Wells Fargo Home Mortgage 
West Des Moines, Iowa

Challenge: Due to significant growth, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage offices were scattered throughout the Des Moines metropolitan area. Wells Fargo sought to consolidate its central-Iowa mortgage operations into a new corporate office complex that achieves a high degree of security, energy efficiency and sustainable design. Further, Wells Fargo wanted to fulfill a phased occupancy schedule driven by lease expirations at existing office locations.

SVPA Solution: A 400,000 s.f. building serving more than 2,000 employees features energy recovery ventilation systems, high-efficiency glass for natural daylighting and roof garden landscaping. A 35,000 s.f. subgrade data center with man-trap entries provides security and a six-story atrium, break area/town hall with kitchen and cafeteria, and a workout facility are added amenities for employees. Specific areas of the building were completed to accommodate the phased-occupancy schedule.

Completion Date: May 2001

Project Size: 435,000 s.f.

Type of Delivery: Negotiated Contract

Project Team: 

  • Scott Hatfield, AIA, IIDA
  • KJWW Engineering Consultants
  • Brian Clark & Associates
  • Civil Engineering Consultants
  • Charles Saul Engineering
  • The Weitz Company
  • Baker Electric

Became an SVPA client in: 1998

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