University of Illinois: Art in Architecture for the E15 parking structure

University of Illinois Art in Architecture for the E15 parking structure

Budget: $80,000

Deadline: 01/22/2023

Call Summary

The project consists of a new 4-story precast concrete, masonry clad parking structure and associated site improvements to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus on the site of the E15 Surface Parking Lot. The E15 parking structure will provide replacement spaces displaced by the new South Campus Center for Interdisciplinary Learning (SCCIL) building (classrooms & offices) that is being built on Lot E12 The Project Site is currently known as parking lot E15, located at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue & Fourth Street; 401 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Champaign, IL 61820.

The approximate number of parking spaces to be provided base scope for this off-site parking structure is 440 with approximately 151 surface parking spaces remaining in Lot E-15 adjacent to the new parking structure. On the west side of the garage is a setback area to comply with Master Plan setbacks on 4th Street. South of the E15 parking structure is the existing Mt Hope Cemetery.

The project architect has identified and enhanced an area on the west facade of the building facing Fourth Avenue to locate the artwork. This is not intended to limit the artist creativity. Alternate location will be considered where appropriate.

Budget Description

This budget covers all expenses associated with, but not limited to the design, labor, fabrication, project management, materials, tools, contracted services, operations and meetings, travel required to complete the artwork installation, installation, permits, licenses, taxes, insurance, transportation and delivery of the artwork to the site.

Project Description

The committee has created the objectives for specific area to complement both the building and campus. Choice of media for the project is broad but should be in material suitable for a long life in an exterior environment. The committee will consider both two- and three-dimensional artwork. Due to the exterior location, the artist should consider works that have impact from both close-up range and from a distance.

Medium: Two or Three-dimensional pieces mounted to the exterior walls.

Theme: This part of campus represents transitions from athletics to academics. With the new Smith Football Center across the street to the west and the College of Law across the street to the north, this location will serve not only as a transportation hub but as a transition into the main academic areas of campus. This location represents both movement and transitions.

Artwork Goals

The artwork will be located outdoors facing the public street and bus stop on the building surface. Final placement of the artwork will be decided by the committee and, where appropriate, the in consultation with the artist.

Artwork Location Description

The project consists of a new 4-story precast concrete, masonry clad parking structure and associated site improvements to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus on the site of the E15 Surface Parking Lot. The E15 parking structure will provide replacement spaces displaced by the new South Campus Center for Interdisciplinary Learning (SCCIL) building (classrooms & offices) that is being built on Lot E12 The Project Site is currently known as parking lot E15, located at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue & Fourth Street; 401 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Champaign, IL 61820.

Eligibility

This CFA is open to all professional artists, artisans or artist-led teams currently residing and legally permitted to work the United States.

Faculty, instructors and staff of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as well as degree- seeking fine art students are ineligible to apply.

Application Requirements

Resume: 1 page(s) maximum
Work examples: 1 – 10
References: 4

Submission Instructions

Email Address
fandsartinarch@mx.uillinois.edu

Emailing Submission Instructions

Artists and artist-led teams interested in the project should email one copy of each of the following criteria. Each item should be labeled with the artist’s name, the project name and project number. • Images of the artwork along with sizes of the artwork, materials and general description • Artist Resume (if a team- one from each team member) with current contact information • Artist Statement of intent (one page maximum) • Professional references including contact information Note: Send images as JPEG or PDF files only. Slides will not be accepted nor returned. All submittals become the property of the University of Illinois Art in Architecture Program and will not be returned. The artist retains copyrights to their work.