Our 7th project with the University of Wyoming, the High Bay Research Facility will offer new possibilities for energy research.
The $53.5 million, 90,000-square-foot space is designed by Malon Belton Able, GSG, and Zimmer Gunsul Frasca. The facility, a shared UW resource among the School of Energy Resources, the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Department of Geology and Geophysics, will be located on north 19th Street near the UW Centennial Complex. It will feature an array of laboratories and meeting spaces, including unconventional oil and gas reservoir research areas. The research complex also will house the Center of Innovation for Flow in Porous Media, the Improved Oil Recovery Laboratory, the Geomechanical/Petrology Laboratory and the Structures Research Laboratory.
“The goal of this facility is to provide sufficient space, capacity and state-of-the-art equipment to grow various niche areas of research being conducted at the University of Wyoming,” the university explained in a statement. “The facility has been designed to be easily reconfigurable, modular and expanded as different research areas grow or dissemble over time.”
The center is expected to open in August 2016.