Governmental and Institutional

NCAR Supercomputing Center – Cheyenne, Wyoming

General Contractor: Saunders Construction, Inc.

Engineer: RMH Group

Architect: H+L Architecture

Completion Date: 2012

Dedicated to advancing scientists understanding of climate, weather, and other Earth and atmospheric processes. This 170,982 sqft. facility was developed in partnership with the University of Wyoming, the State of Wyoming, Cheyenne LEADS, the Wyoming Business Council, and Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power. It contains some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers dedicated to improving scientific understanding of climate change, severe weather, air quality, and other vital atmospheric science and geoscience topics. Necessary to support the 60,000 sqft. data floor is 117,200 sqft. central utility plant, and associated service floor. The center also houses a premier data storage and archival facility that holds irreplaceable historical climate records and other information.


  • 2013 Data Center Dynamics North America Award
    The ‘Green’ Data Center