One of the first items on the agenda of last Thursday’s meeting of the McHenry County College Board was a resolution to begin work on the addition for new hard science labs, improvement of health sciences space, student entertainment space and a Veterans support facility.
During discussion of the agenda’s approval, Board President Mike Smith stated that the architect item would be pulled and tabled for the night.
Here is the proposal that was postponed:
Architectural Design Services Information
At the February 25, 2016 Board Meeting, the Board approved moving forward on the initial stages of design work as presented by Demonica Kemper Architects, Chicago, IL (DKA).
The initial scope of work is to provide design.
The administration will negotiate the scope of work to be completed and will incorporate language into the Architectural Design Services contract to ensure that the design work is correlated with the feasibility of the project and respective timelines.
Therefore, the scope of work to be done by DKA will be completed in stages with progressive billing for work completed to date in the event that the project is postponed or canceled.
As the process continues the costs will be defined more precisely with the expectation of reducing the overall cost of the project.
The scope of the design services is expected to be covered in stages based on the success of the project and will consist of the following major components:
Design Services Scope of Work:
- New Science/Student Engagement Space
- Renovation of Building A for Health Sciences
- Renovation for the backfill of vacated Labs in Building E
It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approves the contract for Architectural Design Services with Demonica Kemper Architects, Chicago, IL.
The contract for Architectural Design Services will be for services up to $1,981,972 with a total commitment through December 31, 2016, not to exceed $1,375,241 with progressive milestones to ensure continued costs can be stopped if the project is placed on hold.