This past weekend, an architectural design class from the University of Wyoming made the trip to Buffalo to look at a proposed site that will hopefully house the Cowboy Carousel in the near future.
The class toured the facility and visited the carousel itself and then made a presentation to the members of Arts Along The Big Horns, the non-profit group spearheading the purchase of property for housing the carousel and for a proposed adjacent events center building.
Jon Gardzelewski, an Architectural Engineering Instructor at Wyoming, said the students are required to take a couple of design classes that allow them to design buildings. This project, he said, will give them not only experience doing that, but also practical experience in dealing with an organization and real-world scenarios associated with architecture and design.
He explains his role in the student's project.
Three of the students, junior Elizabeth Hungerford of Gillette; senior Katie Dery of Broomfield, Colorado; and senior Amanda Lang of Lubbock, Texas were each excited to be working on the project.
There will be a couple of project reviews before final site plan drawings are presented in October.
For more information about Arts Along The Big Horns and for details about the carousel, go to