U.S. Courthouse, Urbana
201 S. Vine St.
Urbana, Illinois 61802
Built in 1994, the U.S. Courthouse in Urbana, Ill., is a three-story masonry and steel structure of brick veneer over concrete block. The courthouse, which scored a 94% "more than satisfied" rating in the most recent GSA/Gallup Tenant Satisfaction Survey (2010), houses the U.S. Courts and provides office space for court-related agencies, including the U.S. Attorneys, U.S. Marshals, Probation, and Public Defender.
Leigh Ann Davis
For building service calls or more information, contact the U.S. Courthouse Service Desk using the information in the top right box on this page.
Recovery Act Project Update A Recovery Act funded project was completed at the building in February 2010. The energy-saving “green” elements of the project included replacing the air-cooled chiller with a water-cooled model, replacing the building automation system with a new energy management system, replacing the drywall skylight-shading feature with a fabric canopy, and replacing old light fixtures with newer, more efficient models. The project also installed new variable-frequency drives for water distribution and air-handling units and new sensor controls for rain irrigation and occupancy lighting.
Public Hours and Access The building is open to the public 8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except federal holidays). All visitors must undergo security screening and present a valid identity card (such as a state driver's license or federal ID) before gaining access to the building.
Arts in Architecture
Linda Howard's Sky Cathedral is composed of standard industrial materials and aluminum tubing formed into patterns that evoke graceful forms and imagery.
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