Clayco Begins Construction on High-Rise Student Living Building Near University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
CHICAGO (April 2, 2014) – Clayco, a national innovator in the design-build industry, has begun construction on Champaign, a high-rise residential student building near the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. The approximately 300,000-square-foot-building consists of a four-story automatic parking system and 11 duplex floors of two-and-four-bedroom suites, for a total of 526 beds.
Located four blocks from the university, the residential building will also feature several special amenities including a fitness center, retail shops, a café/lounge space, roof terrace with lounging and barbecuing space, and a hot tub.
Mezzanines convert each duplex residence into an open concept with two levels of living, accommodating a set of bedrooms and bathrooms directly above one another. Each residential suite contains a laundry area, full kitchen and two-story living room with floor to ceiling glass.
“We are so pleased with the work being done to create an inviting and convenient place for students attending the university,” said Matt Reiter, project manager for Clayco. “Through the unique suite lay-outs and common areas, students will be able to enjoy a social atmosphere with modern appearances.”
The exterior skin of the building starting at the fifth floor and continuing to the roof consists of a prefabricated insulated metal panel system with concrete bands and window infill units. The lower four levels consist of a prefabricated insulated metal wall system with curtain wall infill and concrete bands. Champaign will also feature the Boomerang RoboticValet® automated parking system, the first installation of its kind in the Midwest.
The housing facility hopes to receive LEED Gold Certification for its energy conservation efforts, environmentally friendly material purchasing and recycling, and ride-share program.
Construction began Nov. 13, 2013 and is expected to be completed by July.