Glacial Park, Lost Valley Visitor Center


Lost Valley Visitor Center

McHenry County Conservation District / Richmond, Illinois

Project Scope

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


McHenry County Conservation
18410 U.S. Highway 14
Woodstock, IL 60098


Elizabeth Kessler
Executive Director


LEED® Gold Certified
2011 Outstanding Facilities Award

Category: Total Building Renovation

Budget: $6,750,000

From the very beginning, Featherstone and their staffing team accepted ownership for all facets of the project, including budget estimating, value engineering, permitting, bidding, construction
management and assisting with LEED® certification.

– Elizabeth Kessler
McHenry County
Conservation District

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