New Arts Center Will Help University of Wyoming Meet its Mission of Community

HGA to Design Performing Arts Center Addition at University of Wyoming

09.29.11

HGA Architects and Engineers (HGA) of Minneapolis in collaboration with Tobin & Associates of Cheyenne, Wyoming, have received the architectural commission to design a new Performing Arts Center at the University of Wyoming at Laramie.­­

"The University of Wyoming is working to fulfill its role as a leader in the arts within the state," said Gary Reetz, AIA, vice president and principal with HGA. "The renovated and expanded Arts Center is a crucial step in achieving this goal­­ for students and faculty with a modern performance and education center that supports diverse arts programming, cross-disciplinary curricula, and community engagement in the performing arts."

The Performing Arts Center includes approximately 50,000 square feet of new construction and partial renovation of the existing 129,000-square-foot Fine Arts Center, which houses the Music Department, Theater and Dance Department, Cultural Programs, and Fine Arts Outreach. The program includes faculty offices; teaching laboratory/studios for music, acting and dance; recital hall; theater; conference and seminar rooms; and support space.