Constructed in 1878, this is the oldest school building in the state of Wyoming and remained in continuous use for 100 years. Architecture Plus conducted a historic structure assessment and feasibility study to develop plans and cost estimates for the rehabilitation of the historic school.
The scope of this assessment included developing a description of required rehabilitation activities, including costs that need to be completed in order to enhance the use of the building. Recommendations valued and considered the historic integrity of the building’s interior and exterior and the Secretary of Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Treatment of Historic Properties.
Energy conservation features were explored including solar electric, weatherization, natural and mechanical ventilation, and efficient boilers. This comprehensive feasibility study and planning effort enabled the Laramie Plains Civic Center to solidify its rehabilitation vision and direction. The architectural and engineering study and plans will direct future rehabilitation activities and provide a foundation for pursuing the funding necessary to complete the transformation of this old school into a fully functioning civic center.