St. John’s Catholic Newman Center – Existing Facility Remodel, U of I, Urbana

$6.5  million of renovation in 10 weeks

Newman Center is an existing 5-story dormitory building which has served University of Illinois students for over 70 years. The directive from the owner was to retrofit and upgrade the entire facility to address current life safety issues as well as upgrading existing plumbing, mechanical and  electrical systems without displacing the residents. After a thorough review of  all options, the project team decided to accomplish all of the required $6.5  million work during a 10-week period over the summer when students were not present.

  • Owner: Newman Foundation at the University of Illinois
  • Architect: Moorhead-Gruber Architects
  • Status: Completed July 2008 (10 weeks total)

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