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The University of Wyoming invites your response to this request for qualifications in providing the Construction Management At-Risk (CMAR) services for the Performing Arts Center (modifications to the existing Fine Arts Building). Your response shall be on the forms or format provided by the University of Wyoming. Requests for project information and qualification forms shall be directed to: Chet Lockard, Associate Director, Facilities Planning Office, 1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3413, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming 82071. Phone: 307-766-2250 or Fax: 307-766-2255.

The Performing Arts Center is both a reconstruction and new addition construction in an occupied building. The occupants of the building will be the departments of Music, Theatre & Dance, Cultural Programs, and Fine Arts Outreach. The project involves performance spaces such as theatres and concert halls; studios such as bands, vocal music, jazz, piano, dance, performance, lighting and sound, theatre design, and recording; dressing rooms, green rooms, box office; practice rooms; offices; office/studios and office support. The Project, consists of a new addition of approximately 52,000 square feet; existing building renovations within the existing building of approximately 118,000 square feet; and portions of demolition of the existing building. The new construction, consists in part of a theatre addition, approximately 31,360 square feet, to the east of the existing Theatre Program, and a two-story Music Department addition, approximately 20,669 square feet to the east of existing Music Program. The two eastern additions are to be linked by an East Lobby flanked by a new 256-seat Thrust Theatre to the north and a new 100-seat Recital Hall to the south. The new East Lobby will have a direct relationship with a new quad that replaces parking directly east of the existing building. A new office suite will be constructed to the north west of the existing theatre/dance office suites. The building will contain mix occupancy types including Type A-1, A-3, B and S-1. The Construction Type for the building is II-A, and the project will include a fire sprinkler system.

This commission will be awarded to a firm with the qualifications best suited for this University capital project and the best interests of the University of Wyoming with Wyoming residency being a consideration. The agreement to be used with this commission will be the Agreement Between Construction Manager At-Risk and the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees. The Agreement is not a professional society standard agreement.

Completed University qualification forms shall be received In the Facilities Planning Office identified above by 4:00 p.m. MDT, May 10, 2012. Copies of your response will be for distribution to University planning team members and the architect-of-record.

Roger J. Baalman, A.I.A.

Director, Facilities Planning

University of Wyoming

Dated: April 20, 2012

Publish: April 20, 26, & May 3, 2012

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