Rates Set For Architects On New County School Building Projects

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The County Commission is set to approve next Wednesday rates for architects selected earlier on several county school building projects.

They include:

Franklin Architects Nolan Elementary addition $328,590

Derthick, henley & Wilkerson new Ganns Middle Valley Elementary $1,438,694

Hefferlin + Kronenberg Sale Creek Middle/High addition $679,300

Billingsley Wolftevere Elementary addition $421,976

Gary Waters of the county schools said geo-thermal heat and air is planned for Ganns Middle Valley.

He said he would like to use geo-thermal for all schools, but he said it adds some $3.5 million to the upfront cost.

Mr. Waters said, "It provides wonderful air quality and very comfortable heating temperatures."

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