KLJ Awarded 2021 Project of the Year by NDSPE
KLJ is proud to announce that Light of Christ Catholic (LOC) Schools and KLJ were recently recognized by Chapter 3 of the North Dakota Society of Professional Engineers (NDSPE) for the work completed on St. Mary’s Central High School Campus and presented the 2021 Project of the Year award. The award recognizes projects that include innovative engineering and provide benefit to society.
Light of Christ Catholic Schools hired KLJ to identify and size a new site for St. Mary’s Central High School and associated athletic facilities. After the site was selected, our team developed a master plan that guided the development of the property. KLJ aided LOC with the transfer of land, and our civil, structural, and electrical engineers along with our surveyor team, sited the new high school and designed the surrounding parking lots, courtyard, and football stadium. The design included proper water, sanitary and storm sewer connections, and landscape and lighting enhancements. In addition, our team designed the city roadways on either side of the site along with the associated water, sewer, and streetlights.
The project began with rough grading in the fall of 2016 to move the soil and give the land a year to settle prior to constructing building foundations in the fall of 2017. Staging the project in this fashion helped accomplish LOC’s goal of starting the 2019 school year in the new high school, and start the 2020 school year with in-person learning even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Congratulations to Light of Christ Catholic Schools and the entire KLJ team for the success of their project.