The University of Chicago Campus South Mixed Use Facility is a four-level parking structure with 323 parking spaces, a parking office, elevator lobbies, a meeting/community room, and support space for the adjacent field located on the ground floor.
The primary vehicle ingress and egress are located on the north side of the site and will be aligned with Kimbark Avenue, a vacated street. Secondary vehicle ingress and egress are located off 61st Street. The main pedestrian entrance for the new parking structure is an elevator lobby at the northwest corner, conveniently located to serve the new David Rubenstein Forum conference center and Study Hotel. The pedestrian entrance for the parking office is located at the north façade, the point of entry for the meeting room on the south face, and all entrances for the remaining support spaces on the west elevation.
The height of the structure will be 51’–1” tall and clad with a rhythmic vertical metal panel that provides a texture to the building volume while allowing for natural ventilation for the parking floors required by code. The massing of the building will provide a transition from the university campus to the residential district south of 61st Street. This is accomplished by the height being more closely aligned with the residential buildings on 61st Street. The material's colors have been chosen to integrate the structure into the surrounding academic and residential context by drawing from the warm natural color of the limestone found in wall panels and accent stones throughout the community.
For questions, please contact Krystal McDoom, project manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking Consultant and Structural Engineer: Walker Consultants
Interiors Architect: RubioStudio
Façade Architect: bKL
Landscape Architect: Site Design
Civil Engineer: Terra Engineering
MEP/FP Engineer: CCJM
Construction Manager: Clark Construction