Library architects & contractors

Ross Barney Architects

The architectural firm for the project is Ross Barney Architects of Chicago. Their Oklahoma City Federal Building design received a 2005 Interior Architecture Award and Divine Detail Award from the American Institute of Architects Chicago. Design Principal Carol Ross Barney, a U. of I. graduate, was also honored in January 2005 with a Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture from the American Institute of Architects.

Construction Managers

Construction managers for the library are PKD, Inc., based in Champaign.

Contractors

Contractors for the project are:

South entrance of old library & parking lot

  • South entrance: Roessler Construction Co.
  • Asphalt paving: Champaign Asphalt Co.
  • Excavation and curbing: Cross Construction

New library

  • Excavation and concrete: Williams Brothers Construction
  • Steel: Prairie States Steel, Inc.
  • General Trades: Felmley Dickerson
  • Masonry: Stobeck Masonry
  • Roofing: Advanced Wayne Cain & Sons Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc.
  • Aluminum and Glass: Illini Glass Solutions
  • Elevator: Otis
  • Fire Protection: McDaniel Fire Systems
  • Flooring: Commercial Flooring
  • Plumbing: T. A. Brinkoetter
  • Heating and Ventilation: A & R Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
  • Electrical: Coleman Electrical Service, Inc.
  • Engineering: Henneman Raufheisen
  • Conveyor: Tech Logic
  • Glass donor wall: Glass FX
  • Signage: ASI Modulex

Carol Ross Barney

Carol Ross Barney Talks About Our Library

See a video of architect Carol Ross Barney discussing the design of our new library, a talk presented at our dedication celebration on July 27, 2008. more