School board picks architectural firm for stadium project

CAMPBELL -- Olsavsky-Jaminet Architects of Youngstown will oversee renovation of the high school stadium. The school board announced its decision to enter into an agreement with the architectural firm during a special meeting Monday.
Olsavsky-Jaminet was chosen based on, among other things, its experience with stadium renovations, financial stability, and the number of other jobs it has in the works, said Patricia McLaughlin, school board treasurer.
Although construction is expected to begin this year, McLaughlin said it is unlikely renovations will be completed before 2004.
"At this point, we don't know the scope of what going to be required," she said.
The stadium was built in 1936. "Since then, the concrete that holds the bleachers has deteriorated and we don't know how stable it is," she said. "Whether we can just replace the bleachers or if we have to tear out the concrete and start over makes a difference."
How much the project will cost is also uncertain; Olsavsky-Jaminet, McLaughlin said, will receive 5.75 percent of total construction costs.

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