Project Category: New Construction

Chicago Botanic Garden, Rice Plant Conservation Science Center

A new LEED® Gold Certified 38,000 sq. ft. 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. Includes teaching facilities required for a unique doctoral program in plant biology and conservation that the Chicago Botanic Garden conducts with Northwestern University.


Ball Horticultural Company, Innovation Center

New Construction of state-of-the-art laboratory for the Ball Helix Central Research and Development team on the West Chicago Campus. 


Ball Horticultural Seed Distribution Facility

New construction of a Seed Distribution Facility housing a sophisticated Opex System, several docks, offices, and seed vaults.


The Morton Arboretum, Curatorial Center

Complete redevelopment of TMA maintenance complex and educational offices, including plant production facilities, greenhouses, maintenance shops, meeting rooms, offices, storage and vehicle storage space, plant propagation rooms and a soil storage barn. 


North Aurora Fire Station No. 1

 A new stateoftheart fire house that will also serve as the fire district’s headquarters and a community gathering facility. 


Brookfield Zoo, Hamill Family Wild Encounter and the Bramsen Animal Ambassador Pavilion

New Construction to house animals that engage visitors in up-close experiences,with public space for educational interaction and events and adjacent new public restrooms


Glen Ellyn Park District Johnson Center

New Construction of multi-purpose Maintenance Facility to house administrative offices, fleet maintenance space, workshops, and storage. 


The Morton Arboretum, The Firefly Pavilion

New Construction of a Banquet Pavilion with support wing for kitchen/storage, toilet rooms all set amidst winding pathways in a landscaped setting. 

Windy City

Windy City Wire Corporate Headquarters

Complete design build and delivery of Windy City Wire’s Corporate Headquarters. Consists of 35,000 sq. ft. of office space, 240,000 sq. ft. of conditioned manufacturing and distribution, and 6,000 sq. ft. of gym space.


Chicago Botanic Garden, Barbara Whitney Carr Administration Building

A new 28,000 sq. ft. 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.


Brookfield Zoo, Bramsen Animal Ambassador Pavilion

A new 16,500 sq. ft. facility and 40,000 sq. ft. 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.


Cook Memorial Public Library District, Aspen Drive Library Expansion

15,000 sf addition and a 20,000 sf renovation of the existing Aspen Drive Branch Library, which included a 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, improved staff office space and expanded space for study rooms, digital studios and makerspace.


Three Oaks Recreation Area Lake House

A heavy timber structure with exposed wood that serves as the center of the 450-acre Three Oaks Recreation Facility. Includes a restaurant, administration offices, full locker room and shower facilities, emergency services and maintenance garage.


The Morton Arboretum, Vehicle Storage Facility

A new 28,000 sqft vehicle storage facility to support The Morton Arboretum’s massive fleet of service vehicles. Also includes seasonal storage.


The Morton Arboretum, Education Support Building

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


Cook Memorial Library – Libertyville Curtainwall & Aspen Drive Entrance Improvements

New Construction of Exterior Modifications at two locations. Aspen Dr. installed a new entrance plaza and Cook Park had extensive steel curtainwall replacement activity. 


Featherstone Facts

Average Bid to Build Variance -3.11%,
Average Value for Fee at 145%
Last 5 years – 5 Fabulous Parks
Last 5 years – 5 Fantastic Libraries
Multiple, Decades-Longstanding, Client Relationships – The Morton Arboretum, Chicago Botanic Garden, Brookfield Zoo, the Wauconda Public Library, The Schaumburg Township District Library