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Chicago Botanic Garden

Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center

LEED ® Gold Certified 

      

 

Owner:

The Chicago Horticultural Society, Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022

Scope of Project:

A LEED ® Gold Certified 38,000 sf Plant Conservation Science Center with state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching facilities for over 200 Ph.D. scientists, land managers, students, and research staff, and includes teaching facilities required for a unique doctoral program in plant biology and conservation that the Chicago Botanic Garden conducts with Northwestern University. The Science Center received the 2011 Merit Award for New Construction Suburbs from the Chicago Building Congress, the 2011 Award of Merit - Higher Education/Research by Midwest Construction Magazine, and the 2010 Laboratory of the Year by R+D Magazine.

Construction Cost:

 $29,100,000.00

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Ball Horticultural Company

Innovation Center

      

Reference:

Ball Horticultural Company

Mr. Todd Frauendorfer

622 Town Road
West Chicago, IL 60185-2698

Scope of Project:

Ball Horticultural Company is investing in new construction to house the Ball Helix Central Research and Development team on its West Chicago campus. This new space, designed by the Christner Architectural firm, will be home to custom-designed laboratories housing molecular biology, analytical chemistry, plant pathology, tissue culture, cellular biology, computational biology and molecular marker development and generous meeting and team collaboration spaces. Creating state-of-the-art research and development laboratories for the R&D team at Ball Helix will enable the development of industry-leading innovations in flower and vegetable product development.

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Curatorial Center

      

 

Owner:

The Morton Arboretum
Mr. Kris Bachtell, Vice President of Collection and Facilities
4100 Illinois Route 53
Lisle, IL 60532
630.719.2437 PH

Scope of Project:

The complete redevelopment and upgrading of the existing maintenance complex including 9 acres of redevelopment to support a new 38,000 sf combination maintenance shops, meeting rooms, offices, and storage, a new 27,500 sf vehicle storage facility, greenhouse expansion, office and shop building for grounds staff, and propagation houses.

Construction Cost:

 $20,000,000.00

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Brookfield Zoo

Hamill Family Wild Encounter

      

 

Owner:

Brookfield Zoo / Forest Preserve District of Cook County
Ms. Angela Sullivan, Director of Strategic Initiatives & Planning   
3300 Golf Road
Brookfield, IL 60513
708.688.8397 PH

Scope of Project:

Through an extensive redevelopment of the southeast quadrant of the Brookfield Zoo, the new Wild Encounter exhibit provides direct encounters with animals, science exploration, animal welfare, and personal participation in conservation. Designed by The Portico Group, the new 3 acre exhibit features interactive and viewing exhibits for wallabies, reindeer, red pandas, alpaca, llama, goats, and a large four season Budgie Aviary Building.

Construction Cost:

 $10,500,000.00

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Chicago Botanic Garden

Barbara Whitney Carr Administration Building

      

 

Owner:

The Chicago Horticultural Society, Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
847.835.8221

Scope of Project:

A new 28,000 sf three story education and administration building designed by the renowned architect Edward Barnes provides new office and classroom space to further expand and support various programs for the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Construction Cost:

 $7,200,000.00

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Brookfield Zoo

Bramsen Animal Ambassador Pavilion

      

 

Owner:

Brookfield Zoo / Forest Preserve of Cook County
Ms. Angela Sullivan, Director of Strategic Initiatives & Planning   
3300 Golf Road
Brookfield, IL 60513
708.688.8397 PH

Scope of Project:

A new 16,500 sf facility and 40,000 sf site development designed by Booth Hansen. Guests of all ages engage in up-close experiences with animal ambassadors. This pavilion houses a variety of animal ambassadors that will interact with guests in the adjacent Hamill Family Wild Encounters exhibit, in other areas inside the zoo, and in venues outside of the zoo. A public portion serves educational events, special events, catered events, and animal ambassador encounters with guests. Public restrooms serve the pavilion, as well as the adjacent Oaks Cafè.

Construction Cost:

 $7,000,000.00

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Cook Memorial Public Library District

Hamill Family Nature and Science Plaza

Forest Preserve District of Cook County / Brookfield, Illinois 

      

Owner:

Cook Memorial Public Library District

Mr. David Archer, Library Director
701 Aspen Drive,
Vernon Hills, IL 60061

224.513.7402 PH

Scope of Project:

15,000 sf addition and a 20,000 sf renovation of the existing Aspen Drive Branch Library

which included 7,500 sf addition devoted primarily to children’s space, 7,500 sf unfinished basement to facilitate storage needs, enhanced meeting room space for library programs and community use, expanded space for study rooms, digital studios and makerspace, and improved staff office space.

Budget:

 $6,500,000.00

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The Morton Arboretum

Vehicle Storage Facility

      

 

Owner:

The Morton Arboretum
Mr. Kris Bachtell, Vice President of Collection and Facilities
4100 Illinois Route 53
Lisle, IL 60532
630.719.2437 PH

Scope of Project:

A new 28,000 sf vehicle storage facility to support The Morton Arboretum extensive fleet of service vehicles as well as seasonal storage.

Construction Cost:

 $4,300,000.00

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Windy City Wire

      

 

Owner:

Windy City Wire
Mr. Richard Galgano, President and CEO
386 International Drive, Unit H
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
630.633.4505 PH

Scope of Project:

Complete design build delivery of Windy City Wire’s Corporate Headquarters consisting of 15,000 sf of office space and 96,000 sf of fully conditioned warehouse and manufacturing space.

Construction Cost:

 $4,000,000.00

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The Morton Arboretum

Education Support Building

      

 

Owner:

The Morton Arboretum
Mr. Kris Bachtell, Vice President of Collection and Facilities
4100 Illinois Route 53
Lisle, IL 60532
630.719.7967 PH

Scope of Project:

A new 4,400 sf single story office building to house the education support staff for outdoor programs.

Construction Cost:

 $2,500,000.00

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The Morton Arboretum

Arbordale Plant Production Facility

      

 

Owner:

The Morton Arboretum
Mr. Kris Bachtell, Vice President of Collection and Facilities
4100 Illinois Route 53
Lisle, IL 60532
630.719.7967 PH

Scope of Project:

The 2.2 acre redevelopment of the Arbordale Plant Production Complex to include a new 6,900 sf Office\Shop\Plant Production Support Facility, a 5,400 expansion to the existing Greenhouse Facility, 1,700 sf of Plant Propagation Houses, and 1,000 Soil Storage Barn make up the project.

Construction Cost:

 $2,300,000.00

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Three Oaks Lake House

      

 

Owner:

Hitchcock Design Group
Mr. Bill Inman, Senior Vice President
221 West Jefferson Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
630.961.1787 PH

Scope of Project:

The heavy timber structure with exposed wood decking anchors the 450 acre Three Oaks Recreation Facility in Crystal Lake, Illinois, which includes a restaurant, administration offices, full locker room and shower facilities, emergency services, and maintenance garage. The Recreation Area received the 2011 Honor Award by the American Council of Engineers, the 2011 Outstanding Facility Award by the American Public Works Association, and the 2011 Recreation and Open Space Honor Award by the Illinois Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects.

Construction Cost:

 $1,800,000.00

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Galgano Pool Pavilion

      

 

Owner:

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Galgano
Naperville, IL 60540
630.310.4023 PH

Scope of Project:

The creation of an expanded resort quality outdoor entertaining area for a multi-million dollar private residence.

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