Kraus-Anderson completes new elementary school addition in Shell Lake, Wis.
Construction company assisted the district to successfully pass referendum
SHELL LAKE, Wis. (July 2020) — Kraus-Anderson Construction (KA) has completed a new $15.7 million, 36,000-square-foot elementary school addition in Shell Lake, just south of Spooner in Washburn County, Wis.
Kraus-Anderson, which worked with the School District of Shell Lake on educational facility and capital improvement planning, assisted in a community engagement campaign to successfully pass its referendum on April 3, 2018.
Designed by LHB Architects, Shell Lake School adds a new PK-2 elementary wing to the existing 3-12 facility. The project also includes improvements to the existing elementary/middle/high school building and grounds; classroom improvements and equipment acquisition; and a secured entry at the existing 3-12 school. The new addition will have an improved cafeteria space, and music, art and special education spaces.
The project also features renovations for Science, Art, Tech-Ed and Special Education; and new 12,000-square-foot gymnasium that serves as a multi-purpose space for athletics and performing arts.
Shell Lake School 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.
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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.