Morton Arboretum

Bauer Latoza Studio was selected to develop concept designs for seven projects identified as part of the Morton Arboretum’s 2011 Master Plan Update. The seven projects and their scope of work include:

  • Tree Adventure Area: Architectural and site design for the 14-acre site to provide a tree canopy and ground-level experience balancing natural features with built structures.
  • Events Pavilion: Design for a rental facility to accommodate 400+ people, a kitchen, restrooms, and storage.
  • Trees of the World Area and Visitor Station: Site, architectural, and interpretive design to showcase the Arboretum’s diverse tree collection.
  • South Farm Maintenance Complex: Architectural and site design for the new sustainable facility for staff offices, shops, and storage.
  • Main Entrance Enhancement: Site and landscape design along Interstate 88, IL Route 53, and the visitor arrival onto the Arboretum grounds.
  • Children’s Garden: The re-design and enhancement of landscape, interpretive, and architectural feature for the 4-acre garden.
  • West Side Parking Expansion: Site and landscape architectural design for a sustainable permanent parking facility and pedestrian bridge.
  • Client: Morton Arboretum
  • Project Address: 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, Illinois
  • Project Size:Tree Adventure Area: 14-acre site, Events Pavilion: 15,000 square feet, Trees of the World Area and Visitor Station: 12-acre site, 1,500 square foot Pavilion, South Farms Maintenance Complex: A 64,000 square foot facility, Main Entrance Enhancement: 7-acre site, Children’s Garden – Phase II: 4-acres site, West Side Parking Expansion: 10-acre site
  • Services Provided: Concept Architectural and Site Design, Cost Estimating, Design Workshops