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Architects give spiels
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The two architectural firms selected as finalists for the upcoming school building projects made their presentations Monday afternoon in a joint meeting of the Warren County School Board, Financial Management Committee, and Education Committee.Upland Design Group of Cookeville/ Crossville and Cope Architecture of Knoxville/ Nashville were allowed 30 minutes each for their presentations, with a question and answer session after each.Both companies gave PowerPoint presentations of projects related to the ones planned by the county and answered questions previously sent to them by the School Board.Upland representatives Derrick Clemow, Alan Hill, Scott Nicholson, Tony Gibson, and Tim Little gave a PowerPoint presentation emphasizing the importance of teamwork. Said Clemow, “It’s real important we know how to work with and assemble a good team.”Cope Architecture was represented by John Cheney, Jim Hinton, Tim Little, Dave Allman, Tony Gibson, Kurt Boyd, and Ross Bryan. Their PowerPoint presentation focused on experience in building educational facilities.