Project 120 Chicago

Project 120 Chicago, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, in partnership with the Chicago Park District and with support of generous donors, is leading a team of interdisciplinary professionals to plan, develop, and carry out improvements that respect, preserve, and renew the character of the landscape as designed by Olmsted, while addressing current and future issues and needs that will promote ecology and community vitality and livability for generations to come.

With a focus on sustainability – social, economic, and environmental, we are developing the framework for The South Parks Conservancy, a permanent organization that will manage and foster the South Parks in partnership with the public. Watch "South Parks Revitalization through Partnerships" and other Project 120 Chicago Videos to learn more.

Robert W. Karr, Jr. Director | President
Bob is General Manager of Global Operations and General Counsel of Blommer Chocolate Company, the third largest cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate supplier in world. He is also the founding President and Chairman of the Board of Project 120 Chicago, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 that is working in partnership with the Chicago Park District to develop the South Parks (Jackson Park, Washington Park and Midway Plaisance) – one of the most significant and complex historic urban park systems in the nation. Prior to Blommer and Project 120, Bob was an attorney at Jones Day and Masuda Funai, where he advised clients on their development and implementation of global strategic plans. Past community service includes Chairman of Chicago Sister Cities International Program under Mayor Richard M. Daley. Bob earned a B.A. in Asian Languages and Literature and International Business Certificate from the University of Iowa, and J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.

Suzanne Kopp-Moskow
Director | Executive Vice President

William L. Florida
Director | Vice President

Kumiko Watanabe
Director | Treasurer

Dayne Kono
Director | Secretary

Yumi Ross
Director | Design Chair

Leif Selkregg
Director | Project Management Advisor


Booth Hansen Ltd.
Larry Booth, AIA, Principal

Heritage Landscapes LLC, Preservation Landscape Architects
Patricia M. O’Donnell, FASLA, AICP, IFLA, ICOMOS, Principal, Heritage Landscapes LLC., Preservation Landscape Architect
Peter Viteretto, Heritage Landscapes LLC., Preservation Landscape Architect
Gregory De Vries, ASLA, Heritage Landscapes LLC, Preservation Landscape Architect
Thomas Helmkapp, Heritage Landscape LLC, Preservation Landscape Architect

Yoko Ono

Kulapat Yantrasast, Ph.D., Founding Partner and Creative Director
Andrija Stojic, LEED, AP, NY Office Director and Buildings Leader
Michael Gruber, AIA, Technical Director
Mark Thomann, Grounds Workshop Leader
Gregory Fischer, General Director
Bob Dornberger, Objects Director


Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt, LLC
Nora D. Kyger, Executive Vice President
Clyde Watkins, Senior Partner


Ascent PGM
Robert Rejman (previously, Director, Planning and Construction, Chicago Park District)

Project Management Advisory Services
Andy Roscoe, LEED AP


Norcon Inc.
Jeff Jozwiak, Principal and Co-Founder
Sarah Roxworthy, Senior Project Manager

Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation
Tetsuma Chiken, General Manager, Titanium & Specialty Stainless Steel Division
Yoshio Hori, Executive Vice President and General Manager, NSSM USA, Inc.
Hironori Sato, Senior Manager, Technical Services, NSSM USA, Inc.
Masahiro Nakano, Senior Manager, NSSM (Japan)
Hiroyuki Yamaguchi, NSSM (Japan)


Jason Goldberg, Vice President
Amber Davis
Michael Lesniak
Courtney O'Neil
Dan Salganik
Danica Wasser


Kimiyo Naka

John Patrick

Project 120 Partner Organizations include:
The City of Chicago
Chicago Park District
Friends of the Parks
Jackson Park Advisory Council
Washington Park Advisory Council
Midway Plaisance Advisory Council

The Art Institute of Chicago
Consulate General of Japan at Chicago
Frank Lloyd Wright Trust
Museum of Science and Industry
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
Illinois Home & Children’s Aid
Illinois Army National Guard and the Richard L. Jones National Guard Armory
North America Japanese Garden Association
Japan Chamber of Commerce of Chicago
Japan America Society of Chicago
Japanese American Service Committee
Du Sable Museum of African-American History
Hyde Park Historical Society
National Association for Olmsted Parks
National Trust for Historic Preservation
The Garden of the Phoenix Foundation
The Hyde Park Art Center
The University of Chicago
Thodos Dance Chicago
U.S.-Japan Council
Washington Park Historical Society

Advisors include:
Julia Bachrach, Chicago Park District
Michael Lange, Chicago Park District
Lauren Umek, Chicago Park District
Louis McCurry, President, Jackson Park Advisory Council
Cecilia A. Butler, President, Washington Park Advisory Council
Anton L. Seals, Jr.
Juanita Irizarry, Executive Director, Friends of the Parks
Janice Katz, Currator, The Art Institute of Chicago
Sonia Cooke, President, The Garden of the Phoenix Foundation
Celeste Adams, CEO, Frank Lloyd Wright Trust
Jake Young, Jackson Park Advisory Council