“Knowing this facility will be around for many, many years to come, we pushed ourselves to do more in terms of sustainability.”
Located across from a sculpture garden and park on a former brownfield site, the facility supports revitalization of downtown Des Moines through increased pedestrian activity and retail, dining and transportation amenities.
The unique design celebrates the natural beauty and resources of the Iowa landscape while incorporating basic sustainability principles and promoting employee wellness. An elliptical entry garden and pedestrian walkway is carved deep into the building’s facade, maximizing daylight penetration into the core. The structure is set back from the urban edge to accommodate green space on every side.
The building features reduced energy and water consumption, lower carbon dioxide emissions and improved air quality and lighting to improve employee health and set a new benchmark for healthy, sustainable workplaces.
HOK designed this project in partnership with RDG Planning and Design.
603,900 sq. ft. / 56,100 sq. m.
Engineering News-Record Midwest – Project of the Year
American Society of Landscape Architects Central States – Merit Award
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