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North Grant Park - Maggie Daley Park | Chicago, IL | Architectural Design, Code Consulting, 06/2010-12/2014

Primera Engineers, Ltd. Is part of the consultant team led by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc. of New York, selected by the Chicago Park District to design the major reconstruction of the 20-acre North Grant Park/Maggie Daley Park located near Chicago's lakefront and major tourism centers of Millennium and Grant Parks. This project consists of the reinvention of the park space with a change in topography, pathways and planting. the project also introduces a children's exploration center and play area, a rock climbing wall, and an ice track skating ribbon. The buildings and pavilions include a new food/retail concession kiosk, new utility building housing the ice ribbon mechanical equipment, and renovations to the existing field house mechanical room. The project provides an added unique element as the park itself is located atop the existing underground East Monroe Parking Garage.

Primera provided all architectural, code consulting, mechanical, lighting controls design, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering for the park and added buildings and pavilions.


Women in the Design World: Work in Progress, an exhibition presented by the Sam Fos School of Design and Visual arts in conjunction with the Women in Architecture Symposium 2014.

Jill M. Baltazar Deichmann, AIA, NCARB / Master of Architecture, 2002