University of Wyoming

Engineering Education and Research Building

The Engineering Education and Research Building on the campus of the University of Wyoming in Laramie will serve the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, providing 109,000 square feet of lab spaces, faculty offices, classrooms, and collaborative spaces. It also features the world’s largest oil well simulation lab. 

Laramie, Wyoming
University of Wyoming
ZGF Architects


Total Square Feet

World Class Research

The Big Picture

The University of Wyoming (UW) Engineering Education and Research Building (EERB) was the most ambitious construction project in the history of the institution. Part of UW’s Tier-1 Engineering Initiative, the EERB is a four-story, 109,000-square-foot facility that will promote engineering, as well as interdisciplinary research laboratories, an active-learn wet lab, a drilling and completions simulation lab, advanced manufacturing lab, maker spaces, and informal collaborative spaces. The building is designed to be shared by multiple disciplines of the engineering department, including civil architectural, mechanical, electrical, computer science, atmospheric, chemical, and petroleum. 

Ingenuity in Action

To help expedite the delivery of steel to the project and maintain schedule, GE Johnson worked closely with the structural engineer during the detailing phase and held several meetings to release the steel ahead of schedule, ensuring its arrival onsite in time for steel erection. 

Students who occupy the completed facility each day
Percentage of local contractor participation
The little details
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