Fort Washakie PreK-8 School & High School

Project overview

Vanir is serving as the owner’s representative for a new 161,000-square-foot PreK-8 school on the Wind River Indian Reservation. The existing K-8 building will be demolished except for the existing library/cultural center. The project also involves adding 56,000 square feet to the existing 20,400-square-foot high school on the same campus.

The PreK-8 building has soft divisions between the preschool, the elementary school area, and the middle school zones. Each area has its own features that honor the heritage of its students.

The library/cultural center is the focal point for the community, as it will feature Native American cultural items. It also includes Shoshone language classrooms and a Native American dance studio.

The project was jointly funded by the State of Wyoming and Fremont County School District #21.


Fort Washakie, Wyoming


Fremont County School District #21

Design Team

Ward + Blake Architects, LLC


Sletten Construction of Wyoming

Construction Cost

$55 million


New PreK-8 School & High School Addition: 2017
Demolition & Site Redevelopment: Expected 2018


217,000 New SF