Library board seeks architect for building

By CHARLES PEARL State Journal Staff Writer Published:

A Paul Sawyier Public Library committee will begin interviewing architectural firms today for the new library building on Wapping Street.

The architectural and engineering evaluation committee has reviewed 19 proposals and narrowed the field to six. Three architectural firms will be interviewed today and three Thursday. Then the committee will total the scores of the candidates, do a reference check, negotiate a fee with its first choice and make a recommendation to the entire library board, probably in a special meeting within the next two weeks.

The six firms to be interviewed are Brandstetter Carroll Inc., Lexington; Sherman, Carter, Barnhart PSC, Lexington; Schenkel Shultz, Frankfort; Louis & Henry Group, Louisville; Burnidge Cassell Associates, Elgin, Ill.; and Woollen, Molzan and Partners Inc., Indianapolis.

Serving on the committee are Library Director Donna Gibson and board members Mike Fields, Becky Childers, Nick Petit and Mark Overstreet.

"There are some good candidates," said architect Louie Hugg Jr., a Frankfort resident who voluntarily serves as an official adviser to the library at no cost.

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