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University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts

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University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts

The University of Wyoming expanded their 41-year-old fine arts building into a two story performing arts center that will enhance the educational experience for the students.

The new space includes a 256 Thrust Theatre and a 100 seat recital hall added to the east side of the existing building, linked by an east lobby featuring a new box office. The two-story Music Department has band/orchestra and choral rehearsal halls, and a second dance studio. Existing space has been renovated to create light, sound and design labs; teaching and rehearsal space for musical theater; dressing and makeup rooms; and upgraded classrooms. A new 3,500 SF office suite was constructed to the northwest of the existing theatre/dance office suites. In addition, the project includes vital sound isolation and acoustic work for instrumental music, individual practice rooms and classrooms.

Our team developed a phasing plan that allowed for maximum use of the occupied spaces with minimal disruption to the clients programing and educational needs. We fast tracked the construction project by working with the design team to develop key bid packages.

Project Details

End Use:
Laramie, Wyoming
118,000 SF Renovation; 54,000 SF New
Higher Education
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