The holidays are upon us at Form+Works Design Group and we love seeing the lights going up in the cities and towns surrounding our projects. This time of year really creates a magical glow and a closer connection. We see teams and communities come together to kick-off projects that they may have been talking about for years. That is one of our favorite parts of what we do – celebrating the beginning of bringing these beautiful historic places back. It takes countless hours from so many big-hearted and passionate people, but when the project finally gets to that initial step forward, the celebratory energy is tangible.
We kicked off one such project this month, at the Wyoming Frontier Prison. Form+Works and Wattle and Daub Contractors were selected for the Adaptive Use of the historic Guard’s Quarters adjacent to the Prison. The Wyoming Frontier Prison , located in Rawlins and constructed from 1888-1901, was the first penitentiary in the state and currently operates as a Museum. The Museum worked tirelessly to obtain grants for the project to revitalize the building. We couldn’t be more excited to be involved in this project and add the great state of Wyoming to our list of areas we serve*. The Guard’s quarters will bring more amenities to the site, with a Carbon County Visitor’s Center, exhibit space, and much more! On the exterior the historic stone, windows and doors will all be rehabilitated. The project is planned to be completed by early 2020.
We hope everyone had a blessed and restful Thanksgiving. The Form+Works team is so thankful to do the work that we love.
*Fun Fact: Growing up, Natalie’s parents founded and performed in a bluegrass band named “Why?oming”.