by Doug Hanson
Two representatives from Wold Architects & Engineers of St. Paul and a representative from Kraus-Anderson of Minneapolis attended the November GFW School Board meeting on November 20th to review the detail drawings of the design of the building. The school, to be located on the East edge of Gibbon, is scheduled to open in August of 2025. Bids will be sent out following the January 16 meeting, to be opened prior to the February board meeting.
The building referendum was approved for a $69,900,000 project, but with a good interest rate and other grant income, the District will have just under $80 million to work with. (A budget chart is on page 10).
The front view on the right will have different distinct colors to highlight different areas of the building. The site work will make the school on the same level as the highway. The west end is the elementary PreK-4th grade, plus the T-Bird Club. The middle school and high school is on the right side along with the CT area. The design tries to give as much natural light as possible and more open spaces for flexible small learning areas. Many classrooms can open up to expand into the flexible learning area.
For the entire story, check out the November 29 issue of the Winthrop News.