Fort Washakie PreK-8 School & High School

Project overview

Vanir served 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, with the exception of the library/cultural center, was demolished to make way for the new facility. The project included 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, elementary school area and 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 and features various 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.

Expert cost and schedule review

Vanir provided cost and schedule review to advise the District in terms of the impacts of proposed import and export of soils after unprecedented spring rain and snow. As former facility owners, Vanir’s project managers provided valuable perspective of end user functionality and maintainability throughout the project.

Fort Washakie, Wyoming
Fremont County School District #21

Ward + Blake Architects, LLC


Sletten Construction of Wyoming

Square Footage
217,000 SF
Construction Cost
$55 Million
Start Date
New PreK-8 School & High School Addition: 2015; Demolition & Site Redevelopment: 2015
Completion Date
New PreK-8 School & High School Addition: 2017; Demolition & Site Redevelopment: 2018