Board held special meeting Wednesday to hear presentations

Published: Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 11:48 AM.

The company has offices across the U.S. and has regional offices in Panama City, Pensacola, Tallahassee as well as the Chipley office.

“Hatch Mott MacDonald is a North American company which has earned a reputation for technical excellence, innovation, and client responsiveness on some of the most prominent and challenging projects,” according to the website. “Hatch Mott MacDonald is currently ranked as the 36th largest design firm in the United States, with yet higher rankings in selected market sectors, such as transportation and pipelines.”

“This is another tough choice, at the end of the day we would be well served by any of the three firms,” said Board Chairman Terry Ellis.

“What sticks out to me is the chance of having someone local,” said Board Member Milton Brown.

Superintendent Joe Taylor said DAG Architects Inc. had been the district’s contract architect on and off since the mid-1990s.

“Miss (Sandra) Cook chose not to renew the contract and we have been without one for three years,” Taylor said.

Taylor said that the contract does not include a retainer for the architectural firm, but the company would be paid when they did work for the district based on an agreed upon scale. The contracted firm would be called in for projects costing up to $2 million.

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