Conducted conceptual design, design development, and completion of full bidding documents for the Urbana Park District’s Anita Purves Nature Center Habitat Garden. The project consists of a 2 acre parcel surrounding the Nature Center, bounded by the Saline Drainage Channel, and also serves as the access point to Busey Woods, a 59 acre woodland that contains high-quality remnant areas of woodland, savanna, prairie, wetland, and riparian ecosystems.
Adjustable Forms Inc. (AFI), one of the most respected and advanced cast-in-place concrete construction firms in the country, had outgrown their current facility located in Lombard, IL. They wanted to renovate and expand upon their current 8,000 sqft office and 12,000 sqft warehouse spaces. ecology + vision, llc (ecology) worked closely with the architect and owner to develop a landscape design for the two-acre project site that complements the building aesthetic, reduces maintenance costs, eliminates irrigation and contributes to LEED Gold certification.
ecology + vision, llc was contracted to prepare a Natural Areas Master Plan for future ecological restoration and management of the Bell Woods and Crow Island natural areas for the Winnetka Park District.
This project involved the development of a sustainable campus masterplan for the Illinois Math & Science Academy (IMSA), a public high school for students throughout the state of Illinois that display high levels of proficiency in math and/or science curriculum.
The Brook Forest Shoreline Stabilization site is located along Ginger Creek between Midwest Road and Regent Drive, in Oak Brook, IL. The project encompasses two pond shorelines and two stretches of Ginger Creek shoreline.
Native Landscape Contractors, LLC performed a complete 20-acre wetland, upland and savanna restoration at Roxana Marsh in Gary, Indiana. We removed 12 acres of invasive cattails, Phragmites, and other invasive species as well as contaminated soil from the area. We installed native trees, shrubs, plants, and seed to make this site one of the most diverse areas in the Great Lake Basin.
ecology + vision, llc developed a vegetation monitoring protocol for the Chicago Park District’s natural area sites. The Park District’s selected pilot project in 2012 was the South Shore Nature Sanctuary on the south side of the city along the Lake Michigan shoreline.
This project is part of a roadside planting that was conducted in an effort to beautify Illinois’ roadsides with wildflower plantings. The project was planned in three small but highly visible areas at the Interstate 74 & N. Mattis Avenue overpass, totaling about one acre. The species list consisted of plants chosen so that there would be different wildflowers blooming from early spring to late fall.