The University of Wyoming opened the $68 million High Bay Research Facility in Laramie in August of 2017. Supporting the development of advanced oil and gas reservoir technologies, the 90,000-sf project provides flexible, large-scale research spaces, offices, conference rooms, and conventional laboratories for the School of Energy Resources, the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Department of Geology and Geophysics. The building houses the Center of Innovation for Flow in Porous Media, the Improved Recovery Laboratory, the Geomechanical/Petrology Laboratory, and the Structures Research Laboratory. The project was built by Haselden Construction with Research Facilities Design (RFD) as laboratory design consultant. Ground was broken on the facility in March of 2015.