The Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities (BOPU) moved its operations into a new building on Snyder Avenue. The new building creates a one-stop service location by centralizing the water and sewer department’s Administration, Engineering, and Operations and Maintenance Divisions in one campus. Previously, water and sewer users may have had to visit multiple locations when conducting business with the BOPU.
“The BOPU needed additional office space and a facility to provide better customer service,” said Tim Wilson, Director of the BOPU. “This is a building that will serve the community for years to come.”
The interior and exterior of the new, larger facility was designed for BOPU by SEH. As the community’s water and sewer department, the BOPU is a steward of water resources and protects the health of the community and the environment. In keeping with BOPU’s environmental goals, SEH incorporated several sustainable design elements.
SEH’s design for the facility included space to accommodate 12 different departments, complete with a multi-purpose room, break room, individual meeting rooms, and plenty of storage for future growth. Sustainable features such as a recirculating water system, motion-controlled lighting, low-e glazing, high efficiency plumbing fixtures, and green building materials were also incorporated. These features provide the BOPU with a more effective work environment with reduced energy costs.
SEH began design work on the BOPU building in March 2008. Construction was substantially completed in June of 2012. The project was managed by Mark Ruckoldt of SEH, with Jeff Pedersen as the Project Principal.