PRESS RELEASE: Stahl Completes Prairie View Elementary and Middle School Expansion

Minneapolis, MN; May 28, 2019 Stahl completed the addition and renovation of Prairie View Elementary and Middle School for the Elk River Area School District. Prairie View serves children ranging from early childhood through eighth grade, and it is the first Independent School District (ISD) 728 facility designed to instruct such a diverse age range of students.

Due to 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 approximately 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.

“Over the past five years, Stahl has had the pleasure of supporting the growth and vision of the Elk River Area School District,” said Lane Schoening, Vice President of Stahl. “It is extremely rewarding to see the community benefit from the creative use of the expanded facility. Stahl is grateful to have had the opportunity to build on our strong partnership with the district and Wold to create an environment that fosters advanced education and student development.”

The occupied construction project is the latest major endeavor financed by the $98M bond and operating levy referendum that voters approved in the 2014 general election.

“We’re excited to use our building the way it was envisioned by our communities – serving early childhood through eighth-grade students,” said Kari Sampson, Principal of Prairie View Elementary and Middle School. “I’ve enjoyed working with both Stahl and Wold over the past 2.5 years. The teams from both companies have been responsive in meeting our needs and receptive to our input for the addition.”

Stahl and Wold Architects and Engineers have partnered to serve the District over the past several years, completing additions and renovations at the Elk River High School, Zimmerman Elementary School, and Zimmerman Middle/High School, and on the new construction of Prairie View Elementary and Middle School.

Staff at Prairie View Elementary and Middle School pose in the new 42,000-square-foot addition that was recently completed by Stahl.


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