The Advocate’s Blanchard reports that LUS has selected it architectural firms for a head-end building to house the technical equipment to run the project and a large warehouse to house materials during the build.
The head-end building went to Guidry-Beazley Architects, the same folks who designed the LITE center. The warehouse plans will be put together by Architects Southwest, the folks responsible for planning River Ranch.
Buildings have a long lead time and if they are to be ready in time for the launch of services LUS apparently feels that they need to start the process now.
As an adjunct to the awarding of contracts to two local architectural firms Blanchard also covers the local small/minority business issue that I alluded to in a post yesterday–and does a better job of explaining its intricacies.