Their challenge

The Park District of Highland Park tapped Woodhouse Tinucci Architects to design a new boardwalk as part of the ecological restoration of the beach. Woodhouse wanted to put the natural landscape first, so they needed a partner with similar lakeshore experience and sustainability-first mindset.

Our solution

We provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems design. The 1,500-foot boardwalk along Lake Michigan includes 5,000 square feet of pavilions for beach reception, refreshments, restrooms, and environmental education, some of which are geothermally heated and cooled.