Architects’ Negotiated Contracts Approved
The Board unanimously approved contracts with the following architects for the first five projects of the $250 million bond voters approved last June:
Midvale Elementary School Replacement: NJRA Architects
Sandy Elementary School Seismic Upgrade: MHTN Architects
Albion Middle School Renovation: FFKR Architects
Butler Middle School Replacement: VCBO Architects
New High School in Draper: Sandstrom Associates
In all, 23 architectural firms responded to Canyons’ request for Statement of Interest and Qualifications in regards to the bond projects. An Architect Review Committee, established at the Board’s direction, examined firms’ proposals and toured 14 schools before bringing recommendations to the Board for tentative approval last month. The Board plans to hold community meetings to learn what the public would like to see in their new schools in the coming weeks.
The Board narrowed discussion topics for future study sessions, and tentatively agreed to devote the Oct. 19 study session to the Canyons Academic Plan, including SALTA, assessments, and the Common Core State Standards. Other future study session topics could include middle school matters, Title I school issues, and Board governance policies. Staff will place the topics into common themes, and bring them back to the Board for further discussion and prioritization. The Board also firmed up its its inaugural awards banquet, in which it will recognize the Canyons teachers, employees and volunteer of the year, as well as honor elected and city officials and media and business partners who were integral in the District’s creation and success. The banquet will be Nov. 16.