To prepare for the potential commencement of Phase 1 of the Master Facilities Plan, the evaluation committee for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District met and, based on a group review of responses to the District’s Request for Qualifications, narrowed the list of applicants for Professional Design Services (architectural firms) to four and
Construction Management firms to three. Subsequent to the passage of Issue 81 November 5th, the identified firms were interviewed by the committee at two sessions in November.
On November 7, the selected Construction Management firms participated in a walk-through of Heights High to better prepare for the upcoming interviews.
On November 11, the committee met to interview selected architectural firms. At the conclusion of the interviews that day, the committee ranked the firms. The Board of Education then sought a contract agreement with the highest ranked firm.
The architectural firms interviewed were:
• Fanning Howey with Moody Nolan
• Then Design with Perkins and Will
• Architectural Vision Group
• Balog, Steines, Hendricks and Manchester
On November 22, the committee plans to interview Construction Management firms. At the conclusion of those interviews, the committee will again come to consensus on a ranking of the firms and the Board of Education will then seek a contract agreement with the highest ranked firm. The construction management firms to be interviewed:
• Gilbane Construction teamed with Ozanne Construction
• Turner Construction
• Shook Touchstone teamed with Infinity Construction
All contract agreements with these firms were subject to passage of Issue 81, without which Phase 1 renovations and construction would not have gone forward. All meetings will be facilitated by Steve Zannoni from the firm of Project Management Consultants.
Evaluation committee members were selected to ensure a cross-section of the community along with appropriate District staff. Community members either directly expressed an interest or were nominated to the committee.
Members of the evaluation committee are:
Nancy Ballou, HS Teacher
Sam Bell, Community Member
Pam Cameron, UH City Council
Andrea Celico, Assistant Superintendent
Mary Dunbar, CH City Council
Eric Coble, Board Member
James Cull, Community Member
Dennis Dadich, HS Head Custodian
Tige Dague, Lead Trades Person
Scott Gainer, CFO/ Treasurer
Jay Hobbs, HS CT Program Coordinator
Garry Kanter, Community Member
Nylajean McDaniel, Superintendent
Crandall Miller, Community Member
George Petkac, Assistant Director of Business Services
Brian Schaner, HS Teacher
Steve Shergalis, Director of Business Services
Jane Simeri, HS Principal
Jodi Sourini, Community Member
Johnetta Wiley, HS Administrative Principal
Kal Zucker, Board Member
The complete list of all architectural and construction management firms that applied follows.
Fanning Howey/Moody Nolan
Richard Fleischman & Partners
ThenDesign/Perkins + Will
Legat & Klingscott/VAA
Construction Management Firms: