panels along the grid to create a series of alternating, articulated, and readily accessible lawns. Within the architectural framework of panels, attention was given to horticultural enhancement. Alternating turf species resulted in a checkerboard pattern of green tones,

particularly accentuated in the winter when the fescue panels take on golden tones and the bluegrass panels remain dark green. Across the lawn surfaces, a simple planting The design process of multi-stemmed paper began by projecting birches were randomly the Saarinen grid placed to act as counterpoint across the entirety to the strict architecture of the underlying grid. of the green space Within the monolithic and then rectifying it panel planted entirely in with the surrounding Sedum groundcover, a single architectural facades. weeping European Beech was planted to serve as a visual anchor and a future campus heritage tree. The Kenneth Armitage sculpture, “Diarchy,” was relocated within this oversized panel, serving as a garden focal point. Around the western and northern perimeters of the space, a series of custom monumental garden benches were sited to fall on alternating lawn panels. The benches are situated within an exuberant and semi-evergreen cloud of Bigroot Geranium, selected to bloom en masse in the spring during Convocation and provide a vibrant display of colored foliage when students return in the fall. 17


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Y E A R CO M PL E T E D

2016 L O C AT I O N

Glen Ellyn, IL SIZE

35,000 sq ft P R O J E C T C AT E G O R Y

Design CLIENT

Glen Ellyn Park District L A N D S C A PE A R C H I T E C T S

Conservation Design Forum PROJECT TEAM

Farr Associates

PA R T I E S I N VO LV E D I N P R I O R M A S T E R PL A N

Conservation Design Forum; Farr Associates

Lake Ellyn Park is the Village of Glen Ellyn's oldest and most cherished park, which offers an incredible recreational experience. The park’s remnant woodland and lake provide a serene setting and ideal backdrop for the historic Boathouse. A Master Plan, completed in 2013, enhances the historic qualities of the park while also being restorative to the ecology and habitat of the site through the integration of modern, high-performance sustainable solutions crafted with authentic, appropriate materials and details. As part of the first phase of development from the Master Plan, Conservation Design Forum and Farr Associates were challenged to eliminate flooding of the Boathouse during large storm events when the lake water rises above the finish floor elevation. A flood protection wall was constructed around the buildings perimeter, built of local, natural stone selected for color and texture to ensure compatibility with the two historic chimneys. The flood wall creates a separation between the Boathouse’s outdoor garden rooms and the rest of the park during special events, which provides flexible seating opportunities. Surrounding the Boathouse, permeable brick paver walks laid in traditional patterns were installed to cool and

cleanse stormwater runoff prior to a slow, buffered release to the lake, eliminating the need for traditional detention ponds. Ornamental rain gardens are vegetated with The renovated native plants that require Boathouse provides minimal supplemental sustainable site irrigation and attract birds, landscaping and bees, butterflies, and other beneficial pollinators. A engineering “smart” irrigation system uses solutions that stormwater sourced from the are ecologically lake to lessen summer stress restorative and effects on the plantings.

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The parking area and the addition of a detached trash enclosure were creatively situated within the existing pavement footprint in order to protect the adjacent Bur Oak heritage tree grove. Since completion, the Boathouse and other park improvements have been well received and extremely popular with the community. The Boathouse was awarded national historical registration in 2016 and local recognition is being pursued. Additionally, the Boathouse improvements were designed to achieve LEED Gold certification, which is pending. 19


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POSITIONING PULLMAN SITE


Y E A R CO M PL E T E D

2016 L O C AT I O N

Chicago, IL SIZE

300 acres P R O J E C T C AT E G O R Y

Burnham Award for Planning and Analysis CLIENT

National Parks Conservation Association L A N D S C A PE A R C H I T E C T S

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PROJECT TEAM

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture LLP (Prime Consultant); Smith Group; Studio Gang; Bauer Latoza Studio; McGuire Igleski Associates; Altus Works; Brush Architects; Moody Nolan; Farr Associates; Griskelis Young Harrell; Ross Barney Architects; Christopher Burke Engineering; TYLin; Jacobs; Sam Schwartz Engineering; Market & Feasibility Advisors

Pullman National Monument is a must-see treasure of Chicago’s South Side. The circa 1880 town of Pullman, now a Chicago neighborhood, provided the setting for the evolution of industrial manufacturing and railroad transportation, the advancement of town planning, architecture and landscape architecture, the foundation of US labor law, and the advancement of civil liberties for African Americans. A technical team comprised of forty volunteer architects, landscape architects, city planners, economists, and engineers assembled to work with Pullman stakeholders to develop a roadmap for improvement and operations. The project was led by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture and site design group, ltd. (site). A three-day workshop was conducted to engage the community about their ideas and more than 500 people

Pullman seeks to share stories of innovation from the 19th Century, while also demonstrating 21st Century best practices for neighborhood, site, and building development and operations.

attended the events. Discussion was organized around four topics: 1) Park Experience, 2) Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse, 3) Access and Connections, and 4) Community Development.

Pullman National Monument is one of the first “National Urban Parks” in America. It is an important development for the National Park Service as it enters its second century of stewardship with a focus on an “Urban Agenda.” As such, lessons learned at Pullman could shape policy over the course of the next 100 years.

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SHAKESPEARE GARDEN ENHANCEMENTS HITCHCOCK DESIGN GROUP


Y E A R CO M PL E T E D

2016 L O C AT I O N

Evanston, IL SIZE

8,500 sq ft P R O J E C T C AT E G O R Y

Historic Landscapes CLIENT

Northwestern University, Garden Club of Evanston L A N D S C A PE A R C H I T E C T S

Hitchcock Design Group PROJECT TEAM

Rosborough Partners, Inc.; Block Electric; Central Lawn Sprinklers; Masonry by Fernando; Architectural Cast Stone; Walter Zenker & Sons; Northwestern University; Hugh Lighting Design; Architectural Ornament; Selbert Perkins Design PA R T I E S I N VO LV E D I N P R I O R M A S T E R PL A N

Jens Jensen

In 1916, Jens Jensen designed the Shakespeare Garden on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University to commemorate the tri-centennial of William Shakespeare's death. Using his signature hawthorns to establish a framework hedge, Jensen designed a formal garden using plants mentioned in Shakespeare's writings, resulting in a garden that was popular for parties, engagements, weddings, and the arts. One hundred years later, in 2016, the University hired Hitchcock Design Group and Rosborough Partners, Inc. to work with a team of designers and artisans to make enhancements to the garden, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The scope included adding irrigation, landscape lighting, and crushed stone paths; repairing and restoring cast stone benches and memorials; designing and replacing wooden benches with cast stone benches and metal tuteurs with cedar ones; re-laying flagstone walks; and replanting missing or declining plants. Working within Jensen's original parti drawing, the landscape architects led the team in maintaining a consistent vision. For instance, Hitchcock Design Group and Rosborough Partners, Inc. worked with Hugh Lighting Design and used "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as an allegorical framework for the new lighting plan, supposing

that the mischievous Puck had sprinkled dollops of golden (and LED-efficient) light throughout the garden. The result was to extend the garden's usefulness by several hours per Throughout day, improve visitor safety, and the design and provide a new experience for construction process, visitors. the collaborating landscape architects The landscape architects also worked with restoration took care to preserve specialist Erin McNamara so and express Jensen's that her castings of existing original concept for ornamentation from the the garden. memorial were used in the design and fabrication of two new cast stone benches to lend a consistent aesthetic treatment to the garden. Similarly, the design of the new cedar tuteurs was inspired by Elizabethanera lead windows, thus connecting the design of those elements with other features in the garden.

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THE ART OF DESIGN C H I C AG O D EPA R T M EN T O F T R A N S P O R TAT I O N


Y E A R CO M PL E T E D

2016 L O C AT I O N

Chicago, IL P R O J E C T C AT E G O R Y

Communications CLIENT

Chicago Department of Transportation L A N D S C A PE A R C H I T E C T S

Chicago Department of Transportation

The Michigan Avenue medians in Chicago were constructed and are managed by the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT). The Chicago River naturally separates the Michigan Avenue into two segments within the Central Business District; south to Roosevelt Road and north to Oak Street on the Magnificent Mile. In 2016, the landscape design changed hands for the first time in the medians' history, and with it came a new concept twist; the planting plan would be influenced by an artist to commemorate the recent designation of the southern half of Michigan Avenue as the “Cultural Mile.” Kris Sorich, Senior Landscape Architect with CDOT, reached out to potential Michigan Avenue institutions and finally partnered with the Chicago Cultural Center who was showcasing a Chicago artist's retrospective for three months over the summer of 2016. Essential to the collaboration was the ability to provide space for a series of interpretive boards introducing art patrons to the design approach and ultimately to landscape architecture as a discipline.

The renowned median seasonal displays have continuously provided a lush and transformative effect on the streetscape and are considered a prime example of planting design as an aesthetic as well as an economic engine.

Through artist interviews, studio visits, and analysis, four boards were created and installed within the Phyllis Bramson exhibit entitled “Under the Pleasure Dome.” The underlying purpose of the presentation was to guide and gain insights rather than to be conclusive. Through graphics and text, the methods of landscape architecture are exposed while providing enlightenment as to the process behind the final outcome.

A self-guided tour was created to further pique curiosity and to get visitors physically moving from the exhibit to the outdoors and back again. Tour maps were conveniently stacked beneath the presentation boards for this purpose. 25


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BUFFETT PLACE M C K AY L A N DS C A PE A R C H I T EC T S


Y E A R CO M PL E T E D

2014 L O C AT I O N

Chicago, IL SIZE

1,200 sq ft P R O J E C T C AT E G O R Y

Design CLIENT

Thresholds; Brinshore Development L A N D S C A PE A R C H I T E C T S

McKay Landscape Architects PROJECT TEAM

Landon Bone Baker Architects; Linn-Mathes; F. Garcia Landscaping

The Diplomat Hotel had been a problematic site in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood for many years. The dilapidated SRO suffered years of neglect and mismanagement, and was ultimately closed by the city in 2009. Thanks to the collaboration of socially-minded developer Brinshore Development, and local not-for-profit organization, Thresholds, the site was renovated and re-opened in 2014 as Buffett Place – a 51-unit transit-oriented, affordable, residential development with on-site social services. It serves the same vulnerable population that the Diplomat once did – individuals with mental illness or at risk of homelessness – but in a better way. Landscape is key to Buffett Place’s overall success. Designed by McKay Landscape Architects, it features an improved streetscape presence, roof garden, and a courtyard which functions as the heart of the project. To accomplish this, the design team proposed the removal of a single-story interior structure within the building which allowed room for a new protected courtyard. Residents are often found enjoying a moment of solitude or quiet conversation in the 1,200 square foot outdoor living room, protected from the fast pace of the city’s streets a few feet away. Flexible by design, the courtyard also accommodates larger gatherings and programming. The terrace and furniture selections extend the modern yet friendly design language

established by the architecture. Lush plantings and vineladen walls soften the perimeter and provide an oasis-like sensibility. A salvaged sign from the old Diplomat Hotel, once considered an object of neighborhood shame, now hangs proudly as a badge of honor - a nod to the important By prioritizing services SRO’s provide, and landscape, the an acknowledgment that the design team people who need these services answered specific are not invisible.

community needs in a manner that demonstrates tremendous respect for the historic building, its purpose, and the people who inhabit it.

The courtyard provides views from the interior rooms and allows sunlight to reach the center of the building, where trained staff provide mental health and wellness programming for residents. The emphasis on resident health extends to the roof, which features a 750 square foot deck, planters for residents to garden with the help of Chicago Botanic Garden staff, and skyline views of the city. A 2,750 square foot green roof mitigates stormwater runoff. Six-inch deep green roof trays were used around the deck, allowing the use taller plant species and creating a sense of enclosure. 27


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C R A F T S M A N COT TAG E MARIANI LANDSCAPE


Y E A R CO M PL E T E D

2013 L O C AT I O N

Winnetka, IL SIZE

20,000 sq ft P R O J E C T C AT E G O R Y

Design CLIENT

Private Residence L A N D S C A PE A R C H I T E C T S

Mariani Landscape PROJECT TEAM

Gensburg Toniolo Harting Architects; Daniel Creaney Company; Hirsch Brick & Stone; Post & Picket; Nightlight

This fresh take on an American Craftsman style cottage was designed to maximize family fun. Mariani Landscape was brought into the design early to help rectify grading issues and integrate the client’s long list of site amenities. Due To build on the to strict impervious surface architectural style limitations and unfavorable of the house, setback lines associated with Mariani Landscape the lot, this proved a complex sought to create task. Site drainage was also a challenge which was solved a casual but by collaborating with the organized aesthetic team’s civil engineer to create that would be underground stormwater easily maintained. storage. Custom details include garden walls along the street edge that are accentuated by a charming garden gate, while a

stone mow strip that sets the house apart from the rest of the neighborhood while keeping the lawn looking neat. The integration of texture through the plant selection and a mix of paving patterns add character and create a sense of place for the residents. This small lot incorporates an outdoor kitchen, fireplace, and patio, while leaving enough open lawn to play ball and build an ice rink in the winter. The fireplace creates a functional gathering area and is a dramatic focal point from inside the house. The outdoor cooking island is both beautiful and practical, providing the tools for outdoor cooking and entertaining and serving as a visual buffer to the driveway. The end result of this craftsman cottage landscape is a beautiful, maintainable, and useful outdoor design that gets the family outside to enjoy each other’s company. 29


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DOWNTOWN MONTESSORI ACADEMY CHILDREN’S GARDEN SITE


Y E A R CO M PL E T E D

2016 L O C AT I O N

Milwaukee, WI SIZE

13,000 sq ft P R O J E C T C AT E G O R Y

Design CLIENT

Downtown Montessori Academy L A N D S C A PE A R C H I T E C T S

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PROJECT TEAM

Greener Roofs & Gardens Landscapes (GRG)

The new nature play garden at Milwaukee’s Downtown Montessori Academy introduces educational, exploratory, and nature adventure areas in the school’s play yard. site design group, ltd. (site) led the design process, working collaboratively with landscape contractor Greener Roofs and Gardens. The garden has a wide range of activities for children of all ages. Some areas are for quiet activities and resting, structures challenge children physically, and other places encourage social interaction and imaginative play. Key features of the play yard include the addition of muchneeded green space – exemplified through an interactive raingarden, discovery garden that features walking paths and a willow hut, and an evergreen shade garden that provides creative play opportunities through balance beams and hide-out nooks. The garden also contains several areas for teaching and classroom activities, such as a stage area with outdoor chalkboard, a sunken amphitheater with runnel and

boardwalk, and outcropping seating boulders that could serve as an outdoor classroom. The garden also contains countless open-ended, creative play features constructed of natural materials and equipment, such as a pebble pool, treehouse play structure, campground with willow huts, and several hide-out nooks. A large Catalpa tree that needed to be removed from a nearby city property found a new life as the centerpiece of the “adventure course” in the play yard. The beautiful old tree continues to provide joy to the community through reuse.

Through creative, non-linear play with natural elements, the garden has become a case study for non-prescribed play throughout Milwaukee and the greater Midwest.

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E N V I SI O N WA SH I N GTO N PA R K HITCHCOCK DESIGN GROUP


Y E A R CO M PL E T E D

2016 L O C AT I O N

Michigan City, IN SIZE

144 acres P R O J E C T C AT E G O R Y

Burnham Award for Planning and Analysis CLIENT

Michigan City Parks & Recreation Department L A N D S C A PE A R C H I T E C T S

Hitchcock Design Group PROJECT TEAM

Kil Architecture / Planning; Haas & Associates, LLC; Walker Parking Consultants; Heller and Heller Consulting, LLC

Located along the South Shore of Lake Michigan, the 144-acre Washington Park is the biggest and bestpositioned lakefront in the region, serving the Chicago and Indianapolis metropolitan areas, and everything in between. Michigan City engaged Hitchcock Design Group to lead a multi-disciplinary team which included experts in architecture, civil engineering, traffic, economics, and park operations for the Master Plan. The project team worked with city officials in a comprehensive process that was market-supported, highly collaborative, and reflective of community and stakeholder interests. The Envision Washington Park Master Plan identifies critical capital and operational improvements for the park. Building on the Lake Michigan Gateway Implementation Strategy, the Master Plan identifies opportunities to create a world class, eco-recreation destination, and catalyze development within the downtown Michigan City area. By planning for the future of Washington Park, the board and staff aim to create a regional destination that fosters

year-round recreation opportunities, provides enriching programs and events, and improves the quality of life for residents, visitors, and future generations. By improving The Envision park connectivity, enhancing Washington Park overall park features and master plan seeks aesthetics, activating yearto guide the future round use, and restoring the park's unique natural features, development of the the Master Plan will realize park and to provide the City's vision to “enhance recommendations and enrich the quality of life for short-term for our citizens, visitors, and and long-term future generations to come." improvements. By developing a Master Plan that balances the capital improvements, organizational opportunities, and financial growth, improvements can be layered upon one another to create a healthy, functional, and regionally successful park. 33


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FU LLE R TO N T H E ATE R O N T H E L A K E SHORELINE PROTECTION PROJECT JACO BS / R YA N A S S O C I AT E S


Y E A R CO M PL E T E D

2016 L O C AT I O N

Chicago, IL SIZE

8 acres P R O J E C T C AT E G O R Y

Design CLIENT

Chicago Department of Transportation L A N D S C A PE A R C H I T E C T S

Jacobs/Ryan Associates PROJECT TEAM

Chicago Park District; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Illinois Department of Natural Resources; AECOM Technical Services, Inc.; R.M. Chin & Associates; Walsh Construction; Christy Webber Landscapes; GeoServices, Inc. PA R T I E S I N VO LV E D I N P R I O R M A S T E R PL A N

AECOM; Jacobs/Ryan Associates; Chicago Park District; Lincoln Park Steering Committee

Chicago’s historic, deteriorating Lake Michigan shoreline revetments, built between 1911 and 1931, are made of wood pile cribs filled with stones. Due to flooding and proximity to Lake Shore Drive, Congress directed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to determine whether federal assistance be provided to protect the shoreline. In 1996, Congress authorized funds for eight miles of reconstructed shoreline, from Montrose Avenue to the South Water Purification Plant. With $31.5 million coming from federal, state and local sources, the shoreline area of Fullerton Avenue, "Reach 2F," was designated for flood prevention. At Fullerton Avenue, there was the opportunity and desire to do more than the minimum revetment design seen elsewhere along the lake to expand lakefront amenities and ease congestion at the junction of Lake Shore Drive, Fullerton Avenue, and the Lakefront Trail where merging cars, beach-goers, bicyclists, pedestrians, and theatergoers had made it congested and hazardous. To prevent and control flooding of Lake Shore Drive and the Fullerton viaduct, the massive project required something not done since the completion of Lincoln Park – landfilling the lake. The outcome was to increase recreation space with 5.8 acres of parkland in the area from

the existing park's south edge to the first groin. Jacobs/Ryan Associates. with construction administration assistance from site design group, ltd. (site) as a subconsultant to RM Chin & Associates, worked with engineers over several years to develop a plan to integrate protection and drainage gaps into the fabric of the park. During the planning The landscape phase, the firm produced design’s success many hand drawn graphics lies in its simplicity: to illustrate the engineering landscape concepts proposed. sculptural grading, Those plans and sketches large caliper trees, were presented, accepted by and accenting numerous agencies, through stonework show community meetings, and off the lake and were published in the media. the city. Existing trees and stones were cataloged for reuse. The scope of improvements included the Lakefront Trail re-route, universally accessible walks, a new vehicular drop-off for the Theater on the Lake, and a multi-function permeable loading access area and patio. The park also received a refurbished drinking fountain, historic sculpture, and a new entry monument for the theater. 35


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H A D I YA P E N D L E T O N PA R K PLANNING RESOURCES INC.


Y E A R CO M PL E T E D

2016 L O C AT I O N

Chicago, IL SIZE

2.13 acres P R O J E C T C AT E G O R Y

Design CLIENT

Chicago Park District L A N D S C A PE A R C H I T E C T S

Planning Resources Inc. PROJECT TEAM

Terra Engineering, Ltd.; Larson Engineering; EDI; Clauss Brothers

Hadiya Pendleton was an honor student at King College Prep High School and was only sixteen years old when her life was taken from her in a senseless act of violence. Hadiya Pendleton Park is considered a fitting tribute to her life. The park is located in the Bronzeville neighborhood on a site that was originally the home of Buckthorn Park, a quarter-acre park with a playground and basketball court in disrepair. The Chicago Park District acquired several vacant lots on both sides of Calumet and secured a street closure from the Chicago Department of Transportation to enlarge the park to both sides of the street. Their vision was to turn the park into a neighborhood showpiece paying tribute to the parks namesake. From the late 1920’s to 1950, Bronzeville was the hub of African-American culture. The community was home to prominent musical artists as well as intellectuals such as sociologists, activists, authors, and poets. The community fell into decline as upper and middle class families left, following the end of racial housing restrictions. Recent years have seen many renovations and improvements in the community. Hired in 2014, Planning Resources Inc. developed a design plan that paid tribute to Hadiya Pendleton while also incorporating the cultural significance of the neighborhood. In April of 2015, the Chicago Park District Board of

Commissioners officially renamed Buckthorn Park in honor of Hadiya Pendleton. The new neighborhood park features a brightly colored, non-traditional, and accessible creative play area, an interactive splash pad, a walking path, an outdoor amphitheater for community events, and fitness stations that are placed strategically throughout the site. To The formerly embrace the neighborhood, flat lots and Planning Resources Inc. underutilized designed custom sculptural seating and a musical park became a staff themed central walk 2-acre community around undulating berms destination for all and while maintaining a ages, providing pedestrian connection along both passive and the inaccessible Calumet active recreation. Avenue. Curved, waving concrete walls call back to the fluid design of the park while a decorative inlay is inscribed with one of Hadiya’s favorite quotes, “Smile! It makes your heart think you are happy!” The custom book-themed memorial honors the Bronzeville literary heroes and anchors a bronze dedication plaque. In addition to honoring the neighborhood’s heritage, the themes reflect Hadiya’s love of music and books. 37


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HINSDALE LAKE COMMONS DESIGN WORKSHOP


Y E A R CO M PL E T E D

2016 L O C AT I O N

Willowbrook, IL SIZE

25 acres P R O J E C T C AT E G O R Y

Design CLIENT

Regency Centers L A N D S C A PE A R C H I T E C T S

Design Workshop PROJECT TEAM

Kimley Horn; Graycor

Poised to host one of the largest Whole Foods stores in the Chicago region, the owner sought support from a design team that could help the company redefine the traditional suburban shopping center. The site, similar to common postwar counterparts, was designed as a convenient automobileaccessible shopping center located on a major arterial designed to move traffic on a regional scale. The renovation of Hinsdale Lake Commons was identified as an opportunity to not only address the functional and aesthetic challenges of this site, but to also define a “fresh look” approach in collaboration with the owner that could be replicated to solve similar challenges and appeal to changing demographics at other aging sites nationwide. The renovation of Hinsdale Lake Commons ensured the shopping destination’s economic sustainability while setting a precedent for competing shopping centers in the Chicago region. The value of the renovation and economic sustainability of the site has been demonstrated through the increase in operating occupancy from 65 percent to 98 percent. New leases are averaging 50 percent higher rental rates than before the renovation and Net Operating Income (NOI) has increased 16 percent.

The landscape design, approached as a “complete streets” project, successfully attracted new tenants and customers to this popular retail location, ensuring its economic sustainability into the future. One aspect of incremental urbanism is the creation of gathering spaces. The outdoor living room serves clients of adjacent retailers while also serving as a public gathering for residents of the adjacent high density housing whose closest park is over a mile away. As the “complete streets” approach was executed, not only were crosswalk distances reduced by 8’, creating a safer environment for pedestrians, these areas were also visually defined for pedestrians using a bright orange pattern. The main driving aisle was narrowed to increase sidewalk widths and add more planted areas, providing a more generous pedestrian zone that can accommodate outdoor seating and outdoor restaurant space, accent lighting and sculpture.

The landscape design at Hinsdale Lake Commons not only sets a new precedent for peer shopping centers in the Chicago Region, but it demonstrates a successful example of retrofitting suburbia.

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HU B BA R D WO O DS PA R K T H E L A KOTA G R O U P


Y E A R CO M PL E T E D

2016 L O C AT I O N

Winnetka, IL SIZE

1.38 acres P R O J E C T C AT E G O R Y

Design CLIENT

Winnetka Park District; Robert Smith; Costa Kutulas L A N D S C A PE A R C H I T E C T S

The Lakota Group PROJECT TEAM

Green Associates; Gewalt Hamilton Associates; Elanar Construction Co; F. H. Paschen

The Lakota Group led the redesign of an existing underutilized park in Winnetka, Illinois, called Hubbard Woods Park. The effort began with a Master Planning process that focused on the park's role in revitalizing the surrounding neighborhood’s commercial district. The Lakota Group examined both the function and location of amenities within the park and in the context of the district’s surrounding land uses. The project process included an assessment of existing amenities and the recreational needs of the community, including a series of community workshops and meetings with local business owners. The Master Plan established improved connections to the nearby train station and surrounding district, while preserving the park’s mature oak trees and great lawn. Park enhancements accommodate the needs of both individual daily users and the community as a space for festivals and events, emphasizing its importance as a local gathering

place and destination. The final park design clustered key amenities to create a more beneficial user experience while also promoting synergy with nearby businesses.

Beyond being a neighborhood open space, the park functions as a 'town green' and key gathering space.

Following the adoption of the Master Plan, The Lakota Group assisted the Winnetka Park District in moving the project through the Village entitlement process in order to proceed with the implementation of near-term enhancements. With construction completed in 2016, Hubbard Woods Park features a new playground, pavilion, splash pad, picnic areas, community butterfly garden, and bocce courts.

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L A V I LL I TA PA R K S M I T H G R O U PJ J R


Y E A R CO M PL E T E D

2015 L O C AT I O N

Chicago, IL SIZE

22 acres P R O J E C T C AT E G O R Y

Design CLIENT

Chicago Park District L A N D S C A PE A R C H I T E C T S

SmithGroupJJR PROJECT TEAM

Architrave, Ltd.; HBM Engineering Group, LLC; Jose DeAvila and Associates; Friedler Construction, Dirt-n-Turf Consulting, Inc.; Terracon Consultants, Inc.

La Villita Park is a former industrial site in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood. The site was designated a contaminated site after years of roofing material manufacturing on the property. After permitted and regulated capping was performed, the U.S. EPA declared the property suitable for recreation development. The 22-acre site is the largest U.S. EPA Superfund-to-park conversion in a major American city. SmithGroupJJR was retained by the Chicago Park District to plan and design the new La Villita park, with the neighborhood and community playing an active role in the programming and planning of it. The property was acquired by the Chicago Park District with a 2’ thick gravel cap over the entire acreage. SmithGroupJJR was tasked with transforming the gravel desert into a recreation and open space oasis while

While many of the park's features are geared towards the youth, the design team stressed the importance of a multi-generational approach, and social interaction between children, teens, adults, and seniors.

maintaining compliance with strict U.S. EPA requirements.

The activities desired by the community included two artificial turf soccer fields, three natural grass athletic fields, a playground and splash pad, skate park, two basketball courts, trails, community gardens, informal open space, trees, and natural landscaping. The resulting design is organized around a central axis, called the Paseo. This inviting promenade traverses the entire park from north to south and includes benches, lighting and canopy trees. The Paseo is used to access the many recreation activities included in the park. 43


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T H E LO F T S AT R I V E R E A S T SITE


Y E A R CO M PL E T E D

2016 L O C AT I O N

Chicago, IL SIZE

13,000 sq ft P R O J E C T C AT E G O R Y

Design CLIENT

AH River East LLC / Group Fox L A N D S C A PE A R C H I T E C T S

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Fitzgerald Associates Architects; StearnJoglekar Ltd.; Klaucens & Associates, Inc.; Shiner and Associates, Inc.; Intrinsic Landscaping, Inc.; Ghafari Associates

The Lofts at River East is a renovation of the historic Pugh Terminal Warehouse, built in 1905 and previously used for office space, into a mixed-use building with highend residential loft units and ground floor retail space overlooking the Chicago River. site design group, ltd. (site) provided landscape architecture and urban design services as a subconsultant to Fitzgerald Associates Architects. Located in the historic Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago, the renovation included an expansive amenity deck on top of an existing rooftop – an innovative way to create outdoor gathering spaces in the dense urban context. The deck features a wide range of programming and uses, including two bar areas, sunken gabion firepits, zen garden, sunny lounge area, and five barbecue areas - one with a “chef ’s kitchen”. Another unique feature of the roof is a

movie theater with seating The multi-purpose lawn and a central garden amenity deck adjacent to the elevator entrance planted with design reflects lush, seasonal, ornamental the architectural plantings. The design intent through a seamlessly integrated multiple combination of levels to accommodate existing modern and rustic HVAC equipment, and design elements. features high-end materials and finishes, including ipe seating, wall cladding, and furnishings. With strategic site lighting, glowing fire pits, outdoor kitchens, and multiple gathering spaces, the amenity deck at the Lofts at River East has quickly become a popular spot for social events, relaxation, and respite throughout the day and night.

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M I C H I G A N AV E N U E M E D I A N PL A N T E R S 2 0 16 S E A S O N A L D I S P L AY PA MEL A SEL F L A N DSC A PE A RCHITEC T U R E


Y E A R CO M PL E T E D

2016 L O C AT I O N

Chicago, IL SIZE

29,030 sq ft P R O J E C T C AT E G O R Y

Design CLIENT

Chicago Department of Transportation L A N D S C A PE A R C H I T E C T S

Pamela Self Landscape Architecture PROJECT TEAM

A Safe Haven Landscaping

The Michigan Avenue Median Planters 2016 Seasonal Display provides a unified comprehensive seasonal landscape display for the enjoyment of pedestrians, bicyclists, bus and taxi riders, and motorists within a 3-mile-long project corridor through the very heart of a busy downtown district of commerce, tourism and recreation. From Roosevelt Road to Oak Street, the project corridor encompasses a string of 79 large-scale raised linear planters aligned in the center median of Michigan Avenue. The 2016 display itself was different from past displays in that it was conceived from its inception to pay homage to a celebrated local contemporary artist. Drawing inspiration from the artist’s works, the Pamela Self Landscape Architecture, in collaboration with the Chicago Department of Transportation, designed the display to interpret the artist’s whimsical images and improvisational style in the three-dimensional medium of a living landscape. The landscape display occurred

Because pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular traffic is commonly heavy, the display was designed as a bold, vivid landscape that could be easily appreciated from varying vantage points while walking, biking, or driving.

simultaneously with the artist’s major summer-long retrospective exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center.

In the last 20 years, the Michigan Avenue medians have been thoroughly transformed by landscape architecture. Once a barren wasteland, the medians are now highly-visible public landscapes beloved by city residents and visitors alike. Throughout the design process, Pamela Self Landscape Architecture remained committed to achieving its core objective to originate a stimulating contemporary landscape well-suited to its urban context and historic legacy. 47


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NORTH POND ROOFTOP CULLITON QUINN L ANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE


Y E A R CO M PL E T E D

2015 L O C AT I O N

Chicago, IL SIZE

1,800 sq ft P R O J E C T C AT E G O R Y

Design CLIENT

Private Residence L A N D S C A PE A R C H I T E C T S

Culliton Quinn Landscape Architecture PROJECT TEAM

Burns and Beyerl Architects; Kastenholz Construction Services, LLC; Clarence Davids and Company; Boilini Company; Advanced Sprinkler; Orsolini Welding and Fabricating; GLC Industries

The owners of this Lincoln Park condo purchased their home for the sweeping skyline views and the potential of the 1,800 square foot, 17th floor rooftop terrace. The building is in the Beaux-Arts style, with classic detailing and over-scaled ornamentation. The precast stone and stucco façade, stone balustrades, and concrete paver terrace made for a cold composition of beige. Culliton Quinn Landscape Architecture and Burns and Beyerl Architects were challenged by the owner to “bring a little country to the city.” The outdoor area would become an extension of the interior, a space that would feel comfortable for an intimate gathering but also accommodate larger get-togethers for family and friends. Oversized, paneled ipe planters in varying heights reflect the interior wall coverings while also providing separation between spaces that break up the expanse of paving, occupying 30% of the terrace. The planters impart scale and a natural texture with ample room for lush plantings; a colorful, textured palette of perennials, grasses and annuals that sway in the wind and serve as a playful backdrop to outdoor activities.

The ability to simultaneously entertain and grill drove the central location of the dining area and outdoor kitchen. The kitchen is situated along a stucco wall concealing the building's utilities where a wire trellis support with vines Reflecting the serves as a backdrop. A green interior’s modern wall system adjacent to the cabin feel, the kitchen is planted with a mix of annuals and herbs. The rooftop was dining area is adorned with designed with a steel pergola with climbing varying textures, rose and wisteria, providing warmth, and a pleasantly private dining inviting features. experience from the condos above and accenting the strong form of the structure. A stainless steel water trough is a dramatic focal point with the lake to the near east. The raised circular deck offsets another space for gathering around a fire pit, evoking the owner’s nostalgia for camping, while soaking in the city skyline at night. 49


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TERRACE WITH A VIEW MARIANI LANDSCAPE


Y E A R CO M PL E T E D

2014 L O C AT I O N

Chicago, IL SIZE

1,500 sq ft P R O J E C T C AT E G O R Y

Design CLIENT

Private Residence L A N D S C A PE A R C H I T E C T S

Mariani Landscape PROJECT TEAM

Lightscape; David Douglas and Company; SH Bertucci; ORE; Advanced Irrigation PA R T I E S I N VO LV E D I N P R I O R M A S T E R PL A N

Interior Effects by Michael McNamara

The client knew they had spectacular city views when they purchased this 28th floor penthouse, but the outdoor space was uninspired and offered little seating. To address the underutilized outdoor space, they hired Mariani Landscape to create an outdoor entertainment space that would capitalize on the skyline views and valuable real estate. This series of rooms was achieved by treating the terrace as an extension of the interior living space. Views from the inside outdoors were carefully considered during the design process, which included a multi-disciplinary team of consultants, consisting of an engineer and roofing company to ensure the weights, wind loads, and roof condition were properly addressed. The terrace was broken into a series of outdoor rooms with varying functions, such as a cozy seating around a fire feature, an outdoor kitchen, multiple dining spaces, and a quiet lounge area. Natural cleft bluestone paving unifies the spaces and brings in a modern flair. Raised Ipe planters create a more personal scale and a sense of space while protecting seating areas from the strong Chicago wind. The outdoor

The design intent was to draw people outside to experience the unique setting through the creation of a variety of comfortable and elegant garden rooms which would offer different types of gathering opportunities.

kitchen offers an outdoor refrigerator, and a breakfast bar was designed along the parapet wall to accommodate a morning view of the sunrise while enjoying a cup of coffee.

The planting palette was carefully selected to withstand the harsh conditions of a Chicago rooftop, while offering seasonal interest. A color scheme of strong reds and orange add drama and contrast to the planted areas. The furniture throughout the terrace was designed in collaboration with the interior design team and was carefully customized to be appropriately anchored to the terrace for safety. The results of the Terrace With a View are stunning while providing a comfortable space with high style among a magnificent skyline. 51


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WEST LOOP ROOF GARDEN PRASSAS L ANDSCAPE STUDIO LLC


Y E A R CO M PL E T E D

2014 L O C AT I O N

Chicago, IL SIZE

2,054 sq ft P R O J E C T C AT E G O R Y

Design CLIENT

Private Residence L A N D S C A PE A R C H I T E C T S

Prassas Landscape Studio LLC PROJECT TEAM

Michael J. Leary; Perry & Associates, LLC; Fifield Construction & Realty LLC; Lightscape, Inc.; Advanced Sprinkler Systems, Inc.

Located just west of the Chicago Loop, the private roof of this top floor condominium has commanding views of Chicago’s skyline. The client’s directive was to create a new The landscape of outdoor space that would the West Loop take advantage of the ample roof area, but keep the scale Roof Garden is a of the spaces intimate. The stunning series design program required that of outdoor living the space be contemporary, spaces tucked into useful in a variety of climatic a garden. conditions at both day and night, provide a shade structure, maintain views to the skyline, incorporate as much garden as possible, and provide a vegetable and herb garden. A primary goal of the design was to break the roof into several different living spaces. The dining area and outdoor kitchen was located closest to the interior wet bar, but

also east of the penthouse so it would be shaded by the late afternoon sun. The primary outdoor living space was placed to take advantage of the best views of the downtown skyline and was raised and surrounded by dense gardens to make it feel at-grade. A pergola hangs over the space with the rafters angled to maximize summer shade while still allowing air flow. A second, smaller living space is open-air serving as a sunny lounge area on summer days with a fire area for evening gathering. Two raised vegetable gardens are tucked around the corner from the main living space. An ipe wall screens the air conditioning unit and creates a hidden garden. Waves of native and ornamental grasses and perennials create movement and reflect the prairie. The design detailed showcases this green roof as a high-end urban roof garden. The landscape was designed to allow the client to use the space for a variety of purposes, from summer barbecue gatherings to quiet reflection. 53


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W E S T R I D G E N AT U R E PR E SE RV E HITCHCOCK DESIGN GROUP


Y E A R CO M PL E T E D

2016 L O C AT I O N

Chicago, IL SIZE

20 acres P R O J E C T C AT E G O R Y

Design CLIENT

Chicago Park District; Chicago Department of Transportation L A N D S C A PE A R C H I T E C T S

Hitchcock Design Group PROJECT TEAM

Primera Engineers; McCluskey Engineering; F.H. Paschen; Cardno JFNew

In need of neighborhood open space, the community advocated for the creation of a nature preserve that would restore degraded wetlands and riparian woods, improve pedestrian access and connectivity, and establish a framework for community education and outreach. The Chicago Park District commissioned Hitchcock Design Group to lead a multi-disciplinary team which included experts in ecology, stormwater, and engineering for the design of the nature preserve. Located adjacent to a cemetery, the 20-acre site was previously neglected and used as a dumping ground for grave spoils. Despite its history, the site became a haven for wildlife and migratory birds. The site improvements necessary to restore this space as a nature reserve required extensive permitting to protect existing wetlands and adhere to local stormwater requirements. Hitchcock Design Group led the design team to secure permits with the Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Chicago. Prior to the restoration, the adjacent cemetery cut several acres of adjacent woodlands, damaging the ecological value of the site, but also emboldening community activists who

demanded efforts be taken to preserve this urban wildlife sanctuary. As part of the project process, and through a partnership with the cemetery, the existing pond on site was dredged, removing tons of muck. The extensive shoreline The West Ridge restoration and subsequent Nature Preserve improved water quality of is a welcome the pond resulted in the creation of an urban fishing refuge for the haven beloved by the local local community community. New continuous looking to replace paths weave through the the hustle of urban riparian woodland, giving a life for the respite wide berth to existing trees of an urban wildlife and archaeologically sensitive sanctuary. sites. Invasive tree and shrub species were cleared, and dead or hazardous trees were removed. Selective dead trunks, limbs, and fallen trees, called “snags,� were retained for wildlife habitat, creating shelter, and foraging opportunities for numerous species, including woodpeckers, beetle larvae, and other insects. 55


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M I G R ATI O N FA R M SAM SHUI, QIR AN ZHANG, LIN ZHU UNIVERSIT Y OF ILLINOIS

In 2011, 20 percent of agriculture production was lost due to natural disasters. Current and anticipated climate change and extreme weather events will continue to undermine human attempts at controlling natural systems. Natural catastrophe will specifically impact human’s agrarian activities due to the system’s lack of resilience. Not if we uproot the farm, let it adapt the changing climate, and design it with the ability to relocate for desirable growing conditions and avoiding disaster by giving it the ability to migrate. To do so, we propose the farm on rail. Rail Infrastructure, engraved on the land as a trail for movement and a channel for flow, is perfectly suited for this purpose. In the same future image, developed logistics will mark the land with a richer crisscrossed network, which, at the 56

spatial scale of the upper Midwest and a time scale of seasons, will facilitate the migration of farms on trains according to the gradient of temperature zones. At a smaller regional scale and a time scale of days, this system will allow movement within the same temperature zone and across different locations to avoid extreme weather and natural disasters. Centered around this new generation of agriculture, and the “opportunistic strategy” of migration, the Migration Farm concept produces an alterurbanization. In this scenario, crops relocate according to climate, weather, and disasters; human settlement becomes mobile and circulates along rail to avoid disastrous natural events like flooding or tornados; and stock farms migrate according to the growing period of grass.

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N .E . S.T. S H U N YAO H U, F E I TAO, J A E W O N WA N G UNIVERSIT Y OF ILLINOIS

Rapid technology development brings convenience as well as a huge demand for energy and power. Fossil fuels, shortages, and pollution have raised popular attention to developing new, cleaner energy sources; however, two popular alternative energy sources, solar and wind, have limited energy production capacity, restricted efficiency, and require a lot of land. The goal of the N.E.S.T. project was to develop a new alternative energy source that would decrease usage of fossil fuels and also structure a harmonious future façade of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Sources show solar panels produce 2.34 kWh a day and wind turbines produce 287.67 kWh a day. Calculations indicate that for a 24 hour period, the UIUC campus would need 950,000 solar panels – the surface

area of 1000 soccer fields – or 1,021 wind turbines – equal to 940 soccer fields – to sustain itself. A New Energy Source Tree (N.E.S.T.) was designed to relieve the conflict between power generation and landscape. N.E.S.T. combines solar energy production, wind energy production, and rainwater collection. N.E.S.T. is 30 feet wide and 45 feet high, and produces approximately 831.47 kWh energy per day. In this model, only 353 N.E.S.T. structures would be needed to support the energy uses of UIUC for 24 hours. As a replacement for traditional trees and alternative energy sources, N.E.S.T. could be used for a wide range of applications. Considering the trend of clean energy use, it is predictable that energy trees would be accepted by the market.


UNIVERSIT Y STUDENT AWARDS ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Olmsted Scholar Stephen Ulman MLA Graduate Admissions Scholarships, 2015-16 Stephen Ulman Yu Si Zhimin Yang

U N I V E R S I T Y O F I L L I N O I S AT U R B A N A - C H A M PA I G N D E PA R T M E N T O F L A N D S C A PE A R C H I T E C T U R E ASLA Student Awards ASLA Undergraduate Certificate of Merit Madeline Schuette Mengzhen Liu ASLA Undergraduate Certificate of Honor Kathleen Ferrero Zhu Ya Yang ASLA Graduate Certificate of Merit Qianyu Li ASLA Graduate Certificate of Honor Elizabeth Barr Illinois Chapter ASLA Outstanding Student Awards Junior – Sam Stuber Senior – Kathleen Ferrero Graduate – Faezeh Ashtiani Beatrice Hornemann Scholar (Zonta Award) Yue Zhang Bruce Borland Scholarship JaeWon Kim Nandin Dashdondog Dan Ryan Award James Rappe

Gary Kesler Prize Jie Bao Cherie Kluesing Fellowship Jiang Wang Pauline Tilton Kennedy Travel Prize Molly Briggs Ya Chen George & Dorothy Fiel Travel Fellowship Xiaoyin Kuang Ryerson Travel Fellowship Elizabeth Barr Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship Molly Briggs

Sigma Lambda Alpha Initiates-PSI Chapter Elizabeth Barr Heena Gajar Jiapei Huang John Whalen Min Kang Xinyue Sui Ya Chen Natalie Alpert History Prize Aissa Maiga Herschel Rogers Olmsted Scholar Kathleen Ferrero Prize for Excellence in Woody Ornamentals Matthew Reynolds

Wadsworth Business Scholarships Austin Chalkey Casey Stabosz Joseph Shanahan Kathleen Ferrero Madeline Schuette Matthew Reynolds Shurui Zhang Xiaoying Li Xin Tian Xuan Qi Ya Chen Yue Zhang

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2016 -2017 IL A SL A E XECUTIVE CO M M IT TEE

PRESIDENT

PA S T P R E S I D E N T

PRESIDENT ELECT

TRUSTEE

Alan Watkins, asla, is an account representative with Clarence Davids & Company. He earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Business Administration from Northern Illinois University. His responsibilities at Clarence Davids & Company entail developing and maintaining business relationships with current and prospective clients as well as managing landscape construction and landscape maintenance projects. He has served ILASLA as Secretary from 2009-2015 and Host Chapter Co-chair for the 2015 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO.

Darrell Garrison, asla, pla, noma, cpsi, is President/CEO of Planning Resources Inc. in Wheaton. Darrell has experienced professional success in the development of livable communities through planning and designs for parks and recreation spaces, downtown streetscapes, public plazas, education institutions, commercial developments and sustainable site master planning. He is the immediate past Board Chair of the Landscape Architect Registration Board with the Illinois Department of Financial Regulations, and a member of the National Organization for Minority Architects (NOMA). He is also a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI). Darrell earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and a degree in Environmental Design from Ball State University. He previously served ILASLA as the Public Service Chair and explored ways to engage public service initiatives to increase awareness and recognition of the profession.

Jack Pizzo, asla, is a renowned ecologist, landscape architect, and owner of The Pizzo Group of companies. He graduated from the University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign with a bachelor’s degree in Ornamental Horticulture as well as a Master’s degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. Jack serves as the ecological knowledge base for his companies setting the philosophies, ethics, techniques, and principles that have made The Pizzo Group the industry leader in Ecological Restoration. Jack will serve as the ILASLA President beginning in 2017.

Brad McCauley, asla, pla, is the Managing Principal at site in Chicago. Through Brad’s knowledge in transforming design into buildable projects and theory into practical business applications, he has helped facilitate the seamless construction of numerous award-winning public spaces throughout the greater Midwest. Brad’s leadership is exemplified through his position as Trustee and Past President of the Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, as well as his service on ASLA’s Member Services and the Financial and Investment Committees. A licensed landscape architect, Brad has also received Construction Document Technology certification from the Construction Specification Institute.

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S E C R E TA R Y

Steven Halberg, asla, pla, clarb is no stranger to leadership within ILASLA. He has previously served the Chapter as both a two time Treasurer and as a two-time President. Steve earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Illinois Benedictine College. He is a licensed landscape architect in Illinois and Wisconsin, and is CLARB certified. During his more than forty-year career as a landscape architect in Illinois, Steve has served as Superintendent of Parks and Planning with the Elk Grove Park District; Director of Planning and Development with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County; President and Principal Designer with David Gill/Steven Halberg Limited - Golf Course Architects; and Landscape Architecture Manager for Bonestroo. He is currently a Senior Consultant with Planning Resources Inc.

Renee TeVogt, associate asla, is a landscape designer at Daniel Weinbach & Partners. Her responsibilities at Daniel Weinbach & Partners includes design on streetscapes, commercial developments, and residential projects; with a focus on amenity decks. She earned her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is working towards licensure. Prior to her role as Secretary for ILASLA, she served as Internal Communications chair and is currently active in the Public Awareness committee. Serving as Secretary, Renee keeps detailed records of chapter correspondences and is reorganizing ILASLA records for better use within the organization.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & S P O N S O R S H I P C O O R D I N AT O R

Susan Ragaishis earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Arizona, where she studied Theater Performance, Directing, and Art. After 10 years of professional theater, she changed her focus to nonprofit management and worked in administration for the Latino Institute, corporate development for Brookfield Zoo, and as a Regional Director for the American Cancer Society. Since joining ILASLA in 2011, she has primarily worked to support and motivate the Executive Committee. However, she also represents each member and works to provide rich and meaningful experiences for everyone from education and networking to partnerships and advocacy efforts.

COMMIT TEE CHAIRS Advocacy Chair: Keven Graham, FASLA Celebration Co-chairs: Ellen Schmidt, ASLA; Sarah Dreier, ASLA Downstate Member Representative: Kent Massie, ASLA Education Chair: Kenon Boehm, ASSOCIATE ASLA Emerging Professionals Co-chairs: Mike Barcelos; Jeffrey Reyna; Rebecca Simantz External Communications Chair: Rob Reuland, ASLA Fellowship Chair: David Traphagen, ASLA Fellows Nominations: Susan Jacobson, FASLA Internal Communications Chair: Lara Remitz, ASLA Marketing Committee Chair: Carrie Woleben-Meade, ASLA Public Awareness Chair: Faezah Ashtiani, ASSOCIATE ASLA Membership Chair: Adam White, ASLA Marketing Committee Chair: Carrie Woleben-Meade, ASLA Service Committee Chairs: Mike Finn, ASLA; Doug Pettay, ASLA Sponsorship: Amy Olson, ASLA Webmaster: Deborah Steinberg, ASLA 2 016 I L A S L A AWA R D CO M M I T T E E Cassandra Rice, ASLA , Committee Chair Eric Braun, ASLA , Incoming Committee Chair Andrew Trimble, ASLA Jessica Pilon, ASLA Julie Smith, ASLA Sarah White, ASLA

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Landscape architects lead the stewardship, planning, and design of our built and natural environments. The American Society of Landscape Architect’s (ASLA) mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education, and fellowship. In support of this mission, the Illinois Chapter ASLA invests in education and networking events for our members. Such gatherings give members the opportunity to increase their knowledge of the field, interact with colleagues, share industry news and products, and most importantly, build key relationships to help grow and improve their businesses. We are grateful to the people and organizations that supported the Illinois Chapter ASLA in 2016.

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F O L I O 2 0 16 I S A N O F F I C I A L P U B L I C AT I O N O F T H E I L L I N O I S C H A P T E R OF THE AMERICAN SOCIET Y OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS.

This publication’s goal is to increase public awareness of landscape architecture as a profession and recognize the works of our profession that bring honor to us all. With this year’s issue, we offer our readers a glimpse of a number of unique projects that highlight the exemplary work of Illinois landscape architects. The entire contents of this issue, including the plans, photographs, and all artwork are under copyright agreement with the Illinois Chapter ASLA and may not be copied or reproduced except as specified under contract with the Illinois Chapter ASLA. To the best of our knowledge, all information at the time of publication is accurate. The Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the publisher, the copywriter and designer, and the production firm are not liable for omissions or errors. Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects P.O. Box 4566 Oak Brook, Illinois 60522 630.833.4516 www.il-asla.org 2016 Folio Committee Jenna Jones, asla Rob Reuland, asla Susan Ragaishis Editor / Copywriter Jenna Jones, asla Concept and Design a5 branding & digital - a5inc.com

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