Urban Design + Planning

Construction Management

Architecture + Interiors

Sustainability + Educational Projects

Eco Vidal Design, Inc. (EVD) is a Chicago-based company specializing in architectural interior design, urban planning, construction management, sustainability services, and community engagement. EVD is a certified MDE/DBE/WBE business dedicated to creating innovative and sustainable design solutions for clients in the Chicago area and beyond.

9. Chicago Sullivan Sustainable Landscaping Master Plan

Location: Rogers Park, Chicago, Il. 
Client: Sullivan HS  | Noe Torres
Sponsor: JLL |LERN
Planning and Community Engagement : Carmen Vidal-Hallett | Eco Vidal Design, Inc.
Landscape Architect: Jose Magan
Environmental professional: Amanda Bittencourt 
Completion Date: 2021-2022
Site area: 5 acres (entire site)
Site area first phase: 470 sf

In 2021, during the pandemic, Carmen Vidal-Hallett approached Chicago’s Sullivan HS to complete a sustainable landscaping master plan with the diverse students of the school. The project involved student immigrants from all over the world with 90% students of color. The project consisted of teaching the students about the environment, stormwater management and planting perennial native species, including pollinator plants to restore the ecosystem. The students also learned how to design a rain garden and as a group created the landscape plan above. Several students are now  pursuing  environmental majors at the university level.