Casper State Office Building Civil Infrastructure Design
WLC was hired by Stateline Architecture as the civil engineer for the new Casper-State Office Building to complete the building civil infrastructure design. Demolition of existing structures at the project site began in 2019. Since then, a new three-story facility located on 11 acres of land with 110,000 square feet of usable space has been constructed. WLC worked with Stateline No. 7 Architects and Tallgrass Landscaping on the design of the site. The State Office Building will consolidate several state agencies including the Department of Workforce Services, Department of Family Services, Department of Corrections, Department of Health, Department of Revenue, Department of Environmental Quality, the State Engineers Office, and several others. Overall, the building will house nearly 400 employees under one roof. The new facility will not only eliminate the need for additional offices or rented space by the State, but it will meet the needs of the state and offer room to grow for decades to come. A primary focus of the facility was to incorporate a design and look that fits the feel of the surrounding area while still being functional and practical. WLC also provided civil engineering design to encourage walking and biking in the area. The open space around the building was designed to incorporate the existing Rails to Trails pathway. Community pathway users will be welcome to use the pathway and outdoor space around the building. WLC services included land surveying, civil engineering design including water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and surfacing, and construction administration. WLC’s portion of the project was completed in 2021 while the building is scheduled to open in 2022.