Library architects & contractors

Ross Barney Architects

The architectural firm for the project is Ross Barney Architects of Chicago. Their Oklahoma City Federal Building design received a 2005 Interior Architecture Award and Divine Detail Award from the American Institute of Architects Chicago. Design Principal Carol Ross Barney, a U. of I. graduate, was also honored in January 2005 with a Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture from the American Institute of Architects.

Construction Managers

Construction managers for the library are PKD, Inc., based in Champaign.


Contractors for the project are:

South entrance of old library & parking lot

  • South entrance: Roessler Construction Co.
  • Asphalt paving: Champaign Asphalt Co.
  • Excavation and curbing: Cross Construction

New library

  • Excavation and concrete: Williams Brothers Construction
  • Steel: Prairie States Steel, Inc.
  • General Trades: Felmley Dickerson
  • Masonry: Stobeck Masonry
  • Roofing: Advanced Wayne Cain & Sons Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc.
  • Aluminum and Glass: Illini Glass Solutions
  • Elevator: Otis
  • Fire Protection: McDaniel Fire Systems
  • Flooring: Commercial Flooring
  • Plumbing: T. A. Brinkoetter
  • Heating and Ventilation: A & R Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
  • Electrical: Coleman Electrical Service, Inc.
  • Engineering: Henneman Raufheisen
  • Conveyor: Tech Logic
  • Glass donor wall: Glass FX
  • Signage: ASI Modulex

Carol Ross Barney

Carol Ross Barney Talks About Our Library

See a video of architect Carol Ross Barney discussing the design of our new library, a talk presented at our dedication celebration on July 27, 2008. more