DeVry University’s Chicago Campus consists of two buildings, a basketball court, and two separate parking lots on approximately 16.9 acres. With a construction budget of $22 million, we were hired to help expand the growing school through improvements to approximately 5 acres of the site, including a new building and a connecting link. A wide range of land development services were provided, including designing a new entry drive to provide a main entrance to the campus, parking lot improvements including landscape islands, and existing detention volume control and water quality provisions. This project was awarded LEED Silver certification and meets the needs of modern education demands.
Existing detention — in the form of a dry basin and parking lot ponding — lacked volume control or water quality provisions, resulting in infiltration areas and native plantings being added to the dry bottom basin.