City of Naperville Riverwalk
Once home to parking lots and a municipal storage yard, downtown Naperville has become the centerpiece of a transformation into one of the Nation’s best places to live. The first phase of the Riverwalk was funded by citizens’ donations and discounted services and materials from local consultants and contractors. Incremental portions of the four-mile, 75-acre linear park have been constructed each year since 1981. For over 30 years, Hitchcock Design Group has been involved in this now well-recognized landmark and the project has encouraged other communities to reinvest in their own downtown riverfronts. As Naperville has grown, its ability to attract quality developments has also increased and has allowed it to create a downtown with a vibrant live-work-shop-play atmosphere.
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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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Communication, creativity, meeting timeliness, meeting institutional expectations; we’re not an easy client. Hitchcock goes out of their way to work with us.”
“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.”
“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.”
“What keeps coming back to me is their willingness, their ability, and their responsiveness to help manage the situation at hand.”
“Hitchcock thinks beyond straight lines and 90-degree angles.”
“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.”
“They’ve earned our trust. They listen to us and come back with solutions that really meet our needs. They let you start to dream …”