540 acres, 219 hectares
Landscape Architecture, Master Planning
Outdoor spaces play a uniquely prominent role at Epic Systems Corporation’s headquarters. With over 4,000 employees working at their growing campus, Epic turned to SmithGroupJJR to create an engaging landscape layered with appealing spaces for meeting, gathering, contemplation, and relaxation.
SmithGroupJJR’s site design team took a nontraditional design approach that matched the creativity of Epic's corporate culture. The resulting design creates an inviting, playful setting, featuring lush, native plantings, a stream, waterfalls, pond, and themed outdoor gathering spaces. Sustainability is woven into three distinct but integrated campuses. This includes more than eight acres of intensive green roof over underground parking and one of the world’s largest gravel gardens.
The client-driven design fosters teamwork and collaboration — and also impresses the thousands of clients who attend major on-site events every year. The distinctive landscape, infused with natural, cultural and healing elements, embodies the company’s commitment to its employees and the medical profession.
Landscape over Structure
Realizing a site's performance and placemaking potential.