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Kraus-Anderson completes additions at Minnesota elementary school

Kraus-Anderson completes additions at Minnesota elementary school,ph01

The Rochester, Minnesota, office of Kraus-Anderson has completed additions and remodeling at Bluff View Elementary School at 1156 W. Lakewood Ave. in Lake City, Minnesota.

Designed by MLA Architects, the $12 million, 32,000-square-foot addition features six new classrooms for pre-school and kindergarten students and a new 3,300 square-foot cafeteria. The former cafeteria has been converted into a space for Tiger Time, school’s childcare program.

The project also includes a new 10,000-square-foot multipurpose gymnasium and stage with 310-seat bleachers and lines for basketball and volleyball games. A new concessions area has also been added.

The remodel also upgraded the building’s communications system, replaced the boiler and completed the structural reinforcement to the existing building.

KA continues to lead the field of regional education construction projects and is currently ranked 6th in the nation in the construction of K-12 facilities by Building Design and Construction magazine. Over the past five years, KA has completed over $1 billion in K-12 projects. KA’s comprehensive school construction services include facility analysis and budget approaches, leading to informed and successful referendum initiatives.