Earlier this month, District 200 administrators, along with the district’s hired contractors and architects, gave the most complete picture yet of what Oak Park and River Forest High School might look like by this time next year.
They also gave updates on the status of the roughly $32.6 million phase one Imagine OPRF projects, which include constructing or renovating classrooms, a student resource center, the south cafeteria, the main entrance, science labs and special education space, among other work.
Josh Czerniak, with FGM Architects, the district’s architect of record, said during a regular meeting on Dec. 17 that they were able to reduce costs on work related to the phase one projects by approximately $260,000.
The cost-savings, he said, came “through budget realignment work and value engineering with things that don’t really effect program or spaces. So, in this…