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Award Winning Projects

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

Chicago Botanic Garden / Northwestern University

Awards:

  • 2011 Merit Award - New Construction Suburbs;
    Chicago Building Congress

  • 2011 Award of Merit – Higher Education /Research;
    Midwest Construction Magazine

 

  • 2010 Laboratory of the Year; R+D Magazine

 

  • LEED® Gold Certified; U.S. Green Building Council

Owner:

Chicago Botanic Garden
Mr. Kris Jarantoski
Executive Vice President & Director
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
847.835.8221 PH

A new 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.

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Bramsen Animal Ambassador Pavilion

Brookfield Zoo

Awards:

  • 2016 Merit Award - New Construction Suburbs;
    Chicago Building Congress

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

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 Café.

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Glacial Park - Lost Valley Visitor Center

McHenry County Conservation District

Awards:

  • 2011 Outstanding Facilities Award; Illinois Association of Park Districts and the Illinois Park and Recreation
    Association

Owner:

McHenry County Conservation District
Ms. Elizabeth Kessler
Executive Director
18410 U.S. Highway 14
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.6223 PH

A LEED ® Gold Certified conversion and extensive renovation of an existing 28,450 sf motel into a new public visitor center with administration offices, exhibit viewing areas, environmental education classrooms, conference center and multipurpose rooms for community use. The project includes the sustainable redevelopment to support a permeable paved parking lot, native plantings, bio-swales, and wetlands.

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Three Oaks Lake House

City of Crystal Lake

Awards:

  • 2011 Honor Award; American Council of Engineers

  • 2011 Outstanding Facility Award; American Public Works Association

  • Illinois Governor's Hometown Award

Owner:

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

Redevelopment of a 450 acre sand and gravel quarry into a new public recreation area. The project includes the development of new city streets, bridges, decks, parking lots, and the entire utility infrastructure to support the new and proposed developments. The recreation area includes various buildings, swimming, picnicking, and fishing areas, as well as two boat marinas.

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Wauconda Area Library

Wauconda Area Library

Awards:

  • American Institute of Architects Distinguished Building Award

  • 2005 Library of the Year Award by the North Suburban Library System

Owner:

Wauconda Area Library
Mr. Thomas Kern

Director
801 North Main Street
Wauconda, IL 60084
847.526.6225 x209 PH

An expansion of 17,000 sf to the existing 14,000 sf library which included adding a second story to the existing structure and expanding the building in all four directions.

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The Children's Garden

The Morton Arboretum

Awards:

  • Best of 2005, Award of Merit by the Midwest Construction Magazine

  • 2006 President's Award by the Illinois Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects

  • 2006 Gold Award by the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association

The 7 acre Children's Garden includes two main garden area: Backyard Discovery Gardens and Adventure Woods linked by a Central Plaza. The three areas include ten themed gardens within the garden; including water features, climbing, and play elements.

Owner:

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

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Lincoln Landing

City of Lockport / Will County Historical Society / Give Something Back Foundation

Awards:

  • 2009 American Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award

Owner:

Give Something Back Foundation
Mr. Steve Cardamone
Executive Director
16614 West 159th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
815.834.8404 PH

Lincoln Landing is a spectacular open air park and museum that spans more than one city block. The Federal Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission recently designated Lockport's Lincoln Landing as one of its officially endorsed historic sites. The centerpiece of the acre interactive park, on the old Illinois and Michigan Canal, is a sculpture of
Abraham Lincoln as a young Illinois legislator.

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Chicago Avenue Pumping Station Entrance

City of Chicago

Awards:

  • Consulting Engineers Council of Illinois, ACEC Engineering Excellence-State Level: Honor Award-Illinois, Structural System category, 2004

 

  • City of Chicago Landmarks Preservation, Chicago Landmark Award for Preservation Excellence 2003

  • Consulting Engineers Council of Illinois, ACEC Engineering Excellence-State Level: Honor Award-Engineering

 

  • National Council of Structural Engineers Association, NCSEA Excellence in Structural Engineering Award-Merit Award

  • Richard H. Driehaus Foundation - DePaul University, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Public Innovator Award

  • Structural Engineers Association (SEA), SEA Excellence in Structural Engineering Award: Overall Excellence, Best Small Structure Category, Local, Projects Under $5 Million, 2003

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