Stahl completed the addition and renovation of Prairie View Elementary and Middle School for the Elk River Area School District in Elk River, Minnesota. Prairie View serves children ranging from early childhood through eighth grade, and it is the first Independent School District 728 facility designed to instruct such a diverse age range of students.
Because of recent substantial population growth in the area, the district added a classroom wing, gymnasium, support spaces and an exterior storage building to the facility to accommodate the community’s expansion needs.
The addition added about 42,000 square feet to the existing 124,000-square-foot school and cost roughly $9.6 million to construct. Construction began in April of 2018 and was completed in March of 2019, with the expanded facilities being open to students for the remainder of the 2019 school year. Additional interior renovations in the existing space and site work were also completed in May 2019.
Wold Architects and Engineers designed the project in collaboration with the District and Stahl as the construction manager.