Lake Forest High School West Campus
For more than 20 years, engineers from EEA have maintained a relationship with Lake Forest High School. Previous projects on the School’s East and West Campuses include permeable paver parking designs, parking and site improvements, and athletic field and facilities designs.
December of 1995, EEA completed a master plan for athletic facilities on the West Campus. Phases were developed to distribute the $4.8 million land development cost over a three-year period. Additionally, the phasing plan kept a majority of the existing athletic facilities in use during the construction season.
New improvements to the West campus included soccer fields, a lacrosse field, baseball/softball fields, tennis courts, parking and roadway improvements, and a bridge over the adjacent river.
In 2007, EEA prepared drawings for the construction of a new 3,000-seat synthetic turf football/soccer stadium equipped with a concession stand, maintenance building, state-of-the art scoreboard, and ticket booths.
While designing the new synthetic turf soccer and football fields, EEA took into consideration the site’s proximity to the Chicago River and designed a wetland-style detention basin to store and filter water prior to discharging it to the adjacent branch of the river.