Austin ISD to begin negotiations with construction and design companies for several major 2017 bond projects

District trustees will take action on two items tonight related to construction and design contracts for 2017 bond projects.

District trustees will take action on two items tonight related to construction and design contracts for 2017 bond projects.

At tonight's board meeting Austin ISD trustees are slated to take action on two items that would allow the district to begin negotiations with several design and construction firms chosen to oversee projects related to the 2017 voter-approved bond.

The first item would give the construction management department the green light to begin negotiations with architectural firms chosen to design a new campus to relieve overcrowding at Blazier Elementary School as well as to design a new Southwest Austin elementary school at Escarpment Boulevard and Trissino Drive. For each project, three firms have been ranked based on their respective qualifications.

Blazier relief project:

  1. BLGY Architects

  2. Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek Architects

  3. Huckabee Architects


New southwest elementary school:

  1. Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek Architects

  2. Huckabee Architects

  3. BLGY Architects


The second item is in regard to rebuilds of Brown, Menchaca, Govalle and Doss elementary schools and Murchison Middle School. Projects included in this item will be fast-tracked by employing a design-build format, meaning both design and construction will happen simultaneously, according to Zack Pearce, AISD director of project management. The architectural and construction companies chosen for the projects are as follows:

Brown rebuild:

  1. Rogers O'Brien Construction and ERO Architects

  2. Bartlett Cocke General Contractors and Stantec Architects

  3. Cadence McShane Construction and Perkins + Will Architects


Govalle rebuild:

  1. Balfour Beatty Construction and PBK Architects

  2. Rogers O'Brien Construction and ERO Architects

  3. Flintco Construction and O'Connell Robertson Architects


Menchaca rebuild:

  1. Joeris General Contractors and LPA Architects

  2. SpawGlass Contractors and Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek Architects

  3. American Constructors and Pfluger Architects


Doss/Murchison rebuilds:

  1. Bartlett Cocke General Contractors and Stantec Architects

  2. Turner Construction and Page Architects

  3. Balfour Beatty Construction and PBK Architects


Once the contracts are approved, a fee for services will be negotiated.
By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.


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