University of Wyoming – Visual Arts Facility

  • area / size 80,000 sqft
  • Completed 2012
  • Hacker has created a new home for the fine arts program at the University of Wyoming’s Visual Arts Facility located in Laramie, Wyoming.

    The new Visual Arts Facility at the University of Wyoming requires an 80,000 sf building that will serve to consolidate the fine arts program from its current locations throughout the campus. The new facility will address the limitations of the various present facilities while providing students and faculty members with the resources necessary to facilitate their exploration in the fine arts. The Department supports the creative, aesthetic and cultural development of students within the University community and serves the cultural and educational needs of the state. It is dedicated to preparing its graduates to assume leadership positions in their professional lives while maintaining an inner commitment to the aesthetic standards of their chosen discipline.

    The new facilities will incorporate state-of-the-art technology, provide a safe environment for all users, promote interdisciplinary collaboration, and accommodate for community outreach. The building will include facilities for art history, ceramics, sculpture, painting, small metals, printmaking and digital media. The project is LEED Platinum certified.

    Design ArchitectHacker
    Architect of Record: Malone Belton Abel
    Design Team: Charles Dorn, Nic Smith, Jake Freauff, Kenyon Zimmerman, Will Dann, Thomas Hacker
    Photography: Lara Swimmer