OLC joined forces with Tobin & Associates, a Wyoming architectural firm, to update this iconic historic building on the University of Wyoming campus. Design goals include: improving circulation while joining it seamlessly with the current program areas - combining with a newly conceived expansion, and integrating it all within the building’s existing systems and with the University’s Long Range Campus Plan.
Program areas used in this building include Campus Recreation, Kinesiology and Health, Theatre and Dance, ROTC, and the UW Lab School. Half Acre will be transformed into a world-class recreation and wellness center that the University of Wyoming will be proud of.
As a side note, this is a building that OLC’s Design Architect, Robert McDonald, utilized daily as a University of Wyoming student. Bob’s familiarity and fondness for Half-Acre give him a unique respect for the building’s meaningful history on campus.
Cost: $27 million
SqFt: 99,000 (renovation), 40,500 (addition)