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Daley City College

PRI served as the lead site planner and landscape architect for the Daley City College Design Team.  The Design Team included architects, interior designers, civil engineers, structural engineers, and MEPs. The site plan featured a variety of sharp, angular shaped walkways and courtyards taking influence from the architects’ more modernized building design.  Numerous heavily planted angular-shaped landforms compliment the aesthetics of the buildings and walkways by framing views and directing pedestrian traffic to main access points for the campus.  A new boulevard system framed by evenly spaced parkway trees was added to West 76th Street (the campus’s main roadway) with newly designed entrance plazas at each end to provide gateway entrances to the campus.  A re-routed parking lot and plant design provided additional shade to reduce heat island effects, to create safer pedestrian routes, and to screen delivery and loading areas.  A lighting system consisting of various LED color schemes was developed and carefully placed around the new site to highlight focal points, increase safety, and create a more dynamic nighttime effect for the campus.

Location

Chicago, Illinois

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