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College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Engineering Education and Research Building

The building has been completed! Stay tuned for more information and images of this beautiful, state-of-the-art facility.

EERB exterior photo

EERB Overview
The project includes construction of a new engineering facility north of Lewis Street between 11th and 12th streets. Part of UW’s Tier-1 Engineering Initiative, the project is intended to provide new spaces for modern instruction and research, including a new shop and student project areas; teaching and computer labs in an active-learning configuration; reconfigurable research labs with associated office and collaborative spaces; meeting/conference rooms; and an expanded drilling simulator facility.

Designers and planners ensured this facility was very “student oriented,” with a variety of learning spaces and collaborative work stations.

EERB Stats
Square footage: 100,000
Number of floors: Four (five with mechanical penthouse)
Number of educational spaces: 150
Daily student occupation: 200-300
Total cost: $105 million ($75 million in state appropriations, $15 million in projected private donations, and $15 million in state-matching funds)

The major players
Lead Design Firm: ZGF Architects (Seattle)
Other Design Partners: Malone Belton Abel (MBA) and GSG Architecture
Construction Manager At Risk (CMAR)/General Contractor: GE Johnson (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Note: ZGF associate partner and lead designer/project manager Corinne Kerr is a UW architectural engineering graduate.

The timeline
Prep work included earth moving, movement or removal of water, power, conduit lines and a lengthy process of acquiring property. Some environmental remediation was required, along with normal site preparation and clearing.

  • Public groundbreaking: Oct. 7, 2016
  • Construction formally underway: Oct. 17, 2016
  • Construction period: About 28 months
  • Completion date: Access was handed over February 2019, with classes and research beginning in fall 2019

EERB Time Lapse Photos

EERB construction site











EERB rooftop view














Aerial view of CEPS construction














Aerial view of CEPS construction




Contact Us

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Dean's Office

EERB 401

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-4253


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