Arcon Associates Architecture was commissioned by the Prairie Hills Elementary School District 144 to set a vision for their school campus in Markham, Illinois that would address the evolving needs of their district. This vision included the design of a brand new, state of the art junior high school that would meet LEED Silver Certification standards. Manhard Consulting was contracted by Arcon Associates to coordinate all sitework related design and permitting asscociated with the project.

A critical component of the campus planning phase involved coordination with the local municipality regarding zoning and land use modification. Arcon Associates and District 144 Officials looked to the expertise of the Manhard Consulting team to execute the required documents and submittals, as well as coordinating the public meeting process.

The design phase of the project was met with its own unique set of challenges and opportunities. The design input from the Manhard team began early in the process during the due diligence phase where it was critical to ensure that the existing infrastructure was adequate to support the newly proposed facilities.

Manhard Consulting was tasked with developing the design of stormwater management facilities, site utilities and infrastructure, as well as grading and earthwork analysis. The Manhard team also handled coordination with the applicable reviewing agencies, which included the City of Markham, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC), Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA), Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), and Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA).