Malone Belton Abel and EDAW worked together on the masterplan for the new campus for the Northern Wyoming Community College District planned for a fifteen acre site on the edge of Gillette, Wyoming. Early conceptual documents such as the four shown helped identify the direction the campus design should take. These four concepts reflect different approaches to access, to the Donkey Creek riparian area north of campus; to parking and traffic control, to building layout, and to landscape.
After identifying the opportunities available on the site and matching these to the complex needs of the existing institution, our team designed both a main building and a preliminary concept for how future buildings would be configured around the site. The concepts shown below are only two of many iterations showing a generalized use land concept paired with a more specific building layout.
By pairing the general and the specific in a visual presentation we were able to create documents that formed the basis of serious discussions on how the college should progress from its initial single building to become a major force in the community in the following years.
This highly interactive masterplanning process involved multiple groups, including the faculty, staff, and administration, as well as Advisory Board members, and County Commission staff.