ecology + vision, llc was retained by the project landscape architect to design the native planting areas, including a 1 acre sustainable buffalo grass lawn. Panduit is a global manufacturer and distributor of electrical solutions, their World Headquarters in Tinley Park, Illinois is built to be a model of sustainability and a template for environmental and societal leadership…not just for today, but for future generations.
Project: Panduit Corporate Headquarters
Pizzo company: ecology + vision, llc
Details of our work: Infused with their brand and inspired by its high-tech products, the LEED Gold certified sleek granite-and-glass structure symbolizes the company’s vision of establishing an environmentally responsible “building of the future” for its clients and employees.
The five-story, 280,000 sqft building was erected on a 53 acre greenfield development site. The project landscape architect’s vision was to develop an outdoor environment that will accentuate the building’s design through formalized courtyards and tree plantings, enhance the employee experience through the integration of water features and seating areas, and contribute to the LEED Gold certification by utilizing green infrastructure features and native species.ecology provided ecological consultation regarding the design of parking lot bioswales, bio-infiltration basins, stormwater facilities, native landscape beds, Buffalo Grass lawns, and natural prairie/wetland areas. Project contributions included the development of species lists, technical specifications for the construction document set, and generalized cost estimates for restoration and long-term stewardship of natural areas. ecology has also been retained by the Village of Tinley Park to conduct monitoring and reporting within all natural areas and native landscapes to ensure they meet performance requirements as specified in the approved landscape plan.
Awards & Recognition
• Honor Award – IL ASLA
• Enable the Eco-Enterprise Award – Oracle
• Award for Design Excellence – American Institute of Architects
• Excellence in Engineering – Regional ASHRAE