Chicago’s $475 million Millennium Park is a destination rich in art and recreational opportunity. It showcases an impressive collection of art, music, architecture and landscape architecture. The park received more than a million visitors in the two months after it opened. Notable elements include Frank Gehry’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion, the 11,000-seat Great Lawn, which features a state-of-the-art audio reinforcement and enhancement system for outdoor concerts, and Jaume Plensa’s crowd-pleasing, interactive Crown Fountain. More than 600 trees were planted in the park, and a 10-acre formal ‘Lurie Gardens’ designed by noted landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson provides a changing experience for all seasons and times of day.
AECOM provided program management services, working as an extension of the Public Building Commission of Chicago on this four-year program.