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An excerpt from my portfolio showing the range and variety of my Landscape Architecture experience and background.

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  • Hannah M. Higgins, RLA, ASLA 1412 North Bosworth Avenue, #2 Chicago, Illinois 60642 (630) 452-4551 hmhiggins@gmail.com
  • Hannah M. Higgins, RLA, ASLA Urban Design Projects NW 86th Street Corridor Streetscape Improvements (Iowa DOT) Clive, Iowa Virginia Street TIF District Improvements (IDOT) and Downtown Streetscape Improvements Crystal Lake, Illinois Campustown Streetscape Champaign, Illinois Waukesha Fox River Corridor Waukesha, Wisconsin DuPage Childrens Museum Metra Connection Naperville, Illinois Western Avenue Median Improvements (CDOT) Chicago, Illinois Lake Street and Maypole Avenue Master Site Plan Chicago, Illinois Green River Pattern Book South Suburban Chicago, Illinois Lake Riverdale Sustainable Master Plan (grant application) South Suburban Chicago, Illinois Urban Design 1
  • Hannah M. Higgins, RLA, ASLA NW 86th Street Corridor Streetscape Hitchcock Design Group Throughout the years, the downtown core was dispersed and Client: City of Clive multiple uses became scattered throughout Clive. In a response to reinvigorate the Northwest 86th Street corridor as a central Location: Clive, Iowa destination, the Citys leadership recognized the importance of Size: 1 mile creating a master plan for the redevelopment of the corridor. Project Type: The master plan focused on strategies for improving traffic flow, Public land-use, and linkage between the corridor and intersecting Urban Design greenbelt trail. The streetscape improvements were organized into Iowa DOT three implementation phases, with the first phase going out for bid in Spring 2009. This phase includes the Clive main entry sign, the Crossing Guard Shelter, End Piers at every intersection, paving enhancements and landscape improvements. 2 Urban Design
  • Hannah M. Higgins, RLA, ASLA Virginia Street TIF District Improvements Client: City of Crystal Lake In the fall of 2006, the City of Crystal Lake engaged Hitchcock Location: Crystal Lake, Illinois Design Group to develop a strategy to enhance the Virginia Street Corridor. Project scope included studying the area, determining Size: 1 mile opportunities for improvements and creating a Master Plan to guide Keywords: development. The resulting Streetscape Master Plan summarized Public recommended streetscape improvements, inclusion of public art, Urban Design enhanced parking facilities and the analysis and recommendations IDOT for revitalizing the Virginia Street Corridor. Phase 1 construction documents have been completed, which includes gateway monuments, signage, planters, enhanced paving and street trees. Further phases will be implemented as funding from the Tax Increment Financing District become available. Urban Design 3
  • Hannah M. Higgins, RLA, ASLA Fox River Corridor Hitchcock Design Group Having acted as the lead consultant throughout multiple phases Client: City of Waukesha of development, Hitchcock Design Group was responsible for facilitating consensus through a series of public design charrettes Location: Waukesha, Wisconsin during the Master Plan phase. The challenge was developing a Size: 2.5 miles design that satisfied a multitude of users, balancing wants and needs within budget constraints, and relying not only on public Project Type: improvements but private sector investment. The design team Public consisted of market analysts, hydrologists, civil engineers, and Urban Hitchcock Design Groups landscape architecture design staff. The Riverwalk development of the riverwalk has brought the regions rich history alive and created an outstanding centerpiece for the community of Waukesha. Urban Design 5
  • Hannah M. Higgins, RLA, ASLA Green River Pattern Book Hitchcock Design Group The Calumet River Corridor is a unique ecosystem located in the Client: South Suburban Mayors heart of what once was one of worlds highest concentrations of and Managers Assoc. heavy industry. The river is now being positioned as a key amenity Chicago Southland and catalyst to help revitalize South Suburban Chicago communities. Economic Development Hitchcock Design Group has been engaged by the South Suburban Corporation Mayors and Managers Association and the Chicago Southland Location: South Suburban Economic Development Corporation to create a handbook that Chicago, Illinois illustrates environmentally sustainable design and development best practices. The handbook will educate the cities and promote, Project Type: guide and inspire environmentally sustainable industrial, commercial, Public residential and mixed-use redevelopment. Urban/Sustainability Urban Design 7
  • Hannah M. Higgins, RLA, ASLA Education/Institutional Projects Technological Institute Plaza Replacement Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois Chase Street Plaza and Todd M. Beamer Student Center Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois Siebel Center and Alumni Center University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois Southwest Campus Gateway and Pedestrian Corridor North Central College, Naperville, Illinois Naper Settlement Naperville, Illinois Calvary Church Entry and Gardens Naperville, Illinois Scullen Middle School Indian Prairie School District 204, Naperville, Illinois 95th Street Library Naperville, Illinois Warrenville Public Library Warrenville, Illinois Education 1
  • Hannah M. Higgins, RLA, ASLA Technological Institute Plaza Replacement Hitchcock Design Group An original Holabird and Root design in 1942, the Technological Client: Northwestern University Institute plaza was renovated in the 1970s to eliminate almost all of the stairs for accessibility. Hitchcock Design Group was hired Location: Evanston, Illinois to design, document and provide construction phase services to Size: .75 acres renovate and restore this plaza, which included paver replacement, stair restoration, new planting material and new lighting while still Project Type: providing for ADA accessibility. Private Education Numerous underground obstructions created interesting construction Historical/Rehabilitation challenges. The limited space and need to maintain building access required phased construction that is scheduled to finish in Spring 2009. 2 Education
  • Hannah M. Higgins, RLA, ASLA Real Estate Projects Lincolnshire Commons Lincolnshire, Illinois Naperville Crossings Phases 1, 2 and 3 Naperville Illinois Lake Zurich Downtown Revitalization Phases 1 and 2 Lake Zurich, Illinois University Village East Chicago, Illinois V3 Realty Lake Hills, St. John, Indiana Town & Country Homes Providence, Elgin, Illinois Del Webb/Pulte Homes: Edgewater, Elgin, Illinois Sun City, Huntley, Illinois Kimball Hill Homes: Settlers Ridge, Sugar Grove, Illinois Cherry Ridge, Orland Park, Illinois Ingham Park, Aurora, Illinois AIMCO: The Lakeside Apartments, Lisle, Illinois 100 Forest Place, Oak Park, Illinois Real Estate 1
  • Hannah M. Higgins, RLA, ASLA Lincolnshire Commons Hitchcock Design Group Hitchcock Design Group was commissioned by DLR Group to Client: DLR Group design, document and coordinate the landscape architecture for this mixed-use, retail and restaurant center. The design team