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Higher Education


Alice Campbell Alumni Center

University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois


Conveniently located on the campus, the Alumni Center is a 54,000 s.f. building which includes a reception gallery, library, lounge and great room, student areas, and banquet facilities for up to 224 guests. The Center's offices, conference rooms, and executive board room accommodate the Alumni Association including alumni relations, accounting, business information, communications and publications, and membership services.  GHR provided complete MEP-FP services for this project.


Applied Technology Center

Parkland Community College

Champaign, Illinois


The Applied Technology Center (ATC) is a 67,000 ft2 facility which brings together three programs under one roof - Automotive Technology, Automotive Collision, and Industrial Technology/Welding. The building replaces the existing facilities on the main campus and allows for growth over the next 10 years. The project has achieved LEED® Gold certification. ATC is a showcase for all of the Engineering Sciences for the Parkland Campus.  GHR provided mechanical and plumbing design services on this project.


Jacob's Hall Renovation

Danville Area Community Collage,

Danville, Illinois


GHR provided complete MEP-FP and Technology design services and will provide full construction administration for this project. Mechanically, this project included replacing the facility's existing air handlers, boilers and remote condensing units with all new. The new mechanical system included a new variable-volume air handler; high efficiency, condensing type boilers and associated pumps; and a single, new, high efficiency remote condensing unit.  All new piping and ductwork was provided.  Electrically, a new electrical service (to serve Jacobs Hall main power and fire pump) was provided by extending a feed from the near-by clock tower.  The main electrical switchboard in the clock tower needed to be modified to facilitate the feed extension.  All existing lighting and power devices were removed and replaced.  All new electrical distribution was provided throughout the building.  Additionally, GHR provided design services for all network wiring and supporting network/IT infrastructure (racks, patch panels, etc.).  New multi-mode fiber was extended from the near-by clock tower in order to set up a new network distribution frame.  Structured cabling (Cat6A) was installed from the new network rack to all network jack locations.  With respect to plumbing and fire Protection, GHR provided designs for site utility work to facilitate this project; specified all new plumbing fixtures and domestic hot water heating equipment; specified a new fire pump; and provided a complete fire protection design.

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