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.

7. Rio de Janeiro Green District

Location: Rio de Janeiro 
Client: Rio de Janeiro Secretaria de Economia Verde (SEV)
Planning and Design: Eco Vidal Design, Inc.
Completion Date: 2012
Site area: 91 acres

In 2012 Eco Vidal Design, Inc. President, Carmen Vidal-Hallett, traveled to Rio de Janeiro with a  US Department of State | Partners of the Americas Fellowship and worked with Rio de Janeiro INEA Secretaria de Economia Verde (SEV) on the first Rio Green District. Carmen introduced the LEED ND (neighborhood development) certification process to SEV and analyzed it's potential  during the 2-month fellowship.

The LEED ND certification Analysis included the verification of all prerequisites in the following areas:
Smart Location and Linkage; Neighborhood Pattern and Design; Green Infrastructure and Buildings