Des Moines Register Media
Des Moines, Iowa
Design Architect: PDR
Architect of Record: SVPA Architects

Challenge: The Des Moines Register had determined that it was time to move from their current location into a leased space and needed design team assistance to work through the process of determining program and space needs.

SVPA Solution: SVPA worked with Des Moines Register staff and their parent company Gannett to establish workstation standards. This allowed the team to complete test fits at a variety of potential spaces. SVPA then worked in conjunction with PDR out of Houston, Texas on the interior renovation for the selected space on the 4th and 5th floors of Capitol Square. The project was on a fast track and SVPA had to complete construction documents in an extremely short time frame. The space includes a very open workstation environment, conference and huddle rooms, break/ café areas and collaborative spaces as well as a “mission control” for the news group. SVPA was then hired to design their reception area on the first floor, which includes a community room, reception area and media lab for their design services. Construction for this second phase was completed in February of 2014.    

Completion Date: June 2013 & February 2014

Type of Delivery: Negotiated Contract

Project Team:

  • Sara Herman, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C
  • Leslie Wilson, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C
  • Bluestone Engineering
  • Hubbell Construction Services
  • Neumann Brothers, Inc.    

Became an SVPA Client in: 2013

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