Kraus-Anderson has completed Phase 1 of an extensive $43 million multi-phase project, which commenced construction in July of 2020.

This initial phase includes two-story classroom spaces for English, Language and Social Studies, along with site improvements. Progress continues on the remaining construction phases, working towards an overall project completion in the Fall of 2022.

The overall project includes the renovation and expansion of the K-12 school complex of Roseau Community Schools, located along 3rd Street NE (MN State Highway 11) between 4th and 6th Avenues NE in Roseau, Minn.

Designed by JLG Architects, the project consists of 81,000 square feet of new construction and a 60,000-square-foot remodel, providing new spaces for educational programming and activities to improve student learning opportunities.

The high school spaces will feature new classrooms, including Career and Technical Education (CTE), a Music Suite for band and choir, Administrative and Common spaces. The project will also provide improved and enlarged Gymnasium spaces to meet physical education, co-curricular and community programming needs.

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In addition, aging building and major systems are being replaced, including ventilation, heating, electrical, lighting, roofing, exterior walls and insulation. Improvements will also address Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) deficiencies, safety and security measures, and updates fire and life safety codes.

Modifications being made to the elementary school will include new safety and security improvements at the primary building entrance, and will improve the parent and bus pick-up/drop-off circulation drive area.

Roseau Community Schools 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.

KA is currently ranked eighth 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.