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Steed Hammond Paul awarded $32M project

Business First of Columbus
Wednesday, April 4, 2007

The Ohio School Facilities Commission has awarded a $32 million project to build new facilities for schools serving blind and deaf students to Steed Hammond Paul Inc.

The project calls for new classrooms, housing, food service areas, a gymnasium and other amenities, for the Ohio State School for the Blind and Ohio School for the Deaf.

Terms of the contract with architecture firm Steed Hammond Paul were not disclosed. Three other firms were in competition for the project.

Construction is expected to begin in spring 2008 with a spring 2012 completion.

The Ohio State School for the Blind has about 120 students from kindergarten through 12th grade, while the Ohio School for the Deaf has about 140 student age 3 through 22. Both are located in north Columbus.

Once construction is complete, the schools are located on adjacent campuses but will maintain separate instructional and housing areas for students.

Steed Hammond Paul has 24 workers at its downtown office.

The Ohio School Facilities Commission provides funding, management and oversight to local school districts for construction and renovation.

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