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    Terry Guen, FASLA

    Terry Guen, FASLA

    Adjunct Professor
    Principal and President, Terry Guen Design Associates, Inc., Landscape Architecture, Ecological Planning, Urban Design

    Program of Landscape Architecture

    Office Hours:
    Phone: 312.567.3230
    Fax: 312.567.5820
    Email: tguen@tgda.net
    Web: Terry Guen Design Associates Inc.


    • Assessment and Design of Ecological Landscapes, Urban & Rural Settings


    • M.L.A., University of Pennsylvania
    • Certificate in Urban Design, University of Pennsylvania
    • B.A. Chemistry, Bowdoin College

    Curriculum Vitae

    Courses Taught

    Research & Major Accomplishments

    Terry Guen brings 25 years of sustainable landscape and urban design experience to multidisciplinary teams, as principal and founder of Chicago based Terry Guen Design Associates, Inc. Known for its creative, energetic, and thoughtful vision, TGDA employs all scales of landscape design, from field interpretation of sites, large-scale urban ecological master landscape planning, construction documentation, innovation of details and specification, to administer complex, high profile sustainable public spaces. As result of Terry’s leadership, design advocacy and vision, Chicago agencies have moved forward with a constructed body of ecologically designed and highly aesthetic public spaces.  In support of this avocation, Terry teaches the third year graduate design studio at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Program in Landscape Architecture.

    In 2011, Terry was appointed by President Obama to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, a US Federal agency which advises the President and Congress on Preservation initiatives, practices and policy. She is honored as the second landscape architect expert member to serve on the Council since its inception in 1967.

    Service in Promotion of Landscape Architecture
    U.S. Advisory Council for Historic Preservation (expert member)
    Mayor’s Public Open Space Review Committee, 2009 Chair
    Sister Cities China, Engineering & Architecture Co-Chair
    Chicago Tree Initiative

    Conference Presentations
    Society for Ecological Restoration Great Lakes Region, Madison, WI
    No Name Facilities Design Conference, Chicago, IL
    International Society of Arborists, Chicago, IL
    Lurie Garden Lecture Series, Chicago, IL
    Mid America Conference, Chicago, IL
    Indiana Chapter. American Society of Landscape Architects
    Purdue University LABash
    Bowdoin College, Alumni Speaker Series
    American Society of Landscape Architects Field Session
    Illinois Parks and Recreation Association

    Select Projects: Chicago Public Landscapes, Demonstrating Urban, Aesthetic, Functional Ecology
    - Chicago Public Schools Design Manager, Landscape Architect, CPS/Cannon Design, 2010
    - Prototype High Schools, Public Building Commission of Chicago & Chicago Public Schools, 2009
    - Thornton Reservoir Landscape Restoration, Metropolitan Water District of Greater Chicago, 2008
    - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Biodiverse Historic Boulevard Design, Chicago DOT, 2009
    - O’Hare Airport Modernization Project Green Roofs, OMP, Chicago, IL, 2008, 2004
    - Lexington DuPage Pumping Station Solar Farm, Chicago Department of Water Management, 2007
    - Schiff Prairie, Mercy Lakefront Supportive Housing, Chicago, IL (landscape, not for profit entity), 2007
    - Hegewisch Marsh Ford Calumet Environment Center Master Plan, Chicago Dept of Environment, 2006
    - Jean Baptiste DuSable –Chicago Founder’s Park, Chicago Park District, Chicago, IL, 2005
    - South Lake Shore Drive – Jackson Park, Roadway Landscape Renovations, Chicago DOT, 2005
    - Lakefront Millennium Park, Chicago DOT, Public Building Commission & Millennium Park, Inc., 2005

    Select Projects: Regional Aesthetic, Functional Ecological Landscapes
    US 20 Rockford, West State Street Sustainable Greenway, Phase 2, IDOT District 2, 2010
    - Aurora River Edge Park & Fox Walk Master Plan, City of Aurora, IL, 2009
    - Duck Pond Natural Areas Uplands & Savanna Restoration, Village of Fontana, WI, 2009
    - Near East Side Master Plan, McKinley Park & Milwaukee River Corridor, City of Milwaukee, WI, 2007
    - Central Artery & Tunnel Project, Charles River Basin Park Master Plan, Boston, MA, 1990
    - Hudson River Park Master Plan, Route 9A Reconstruction, New York, NY, 1989

    Select Projects: Historic, Ecological, Aesthetic Landscapes
    IIT Studio, The Farnsworth House, Plano, IL, National Historic Trust Site, 2010
    - IIT Studio, Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Joliet, IL, USFS Site, former Joliet Arsenal, 2009
    - Near East Side Plan, City of Milwaukee, WI;  Lake Park, FL Olmsted, 2009
    - Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, City of Chicago Dept. Transportation; FL Olmsted, 2009
    - Pilcher Park, Joliet Park District & Joliet Parks Foundation, Illinois; OC Simonds, 2008
    - South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago DOT & Park District, Jackson Park, FL Olmsted, 2005
    - Grant Park, Millennium Park, City of Chicago; Burnham & Bennett, Olmsted Bros., 2005
    - Chicago Harbors & Lakefront, D. Burnham, 2004

    Current Projects


    • Wisconsin APA, North East Side Master Plan for Milwaukee, WI (with SCB Chicago), 2011
    • ILASLA Honor Award: Boulemorphosis, 100 Year Urban Landscape Plan for Chicago, Illinois, 2010
    • ILASLA Merit Award: University of Chicago South Chiller Plant Gardens, 2010
    • Chicago Foundation for Women, Breaking Barriers Award, 2010
    • Chicago Riverwalk Revitalization Study, Chicago Dept. of Planning, (with SOM Chicago), 2008
    • ASLA Award of Excellence– Lurie Garden (GGN Ltd, Terry Guen, Local Landscape Architect), 2008
    • ILASLA Honor Award: Park 49 Master Plan, Aurora, Illinois, 2007
    • AIA Award, Margot & Harold Schiff Residences, (Murphy Jahn Asso.) Mercy Housing, Chicago, IL, 2007



    Selected Publications

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    Editorial Board Service

    Professional Society Service

    Grants and Fellowships

    Community Service