Lawrence County selects Architectural Team for new PSAP / EOC

posted Jan 22, 2014, 7:25 AM by Brian Melcer   [ updated Jan 22, 2014, 2:19 PM ]
At yesterday's meeting, the Lawrence County Commissioners agreed to select Eckles Architecture, Inc. of New Castle to serve as the prime architect for the construction of the new public safety headquarters on County Line Road in Hickory Township. 

Eckles Architecture will serve as the prime architect for the project, and in conjunction with our consultant, Mission Critical Partners, will oversee all design aspects of the project.  Eckles is a local firm with a proven track record of providing full service architectural design and engineering services in the public sector.  For our project, Eckles has teamed up with the Architects Design Group, of Winter Park, FL.  Architects Design Group is a nationally recognized, award winning firm specializing in the design of Police, Emergency Operations and 911 Center Facilities.  We are excited that this team will provide Lawrence County's residents with a state of the art, resilient, and cost effective design that will serve the county for many years.

The architectural team was selected from a field of six firms who responded to the County's Request for Qualifications in late 2013.  Firms were shortlisted and the ultimate selection was based on various criteria, including cost, locality, and previous public safety facility experience.

We anticipate the design process to end with a public bid some time in mid 2014.  It is our intention to move into the new facility in mid to late 2015.  We will continue to keep our constituents aware of the project through this page and on our Facebook page.

Below are some news articles regarding yesterday's action: