Designed by architect Walter Netsch, University Hall is the tallest building on the University of Illinois at Chicago's campus at 338 feet tall. Constructed in 1963, the structure is a renowned example of brutalist architecture. Berglund is engaged as construction manager in an effort to restore the structure’s concrete façade and window wall system. The project includes replacing windows on the 28th floor with a new curtain wall system and re-roofing all of the gallery ledges on floors three through 28.
The university brought Berglund onto the project team as construction manager early in a design-assist effort, working with the architect from design development through construction documents. Our early involvement included developing schedules, budgets, logistics and access plans and construction details. We assisted the university in scoping competitive pricing proposals from general contractors and selecting the company for the project. Our continued project oversight includes on site supervision and document management.
At the end of the project, the building will return to its original appearance as an important example of brutalist architecture on a renowned campus in the heart of Chicago.