Facilities Services Building

Building overview

Overview

Status: Construction

The new 86,543-square-foot Facilities Services building will be located at 52nd Street and Cottage Grove Avenue and will house 125 University of Chicago employees working in the trade shops, landscaping and inventory departments. Currently, these departments are housed in the ATS building (American Taxi Service) on Stony Island Avenue, the eastern edge of campus. The new facility’s first floor includes a loading dock with receivable and shipping areas along with carpentry, steel, residential and landscaping shops. There is also 2,550-square-feet of retail space on the first floor. The rigorous use of precast panels is inspired by traditional Chicago industrial architecture. This architectural expression was designed to compliment the neighboring buildings, specifically the armory to the west. The building has a 21,500-square-foot green roof and will be targeting LEED silver designation.

Project Team

  • Senior Project Manager: Desiree DiLucente
  • Design Builder: McShane Construction Company
  • Project Contact: Desiree DiLucente, ddilucente@uchicago.edu

Project Updates

Key Milestones:

  • Fall 2013: Design Builder selected. 
  • Fall 2013: Completed design phase.
  • Winter 2013: Began construction.
  • April 2014: Precast panel and steel erection.
  • July 2014: Began roof installation and parking lot excavation.

Upcoming Milestones:

  • August 2014: Build geothermal connections.
  • September 2014: Pave parking lot; build out interior space.
  • October 2014: Landscaping; green roof planting; street paving.
  • January 2015: Complete construction and begin tenant move-in.

Photos

Construction progress, December 2014

Construction progress, December 2014

Construction progress, December 2014

interior construction

Construction progress, June 2014.

interior construction

Construction progress, June 2014.

interior construction

Construction progress, June 2014.

interior construction

Construction progress, June 2014.

interior construction

Construction progress, June 2014.

Inside building

Construction progress, May 2014.

tie rods

Construction progress, May 2014.

precast panels

Construction progress, May 2014.

wall corner

Precast panel wall construction underway, April 2014.

panel wall

Precast panel wall construction underway, April 2014.

Construction of wall

Precast panel wall construction underway, April 2014.

Site prep

Site preparation underway, March 2014.

Concrete foundation

Detail view of site preparation work, March 2014.

Building main entrance

Main entrance.

Rear view

Exterior view of precast concrete panels.

night view

View of main entrance at night.

green roof

21,500 SF green roof.

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