At HR Green, we believe in a disciplined, process-oriented design approach. We consider the natural and historical characteristics of a site and focus on exceeding our client’s goals and needs through constructible designs.
This philosophy defines our approach to a wide range of public as well as private improvements, including parks, streetscape, campuses, trail systems and second building sites.
Once we fully understand the project requirements and client objectives we begin thoughtful design development, blending creative talent with sound business sense to meet the established budgets and schedules. We serve both public and private clients in this manner, bringing flexibility, responsiveness and a hands-on approach to every project.
Our licensed landscape architects utilize various plant materials to create, define, enhance and control exterior spaces. We use our horticultural expertise to select the right plants for the right condition. We develop themes that create a ‘sense of place’ and differentiate our clients’ projects from their competitors, through the use of landscape architectural elements, architectural control and site furnishings.
We also collaborate and assist our public and private clients in developing funding strategies for landscape architectural projects. Our grant preparation experts evaluate opportunities and prepare applications that secure funding to turn our plans into reality.
Landscape Architecture Experience
Kehrs Mill Road Entrance Monument
MoDOT and the St. Louis County Transportation Department collaborated on the reconstruction of the Long Road, Wild Horse Creek Road, Kehrs Mill Road intersection project in 2012. Resulting from the public involvement phase of this project, the residents along Wild Horse Creek and Kehrs Mill successfully lobbied for beautification of the intersection.
HR Green was hired to determine if it would be feasible to construct a freestanding Trader Joe’s retail building and parking lot over one of the stormwater detention basins.
Marquette Scenic Overlook and Boardwalk
HR Green provided design and construction engineering services for the renovation of the Marquette-Joliet Bridge scenic overlook, including a new stairway connection to the Cobblestone Inn/City Hall pedestrian bridge, and a new boardwalk extending into the Mississippi River.
Walgreens Site Design
HR Green was selected to provide surveying, engineering and landscape architecture services for this site located in the heart of Northbrook amidst other moderate sized commercial parcels and existing homes.
Johnsburg Road Widening and Reconstruction
The project consisted of the construction of the first roundabout in McHenry County in the Downtown area of the Village of Johnsburg along with widening the road from Spring Grove Road to Fairview Avenue.
Erin Hills Park
Homer Glen, IL
Erin Hills Park is the third park that the Village has developed as part of its commitment to improve the parks and recreation experiences within the Village limits and was partially funded by an Illinois OSLAD Grant.
AAA Auto Club Group
HR Green was selected as the design firm to lead AAA’s expansion into the Upper Midwest. HR Green’s multidisciplinary team has offered a full array of surveying, engineering, and landscape architectural design services ranging from conceptual design through final construction documents.
La Marque, TX
The community was conceived as an alternative to Galveston destinations, providing a more affordable, upscale housing product with large front porches, detached garages, and quaint front yards.
Iowa River Landing
The Iowa River Landing was a re-development project that converted a 180 acre industrial area into a mixed-use district comprised of a hotel, conference center, 300,000+ square feet of retail, office, residential and entertainment space, a medical clinic and parking.
The development is approximately 200 acres in size with approximately 70% commercial and 30% residential, with the residential components comprised of both single and multi-family homes.
McHenry County College Building and Parking Expansion
Crystal Lake, IL
Site planning services for the construction of a new 650 stall parking lot along with 40,000 square foot building addition.
HR Green’s multidisciplinary team has offered a full array of surveying, engineering, and landscape architectural design services ranging from conceptual design through final construction documents.
The Trails at Regal Park
Lubbock Land Company retained HR Green to design a New Urbanist residential community in Lubbock, Texas. The project consists of over 250 lots and was designed to promote social interaction and walkability.
Will County Adult Detention Facility
Civil/site engineering and surveying services for the design and construction of a 600 bed addition to the existing Will County Adult Detention Facility.
Glasford Residential Development
HR Green designed Glasford as a unique neighborhood, intermixing single family detached homes with attached product such as duplex, townhomes, and apartments. The Glasford site consists of 140 acres with over 800 residential units at completion.
The Village of Antioch was subsequently awarded a $283,250 grant through these efforts which helped to fund the development of a 41.9 acre neighborhood park site which was abandoned by a developer during an economic recession.
Winding Creek Conservation Area
Hebron Township, IL
HR Green was retained by the McHenry County Conservation District to provide site design and construction documents for improvements at this 358 acre parcel, located along Nippersink Creek in Hebron Township, Illinois. The District acquired this property due to its high quality native oak savannahs and extensive hydrologic features.
Lake in the Hills Fen Conservation Area Master Plan
Lake in the Hills, IL
This 234 acre site contains sensitive features including a fen, creek and wetlands. HR Green analyzed the opportunities and constraints of these features and assessed the feasibility of site improvements to limit impact upon native plant and wildlife communities.
Rock Run Rookery
HR Green was part of a design team that provided civil engineering and topographic services for a 217 acre recreation area. These services included the agency review and coordination with Will County, City of Joliet and the Illinois Department of Transportation.