Historic Dow School Restoration - Request for Proposals
Request for Proposal
Architectural and Engineering Services
ISSUE DATE: July 5, 2018
DUE DATE: 5 p.m. on August 15th, 2018 (Submission Deadline)
INSTRUCTIONS: Please email respondent’s proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org .
MORE INFO: The complete notice is posted on MECA’s website at www.meca-houston.org by clicking on “Harvey Restoration RFP.”
QUESTIONS: Questions concerning this RFP must be emailed to email@example.com no later than 5 p.m. on July 16, 2018.
PROJECT OVERVIEW: Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA) is accepting request for proposal (RFP) for Architectural Services for the evaluation, design and scope definition of Hurricane Harvey damage repair and mitigation construction projects, as well as to assist with management of multiple projects throughout the construction phase(s).
BACKGROUND: MECA began in 1977 and received 501(c)(3) status in 1979. MECA programs are nationally recognized for producing talented student artists. Such recognition includes being designated a Point of Light by President George H. W. Bush and being named a four-time semi-finalist for the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities Coming Up Taller Award.
In 1993, MECA moved into the historic Dow Elementary School building at 1900 Kane St, Houston, TX 77007, in the Old Sixth Ward and is now the owner of the property. Built in 1912, the building is approximately 47,000 SF of space. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2009, Phase 1 of MECA’s Dow School Renovation Project was completed in restoring the exterior of the facilities that included new window frames, sills and repairs to the roof.
Now, due to the Hurricane Harvey disaster, MECA has transitioned from our Historic Renovation Project to a Harvey Restoration Project. Approximately 18 inches of rain water accumulated on the first floor, due to heavy rain intrusion from the damaged roof and through brick walls below grade, resulting in water damages to window sills, tile floors, doors, brick walls, ceilings and plaster. The Harvey Restoration efforts will require several projects including replacing or repairing the roof and installing a protective membrane. A spreadsheet is attached listing all of the restoration projects with more detailed descriptions.
The chosen architect must have experience restoring historic buildings as well as the process of getting approval for restorations from the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO).
For a list of restoration projects, click here