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The Isothermal Planning and Development Commission (Isothermal Regional Commission/The Commission) is the regional Council of Governments for Cleveland, McDowell, Polk and Rutherford Counties in Western North Carolina and the municipalities therein.  The membership of the Commission consists of the 28 county and municipal governments that make up the Isothermal Region which include the member governments of Polk, Cleveland, Rutherford and McDowell Counties.

The Commission serves its members and their citizens by fostering regional collaboration, and by providing professional and technical expertise. The Commission houses the region’s Area Agency on AgingHousing Programs, and also provides services through its Economic, Community and Workforce Development programs, and Local Government and Technical Assistance programs.  For more information, check out our About page!

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Request for Statement of Qualifications


The Commission is anticipating the need for architectural services to assist with the following projects: new or renovated office headquarters and Preliminary Architectural Report.

The project will be assigned to the selected firm based on expertise, experience and staff capacity.  The selected firm may provide planning and evaluation services including but not limited to existing facilities surveys, site analysis, selection and development planning, condition assessment, economic feasibility studies, project financing, zoning review, on site and off side utility studies, and environmental studies and reports.  The firm will also perform all necessary field survey work to prepare necessary site.

Submission are due on November 2, 2018.  View the full details and submission instructions here.  

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