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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About AMD

We are a 50-person architectural firm located in Denver, Colorado. For over 40 years we have provided a full range of services including the planning, programming, and design of buildings for colleges, universities, schools, libraries, justice facilities, office buildings, cultural venues, and housing. We have twice been awarded the American Institute of Architects’ Firm Award “a distinguished body of work” and numerous local, regional and national design awards.

We believe architecture has the power to heighten human well-being and illuminate our cultural values. We are driven by a standard of excellence which provides the highest level of ethics and professionalism to our clients. We embrace thoughtful and responsible design in all aspects of our lives and we constantly strive to create buildings of architectural significance and responsibility.

Our work is developed within a collaborative atmosphere which cultivates research, analysis, and deliberation into judicious decision-making at all levels. Vigorous exploration of client goals is coupled with a detailed examination of their functional needs. This understanding is artfully transformed into three-dimensional space which inspires the daily life within the building. Physical patterns and the cultural fabric of each place are carefully studied to appropriately respond to each site’s unique physical and social context. Materials and systems are selected which respect and sustain our planet and the thoughtful expression of building craft and technology are economically integrated to bring the defining statement of character and identity for each of our clients.

AMD Staff
  • Paul S. Haack, AIA
  • Andrew G. Nielsen, FAIA
  • David C. Pfeifer, AIA
  • Joey Carrasquillo, AIA
  • John D. Graham, AIA
  • Ronald L. Mason, FAIA
  • John D. Anderson, FAIA
  • Curt F. Dale, FAIA
  • Cathy Bellem, AIA
  • Ben Blanchard, AIA
  • John Everin, AIA
  • Erin Hillhouse, AIA
  • David E. Houston, AIA
  • Suzanne Dupée Minear, AIA
  • Kristin O’Connell, Assoc AIA
  • Cynthia Ottenbrite, AIA
  • James R. Taylor, AIA
  • Dan Bishop, AIA
  • Stephan Hall, AIA
  • Peter Koehler, AIA
  • Ryan Lutz, AIA
  • Jenna Michieli, AIA
  • Michael Stesney, AIA
  • Todd Swarts, AIA
  • Kristina Winn, AIA
  • Julie Zurakowski, AIA