Western Stock Show Association

WSSA Legacy Building Program Overview

Legacy Building Program Description

The Legacy Building will be a multi-use building facility consisting of approximately 110,000 GSF in a 4-story structure built immediately adjacent to, and integrated with, the NWC Livestock Arena. Final location, size and program for this facility is subject to change as coordination with the National Western Center Program (NWC) is on-going.

The design of the building reflects the western heritage of the Stock Show and provides a distinctive new home for the WSSA that is unquestionably of this place. The building will provide a state-of-the-art workplace environment as well as supporting a unique cluster of programs that reflect the educational, arts, heritage and hospitality functions so critical to the association. A robust palette of natural and recycled materials will provide continuity with the legacy of the Stock Show and a sense of connection to the architectural language of the rural west. A carefully articulated and expressive building form will establish a dynamic civic gateway onto the NWC Campus and celebrate the vital role of the Association and the Stock Show into the future.

The Legacy Building will house a variety of spaces and uses as described below. The Capital Campaign is actively and continuously fundraising, and the working titles of many of the spaces below will eventually be updated as a part of the donor recognition program.

Ground Level Welcome Area and Public Engagement

Entry/Circulation – approximately 5,700 SF grand entry area serving as connection to the ground floor amenities, and able to serve as pre-function gathering space

Art Gallery – approximately 4,800 SF art gallery to house and display the WSSA Permanent Collection of western art; includes art curator workspaces and offices

Heritage Center – approximately 2,000 SF of display and interpretative space to share artifacts and provide historical education about the 100+ years of the Stock Show

Retail Space – approximately 2,400 SF of potential retail space; final configuration and responsibility for build-out is TBD

Parking – approximately 18 stalls of at-grade covered parking under the 2nd floor for guests, VIPs and handicap accessibility; additional parking to be provided at-grade near the building

Service Core – storage, access to service elevator, remote walk-in refrigerator & freezers to support the kitchen at the club level; MEP spaces

Office Level

WSSA Administration Offices – for administrative staff of approximately 30 (60 during Stock Show), expandable to support anticipated future growth of the Stock Show

Fitness Room and Locker Rooms

Meeting rooms

Exhibitor and member services during Stock Show

Storage, Workroom and Office for Historian/Archivist

Conference Level

Board Room – providing space for the WSSA Board and other special group meeting needs

Conference Suite – providing flexible space for small and medium size meetings and events

Flexible Expo/Gallery area – of approximately 10,000 GSF that can connect through to the concourse level of the Livestock Arena and provide space for a variety of events from trade show, to presentations/meetings, to banquets; adjacent storage space

National Western Club Level

Pre-function area – approximately 5,300 SF gathering space to support a variety of events from a single 750-seat dinner event to multiple smaller events in a unique space with a bar, views, and access to an outdoor terrace

NW Club – approximately 10,000 SF space that can seat up to 750 for dining events; includes a private dining suite, gathering spaces around monumental fireplaces, and a bar; creates a premium suite experience by providing views through a wall of glass down into the Livestock Arena

Western Lounge – approximately 3,400 SF gathering space for members during Stock Show and providing a unique pre-function or event space year-round; connection to the NW Club, the pre-function area, and the outdoor Western Terrace; includes a bar area and kitchen/bar storage

Western Terrace – a large outdoor gathering and event space providing a connection to the main plaza and views of the grounds and the mountains beyond.

Kitchen – fully functional commercial kitchen, kitchen staff offices and support spaces


Visit our website: http://honoringthelegacycampaign.com/

For general information, to make a donation, or for press inquiries, contact:

Angela Lieurance – Director of the Capital Campaign

alieurance@nationalwestern.com  303.919.5214

Construction information :

Joe Ostmeyer, The Wells Partnership – Project Manager 

Joe@wellspartnership.com  303.892.6662

Kye Holtan-Brown, National Western Stock Show – Project Manager 

Kholtan-brown@nationalwestern.com  303.299.8642

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