The Woodward News

Local News

June 15, 2013

School board hires BWA Architects

Woodward, Okla. — While the actual size of a bond issue proposal for the Woodward School District is still being determined, there is an architectural firm on board to go along with the already-hired construction manager Joe D. Hall.

The Woodward Board of Education voted on Thursday night to hire BWA Architects for "architectural services on proposed future construction contracts."

Superintendent Tim Merchant said the district is planning to file for a bond election in August with an election date of Oct. 8. Over the next couple of months the schools long-range planning committee will finalize the projects and the amount that will be asked for in the bond issue.

BWA Architects is out of Norman and has a long history of work on educational projects.

Principal Architect Clarence Williams said BWA has worked on some 2,500 school projects in Oklahoma and North Texas.

The company has a presence in Northwest Oklahoma as it is doing the school bond project in Shattuck and will be architect on Sharon-Mutual's upcoming construction and renovations.

BWA was also the architect on Fort Supply's new gym and has done protects in Burlington and other schools in this part of the state.

The company has worked often with Joe D. Hall. Williams estimated his firm has or is working on some 15 projects with the constrctuion manager.

Company officials said it would develop a website and video to market and promote a bond issue.

The 3 board members present, Roxy Merklin, Doris Ames and Dr. Don Dale, decided on a firm after hearing presentations from BWA and Architects In Partnership, which did the Woodward County Jail and is the architect for the upcoming Woodward County Fairgrounds renovation project.

Both presentations included additions and renovations to all of the school sites except the nearly new Early Childhood Center.

Board members also approved the FFA Officers trip to leadership camp during the special meeting.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • State board votes again to delay education plan

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's State Board of Education voted on Wednesday for a second time to delay a formal plan for adopting new education standards in math and English amid opposition to the proposal from three education groups that represent public school boards and administrators across Oklahoma.

    July 24, 2014

  • Winners of Cudd Legacy award named

    Three veterans of the oil industry will receive this year's Bobby Joe Cudd Legacy Award during the Tri-State Oil and Gas Convention on Aug. 7 at the Woodward Conference Center.

    July 24, 2014

  • Benefit gun raffles underway

    Woodward Reserve police officers and other Woodward full time officers have come together to support one of their own.

    July 24, 2014

  • Tulsa man looking for military friend

    There are times in everyone's life when you think back and wonder whatever happened to those old friends from your past.

    July 23, 2014

  • Zoning change approved by commission

    Monday night Woodward city commissioners unanimously approved a zoning change that was contested by one local man who was protesting because he wants the neighborhood to continue its residential growth.

    July 23, 2014

  • Tangier Reunion set for Saturday, Sunday

    When Barbara (Allison) Merwin thinks back to the years she spent in the classrooms of Tangier High School, it takes a few moments for her to recall how school life was 60 years ago.

    July 23, 2014

  • Traveler Majors take regional opener

    ALVA - The Traveler Majors continued their strong Connie Mack playoff showing at Northwestern Oklahoma State University Tuesday.

    July 22, 2014

  • County OKs road use agreement

    Woodward County Commissioners on Monday approved a final version of a road use agreement between a energy company planning a wind turbine construction project near southeast Woodward County.

    July 22, 2014

  • Camp to show art is everywhere

    The Woodward Arts Theatre will become a recycling plant next week.

    July 22, 2014

  • Fairview Wrangler Rodeo turns 50 this year

    Western fun continues in Northwest Oklahoma as the Fairview Wrangler’s hosting their 50th annual rodeo.

    July 22, 2014