• Nicholas Conservatory Front
  • Nicholas Conservatory Rear
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  • Nicholas Conservatory Front2
  • Nicholas Conservatory Front
  • Nicholas Conservatory Side
  • Nicholas Conservatory Side
  • Nicholas Conservatory Concept

Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens

Rockford Park District

Arc Design Resources was the Civil Engineer for the new Nicholas Riverfront Conservatory and Gardens in Rockford, IL on the grounds of Sinnissippi Park.

As a major component of the Rockford Park District’s 100 year anniversary, the conservatory includes Leadership in Energy and Enviromental Design (LEED) to achieve a minimum Silver rating and possibly a Gold rating by the US Green Building Council.

As part of our LEED efforts, we have incorporated the following design elements into the site infrastructure: permeable pavements for the parking and driveway areas and bio-swales for capture of stormwater runoff, in addition to other green-minded design ideas like pedestrian friendly access and native planting areas that do not require maintenance or fertilizing. The total project also incorporates geo-thermal energy, roof gardens, solar energy and water reclamation to maintain the highest LEED ratings possible.

Services Provided

  • Institutional Planning
  • ALTA & Platting
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Hydrologic Modeling
  • Construction Layout
  • Construction Administration

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