Congratulations to Hey and Associates, Inc. and Upland Design Ltd who worked closely together to complete two projects that received Merit Awards from Illinois Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architecture (ILASLA). Winners were presented with awards Friday, April 29 at the annual Awards Dinner, Celebration+.
Park 556 Framework Plan won a Merit Award in the Burnham Awards for Planning and Analysis category. Working closely with the Chicago Park District, the design team created a plan that played homage to the sites industrial past while providing much needed access to the lakefront. The plan creates many recreational and educational opportunities and highlights areas to improve biodiversity and habitat.
Northeastern Illinois Roadsides was also a 2016 Merit Award Winner. For Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Hey and Associates, Inc. assisted by Upland Design Ltd documented thousands of acres of roadside within a 6 county area of Northeastern Illinois. This multi-year project also included invasive weed control coordination and roadside management that helped inform millions of dollars of roadside improvements.