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HMH Portfolio Excerpt

  1. 1. Hannah M. Higgins, RLA, ASLA 1412 North Bosworth Avenue, #2 Chicago, Illinois 60642 (630) 452-4551
  2. 2. Hannah M. Higgins, RLA, ASLA Urban Design Projects NW 86th Street Corridor Streetscape Improvements (Iowa DOT) Clive, Iowa Virginia Street TIF District Improvements (IDOT) and Downtown Streetscape Improvements Crystal Lake, Illinois Campustown Streetscape Champaign, Illinois Waukesha Fox River Corridor Waukesha, Wisconsin DuPage Children’s Museum Metra Connection Naperville, Illinois Western Avenue Median Improvements (CDOT) Chicago, Illinois Lake Street and Maypole Avenue Master Site Plan Chicago, Illinois Green River Pattern Book South Suburban Chicago, Illinois Lake Riverdale Sustainable Master Plan (grant application) South Suburban Chicago, Illinois Urban Design 1
  3. 3. Hannah M. Higgins, RLA, ASLA NW 86th Street Corridor Streetscape Hitchcock Design Group Throughout the years, the downtown core was dispersed and Client: City of Clive multiple uses became scattered throughout Clive. In a response to reinvigorate the Northwest 86th Street corridor as a central Location: Clive, Iowa destination, the City’s leadership recognized the importance of Size: 1 mile creating a master plan for the redevelopment of the corridor. Project Type: The master plan focused on strategies for improving traffic flow, Public land-use, and linkage between the corridor and intersecting Urban Design greenbelt trail. The streetscape improvements were organized into Iowa DOT three implementation phases, with the first phase going out for bid in Spring 2009. This phase includes the Clive main entry sign, the Crossing Guard Shelter, End Piers at every intersection, paving enhancements and landscape improvements. 2 Urban Design
  4. 4. Hannah M. Higgins, RLA, ASLA Virginia Street TIF District Improvements Client: City of Crystal Lake In the fall of 2006, the City of Crystal Lake engaged Hitchcock Location: Crystal Lake, Illinois Design Group to develop a strategy to enhance the Virginia Street Corridor. Project scope included studying the area, determining Size: 1 mile opportunities for improvements and creating a Master Plan to guide Keywords: development. The resulting Streetscape Master Plan summarized Public recommended streetscape improvements, inclusion of public art, Urban Design enhanced parking facilities and the analysis and recommendations IDOT for revitalizing the Virginia Street Corridor. Phase 1 construction documents have been completed, which includes gateway monuments, signage, planters, enhanced paving and street trees. Further phases will be implemented as funding from the Tax Increment Financing District become available. Urban Design 3
  5. 5. Hannah M. Higgins, RLA, ASLA Fox River Corridor Hitchcock Design Group Having acted as the lead consultant throughout multiple phases Client: City of Waukesha of development, Hitchcock Design Group was responsible for facilitating consensus through a series of public design charrettes Location: Waukesha, Wisconsin during the Master Plan phase. The challenge was developing a Size: 2.5 miles design that satisfied a multitude of users, balancing wants and needs within budget constraints, and relying not only on public Project Type: improvements but private sector investment. The design team Public consisted of market analysts, hydrologists, civil engineers, and Urban Hitchcock Design Group’s landscape architecture design staff. The Riverwalk development of the riverwalk has brought the region’s rich history alive and created an outstanding centerpiece for the community of Waukesha. Urban Design 5
  6. 6. Hannah M. Higgins, RLA, ASLA Green River Pattern Book Hitchcock Design Group The Calumet River Corridor is a unique ecosystem located in the Client: South Suburban Mayors heart of what once was one of world’s highest concentrations of and Managers Assoc. heavy industry. The river is now being positioned as a key amenity Chicago Southland and catalyst to help revitalize South Suburban Chicago communities. Economic Development Hitchcock Design Group has been engaged by the South Suburban Corporation Mayors and Managers Association and the Chicago Southland Location: South Suburban Economic Development Corporation to create a handbook that Chicago, Illinois illustrates environmentally sustainable design and development best practices. The handbook will educate the cities and promote, Project Type: guide and inspire environmentally sustainable industrial, commercial, Public residential and mixed-use redevelopment. Urban/Sustainability Urban Design 7
  7. 7. Hannah M. Higgins, RLA, ASLA Education/Institutional Projects Technological Institute Plaza Replacement Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois Chase Street Plaza and Todd M. Beamer Student Center Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois Siebel Center and Alumni Center University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois Southwest Campus Gateway and Pedestrian Corridor North Central College, Naperville, Illinois Naper Settlement Naperville, Illinois Calvary Church Entry and Gardens Naperville, Illinois Scullen Middle School Indian Prairie School District 204, Naperville, Illinois 95th Street Library Naperville, Illinois Warrenville Public Library Warrenville, Illinois Education 1
  8. 8. Hannah M. Higgins, RLA, ASLA Technological Institute Plaza Replacement Hitchcock Design Group An original Holabird and Root design in 1942, the Technological Client: Northwestern University Institute plaza was renovated in the 1970s to eliminate almost all of the stairs for accessibility. Hitchcock Design Group was hired Location: Evanston, Illinois to design, document and provide construction phase services to Size: .75 acres renovate and restore this plaza, which included paver replacement, stair restoration, new planting material and new lighting while still Project Type: providing for ADA accessibility. Private Education Numerous underground obstructions created interesting construction Historical/Rehabilitation challenges. The limited space and need to maintain building access required phased construction that is scheduled to finish in Spring 2009. 2 Education
  9. 9. Hannah M. Higgins, RLA, ASLA Real Estate Projects Lincolnshire Commons Lincolnshire, Illinois Naperville Crossings Phases 1, 2 and 3 Naperville Illinois Lake Zurich Downtown Revitalization Phases 1 and 2 Lake Zurich, Illinois University Village East Chicago, Illinois V3 Realty Lake Hills, St. John, Indiana Town & Country Homes Providence, Elgin, Illinois Del Webb/Pulte Homes: Edgewater, Elgin, Illinois Sun City, Huntley, Illinois Kimball Hill Homes: Settlers Ridge, Sugar Grove, Illinois Cherry Ridge, Orland Park, Illinois Ingham Park, Aurora, Illinois AIMCO: The Lakeside Apartments, Lisle, Illinois 100 Forest Place, Oak Park, Illinois Real Estate 1
  10. 10. Hannah M. Higgins, RLA, ASLA Lincolnshire Commons Hitchcock Design Group Hitchcock Design Group was commissioned by DLR Group to Client: DLR Group design, document and coordinate the landscape architecture for this mixed-use, retail and restaurant center. The design team Location: Lincolnshire, Illinois faced a complex village review process and high municipal design Size: 18.5 acres expectations. The scope of work included exhibits to be used to secure zoning changes and PUD approval, as well as construction of Project Type: the common area streetscapes, buffers, plaza areas, and site design Private for several of the individual restaurants and retail establishments. Real Estate Commercial Native Plantings The resulting plan offers a pilot program for creating a native riparian edge for the site’s Lake Desantis, and offers unique solutions allowing the owner to maximize building square footage while keeping site views to the retail uses open. 2 Real Estate
  11. 11. Hannah M. Higgins, RLA, ASLA University Village East Hitchcock Design Group When the University of Illinois at Chicago was expanding south of Client: South Campus their Chicago campus, they created University Village, a mixed-use Development Team development. University Village includes a combination of single family homes, lofts, townhomes, residence halls, academic buildings, Location: Chicago, Illinois and adaptive re-use commercial buildings. Hitchcock Design Group Size: 10 acres has been involved as a Planner and Landscape Architect for over 250 private housing units, open space plans as well as other design Keywords: and construction projects located east of Halsted. Private Real Estate Responsibilities include schematic design, contract documents, and Mixed-Use construction observation for site features including plant material, pavement types and sidewalks, precast piers and obelisks, lighting, fencing, signage, retaining walls, and site furnishings. Real Estate 5
  12. 12. Hannah M. Higgins, RLA, ASLA Settlers Ridge Hitchcock Design Group Settlers Ridge is a planned community incorporating traditional Client: Kimball Hill Homes neighborhood development of 2,470 mixed residential homes, neighborhood parks, commercial development, an elementary Location: Sugar Grove, Illinois school, community center and central park. The community is Size: 1300 acres designed to encourage walking, bicycling and interaction among residents by integrating an extensive trail system. Project Type: Private Hitchcock Design Group designed and documented all the landscape Real Estate Residential improvements within the 540-acre phase one and two developments. Parks and Recreation Key features of the phase one development include entry Native Plantings monuments, vehicular bridge, pedestrian bridge, four neighborhood parks, a community park, clubhouse, natural areas, multi-use trails and habitat areas. 8 Real Estate
  13. 13. Hannah M. Higgins, RLA, ASLA Recreation Projects 2007 Chicago Park District Playgrounds (19 total) Chicago, Illinois Depot Park Crystal Lake, Illinois Frontier, Homestead, Pioneer and Crossroads Parks Settlers Ridge, Sugar Grove, Illinois Settlers and Boathouse Parks Providence, Elgin, Illinois Morton Arboretum Children’s Garden Lisle, Illinois Recreation 1
  14. 14. Hannah M. Higgins, RLA, ASLA 2007 Chicago Park District Playgrounds Hitchcock Design Group The 2007 Districtwide Playground Renovation Program includes Client: City of Chicago nineteen playgrounds. The team led by Civiltech Engineering and Hitchcock Design Group is responsible for transforming playgrounds into Location: Chicago, Illinois engaging, attractive, safe, and accessible play environments for kids and Size: 19 playgrounds families of all abilities. Project Type: The park renovations include an older children’s play structure, a tot Public lot, swings for both age groups, rubberized play surface, site furniture, Parks and Recreation lighting and additional landscaping. Additional features include spray Chicago Ordinance pool renovations in ten of the parks and art components in two of the parks. Parks include: Mt. Greenwood Park, Ashe Beach Park, Kennedy Park, Cooper Park, Tuley Park, Normandy Park, Wentworth Park, Park #544, Commercial Club Park, Dean Park, Athletic Field Park, Humboldt Park, Smith Park, Paul Revere Park, River Park, Dunham Park, Indian Road Park and Gladstone Park. 2 Recreation
  15. 15. Hannah M. Higgins, RLA, ASLA Healthcare/Lifecare Projects Friendship Village Roger Smith Memorial Garden Schaumburg, Illinois Friendship Village Main Entry Plaza Schaumburg, Illinois Friendship Village PUD, Phase 1 and Phase 2 Schaumburg, Illinois Edward Hospital Therapeutic Water Garden Naperville, Illinois Edward Hospital Campus Landscape Improvements Naperville, Illinois Healthcare 1
  16. 16. Hannah M. Higgins, RLA, ASLA Friendship Village PUD, Phase 1 and Phase 2 Hitchcock Design Group With a growing retirement population and a continuing demand Client: Friendship Village for such high-quality facilities, Friendship Village made plans for expansion. Hitchcock Design Group was asked to produce the PUD Location: Schaumburg, Illinois landscape plans for all of the site improvements.The locations and Size: 60 acres species of over 3,000 existing trees were documented and closely aligned the proposed improvements to preserve the existing trees. Project Type: Private Phase 1 consisted of townhome facilities for independent living and Lifecare included plantings, decorative paving, grading, native planting areas, stone retaining walls and the preservation of existing trees. Phase 2 included three water fountains, a faux bridge, a sea wall, shade structures, extensive plantings and wetland improvements. 2 Healthcare
  17. 17. Hannah M. Higgins, RLA, ASLA Roger Smith Memorial Garden Hitchcock Design Group Friendship Village had a vision for a memorial garden for Roger Client: Friendship Village Smith, a former resident and Board Member of the premier senior liv- ing community. They commissioned Hitchcock Design Group to turn Location: Schaumburg, Illinois an under-utilized courtyard space into a multi-use outdoor gathering Size: 1 acre area that would provide opportunities for socialization and a variety of activities for the residents of this retirement community. Project Type: Private The new space is a huge success with the residents and includes a Lifecare 9-hole putting green, shuffle board courts, several seating areas and a large overhead trellis. Various native plantings were included to provide year-round interest in the space. Healthcare 3