Kraus-Anderson (KA) has begun phase one of a $7.5 million construction project for the School District of River Falls at Meyer Middle School, 230 N. Ninth St., River Falls.
Designed by Ayres Associates, phase one includes remodeling the school's media center, computer and science rooms, and re-surfacing the parking lot and tennis courts. Construction is expected to be completed by September 2019.
Phase two will begin in May 2020 and will remodel the auditorium, adding a new sound booth, stage lighting and 600 new theater seats. Construction also will complete a mechanical renovation, including new air conditioning.
KA continues to lead the field of regional education construction projects and is currently ranked sixth 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. KA's comprehensive school construction services include facility analysis and budget approaches, leading to informed and successful referendum initiatives.
Meyer Middle School is one of dozens of major K-12 construction projects Kraus-Anderson will work on this year during its "Summer Slam," 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.