The Cobb County Board of Education unanimously approved Dec. 6 the hiring of four architects for projects on which construction is anticipated to begin in January 2019:
- Campbell High School: Collins Cooper Carusi Architects Inc. of Atlanta for $1,413,710. Changes will include 44 more classrooms, a new 750-seat theater, a new black box drama classroom, relocation of underground utilities for the theater, replacement of the existing fire alarm system, replacement of existing gym light fixtures with high bay LED fixtures and replacement of existing exterior light fixtures with LED fixtures.
- Pebblebrook High School: Cooper Carry Architects of Atlanta for $2,175,873. Changes will be more classrooms, a new gym, a new 750-seat theater and support spaces for Performing Arts Center, relocation of existing underground utilities, replacement of the old electrical panel in main building, installment of new electrical panels in each hallway, demolishing of existing theater building and existing gym and demolishing slab, footings, foundation and underground utilities at the existing theater and the gym.
- King Springs Elementary School: Stevens and Wilkinson of Atlanta for $1,368,180 to construct a replacement elementary school and deal with unforeseen adverse site conditions, involving rock, soil, water and utilities.
- Instructional Support Center: Croft & Associates of Kennesaw for $646,797.
These estimated fees will be five percent of the actual construction cost of the projects that have not been determined yet, according to Superintendent Chris Ragsdale. Architectural costs will be paid, at first, from the General Fund and reimbursed to the General Fund by SPLOST V.