University of Chicago Campus Utility Plant


Chicago, IL


Murphy/Jahn Architects

Project Owner:

The University of Chicago

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Working with Murphy/Jahn Architects, TGDA designed a sustainable landscape that fulfills the requirements of the University of Chicago’s green initiatives and maintenance program.

Through comprehensive site analysis that included evaluating the Campus’s green spaces, TGDA crafted a masterplan that employs a planting method, originally developed in Germany, that resulted in a weaving landscape surface within a bed of uniform gravel. A grid of hornbeams are placed within an abstracted pattern of flowering perennials and grasses. The use of gravel and specified plant selection created a highly aesthetic ornamental planting display that requires only modest levels of plant maintenance.

714 South Dearborn Street, Floor 5
Chicago, IL 60605
312 337 9145
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