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February 14, 2018
Kraus-Anderson completes $6.6 million addition to Mount Olivet Lutheran Church
Project features new 200-seat, state-of-the-art choir rehearsal hall
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (February 2018) – Kraus-Anderson Construction Company (KA), one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest commercial general contractors and construction managers, has completed a $6.6 million addition to the campus of Mount Olivet Lutheran Church to support the church’s nearly 100-year-old music and education tradition. Mount Olivet, Minneapolis campus, is located at 5025 Knox Ave. S. in Minneapolis.
Designed by ESG Architects, the 27,000-square-foot project adds a new 200-seat choir rehearsal hall, six new classrooms for Mount Olivet’s growing education, School of Music programs and community summer programs. The project also includes an office suite for the music department staff. In addition to the six new classrooms, 20 existing classrooms were renovated. Three of the new classrooms include operable partitions to provide flexible use and the ability to create divisible spaces.
Other highlights feature high-tech video projection and state-of-the-art audio equipment. Acoustical boards and curtains were also added throughout the rehearsal spaces and education classrooms to maximize the quality of the sound.
On the exterior of the building, limestone veneer finishes were used to match the church’s existing façade.
Kraus-Anderson has a long-standing relationship with Mount Olivet dating back to the l940s. KA has worked on multiple projects at four of Mount Olivet’s Minnesota campuses, including Mount Olivet Lutheran Church and Mount Olivet Careview Home in Minneapolis, Rolling Acres campus in Victoria and Cathedral of the Pines in Lutsen. In addition, KA will be working on a future project at Mount Olivet’s West Campus in Victoria.
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.