University of Wyoming
Completed in 2012
The new 80,000 sf Visual Arts Facility brings together 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 incorporate state-of-the-art technology, providing a safe environment for all users, promoting interdisciplinary collaboration and accommodating for community outreach. The building includes facilities for art history, ceramics, sculpture, painting, small metals, printmaking and digital media. LEED Platinum certified, the building adheres to the President’s Commitment for Climate Change.
The Visual Arts Facility received Honorable Mention in the 2012 AIA Portland 2030 Challenge Awards, in recognition of its significant sustainable design achievements.