University of Wyoming - College of Business

Location: 
Laramie, Wyoming
Total Project Cost: 
$45.3 million
Size: 
165,000 SF
A&P Role: 
CMGC/CMAR

This modern, technology-rich facility is the result of an extensive renovation of a 62,000-square-foot building dating back to 1960 and the new construction of a 103,000-square-foot addition. At the beginning of the project the very tight construction schedule was delayed almost five weeks, but using Building Information Modeling (BIM) helped the team get back on schedule. The use of BIM allowed the team to efficiently coordinate the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) and detect clashes before construction began.The College of Business is the first LEED Gold building on campus, and its many sustainable features reduce water consumption by 30%, cut annual energy costs by 29% in the renovated building and 15% in the new building, and reduce water in landscape irrigation by at least 50%.

LEED Certification: LEED Gold
Awards: Excellence in Construction, Excellence Winner - Institutional Category, ABC Rocky Mountain Chapter; Intermountain Best of 2010 Gold Award, Outstanding Higher Education Project, Mountain States Construction; National Pyramid Winner, National Excellence in Construction Awards - Institutional Category, ABC National 
 
“…perhaps the most impressive part of this project was the professionalism Adolfson & Peterson displayed during the two plus years we worked with you on this venture. You not only delivered a spectacular building, you also went the extra mile to accommodate our every request. In fact, as I write this letter, I honestly don’t know how the experience could have been any better.”  - Kent Noble, Assistant Dean, University of Wyoming College of Business