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Euclid City Schools News Article

Architects, City Planning, and Demolition

The architectural firm selection process is in full-swing, after the first round of architect interviews with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission. Dennis Kaplan, an area representative responsible for the Euclid project, met with the Euclid Schools administrative team to review qualifications of the nine architects who bid on the project and reviewed the scoring matrix. Upon review of the nine architects, the district was able to identify the final three architects to present to the district team. The architects ranked order was:

  • Then Design (Willoughby)
  • Architectural Vision Group (Westlake)
  • Fanning and Howey (Dublin)
  • Moody Nolan (Cleveland)
  • Braun Steidl (Akron)
  • Legat Kingscott (Columbus)
  • GPD (Cleveland)
  • BSHM (Youngstown)
  • Stantec - (Cleveland)

On Friday, January 20, the three shortlisted firms Then Design, Architectural Vision Group and Fanning and Howey visited Euclid Schools. The firms had the opportunity to walk through the high school and review renovation space. The second meeting, in which the final three architects will present to the district individually, will occur on Friday, January 27, 2017. The selection of the awarded architect will be announced on February 10th.

The selection of the Construction Manager will proceed very much the same way as the architect selection. The following is the list of critical dates for the selection process:

  • RFQ Proposals Due at 3:00 pm– Monday, January 23, 2017
  • RFQ Scoring Complete District & OFCC – Tuesday, January 31, 2017
  • Short List Announcement – Friday, February 3, 2017
  • RFP to Shortlisted Firms – Monday, February 6, 2017
  • Individual Pre-Proposal Meetings- Monday, February 13, 2017
  • RFP Due – Monday, February 20, 2017
  • Interviews (Individual) – Monday, February 27, 2017
  • Announce CMR Selection by – March 6, 2017

On Monday morning, January 9th, city officials met with the district, architect, and civil engineers regarding code requirements for the development of the Forest Park site into the new Early Learning Village, as well as the development of Memorial Park and the DiBiasio Stadium. A spirit of collaboration and cooperation was shared at the meeting with the architect and civil engineer, Lewis Land Professionals, coming away from the meeting with specific assignments and expectations.

The EA Group has completed the asbestos survey at Forest Park and an abatement and demolition package has been prepared by Architectural Vision Group. A meeting will be held Wednesday to determine the acceptability of the package, as the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission co-funds the abatement and demolition of Forest Park. Bricker and Eckler will be in attendance to discuss this and other details of the Forest Park site to ensure complete compliance of State standards and regulations. Bricker and Eckler was selected as the district's legal counsel, specifically for the purpose of the building project. Bricker and Eckler is based in Columbus while maintaining a Cleveland presence and they are considered the foremost authority of OFCC projects.

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