Gardens of the Great Basin, IL 2018-03-20T16:09:06+00:00

Project Description

Gardens of the Great Basin
Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL

The Chicago Botanic Garden’s ecologically functional Gardens of the Great Basin demonstrate what landscape architects can achieve when artistic expression and scientific understanding equally drive design. Knowledgeable clients set a high standard and the 12-acre site is a model of successful cross-discipline collaboration. The result is a beautiful landscape that serves a multiplicity of needs: expanding display gardens, modeling sustainable soil practices, stabilizing the shoreline, accommodating regional storm-water management, and creating habitat. In addition to dramatic planting, the Gardens of the Great Basin at the Chicago Botanic Garden feature pathways, bridges, terraces, and overlooks.
Team
Shinberg, Levinas, Architecture; Architect
Gagarin, Farruggia, Gibisch, & Reif; Structural Engineer
Advance Consulting Group; MEP
Gary A. Wiss; Civil Engineer
Halloran & Yauch; Irrigation
Brown & Associates; Project Management
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