SIDNEY — The year 2015 marks the 86th year for Freytag & Associates. Started by Ferdinand Freytag in 1929, the company evolved into a partnership with Karl J. Freytag in 1950 and was incorporated in 1975.
“We are pleased to continue working with several local school districts. Design is in process for a new 63,500 square foot PK-8 school in Jackson Center with construction beginning this spring,” said John Freytag, a principal in the company. “The facility is designed to serve both the new and existing school including the media center, student dining/kitchen, stage, music room, consumer science classrooms, and Ag areas.”
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Cory-Rawson Schools also completed a project connecting their new elementary school and existing middle/high school. Design services were also provided for the following school districts: Fairlawn, Fort Loramie, Hardin-Houston, Holy Angels, Lehman Catholic, Russia and Sidney.
We have a long-standing relationship with Ohio Hi-Point Career Center with several projects completed in 2015. The multi-media lab, welding technology lab and automotive services lab were renovated last year. A facility master plan study was conducted and as a result several design projects are in process. A related project is also underway with design of the National Air Defense Radar Museum. The Ohio Hi-Point site was the home of the 664th Aircraft Control & Warning/Radar Squadron from 1951-1969.
We have provided services for several government entities last year including planning studies for several municipalities. A park study was developed for the City of Sidney, a municipal facilities study was completed for the Village of Versailles and a facility study is in process for the Village of Jackson Center. Design is also moving forward in the Village of Ada for the renovation of the pool and bathhouse with a projected fall 2016 start.
A facility study was also completed for Fair Haven Shelby County Home. The study reviewed all aspects of the existing building and future needs. Design is in process for an addition to the Home providing private rooms and associated services. This is the initial phase of a long-range plan that will address many aspects of senior care including therapeutic services, medical care, memory care, behavioral health care and bariatric services.
Construction on the Komminsk Legacy Park in New Bremen is nearing completion and was designed for the appreciation and use of interactive art. Design was the continuation of our 2013 park master plan with the idea to incorporate interactive art from a local group. An ODNR grant funded a portion of the improvements with the majority of the funding from a private donor. The Village also provided significant funds and construction support. This unique park setting is the result of several enthusiastic individuals, outstanding municipal support and an art-loving and decisive donor. Jaccyn Design, a local firm, was also an integral part of the landscape architectural design process.
We were pleased to work with several private sector clients. A major interior restoration project is underway for St. Mary Catholic Church in Chillicothe that will be completed this spring. Restoration of the church exterior was recently completed including a slate and copper roof, stained glass and masonry work. Restoration is also in process for the Sidney Theatre and Raise The Roof For The Arts Committee in Downtown Sidney.
Services were also provided for many private entities including Crown Equipment Corporation, Earhart Petroleum and Fort Recovery Industries. We are extremely grateful for our continued association with Crown spanning several decades.
We thank all our valued clients, associates and friends and look forward to new challenges in 2016.