BPS makes decision on architect for Centennial, Grimsrud additions

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BISMARCK, N.D. - The Bismarck Public School Board is deciding to work with J2 Studio Architecture & Design and Architectural Concepts Inc. for potential additions at Centennial and Grimsrud elementary schools.

Monday, the board unanimously agreed to direct district administration to hire and negotiate a contract with J2 Studio Architecture & Design for an addition at Centennial and Architectural Concepts Inc. for Grimsrud.

Fall enrollment numbers came in lower than expected, so the board is not making any changes to elementary schools until this upcoming fall, when enrollment numbers are finalized.

A committee composed of one board member and administration interviewed six architects for the projects.

The Promontory Point area has seen growth over the past few years and these additions could resolve overcrowding at Liberty Elementary School.

Grimsrud would increase its building capacity from 268 to 500 students. Centennial's current capacity would increase from 469 students to 625 students.