1434 W. Division Street, Chicago, IL 60642
Near North Montessori School
Civic & Institutional
Gagarin Farruggia Gibisch Reis, Inc., Sawhorse Studio, TERRA Engineering, Ltd.
The Children’s Garden at Near North Montessori School is a natural play space that allows for imaginative, open-ended play. The garden provides a sustainable, durable, and natural environment for the students, and is a combination of open areas, intimate hiding spots, and creative play opportunities. Some of the design features include a tree-planted hill, a treehouse structure with cave, climbers, and slides, a deep sandpit, living willow huts, and a stage area.
2013 Illinois ASLA Institutional Merit Award for Design