Kraus-Anderson completes Pine Island High School
PINE ISLAND, Minn. (November 2016) – Kraus-Anderson Construction Company (KA), one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest commercial general contractors and construction managers, has completed the first and second phases of additions and remodeling of the existing 202,000-square-foot high school located at 223 1st Ave. SE, in Pine Island, Minn. The school, which serves grades 5-12, has had multiple additions since it was originally built in 1934.
Designed by Wendel Architects, the $16.75 million project features a new 13,085-square-foot, 608-seat auditorium addition, which was built inside the existing courtyard; new 13,813-square-foot group learning center addition; relocated fitness center; football field and stadium improvements; and renovations to existing school. In addition, the project also includes mechanical, lighting and security camera upgrades, new fire protection/sprinkler system, and remodel to the district office, cafeteria and commons, and STEM labs.
KA worked directly with the school district, architect and engineers, and provided master budgeting updates and scheduling for the district’s entire $39.75 million referendum fund, which included a new $23 million pre-K-grade-4 building, as well as improvements at the existing grade 5-12 high school.
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. The company also remains the top construction manager of education facilities in the region, having completed K-12 projects totaling over $1 billion in the past five years. In addition, KA practices Open Book Transparency, maximizing opportunities for local subcontractor participation.
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 EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability employer, is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and has regional offices in Madison, Wis., Bismarck, N.D., and Duluth, Bemidji and Rochester Minn.