AVIVA USA West Des Moines, Iowa Design Architect: HKS Architect of Record: SVPA Architects
Client Challenge: AVIVA USA is one of the fastest-growing companies offering life insurance in the United States and needed to consolidate their Des Moines operations on to one campus. The design team’s challenge was to create an iconic design for the company that not only served their needs and met requirements for LEED Gold Certification, while allowing for future expansion .
SVPA Solution: The design team divided the facility into a two-story commons building and a eight-story office tower. The commons building houses amenity spaces such as the main entry, cafeteria, kitchen and servery, training spaces, and miscellaneous employee services. The office tower is primarily open plan space with some offices and building support spaces. A sub-grade level of the office building houses some underground parking, service entrance and associated support spaces, data center / print room, and fitness center. Building materials include glass curtainwall, precast concrete panels, native stone, and metal trim. The project achieved LEED Gold Certification.