Hy-Vee, Inc. The Ron Pearson Center
West Des Moines, Iowa

Challenge: Expand and reconfigure the existing conference center to meet the long-term needs of this growing food, pharmacy and convenience store chain.

SVPA Solution: SVPA Architects recently completed an addition and renovation to the existing conference center, which has a capacity of up to 1,860 seats for lecture-style or 1,040 for dining. The Ron Pearson Center (named after a former company CEO) is double the size of the original building. Many of the conference rooms utilize the most up-to-date A/V systems, as well as an entire customer experience in the lobby with interactive kiosks and displays. Movable acoustic partitions allow the area to be divided into 10 separate spaces and the kitchen and cafeteria are fully renovated to allow for more space. 

Completion Date: July 2016

Project Size: 44,518 s.f. addition
                         15,869 s.f. remodel

Project Team:

  • Scott Hatfield, AIA, IIDA
  • Bob Ormsby, AIA, LEED AP
  • Sara Herman, IIDA, LEED AP
  • Hy-Vee Construction
  • Saul Engineering
  • Bluestone Engineering
  • Confluence
  • LT Leon & Associates
  • Robert Rippe & Associates
  • Avant Acoustics

Became an SVPA client in: 1987

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