Kraus-Anderson has begun construction on the $35 million Polytechnic Education Center at Bismarck State College at 1601 Edwards Ave. in Bismarck, North Dakota.
The building is the only polytechnic education facility in the region.
Designed by ICON Architectural Group, the 89,486-square-foot polytechnic center will feature project-based learning and nontraditional, hands-on collaborative working environments. The building will include two flex labs where business and industry can partner on developing projects and ideas; and provide space for operating and expanding new academic programming and equipment as well as advancing applied research.
The three-story building, connected by a skywalk to the BSC National Energy Center of Excellence, will also house a live event venue, a digital hive and a security operations center (SOC) as well as other state-of-the-art learning environments.
The Polytechnic Education Center is expected to be completed in winter of 2024.