Kraus-Anderson begins renovation of Cooper High School in New Hope
NEW HOPE, Minn. (June 2019) – Kraus-Anderson Construction has begun a $7.7 million renovation of Cooper High School, located at 8230 47th Ave. N. in New Hope, Minn.
Designed by Lawal Scott Erickson Architects, the renovation includes a new bold glass and metal main entry that will be incorporated into an expanded administration area with best practices secure entry features. Upgrades also include new theater lighting, AV systems, ticketing and concessions; new theater seating with an ADA accessible control room, access ramp and seating; and wall, ceiling and floor finishes to compliment the new stage and curtains.
Construction is expected to be completed in early November 2019.
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.
Cooper High School is one of dozens of major K-12 construction projects Kraus-Anderson will work on this year during its “Summer Slam,” 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.
Established in 1897, Kraus-Anderson® Construction Company (www.krausanderson.com) 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.