Set around a small meandering lake at the foot of a wooded hill, the Orland Park Village Center Complex rises up to claim its place among the Chicago area’s architectural landmarks. Designed by award-winning architect Ralph Johnson of Perkins & Will and dedicated in 1989, the complex acknowledges the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and updates the Prairie School of Architecture.
In 1990, the Village Center Complex received the Distinguished Building Award from the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Visitors from across the country and around the world have traveled to Orland Park to explore the architectural treasures of the Village Center Complex.
The Village Center Complex is located one block west of LaGrange Road, Orland Park's main north-south commercial artery. North and northwest of the site is Humphrey Woods, a surviving remnant of the oak-hickory woodlands that were once common throughout the area in pre-settlement times. Just beyond Humphrey Woods is the Old Orland Historic District. Land to the south of the complex includes part of a greenbelt and bike path system, and complementary office buildings. Within this setting, the Village Center Complex creates an important element of Orland Park's new Downtown.