kerr 3 design group, inc. Set To Begin Work For Guthrie Public Schools

Posted by Kerr3 on 02/10/2005

Guthrie, OK (February 10, 2005) - - Guthrie voters said "yes" on Tuesday, February 8 to a $4.85 million school bond issue that will add needed classrooms to two Guthrie elementary schools and renovate Guthrie's historic Jelsma Stadium. Architect kerr 3 design group, inc. now begins the design process for Jelsma Stadium which is scheduled to have a complete renovation prior to the beginning of Guthrie High School's 2005 football season.

"We are extremely excited for Guthrie Public Schools," said Terry Kerr, President of kerr 3 design group, inc. "It is a great achievement for the community to pass this bond issue. It is a benefit to the schools and we sincerely feel that the renovated Jelsma Stadium is going to be the new crown jewel of historic downtown Guthrie. We have a lot of work ahead of us, but this is an exciting moment for Guthrie Public Schools and kerr 3 design group, inc."

Originally built in 1936 as a WPA project, the nearly 70 year old Jelsma Stadium will receive a major face lift. Plans include a new drainage system, new concrete for the seating area, a new press box and concession area, new rest rooms, and many other improvements. While Jelsma will be updated and modernized, the historical integrity of this great stadium is being retained. Construction is slated to begin in April, and kerr 3 design group, inc. is underway with the architectural design.

"We are already meeting with our engineering consultants, the school administration, facilities, and athletic departments, and our design team. We are working out the details of this renovation and the bond issue passed less than 48 hours ago." said Kerr. "There is a lot of work to be done on Jelsma Stadium and a very tight timeline in which to accomplish it."

The other projects included in the bond issue call for a four class room addition at Fogarty Elementary and an eight class room addition at Central Elementary. Both projects are scheduled to be complete by Fall 2006.

Located in Edmond, Oklahoma for 28 years, kerr 3 design group, inc. has sought to design buildings such that the client's mission is visibly evident. Architect Terry Kerr's goal for design is to make certain the finished product represents the client's goals, dreams, and vision. kerr 3 design group inc. projects include the OmniDome Theater and Zahl-Ford, Inc. building in Oklahoma City, and the Main Fire Station, in Guthrie, Oklahoma.