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 72% more than satisfied rating (four or five on a five-point scale) in the most recent GSA Tenant Satisfaction Survey (2013), 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.
Property Manager: Leigh Ann Davis
For more building information or service calls, use the contact information in the top right box on this page. For other federal government information, contact 1-800-FED-INFO.
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 a.m.– 5 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.
Art in Architecture
The courthouse's artwork, Linda Howard's Sky Cathedral, is composed of standard industrial materials and aluminum tubing formed into patterns evoking graceful forms and imagery.
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