Chicago Botanic Garden, Rice Plant Conservation Science Center


Rice Plant Conservation Science Center

Forest Preserve District of Cook County / Glencoe, Illinois

Project Scope

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.


Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022


2011 Merit for New Construction
Suburbs, Chicago Buillding Congress

2011 Award of Merit for Higher
Education/Research, Midwest
Construction Magazine

2010 Laboratory of the Year
R+D Magazine

Category: New Construction

Budget: $29,100,000

They exhibit an excellent work ethic and function well with architects, engineers, garden staff, board members and donors.

– William W. Brown
The Chicago Botanic Garden

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