UpdatesOn Dec. 16, the building committee met to
review the proposed conceptual plan. The project is now in the schematic
design phase. A schematic design proposal is scheduled to be reviewed
in early February.The project team is reconciling the program
and project budget. Schematic design is expected to begin in December.Currently, the TE project is at the end
of the program verification phase. Upon finalization of the building
square footage, the project will proceed through schematic design.Currently, programming requirements and space
needs are being reviewed, along with the project budget. When program
and budget reviews are completed, schematic design work will continue.
The final schematic design is anticipated to be complete during fall
On March 31, 2005, the Technical Education
Center project officially started with a kick-off meeting between the
building committee and the architect, DeStefano + Partners. The program
verification phase is now complete after a series of meetings with the
stakeholder representatives. The schematic design phase for the project
has been started and is projected to be completed during early fall
On March 17, the Board of Trustees awarded the contract
for A/E Services to DeStefano + Partners for the design of the Technical
Education Center. Program verification will begin by the end of March.
A/E qualification submissions were due on Feb. 11. A/E interviews occurred on
Feb. 25 and 28. An A/E recommendation will be presented to the Board of Trustees
for approval at the March Board meeting. Design of the Technical Education
Center is planned to begin in late March.
The educational specifications and program statement have been completed. The
architectural/engineering RFQ was issued on Jan. 20, 2005. Qualification statements
from architect/engineering firms are due on Feb. 11, 2005. Selection of the architect/engineer
is scheduled for Board approval on March 17, 2005.
The TE is currently in the planning and programming phase. A preliminary
“draft” program statement was presented to the Board
of Trustees on Nov. 10, 2004. The building committee and Facilities
Planning and Construction staff will continue to finalize the program
statement. Once the building program is finalized, the architect/engineer
selection process will begin.