Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Building

Laramie, Wyoming

Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center is a welcoming and recognizable entrance to the University of Wyoming.

The facility includes an event center that seats 600, student admissions, career services, UW Foundation offices, conference rooms, a “family room” complete with fireplace, and Legacy Hall — a gallery-style museum boasting interactive timelines and highlighting historic Wyoming residents.

During the ribbon cutting ceremony, Marian Rochelle’s daughter — former state senator and state representative April Brimmer Kunz — stated the building is a “gateway to the future for the University of Wyoming.” Governor Matt Mead referred to Gateway as the “front door to a wonderful, wonderful life.”

At a glance

  • OwnerUniversity of Wyoming Foundation
  • ArchitectDRL Group & Pappas and Pappas Architects
  • Delivery methodCMaR
  • Project size67,000 SF
  • Construction cost$26 million
  • CompletedSeptember 2014