The University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking an architect/engineer to assist in determining the feasibility and preliminary design for a new Living Learning Center of approximately 265,000GSF. The new facility will include an 800 bed student residence area, academic support spaces, library/study area, computer training classroom/lab, tutoring/study rooms, music practice rooms, media studio, student organization space, cable TV office/studio, basement storage/bike room, laundry/vending, auditorium/event center, social space (multi-purpose room) and food service snack bar/café and other appropriate support spaces as required. Remodeling and expansion of the kitchen area within the existing Chicago Circle Center Building must also be considered.
The new facility will be located across from and connected via enclosed bridge to the existing Student Residence and Commons. The goal of the feasibility study will be to confirm both budget and program, assure that all program elements are sized appropriately, and that the budget is sufficient to complete all elements of the project including hard construction costs, and all soft development costs. Should the program need adjustment to meet the budget the architect/engineer shall make appropriate recommendations to meet the budget. In no case, however, should the budget, once established, be exceeded or the bed count and bed revenue be reduced. A second element of the feasibility study is to determine how this project will integrate with and relate to a currently planned Recreation Center. In order to assure the accuracy of the feasibility study, the architect/engineer shall develop preliminary design drawings (partial schematic design phase) including floor plans, elevations, site plans, perspectives/renderings and must take into consideration how this facility will be integrated with or accommodate the new recreation center on the site. The successful design will be both award-worthy and respectful of the existing campus fabric.
Funding for this facility will be through the issuance of revenue bonds. A final report to support this study's findings of program, budget and site selection shall include preliminary schematic design phase plans, site plan graphics, and budget.
The initial commission will be limited to the preparation of the feasibility study and partial schematic design phase. Should the project proceed, the retained architect would be considered for completion of the balance of the project.
Firms should submit 7 copies of the following:
Floor plans, site plans, elevations
Room/suite plans with square footage
Analysis of examples construction cost, project cost - per square foot and per bed
Comparison of examples budget at concept, budget at construction, final budget at closeout
Change order analysis
University of Illinois at Chicago
1140 S. Paulina Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60612-7217
ATTN: Ronald G. Giles, Director, A/E Services
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submittals must be received by 4:00 p.m., Friday, May 16, 2003 to be considered.
Qualification based selection will be consistent with the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act (30 ILCS 535).
Minimum AE Qualifications
Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered for selection: