U.S. Courthouse, Urbana

201 S. Vine St.
Urbana, Illinois 61802

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Exterior street-level view of Urbana U.S. CourthouseBuilt in 1994, the U.S. Courthouse in Urbana, Illinois, is a three-story masonry and steel structure of brick veneer over concrete block.

Property Manager: Mark Kessler (217-801-9744)

Public Hours/Access: 8 a.m.– 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays); visitors must undergo security screening and present a valid ID (see Real ID).

For more building information or service calls, contact the property manager. For other federal government information, call toll-free 1-844-USA-GOV1.

Key Tenants

The courthouse is home to the U.S. District, Bankruptcy and Magistrate courts and also provides office space for court-related agencies, including the U.S. Attorneys, Marshals, Probation and Public Defender.

Project Update

A project in February 2010 replaced the building's:

  • Air-cooled chiller with a water-cooled model.
  • Building automation system with a new energy management system.
  • Drywall skylight-shading feature with a fabric canopy.
  • Old light fixtures with newer, more efficient models.

The project also installed:

  • New variable-frequency drives for water distribution and air-handling units.
  • New sensor controls for rain irrigation and occupancy lighting.

Art in Architecture

View of Howard's Sky Cathedral. The courthouse's artwork, Linda Howard's Sky Cathedral, is composed of standard industrial materials and aluminum tubing formed into patterns evoking graceful imagery. For more federal artworks visit America's Fine Arts Collection.

The shortcut for this page is www.gsa.gov/urbanact.

Last Reviewed: 2020-11-02