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Visualizing the Future of Energy

University of Wyoming Energy Innovation Center
Laramie, Wyoming, USA

“The EIC is one of the most advanced research facilities at the university. It will provide students, researchers and academic professionals the opportunity to actively engage in, observe and support advancements in sustainable energy technologies.”

Mark Northam, PhD
Director, School of Energy Resources, University of Wyoming

The new Energy Innovation Center provides the University of Wyoming with a physical environment to further its energy-related knowledge and resources, promote state-of-the-art research, and transfer new technologies and knowledge to energy stakeholders, the citizens of Wyoming and the world.

HOK’s design allows interdisciplinary researchers to address society’s critical energy-related issues. The facility provides laboratory space focused on rock and fluid physics, underground resource characterization, chemical and thermodynamic properties of fossil fuels, computational modeling, and carbon technologies, as well as research in renewable energy technologies such as urban wind turbines.

Cutting-edge technologies such as real-time 3D visualization, multi-screen touch walls and internal/external AV links allow for cross-disciplinary collaborations throughout the campus, as well as strategic global partnerships with other academic institutions and private industries.

The collaborative environment includes laboratories, office space, a conference center and auditorium, public outreach and demonstration spaces. Key research-based activities are integrated into the architectural expression.


LEED certified anticipated


57,000 sq. ft. / 5,300 sq. m.


Laboratory Planning
Laboratory Programming


15 November 2013
“HOK Designed New Energy Center at University of Wyoming”
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

13 November 2013
“University of Wyoming’s New Energy Building Brings Geology to Life with 3D Visualization Lab”
The Architect’s Newspaper