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No summer vacation for the GC Kraus Anderson


No summer vacation for the GC Kraus Anderson

Since late July, it has completed enlargements and improvements of three schools and a clinic, and the creation of a police-fire station complex.

By John Caulfield, Senior Editor | September 23, 2021
Minnetonka, Minn. Police Station
A rendering of the lobby inside the 43,000-sf police station in Minnetonka, Minn., that was renovated as part of a larger construction project undertaken by Kraus-Anderson. Image: Wold Architects and Engineers

The Duluth, Minn.-based general contractor Kraus-Anderson has been busy this summer, having finished the construction and/or remodeling of several education, public safety, and healthcare projects in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

They include:

Rendering of the lobby inside a new firehouse in Minnetonka, Minn.

A new 37,000-sf fire station was added to an existing police station in Minnetonka, Minn. Image: Wold Architects and Engineers

•The completion of a $26 million, 96,000-sf police and fire station complex in Minnetonka, Minn. The building, which Wold Architects and Engineers designed, repurposed and remodeled the existing two-story 43,000-sf police station, and added a 15,800-sf police garage and 37,000-sf firehouse that includes a decontamination area to reduce fire-fighter exposure to cancer-causing agents.

St. Louis Park (Minn.) Middle School

The 100,000-sf addition to St. Louis Park (Minn.) Middle School included a new auditorium. Image: Cuningham Group ArchitectureAuditorium in St. Louis Park Middle School

•The completion of a $31.4 million 100,000-sf addition to and expansion of St. Louis Park Middle School in Minnesota. Cuningham Group Architecture designed this project that includes a new auditorium with front offices for senior staff, and a remodeled kitchen addition and new cafeteria that can be expanded as the student body increases. Classrooms were added and the school’s Media Center was remodeled. A second-floor hallway links the school’s east and west wings.

Rendering of the Roseau Community School

The Roseau Community Schools in Bemidji, Minn., is undergoing a multiphase reno and expansion. Image: JGL Architects

•The completion of Phase 1 of a $43 million, multiphase expansion and renovation of Roseau Community Schools in Bemidji, Minn., which began in July 2020. The initial phase encompassed two-story classroom spaces for English, Languages, and Social Studies. The overall project, which is scheduled for completion next Fall, includes the renovation and expansion of the K-12 school complex of Roseau Community Schools, with 81,000 sf of new construction and 60,000 sf of remodeling. The high school spaces will feature new classrooms focused on career and technical education, a Music Suite for band and choir, and Admin and common spaces. The gym is also being enlarged. JLG Archtiects designed this project.

The exterior of the Baldwin-Woodville School in Wisconsin

The Baldwin-Woodville Area School in Wisconsin has a new pool and athletic fields. Image: Wold

•The completion of a $12.3 million 13,600-sf community pool and other athletic improvements at Baldwin-Woodville Area School in Baldwin, Wis. The 20,446-sf project was funded by a $12.5 million district bond that voters approved last year. This Wold-designed project adds a 6,000-sf pool house, 116,000-sf baseball turf field, 120,000-sf football/soccer turf field and 9,000-sf track. The new community pool clubhouse includes locker rooms, concessions, ticket office, stadium entry and new stadium LED lighting.

Essentia clinic in Moose Lake, Minn.

Essentia Health's clinic in Moose Lake, Minn., was extensively renovated. Image: BWBR Architects

•Kraus-Anderson’s recent projects include the completion last July of a $2.5 million renovation of the 10,000-sf Essentia Health clinic in Moose Lake, Minn. This BWBR Architects-designed project features a new patient entry, registration and waiting area, exam rooms, treatment rooms, lab and phlebotomy. The project also includes an area for medication storage and dispensing, provider and staff work areas, and support service areas.

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