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September 26, 2016
Kraus-Anderson completes $101 million Watford City, N.D. Rough Rider Center
WATFORD CITY, N.D. (September 2016) – Kraus-Anderson Construction Company (KA), one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest commercial general contractors and construction managers, has completed construction on a 262,000-square-foot municipal event and recreation center in Watford City, N.D.
Designed by JLG Architects, the two-story, $101 million Rough Rider Center features a competition swimming pool and waterpark; 22,000-square-foot multi-use field house with three basketball courts and removable artificial turf; 1,000-seat hockey arena and separate practice hockey rink; 3,000-seat arena for sporting events and concerts with eight executive suites; 12,000-square-foot gymnastics club; and 10,000 square feet of convention space, as well as a continuous elevated running track. The project also includes a new artificial turf football stadium with track, artificial turf baseball field, parking lots, conference rooms and administrative offices.
The Rough Rider Center also will be used by various community groups as well as by the Watford City High School, which KA and JLG Architects completed earlier this year. The new 160,000-square-foot high school is adjacent to the event center. The Watford City High School project was a joint venture of Kraus-Anderson and Construction Engineers.
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 Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and has regional offices in Madison, Wis., Bismarck, N.D., and Duluth, Bemidji and Rochester Minn.
About JLG Architects
JLG is a 100-percent employee-owned full-service architecture firm, founded in 1989. Today, the firm has grown to eleven offices with over 100 employees, and was named #38 of the top “Giants of Architecture” by Building Design+Construction Magazine and one of the 50 Best Workplaces in the US by Inc. Magazine. For more information about JLG Architects, visit www.jlgarchitects.com.