The University of Chicago is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts institutions. It ranks top ten in the country and top 20 in the world. Notable alumni of the University include Bernie Sanders, James Comey, Lori Lightfoot, and Benjamin Elijah Mays.

Besides its prestige and renown, it is also known for its academic resources. It is home to the Seminary Co-Op, which is world renowned for having the largest selection of scholarly books in the world. It is also home to several libraries that serves its students, including the Regenstein Library, which serves majority of the student population and has the largest selection of books on campus.

Ujamaa Construction (“UJAMAA”) provided the construction management, general construction services and carpentry labor for the renovation of the Regenstein Library A- Level Collaborative Learning Space renovation. The goal of the renovation was to provide an 11,300 sq ft destination for students and faculty, an interactive collaborative space that would support both individual and group work. The scope consisted of demolition, mechanical modifications, electrical modifications, fire protection modifications, new interior partitions, flooring, ceiling and finishes. UJAMAA forces self-performed the selective demolition, rough and finish carpentry, and doors and hardware installation.

The project met all University of Chicago deadlines. Ujamaa Construction made sure not to disrupt the educational experience at the University by adhering to strict noise reduction rules during renovation. By completing these renovations, Ujamaa was elated to join the University of Chicago and its higher education mission that emphasizes interdisciplinary research within the sciences, arts, humanities, math, business, et cetera.


University of Chicago Regenstein Library A- Level Renovation


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