November 17, 2014

CHICAGO – TERRA Engineering, Ltd. (TERRA) will provide civil engineering, survey and traffic engineering services for Chicago’s new Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (LMNA). The new 400,000 square-foot state-of-the-art museum and 285,000 square-foot parking structure will find a home on Chicago’s lakefront and become a part of the historic Museum Campus. TERRA was selected by representatives from the design team including LMNA; VOA Associates, Inc. and MAD Architects.

“TERRA looks forward to playing a vital role in transitioning the vision for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art from concept into reality,” said TERRA’s Executive Vice President Jamil Bou-Saab. “The museum will become Chicago’s next great icon on Lake Michigan.”

TERRA’s staff will coordinate with representatives from LMNA, the City of Chicago and other design team members to develop innovative solutions for the project’s challenges including hydraulics, hydrology, utilities and traffic.

As part of the traffic study, TERRA collected traffic data throughout Chicago’s Museum Campus to determine how LMNA traffic would fit into the overall traffic picture around the museums. This included collecting data and evaluating the impacts of events at Soldier Field such as a Chicago Bears games and evaluating the impact of removing the existing parking lot and replacing it with a smaller parking structure. Work also includes coordination with Chicago Park District, Chicago Department of Transportation, other museums located on the campus and other agencies to help determine access location and traffic patterns around the new museum.

TERRA Engineering, Ltd. is a full-service, woman-owned engineering firm serving clients since 1992. With offices in Chicago, Peoria, Milwaukee, St. Louis and Oak Park, TERRA provides high-quality services for client-specific solutions within scope, budget and schedule. For more information about TERRA, call (312) 467-0123 or visit us online at

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