This high profile, highly visible redevelopment project in the heart of a burgeoning district in Chicago will become one of the premier live, work, play environments in the city. Surrounded by water on two sides, the development is well situated to be an icon. Striking plaza spaces, spacious lawns, and naturalized wetlands along with a highly stylized section of the Chicago Riverwalk will set the stage for this once in a lifetime opportunity to change the face of this portion of the city. Hitchcock Design Group collaborated with our architectural partners to conceptually land plan the site, situating multiple high-rise towers across the site to maximize views, consciously avoid casting shadows over the Riverwalk, and balancing the needs of access for residents, employees, shoppers, and the public who can enjoy every aspect of the open spaces we created. In addition, HDG prepared the Riverwalk and open space conceptual designs across the entire eight acres, capturing the essence of the city in the context of the neighborhood.
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“Hitchcock goes out of their way to make sure they’re responsive, helpful, and doing things that aren’t necessarily their responsibility. They’re just all-around quality. Any project that I do going forward they will always, always be included in my RFP, whether it’s city or suburban.”
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“Their work comes with a level of empathy with the user to say ‘it’s more than plants. How can this be an uplifting space? How can this invigorate someone?’ That’s different. That’s unique.”
“Communication, creativity, meeting timeliness, meeting institutional expectations; we’re not an easy client. Hitchcock goes out of their way to work with us.”
“With Hitchcock, I felt like they really went above and beyond, and they’re extremely responsive. They take more of a leadership role, which is helpful, especially with a complicated project.”
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“One of Hitchcock’s strengths is the amount of work they put in when they’re getting to know a community. They show you they really understand the issues your community is considering. They’re very thorough in their approach. It’s clear they’ve done their homework.”
“Hitchcock thinks beyond straight lines and 90-degree angles.”
“They work in a very collaborative manner in discussions and presentations. They make sure you fully understand it. If there are any questions at all, they can help you with it.”
“Some architects will just say ‘how dare you!’ but Hitchcock encourages changes. Relationships and creativity is what it boils down to—it’s why I like them the best and what sets them apart from others.”