Owner’s Representation

Bucyrus City Schools, Ohio

As Owner’s Representative, Mr. Fischer served as the district’s liaison with the OSFC, Architect and Construction Manager throughout the planning, design and construction phases on Bucyrus’ $40 million renovation/addition project.  The project was highlighted by the renovation/restoration of the 90-year-old elementary school.

The project required two of the abandoned elementary schools be re-activated and the Board offices temporarily re-located for swing space.  Mr. Fischer coordinated the conversions and moves necessary to open school in these facilities.   He also coordinated the movement of students and equipment during renovations of the occupied high school.

Pioneer Career & Technical Center, Shelby, Ohio

Mr. Fischer served as Owner’s Representative for Pioneer’s renovations to their 230,000 square foot existing facility and an addition of 17,000 square feet assisting them in managing design/construction issues as well as coordinating the movement of personnel and equipment while renovations were ongoing over two school years.   He also assisted in the resolution of several management issues between the Owner and Construction Manager.

Ohio Statehouse

The highlight of Mr. Fischer’s tenure as Ohio’s State Architect was overseeing the completion of the $120 million restoration of the Ohio Statehouse.  Mr. Fischer took personal responsibility for this project, acting as the Owner’s Representative attending weekly progress meetings and visiting the site daily during the last two years of the restoration. The completed project is one of the few Statehouses’ in the country that has undergone a complete restoration, yet operates as a fully functioning State Capitol.

Central State University

In the summer of 1996, the State took control of Central State University.  A number of facilities, particularly many of the dormitories, were in need of repair before students could return in the fall.  Mr. Fischer oversaw and coordinated the necessary repairs and Central State was able to open school on time.

Bucyrus City Schools, Ohio II

After completion of their OSFC project, Mr. Fischer continued as the Owner’s Representative and directed the $1.1 million renovation of an existing Elementary School into the District’s Board Offices and Pre-School Facility; and the conversion of an Vo-Ed building into athletic locker rooms including a roof replacement.