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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
QBS #02CDB03

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Architecture Buidling Studio Remodeling

Award Info
Published Thursday October 4, 2001
Awarded to:
Consultant:  Moorhead Gruber Architects
Amount:  Fee to be determined by the Capital Development Board
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 3
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday August 2, 2001
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Friday August 17, 2001:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
207 Henry Administration Building
506 South Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801-3684

Description of Project
The Architecture Building, completed in 1926, houses the administration of the College of Fine and Applied Arts, the Ricker Library of Art and Architecture, the School of Architecture Offices of Undergraduate Student Affairs, the School of Architecture Media and Communications Office and the Duplicating Office. It also provides studio space for over 1/3 of the School?s undergraduate students and all Design Option thesis students. In addition to providing space for the above functions, the building also houses the Temple Buell Architecture Gallery, Daylighting Lab, School of Architecture Computer Operations Center and Central Computing Lab, Photography Lab and Studio and the Woodshop.

Over the years, the building has undergone several upgrades and remodeling to meet changing demands. The demands of the current uses of the building and the technology necessary to keep the School competitive with others around the country have exceeded what is available within the building. This request involves funds to upgrade electrical capacity for computer and air conditioning usage, increase capacity for data networking of studio and computer spaces, upgrade and increase amount of air conditioning delivered within the building to key areas such as the Temple Buell Architecture Gallery and general cosmetic refurbishing of many spaces that currently have spalling and peeling plaster and paint.

Firms should submit 4 copies of the following: a letter of interest, a copy of its CDB prequalification letter, and a 255 form (use CDB SF 255 dated 7/1/99) by 4:00 p.m., Friday, August 17, 2001 addressed to:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Office for Project Planning & Facility Management
Illini Union Bookstore
807 S. Wright St., Suite 320
Champaign, IL 61820
ATTN: Roland R. Kehe, AIA
Email address:

Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered for selection:

  • Licensed to practice as an architect in the State of Illinois
  • Prequalified with the State of Illinois Capital Development Board
  • Registered and authorized to do business in the State of Illinois
  • Utilization of AutoCAD compatible system
(Submitted by Katharine Kral, State Purchasing Officer.)

Selection will be consistent with the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act (30 ILCS 535/1).

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