Having worked with numerous clients on many different types of projects, Buehrer Group has developed a reputation for delivering excellent service and providing different approaches than many of our competitors.
Buehrer Group extensively involves and encourages input from our clients throughout the design phases. For educational facilities, the Board of Education and other community leaders, administrators, and school staff members assist in planning the schematic design and completing final plans. The involvement with every owner is extensive, regardless of whether we are designing, building or renovating religious structures, commercial buildings, governmental work or living spaces, or any other project. This provides input from those who will be using the building and who know what they want in their facility. When serving school districts, this broad-based involvement provides support for the bond issue and the finished product.
Buehrer Group designs excellent facilities that are attractive and easy to maintain with modest construction costs. We use energy conservation design techniques to keep the operating costs low.
Buehrer Group obtains excellent low bids because of our experience in designing various structures, in-house engineering, and thorough, high quality construction documents. We provide consultants for acoustical design, kitchen design and kitchen equipment when applicable, at no additional cost to the owner.
Buehrer Group provides professional services with lower fees than most competitors. Our basic fee is all inclusive except for test borings, property surveys, and building permits. When the client is a school district, assistance with bond levies is another part of our basic service. A field administrator is provided at no cost to the client on all our projects, even though a construction manager is required on some Ohio School Facilities Commission projects.
The following schools have been recognized in American School & University Magazine’s Annual Educational Interiors Showcase for outstanding design:
- Clyde High School, Auditorium and Music Department Addition, Clyde, Ohio – 2007
- Maumee High School, Performing Arts Center, Maumee, Ohio – 2007
- Van Buren Elementary School Addition, Van Buren, Ohio – 2004
The following schools have been recognized in American School & University Magazine’s Annual Architectural Portfolio for outstanding design:
- Graham Elementary School, St. Paris, Ohio – 2009
- Jefferson Elementary School, Jefferson, Ohio – 2009
- Rock Creek Elementary School, Rock Creek, Ohio – 2009
- Van Wert 6-12 School, Van Wert, Ohio – 2008
- Grand Valley PK-12 School, Orwell, Ohio – 2007
- Crestview Elementary School, Ashland, Ohio – 2006
- Miami East PK-8 School, Casstown, Ohio – 2006
- Mapleton Elementary School, Ashland, Ohio – 2005
- Northwestern Elementary School, West Salem, Ohio – 2005
- Western Reserve Elementary School, Wakeman, Ohio – 2004
- Jonesville High School, Jonesville, Michigan – 2004
- Leetonia K-12 School, Leetonia, Ohio – 2003
- New Riegel K-12 School, New Riegel, Ohio – 2003
- Wynford Elementary School, Bucyrus, Ohio – 2002
- Onstead High School, Onstead, Michigan – 2001
- Wellsville High School, Wellsville, Ohio – 2001
- West Holmes High School, Millersburg, Ohio – 2000
- Buckeye Valley Middle School, Delaware, Ohio – 1999
- Bluffton Middle School, Bluffton, Ohio – 1999
- Liberty-Benton High School, Findlay, Ohio – 1997
- Northwestern High School, West Salem, Ohio – 1997
Augsburg Lutheran Church, Toledo Ohio
Selected for the 2007 Historic Preservation Award
Landmarks Preservation Council of Northwestern Ohio was founded in 1968. For the past several years, the Landmark Preservation Council of Northwestern Ohio has awarded bronze plaques and certificates to people and businesses involved in restoring and safeguarding our architectural heritage. The bronze plaques are given to buildings that meet the criteria for being on the National Register of Historic Places and which have been restored or well maintained over the last ten years. The certificates recognize people, organizations, and businesses that have taken care of their buildings, recorded the architectural heritage of an area or promoted historic preservation.
Buckeye Valley Middle School, Delaware, Ohio
Selected as the facility to receive the 1998 James D. MacConnell Award presented by The Council of Educational Facility Planners, International.
The Award’s Jury selected Buckeye Valley Middle School after evaluating the highest number of submissions in the history of the award.
This school, designed by Buehrer Group Architecture & Engineering, was recognized as “the institution that best demonstrates the effectiveness of planning, design and construction — all focused on meeting the needs of the educational program and its curriculum.” Dwayne Gardner of Planning Advocates, a local resident of Buckeye Valley School District, helped the teaching staff and administrators formulate their ideas.
Superintendent Sam Martin is quoted in the Delaware Gazette as saying “a good design for the middle school produced a building that is efficient, cost effective and easily maintainable.”
The 106,000 square foot middle school, designed for 750 students, opened in August 1997. The construction cost was $7,744,862, which is $72.87 a square foot, including driveways, parking and a new waste water treatment plant designed to serve the new middle school and high school which is on the same site. The total cost including furniture, fees and technology was under $85.00 a square foot.
The new middle school was part of a $14,000,000 bond issue that included a 36,644 square foot addition to the high school for an auditorium, auxiliary gym, expanded media center and classrooms, a 16,035 square foot addition to Buckeye Valley East Elementary School, an 8,000 square foot addition to Buckeye Valley West Elementary School, and the installation of an elevator at Buckeye Valley North Elementary School.
In response to accepting the award, architect Huber Buehrer said, “We are very pleased to have one of our schools selected for the top design award in North America.”