At its regular monthly meeting, the Miami-Dade County School Board approved the commissioning of architects and a construction award for projects at four Miami-Dade public schools.
Voters overwhelmingly approved the GOB in 2012 to renovate, remodel and replace schools; expand student capacity; enhance safety; and provide technology upgrades. The following are details of the projects:
J.C. Bermudez Doral Senior High School – Silva Architects, LLC. was commissioned as Architect/Engineer of Record (A/E) for a multi-phase GOB project that intends to add 616 student stations for a total of 1,822 student stations. The preliminary scope of work includes, but is not limited to remodeling, renovations at existing buildings, construction of a new 69,000 sq. ft. building, walkways, courtyard, additional parking spaces, a water retention expasion, and associated site work.
Total project allocation - $35.7 million Completion - September 2025
Total Sub-Consultant Small/Micro Business Enterprises (S/MBE) Participation: 30 percent
Total Sub-Consultant Minority/Women’s Business Enterprises (M/WBE) Participation: 23 percent
James H. Bright/J.W. Johnson Elementary School – Wolfberg Alvarez and Partners, Inc., was commissioned as A/E for a GOB renovation project at the school’s two campuses, which house 848 permanent student stations. The scope of work includes, but is not limited to providing a new P.E. shelter, a new covered walkway, new bus drop-off, campus-wide replacement of HVAC components, replacing the public address system in the media center, replacing an 80-gallon water heater in the administration area and clinic, and selective exterior painting.
Total project allocation - $8.6 million Completion – June 2025
Total Sub-Consultant S/MBE Participation: 14 percent
Total Sub-Consultant M/WBE Participation: 19 percent
Jane S. Roberts K-8 Center – Rodriguez Architects, Inc., was commissioned as the A/E for GOB-funded renovations at the school, which is comprised of 16 permanent buildings housing 1,055 permanent student stations. The project scope includes, but is not limited to, the demolition of portables and restoring the site, resurfacing and recoating the paved play areas, and replacing structural steel columns, beams, and panels around the site. Campus-wide replacement of HVAC components, ceiling fans and connections to the Emergency Management System.
Total project allocation - $5.5 million Completion – March 2025
Total Sub-Consultant S/MBE Participation: 11 percent
Total Sub-Consultant M/WBE Participation: 16 percent
South Miami Middle School – Veitia Padron, Inc., was awarded the construction contract for renovations at South Miami Middle. The existing school was built in 1951, and currently has nine buildings with a capacity of 746 student stations. The scope of work for this project includes, but is not limited to, replacing all windows in three buildings, upgrades to the HVAC components and lighting, exterior and interior painting, and electrical upgrades.
Total project allocation - $2.75 million Completion – January 2024
Total Sub-Consultant S/MBE Participation: 16.97 percent
Total Sub-Consultant M/WBE Participation: 11.37 percent
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