The Morton Arboretum Sterling Morton Library

The Morton Arboretum Sterling Morton Library

Project Scope

A new state of the art 4,200 sf special collection library vault for The Morton Arboretum’s rare book collection, the renovation of the existing 15,000 sf library, and the installation of a new life safety system.


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


Budget: $2,000,000

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