Central Wyoming College | Health and Science Center

  • $13M
  • 52,000 SF
  • 2013

The new Health and Science Center is the most significant capital construction project on the Central Wyoming College campus in two decades, providing 50,000 GSF of teaching, research, training, office and classroom space for CWC. The project’s primary goals are putting science on display, encouraging collaboration with Science and Nursing to improve workforce skills for central Wyoming community, match the existing campus typology, improve the campus front door along the main road, and face the main campus green. Its location on campus invites all of the College’s students to participate in the broad spectrum of opportunities in the health and science fields.

The site respects the existing campus pattern of buildings running southwest to northeast. This orientation allows the labs to have distributed northern light and affords the classrooms southern light and frames specific western views to the Wind River Range and southern views to Beaver Rim. Views to the west and south are best from the public entry, student study spaces and lecture hall. The footprint is narrow to hold the building back from the Student Center that sits to the northwest, and helps reduce the number of shadows generated in winter months. The gabled roof reduces the visual impact of the building. By following the building orientation established by adjacent campus buildings, sunlight will reach the north elevation and entry even on the shortest day of the year. The large lecture hall and entry plaza sit at the terminus of a new campus roundabout and provide a gable on the green, consistent with Main Hall.

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Denver Colorado 80211

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