Kraus-Anderson begins construction of Frost Lake Elementary in St. Paul
SAINT PAUL, Minn. (June 2020) – Kraus-Anderson has begun construction of the remodel and addition at Frost Lake Elementary School located at 1505 Hoyt Ave. N. in St. Paul, Minn.
Designed by U+B Architecture & Design, the new $20 million school for K-5 students will further the St. Paul Public School District’s vision of maximizing educational achievement through racial equity and personalized learning. The new spaces will allow for greater creativity and adds more room for students to receive more personalized learning.
The new two-story addition features a new entry, gym, cafeteria, inclusive restrooms, playground, kitchen, common and administration spaces, along with extensive phased remodeling of the existing learning spaces. The remodel will improve indoor air quality for students and staff, and will improve cross-functionality of the existing spaces. The attached Parks building will also be demolished during the final phase of the project.
Other improvements included replacing the HVAC and controls, updating technology, and improving site drainage, lighting, finishes, fire suppression, security and alarm systems.
Frost Lake Elementary is one of dozens of major K-12 construction projects Kraus-Anderson will work on this year during its “Summer Sprint,” a critical, concentrated time during the summer months when school is not in session and when crews can perform work that ranges from new school construction to upgrades to deferred maintenance projects.
KA continues to lead the field of regional education construction projects and is currently ranked 8th 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.
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Established in 1897, Kraus-Anderson® Construction Company is one of the nation’s premier commercial general contractors and construction managers. Kraus-Anderson, an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer, is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and has regional offices in Madison, Wis., Bismarck, N.D., and Duluth, Bemidji and Rochester Minn.