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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): New Residence Hall - Phase One

Award Info
Published Monday November 27, 2006
Awarded to:
Consultant:  BLDD Architects, Inc., Decatur, IL
Amount:  $798,315
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 2
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday August 23, 2006
Project Description

In December 2004, a feasibility study was initiated which sought to evaluate the options for modernizing the Champaign Residence Halls, located in the block defined by Fourth Street, Peabody Drive, First Street, and Gregory Drive. The feasbility study recommended a multi-phase redevelopment plan, which includes the consolidation of the current dining and residential support spaces into a new Student Dining and Residential Programs Building as well as the construction of a series of new residence halls, to be executed over a series of phased efforts over an extended period of time.

The Champaign Housing Redevelopment - Phase One project will address the need for a new Student Dining and Residential Programs Building as well as the first phase of a single, new Residence Hall. In addition, it will address various utilities issues on the site as well as demolition of some existing buildings.

New Residence Hall: This facility, to be located directly north of Garner Hall and along Gregory Drive, represents the first residence hall replacement facility on the site. It has been designed as an L-shaped four and five-story building, providing a total of 506 beds at 156,000 gross square feet. The New Residence Hall has been designed to be built in two phases.

Phase One of the New Residence Hall has been designed to provide 150 beds, including accessible living spaces for 22 students with severe physical disabilities and their personal assistants. These students are currently residing on campus at Beckwith Hall. The remaining space has been designed to meet the needs of first and second year students. The students relocated from Beckwith Hall will be accommodated on the first floor; other students' residences are designed for the second, third and fourth floors. Phase One of the New Residence Hall has been designed at approximately 54,600 gross square feet.

The New Residence Hall will address students' preferences for double occupancy, suite-style rooms, semi-private bathrooms and air-conditioned living environments. Support spaces, including common lobbies and meeting rooms, will also be provided. An architectural link between the Residence Hall and the Student Dining and Residential Programs Buidling is incorporated into the design, providing closed, environmentally controlled pedestrian access between the two distinct facilities at the ground and third floor levels.

Procurement of Professional Services
The University of Illinois has employed a professional team of consultants, led by the Design Architect Booth Hansen (Chicago) to execute the Schematic Design and Design Development phase services for the Champaign Housing Redevelopment - Phase One effort. Upon completion of the Design Development phase of work, the Unviersity work with two separate Architects of Record, one associated with the Student Dining and Residential Programs Building and one with the New Residence Hall to execute the design documents generated by the Design Architect.

This advertisement is for the Architect of Record for the New Residence Hall Phase One Building.

The Architects of Record will provide Construction Documents, Bidding & Award, Construction Adaministration, and Warranty phase services. The Design Architect will be retained to provide reviews of the work generated beyond Design Development by the Architects of Record, at 50% Construction Documents and 95% Construction Documents, and will not be eligible to provide Architect of Record services.

The Architect of Record must meet all selection criteria, including items described below under "Minimum Qualifications." In addition, the Architect of Record, at the time of submittal of qualifications described herewith, must indicate the intended provider of M/E/P and LEED services. Submittals that do not include this minimum declaration will not be considered.

Additional Information
Architect of Record - Student Dining and Residential Programs Building: The University has employed Nagle Hartray Danker Kagan McKay Penney Architects Ltd. (Chicago) to provide Construction Documents, Bidding & Award, Construction Administration, and Warranty phase services. These services will be provided for the new Student Dining and Residential Programs Building as well as the relocation of existing site utilities, the demolition of the Illini Orange, and the demolition of the two existing dining halls (Gregory and Peabody).

Construction Manager: The University has employed Turner Construction Company (Chicago) as the Construction Manager to provide pre-construction and construction phase services for all Champaign Housing Redevelopment - Phase One work.

Project Area: 54,600 gsf
Project Area: 47,600 nasf
Project Budget: $75,700,000
Construction Budget: $10,900,000
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Monday September 11, 2006:
Facilities & Services, Construction Division
Attention: Peter E. G. Maass,
Physical Plant Service Building, MC-800
1501 South Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Professional Services Consultant Submittal
Firms should submit:
  • A letter of interest
  • A copy of its Capital Development Board (CDB) prequalification letter
  • A CDB SF 255 form (Section 8 should be modified to include additional information of relevant projects.)
  • A copy of the following sections of your current CDB prequalification applications:
  • - Section 8: MAFBE information
  • - Section 8A: MAFBE certification
  • - Sections 12 and 13: Prequalification category and supporting work experience
  • - Disclosure Form B: Including supporting information
For full consideration, interested firms should identify, at the time of submittal, all consultants anticipated to perform a significant role within the proposed team of professional consultants.
The Unviersity of Illinois encourages the participation of minority- and female-owned firms and consultants.
Firms should submit five packets in hard copy format to the address noted above. The CDB SF255 forms can be found on the CDB website at
The electronic copy of the packet shall be submitted in pdf format, using the following URL to complete and submit the information:

The electronic copy should be submitted using the web at the URL listed and should not be submitted via email.
The project will be administered using the Owner's web-based project management system. PRZM was developed to maximize the potential of the Internet in allowing project team members to access and exchange project information. PRZM supports team collaboration in management and interaction as well as team member empowerment on a multi-layer security system.
Minimum PRZM user requirements are as follows:
  • Personal Computer: Microprocessor speed of 100mhz or higher, 32Mb RAM and a monitor capable of at least 800 x 600 pixel resolution
  • Internet Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer verison 4.0 or higher is recommended
  • E-mail: PRZM requires the user to have a valid e-mail account
  • Software: At various stages of PRZM, users will be required to attach their documents to PRZM
  • Computer-Aided Drawing (CAD) viewer
The following project-related criteria will be used to evaluate the firms requesting consideration for selection:
  • Current commitments of proposed staff and firm
  • Overall design quality of the projects submitted
  • Prior experience with projects at the University level
  • Prior experience with projects of similar scope
  • Overall physical quality of the projects submitted
  • Prior experience with projects serving those with severe physical disabilities
  • Prior experience with LEED Silver certified projects
  • Prior experience with projects involving Design Architect/Architect of Record contract arrangements
  • Overall qualifications of the proposed team of consultants
  • M.A.F.B.E. participation
Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered:
  • Licensed to practice as an architect, landscape architect, or engineer in the State of Illinois.
  • Pre-qualified with the State of Illinois Capital Development Board.
  • Registered and authorized to do business in the State of Illinois.
  • Utilize an AutoCAD compatible system to provide documents.
Selection will be consistent with the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act (30 ILCS 535/1).

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