Rachel G.

Rachel G.

New York, NY, US


Black Locust

IIT: CHANGING NATURE Illinois Institute of Technology,  Chicago, IL

This project studied single tree species (Robinia pseudoacacia,  Black Locust), and to  utilize 9 specimens in a design on the Illinois Institute of Technology’s campus, a Mies van der Rohe modernist plan with a landscape design by Alfred Caldwell.

Black Locust, although native to the Illinois region, grows rhizomatously and forms a monoculture thicket. It is usually avoided in landscape design because of this, so this inherently required some type of maintenance plan to be built into the design.

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Status: School Project
Location: IIT Campus, Chicago, IL
My Role: Designer