IIT working on $15.4 million Carmen Hall dorm renovation

Carmen Hall (Google Street View)

The Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) is working on a $15.4 million renovation of Carmen Hall.

The permit issued on Nov. 18 says the project is a “full renovation of existing type 1-A residential building on the main campus of Illinois Institute of Technology. Project includes all-new exterior enclosure, interior partitions, mechanical, electrical and plumbing equipment. Existing foundations, structure and cores to remain.”

Chicago YIMBY reports that the nine-story dormitory at 60 E 32nd Street in Bronzeville was originally designed by German architect Ludgwig Mies van DerRoche and was completed in 1953. “Recently, the midcentury residential building sat unused and in need of repair,” the website says.

Gilbane Building Company, Inc. is the general contractor. Key subtrades include: Electrical – Gurtz Electric Company; masonry – Restore Masonry LLC; plumber/plumbing – Hill Mechanical Corp; and refrigeration and ventilation – State Mechanical Services.


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