University of Illinois - C/U
IL Licensed Landscape Architect
MO Licensed Landscape Architect
Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control
CPESC No. 6400
Neil Brumleve, manages design projects including parks, schools, churches and
commercial facilities. Neil is certified
in erosion and sedimentation control and has a background in computer-generated
graphics. He manages computer graphics
and technical document production.
Griswold Conservation Area, Macon County Conservation
District involved converting existing recreational
facilities into a conservation area utilizing best management practices and
sustainable design. A baseball diamond
and associated structures were demolished and a parking lot was re-configured. Surface drainage was directed into bioswales
and detention areas. Solar-powered LED
lights replaced electric lights. On the glacial kame an overlook was built
with interpretative signs and star-gazing facilities. Trails and service roads were streamlined,
and the construction debris generated was reused or recycled.
Entrance Enhancement at Lincoln Memorial Garden,
Springfield, IL. The visitor parking area of this National
Register site was paved with unit pavers set on a special base to allow
infiltration of surface water. The
walkway entrance was widened and improved to accommodate the large number of
visitors visiting the site and people with disabilities. Historic style lighting and new signs were installed and native plants were added.
Garden Hills Elementary
School, Champaign, IL involved collaborating
with the school’s curriculum manager to identify possible programmed outdoor
activities and the site improvements needed for support. An outdoor art display/activity center, amphitheater
for class gatherings, and student gardens were included. Additionally a new school entrance, courtyard
and other site improvements were designed. Sustainable materials and design were utilized including bioswales with
native prairie plants to collect run-off and woody species selected for their bird
habitat and fruiting qualities.
Recycled permeable pavers, recycled glass aggregate planters, a
rainwater harvesting tank, composting areas, and recycling containers were
used. The project was awarded a LEED silver designation.
Neil F. Brumleve, PLA, CPESC
Planner and Landscape Architect
Cathedral of the
Immaculate Conception, Springfield, IL. MMA developed
concept plans then construction documents for the extensive renovation of this
city landmark. Its traditional Italian
architecture was reflected into the new plan for the grounds. Walls and fences around the site were removed
to create a more open and welcoming appearance.
New terraces and courtyards were designed for outdoor gatherings. Low walls, walkways, steps and ramps were
added for improved pedestrian circulation. Native plants were selected for low
maintenance and seasonal interest.
River: Lincoln Heritage Water Trail Macon, Sangamon and Menard Counties, IL. MMA
is preparing a study for recreational opportunities along a 65 mile section of
the Sangamon River from Lincoln Trail Homestead Park to Lincoln's New Salem Historic Site. The character and recreational opportunities of the route
are being assessed. Recommendations for
improving access, support services, and opportunities for associated private facilities
are being developed. The public is involved throughout the process. The goal is
to establish the route as a Department of Interior designated National Water
Plan for Downtown Lincoln, IL involved working with a team of specialized professionals to develop a
long-range plan for improving the historic downtown of this county seat. MMA services involved developing layout plans
for restructured sidewalks and street rights-of-way, two downtown parks, and
the courthouse grounds. Improvements were
aimed at solving circulation and access limitations caused largely by
downtown grade changes. Highlighting the historic qualities of the city and establishing a unified image of the city are major components of the project.
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