Thursday, October 30, 2008

In the hands of the architect

The building program is complete. The directions for size and function are in the hands of the architect, along with the Board's selection for a site plan in downtown Plainfield.

Scott Rihel from Healy Bender Architects is working on the schematic design. This is where we'll start to see what it may look like - after all that planning! I'll be getting a sneak peek at the first draft tomorrow. The Board of Trustees will get their first look at a more polished version at their regular Board meeting on November 19th. Then the tweaking begins! They are slated to look at revisions of the schematic design at Special Meetings on November 24 and December 8. At that point, you'll be able to see the preliminary elevations and plans here and on our website.

In the meantime, I'm doing budget projections for the new facilities with the public finance consultant. We need to be sure that the plan includes things like the cost of heating and staffing all that space!

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