University of Wyoming Marian H. Rochelle Gateway CenterGrand Ave & 22nd St
Laramie, WY 82072
Design Achievement - The University of Wyoming Gateway Center is an iconic structure that will serve as a focal point to welcoming visitors to the campus. DLR Group's design creates a destination location for alumni, students, and visitors to congregate, collaborate and connect to their Wyoming Cowboy legacy. The center houses the University of Wyoming Foundation, Alumni Association, Career Services and Student Admissions at the heart of campus, with an architecture that reflects the past, present and future of the University and its student community.
Scope Summary - The new 67,000 SF building features local sandstone materials integrated into an open and transparent museum-like reception area flooded with natural light. A high tech Legacy Hall exhibits the history and points of interest about the University and its learning environment. Also included are personnel offices, support spaces, conference/seminar rooms, lounges, and an event hosting/dining area with support spaces for a prep kitchen and storage. The Center is designed to efficiently accommodate future growth through a strategic design featuring moveable furnishings and adaptable fixtures, technology, walls, and building systems. Gateway Center is designed to a LEED Silver equivalent rating with sustainable features such as maximized access to natural daylight, optimal building orientation, and high efficiency energy and water systems. DLR Group provided architectural design and interior design services, partnered with Pappas & Pappas Architects as project managers and CA representatives.