The 2019-2020 New Construction Team Challenge
For many students of the University of Illinois, housing is often a choice of the least evil. With an ever-increasing student population, demand will continue to grow. University operated housing should act as an example of excellence for competing private firms.
The Goodwin & Green apartment complex, built 1961, is in dire need of a successor that can meet University sustainability goals proposed through the Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP) while providing a healthy, secure, and comfortable living experience to its occupants.
The Illinois New Construction team, under the guidance of University Housing, is proposing a complete rebuild located just North-West of the current location. With a focus on local materials and labor, this solution aims to take advantage of state and federal subsidies for green building programs, while reducing embodied CO2 and energy. With architecture inspired by local fauna as well as integrated systems developed by University alumni, the G&G Replacement aims to reflect Illini Pride.