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Renovation Information|Campus Recreation

Interior Design Plans- (draft, subject to change)

Interior Design Plans

Interior Design Plans Draft (2.3MB)

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Campus Recreation
Half Acre Gym
Dept. 3604
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-3370
Fax: (307) 766-6720
Half Acre, More Than a Gym

Construction of the renovation and expansion of Half Acre Gym is underway.  The 22 month project will be accomplished in two phases, allowing patrons to utilize portions of the facility throughout the entire process.  During the renovation and expansion project, we will update our patrons with the most accurate and timely information possible.  Please check this web site and signage throughout the facility for updates on this project.

News and Events

(From the Campus Construction Update for August 17 - 23) Half Acre Gym remains open and accessible via the west entrance.  The day-lot parking area and roadway immediately east of Half Acre Gym is closed.  Temporary day-use parking has been established in the lot east of the Wyoming Union. 

Construction and staging areas north, south, and east of the existing building have been established and are closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic, except that which is construction related.  Access to Prexy's Pasture from the east Wyoming Union parking lot between Half Acre and the Wyoming Union is closed until further notice.  Please use alternate routes through the Wyoming Union or between the Union and Coe Library.  Heavy truck traffic, including construction materials transport, concrete trucks, and other haulers, will be frequent on Willett Drive west of 15th Street and along the perimeter of the Wyoming Union parking lot.  Temporary traffic controls and signs are either in place or will be established as needed by specific site activities. Construction work for Phase I, consisting of the reconstruction/addition of the east portion of the existing building continues this week.  The general structural and supporting components of the addition are in place, including foundation, earthwork, under slab building systems, building utilities, interior structural shear wall, structural steel frame, and interior slab-on-grade and slab-on-deck construction.  Interior construction is continuing, with building systems rough-in, masonry, wall and ceiling systems framing, and fireproofing underway.  Exterior building enclosure work has begun, including exterior framing, envelope thermal and moisture protection systems, stone and brick masonry, openings and roofing.  Specialty building equipment, including climbing wall/pinnacle components and HVAC units, have been delivered and are in process of being installed.

 As anticipated by the recent temporary expansion of the construction and staging area along the pedestrian pathways north of Half Acre Gymnasium between Prexy's Pasture and Willett Drive, including the closure of portions of the Lab School playground through approximately August 15, a sub-phase of the reconstruction/addition has begun to built-out the northwest structural steel frame and concrete slab-on-grade and slab-on-deck adjacent to the retained existing stone walls.  Pedestrian access in this vicinity will remain open; however, the construction effort on this sub-phase will result in increased congestion. 

Site improvement work associated with the Half Acre Gymnasium addition and renovation will impact portions of the parking lot east of the Wyoming Union through Aug. 24.  Normal vehicular access to the parking lot will remain open; however, construction work along the north perimeter of this lot will require some temporary detours in that area.  Temporary traffic controls and signs will be established as needed by specific site activities.  Please observe all posted traffic control, construction signs and temporary flagging in the affected areas.

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