Features: 765-car spaces on six levels with a 10,500 square foot fire substation.
Description: The state-of-the-art Lot F-29 Parking Facility and Fire Substation is constructed to accommodate hourly, daily, special event, and long-term parkers composed primarily of University faculty, staff and employees while the fire substation component provides a facility in a central location within the University that lessens emergency response time thereby increasing life safety to the campus community. Special event parking is provided for the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign sporting events and other evening or weekend University functions.
The unique four-bay wide split-level structure contains approximately 765 cars on six levels of structured parking and also houses within it, an Urbana-Champaign Fire Department substation of approximately 10,500 square feet. The parking facility incorporates a single helix design with combination of one-way and two-way traffic in four bays of sloped parking with flat ends. The split-level design allows integration of a site context that slopes significantly from corner to corner. Safety features include two glass-backed elevators, glazed stair towers, emergency phones on each level and open stair and elevator lobbies. A University parking office, electrical room, storage and equipment room, meter repair room and emergency generator room along with the Fire Substation are located on the first level.
A pre-cast skin applied to the cast-in-place post-tensioned concrete structure, utilizing a combination of “thin-brick” and colored panels for the exterior façade, was incorporated into the design of the parking facility. The pre-cast fa?ade spandrel panels are offset on the east and west elevations to allow sufficient passage of light while hiding sloping floor lines behind. The Fire Substation combines a steel frame and post-tensioned concrete structure with a brick skin to match the parking facility. DESMAN is the Architect and Structural Engineer of Record and Parking Consultant with Peoria-based Architect, Phillips Swager Associates, serving as architectural design consultant for the fire station. General Energy Corporation of Oak Park, IL served as MEP consulting engineer.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Lot F29
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign