Government Architecture and Design

Noel Griffith Jr. & Associates Architects has an extensive amount of experience working with governmental agencies of all levels. Throughout the years, Noel Griffith Jr. & Associates Architects has worked with many local municipalities on varying degrees of projects ranging from small storage buildings to large community complexes. Noel Griffith Jr. & Associates Architects has successfully fulfilled multiple contracts on the state level, pertaining to several statewide projects for the Wyoming Department of Transportation and the Wyoming State Parks and Historical Sites. In addition to these, Noel Griffith Jr. & Associates Architects has also worked with governmental agencies on the federal level, completing many ventures with high-level security issues and unique program requirements. With vast experience in this arena, as well as extensive knowledge pertaining to new governmental regulations, including LEED certification and ADA compliance issues, Noel Griffith Jr. & Associates Architects provides quality architectural services in the public sector.

Laramie County Annex Building

Laramie County Annex Building

This project involved designing a new 90,000sf facility for Laramie County Wyoming which included county offices and courtrooms. In addition to design and construction of the building, a comprehensive interior design package was incorporated, including individual offices, work areas, and open office plans. This project was completed in 1994.

Cheyenne Training Complex Fire Rescue

Cheyenne Training Complex Fire Rescue

This project was completed in 2002 and incorporated the design and construction of three separate buildings for the purpose of providing fire training for not only the Cheyenne Fire Department, but also for other municipal, county and regional fire departments as well. This project included a 6-story Fire Tower; 2-story 1600 SF Burn Building; a 13,200 SF building housing not only offices and training rooms, but also a fire station serving a portion of southeast Cheyenne, a 2-story Observation Tower, and a Drafting Pit.

Wyoming Air National Guard Fire Station

Wyoming Air National Guard Fire Station

This project included a 14,000sf addition to the apparatus bay and a 4,800sf remodel of the existing building. The building material consists of structural steel, CMU and brick masonry with EIFS, EPDM and Metal Roofing. The project included adding a fire suppression system, sleeping quarters, kitchen, conference room, gymnasium, and locker rooms. It also included a training facility, apparatus bay, and dispatch center, along with a fire extinguisher charging center. This project was completed in 2008.

YES House Tammy Hladky Center of Hope

YES House Tammy Hladky Center of Hope

In Gillette, Wyoming the Youth Emergency Services, Inc. (YES House) has served the needs of young people and their families for several years, offering a variety of support services. In recent years the agency has desired to build a campus facility that will bring together all of their programs onto one site. Noel Griffith and Associates is the architect for these campus buildings. The third and largest of the four buildings at 26,100 square feet is currently under construction. It will house the administrative, staff, and counseling offices for the YES House, six classrooms, a large multi-purpose room/gym, and a commercial kitchen and dining room.

Summit Rest Area

Summit Rest Area

This rest area also serves as an information center for visitors to this part of Wyoming. There are display areas for tourism information, a unique mural depicting the state of Wyoming, and an outlook / observation deck taking advantage of the landscape views. A large skylight brings natural light into both the women’s and men’s toilet rooms.

Dining Hall F.E. Warren Air Force Base

Dining Hall F.E. Warren Air Force Base

In 1987 the Base Dining Hall facility was renovated to improve functionality. The Dining Hall served as both a dining facility and a training facility, and the current building was not sufficient to support these functions. Therefore, this project not only included renovating the existing 9400 sf, but also incorporated a 2700 sf addition. This project has been recognized nationally, winning two prestigious awards; the Hennessey Trophy and the R.T. Rhiney Trophy for outstanding design.

Anderson Elementary School

Anderson Elementary School

This school served as the prototype facility for the Laramie County School District Number One and was constructed in 1985. The corridors feature a large skylight to provide natural light into the interior of the building. Interior windows along with light shelves in the classroom, extend this natural light into the learning environment.

Afflerbach Elementary School

Afflerbach Elementary School

This school was modeled after Anderson Elementary School and completed in 1987. It features the same energy conservation qualities as its predecessor, such as skylights and light shelves. Like Anderson, Afflerbach also has a unique wall sculpture in the entry lobby adding character and interest.

McCormick Junior High School

McCormick Junior High School

This project involved building an addition to the school where an existing courtyard was located. This was a very delicate process requiring extensive research and details in regards to roof drainage and circulation requirements. This addition included a new entry, new classrooms, as well as new administration areas.

Social Security Administration

Social Security Administration

In 2011, Noel Griffith Jr. & Associates Architects completed an interior remodel and tenant finish for the Social Security Administration. This project involved following specific design guidelines as set by the GSA while maintaining the unique programming needs of the SSA. This project was completed successfully, and within the time requirements.