11/7: Forest Preserves of Cook County Workshop


How well do you know the Cook County Forest Preserves? With nearly 80,000 acres of land, the Preserves (CCFP) are truly a great environmental, recreational and educational resource for our region. This workshop, or mini-charrette, will provide an overview of the Forest Preserves history and resources, as well as opportunity for architects, landscape architects, and planners to provide conceptual ideas to assist CCFP in the implementation of several small projects stemming from CCFP’s The Next Century Conservation Plan.

Forest Preserves of Cook County Workshop

When: Monday, November 7, 2016, 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Where: AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker, #250, Chicago

The workshop session will explore five topics:

—  gateway site enhancements that could be funded by corporate sponsorship.

—  aquatic center nature art or signs that could be funded by corporate sponsorship.

—  nature center wayfinding and sign enhancements.

—  traveling exhibit about the forest preserves for display at major tourism destinations.

—  DYI boardwalks to improve access for stewards of marshy forest preserves.


3:00 pm                    presentation

3:30 to 5:30 pm         small group breakouts

5:30 to 6:00 pm         group reporting


—  Arnold Randall, General Superintendent of the Forest Preserves of Cook County

—  Edward Torrez, AIA, LEED AP, Bauer Latoza Studio

—  Terry Guen, FASLA, Terry Guen Design Associates

—  APA-IL Representative


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