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|Vote Soon on Architects for Master Facilities Plan
|It will be a few days before the committee that will be overseeing the implementation of the Galesburg School District's $110 million Master Facilities Plan makes its recommendation on which architectural firm should be the construction manager on the project's first phase.
The Operation Re-Build/Achieve Implementation hosted a design competition at Steele School Thursday night. The four architects who made the cut were asked to come up with how they would best renovate the school and display it to the public. They did, using models, large displays, and computer animation.
After the competition, committee member Mike Kroll told his colleagues he thought a Chicago-area firm did much better than a Peoria-based firm.
"I thought Cordogan Clark was one of the two presenters tonight that actually paid attention to our budget and was looking realistically at a project that could be done with their design. The biggest note I noticed that P-S-A seemed to pay no attention at all to our budget. There is no way we could incorporate those features and its almost selling to the public stuff that we can't afford to do."
Kroll referred to the firm PSA Dewberry.
The other two firms were St. Louis-based Ittner, and Aurora-based Wold. Of the four firms, most committee members agreed one of the presentations was disappointing, and likely would be ruled out right away.
But a final discussion on the firm who could be recommended as construction manager for the project will come during a meeting Tuesday evening.
(A display from Ittner)
(Part of the display from Cordogan Clark & Associates)
(Display and a model of Steele School from PSA Dewberry)
(A group gathers at the display for Wold Architects)
(Guy Cahill, District 205 Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations, speaks to the group at the start of the design competition. WGIL News Story and Photos by Will Stevenson.)
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