Additional Site Design Projects


Burnham Park Shoreline Design – Morgan Shoal, Chicago Shoreline Protection Project, Chicago, Illinois

An expansion of Chicago’s Burnham Park into Lake Michigan is planned to provide Shoreline Protection. Bauer Latoza Studio designed an innovative natural area capitalizing on the unique shallow bedrock, known as the “Morgan Shoal”, located within the expanded park. The design provides an ecological approach providing animal and plant habitats, wetlands and soft shoreline edges, environmental educational opportunities, passive and active recreational areas and improved park access.

  • Client: City of Chicago
  • Project Address: Between 43rd and 51st Street on Chicago’s south lakefront
  • Project Size: Between 43rd and 51st Street on Chicago’s south lakefront
  • Construction Cost: $42 million
  • Services Provided: Site, Landscape and Architectural Concept and Schematic Design, Public Outreach
  • Awards: 2004 Merit Award, Illinois American Planning Association (IL APA)


Base Study for Site Design Recommendations, Chicago, Illinois

Bauer Latoza Studio investigated retail, institutional and industrial sites to assess their environmental performance under the Chicago Landscape Ordinance and Guidelines. Our report’s findings regarding ecological impacts of landscape and site design will be used to update the Guidelines for Chicago buildings, landscapes, and paved surfaces to improve the quality of our natural resources.

  • Client: City of Chicago, Department of Zoning and Land Use Planning
  • Project Address: Data collected from 20 built project development sites
  • Project Size: Data collected from 20 built project development sites
  • Construction Cost: $68,000 (fee)
  • Services Provided: Assessment


Northside College Preparatory High School, Chicago, Illinois

Bauer Latoza Studio designed a two-part pedestrian plaza linking a convenient drop-off area on one side of the state-of-the-art high school, to a gathering area at the other end leading to new recreational playing fields near the river-walk pedestrian and bike path. Landscaped planting areas and ergonomic parking lots rounded out the Chicago Landscape Ordinance- and River Corridor Design Guidelines-compliant design.

  • Client: Chicago Board of Education
  • Project Address: 5501 N. Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
  • Project Size: 6.2 acre site
  • Construction Cost: $1.6 million (Site and Landscape Design)
  • Services Provided: Site and Landscape Architectural Design Services


Lake Park Crescent, Chicago, Illinois

Bauer Latoza Studio’s plan for this four-block park-set residential development establishes a neighborhood character, encouraging pedestrian movement along tree-lined streets, while also preserving eastern vistas of Lake Michigan. Our Landscape Master Plan included streetscape, landscape design for the buildings and common spaces and, a concept design for the community park as a centerpiece of the development.

  • Client: Draper and Kramer
  • Project Address: 1061 East 41st Place, North Kenwood-Oakland Neighborhood
  • Project Size: Four square -block area
  • Construction Cost: $3 million (Landscape Design)
  • Services Provided: Landscape Master Plan, Design Development, Construction Documents and Construction Administration


Campus Parks, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Park District collaborated to combine school property with adjacent parkland, creating “campus parks” to provide recreational facilities, plazas, and open space for students and neighborhood residents alike. Bauer Latoza Studio designed 4 campus park facilities with features including running tracks, playlots and gathering spaces.

  • Client: Chicago Public Schools/Public Building Commission of Chicago
  • Project Address: 10810 S Avenue H, 3250 West Monroe Street, 4420 South Sacramento Avenue, and 4320 West 5th Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
  • Project Size: Jane Addams Elementary School, Faraday Elementary School, Gunsaulus Elementary Scholastic Academy, Sumner Elementary Math and Science Academy
  • Construction Cost: Four Schools, $500,000 to $700,000 each
  • Services Provided: Site and Landscape Architectural Design Services