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City seeks architect to guide major projects

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The city of Hendersonville is seeking an architect to guide the construction of several major buildings over the next five years, including a new police station, maintenance facilities, public restrooms.

The architectural firm would also conduct a citywide facility space analysis and plan and design multiple renovations and expansion projects, the city said in a request for “statement of qualifications.” Responses are due on Friday, Jan. 13. The city plans “to select the three best qualified firms on the basis of demonstrated competence and qualification for the type of professional services required and to engage the services of such firms on an individual project basis for a period of five years,” the request said. “The selected firms would provide work on an as-needed basis and upon assignment by the City. Projects will be assigned to selected firms based on expertise, experience and staff capacity.”
The scope of work would include evaluating projects and sites, evaluating financing and zoning, design the projects and present them to the public if requested, preparing construction bid documents and cost estimates and overseeing the construction and renovation projects.
In hiring an architect to guide major projects, the city would be following a model used by Henderson County. The county Board of Commissioners has retained the ClarkNexsen architectural and construction management firm for more than $150 million worth of construction jobs, including the Health Sciences Center, Innovative High School, Hendersonville High School, Edneyville Elementary School, emergency services headquarters and law enforcement training center.