Monday / November 07, 2016 / 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Forest Preserves of Cook County Workshop

AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, #250

How well do you know the Cook County Forest Preserves?  With nearly 80,000 acres of land, the Preserves are truly a great environmental, recreational and educational resource for our region. This event will provide an overview of the Forest Preserves history and resources, and an opportunity through a workshop session (mini-charrette) to provide conceptual ideas to assist CCFP in the implementation of several mini-projects stemming from the Forest Preserves' The Next Century Conservation Plan.

The workshop session will explore five topics:

  --  gateway site enhancements that could be funded by corporate sponsorship. 

  --  aquatic center nature art or signs that could be funded by corporate sponsorship.

  --  nature center wayfinding and sign enhancements.

  --  travelling exhibit about the forest preserves for display at major tourism destinations.

  --  DYI boardwalks to improve access for stewards of marshy forest preserves.



  --  Arnold Randall, General Superintendent of the Forest Preserves of Cook County

  --  Edward Torrez, AIA, LEED AP, Bauer Latoza Studio

  --  Terry Guen, FASLA, Terry Guen Design Associates

  --  APA-IL Representative



3:00pm                              presentation

3:30 to 5:30pm                  small group breakouts

5:30pm                             group reporting


Limited to 40 participants. Refreshments courtesy Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture.


Sponsored By

Regional & Urban Design KC; Allied Organization Sponsors: American Society of Landscape Architects, Illinois chapter, and American Planning Association, Illinois chapter

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