The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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The Northeast Illinois chapter of the American Institute of Architects exists to celebrate and promote the profession of architecture, provide opportunities for professional growth, and improve the built environment.

Partner Category: Professional Association

Centennial Activities

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

Midewin is the largest protected open space in the Chicago metropolitan region and the largest grassland restoration ever initiated east of the Mississippi River. 19,000 acres of native tall-grass prairie are being preserved and restored. Midewin’s sweeping landscape on the former site of the Joliet Arsenal 40 miles southwest of Chicago, is in one of the region’s fastest-growing counties. Now owned and managed by the US Forest Service, it will be a tremendous natural asset for neighboring communities and the metropolitan area as a whole.

AIA Northeast Illinois


AIA Northeast Illinois
412 Green Valley Drive
Naperville, IL 60540
630-357-4818 (fax)
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Contact: Corda Murphy, Executive Director, 630-527-8550,

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