Higher Education

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) North Campus


Features: 1495-car spaces on 6 levels with a 21,300 square foot of retail space and 21,300 square feet of office space.

Description: The North Campus Parking Deck is constructed to accommodate hourly and daily parkers composed primarily of University faculty, staff, employees and students. A single level retail component encompasses 21,300 gross square feet of space at the south edge of the site on the ground level. Similarly an office area that contains the 21,300 gross square feet is located at the north edge of the site on the ground level. The retail and office elements are being constructed within the structural envelope of the parking deck.

The four-bay wide cast-in-place post-tensioned parking structure contains approximately 1500 cars on six levels. The facility integrates a double helix design with two-way traffic in four bays. The ramping bays are at the interior of the facility maintaining level or flat bays at all four elevations. The corners of the structure handle all of the vertical pedestrian circulation with exit stairs on the north corners of the structure and elevator / stair towers on the south corners of the facility. Safety features include four 3-sided glass backed electric traction elevators, glazed stair towers, emergency campus phones on each level and open stair and elevator lobbies. University storage rooms, electrical room and an emergency generator along with the retail and office spaces are located on the first level.

The proposed design of parking deck facades incorporates pre-cast concrete panels with masonry infill. Openings or “windows” in the panels recall fenestration patterns found on many campus buildings, and also serve to introduce light and ventilation to the parking deck. The openings are surrounded by articulated, precast trim sections that add an element of texture and richness to the façade; a contextual response to the University aesthetic. Stainless steel screens are used as a horizontal top band in the elevation to help break down the building into a recognizable base, middle and top scenario commonly found in other University buildings. Stair and elevator towers utilize entirely glazed exterior skins with open ?floating? stairs and three sided glazed elevator hoistways to promote passive safety and security of users. DESMAN is the Architect and Structural Engineer of Record and Parking Consultant with Chicago-based Architect, Booth Hansen Associates, serving as consulting Design Architect for the façade and vertical circulation elements. Henneman Raufeisen & Associates of Champaign, IL served as consulting MEP Engineer, Berns, Clancy Associates of Champaign, IL served as consulting Civil Engineer and Jacobs-Ryan Associates served as Landscape Architect.

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