SELECTION OF ARCHITECT OR ENGINEER
The Board of Education is responsible for employing an architect if a project requires architectural or engineering services. The architect or engineer must be licensed in the State of New York and be familiar with the laws, regulations and procedures relating to school construction.
Selection of an architect and/or engineer to plan and design a new school building shall be made by the Board only after a careful review of professional qualifications and experience in designing functional school buildings. In addition, the Board will consider and assess the willingness such individual exhibits for working cooperatively with district staff in incorporating approved educational specifications into any architectural and construction plans.
The duties of the architect shall be, generally:
1. to advise the Board and Administration on the phases of the program in which the architect has technical training and experience;
2. to translate the educational specifications into building designs and specifications which meet State Education Department requirements;
3. to solicit bids from contractors, to summarize and analyze them;
4. to advise the Board on the letting of contracts;
5. to certify payments to contractors, reporting same to the Assistant Superintendent for Business in terms compatible with the school's bookkeeping procedures;
6. to supervise or direct the supervision of construction;
7. to make monthly progress reports to the Board;
8. to recommend approval and acceptance of completed facilities;
9. to supplement their services, when necessary, by consulting specialists, such as heating, ventilating, electrical, structural and acoustic engineers, and landscaping architects; and
10. to assist the Board, if it shall so direct, in the presentation of the proposal to the people.
Adoption date: January 1, 1993
Reviewed on: April 8, 2003