Wells Fargo West Des Moines Campus 
West Des Moines, Iowa

Challenge: Design an office campus for 4,500 employees consisting of connected buildings that are similar, yet individually identifiable. Create an informal park-like setting for the site with walking trails, large natural plantings and a plaza area for employee enjoyment.

SVPA Solution: Three four-story office buildings with a three-story building that houses common areas such as the cafeteria, delivery services and training rooms as well as provide for amenities such as a fitness center, convenience store, etc., were created. The main entrance leads to a large drop-off area, conveniently delivering visitors to the main entrance lobby space. Four ponds totaling almost three acres in surface area cascading through the central green space. A tunnel system connects the buildings to support deliveries from the commons building. A series of walking trails winding through the central green space is open to the public for their enjoyement, with a private dining garden nestled between the office buildings exclusively for employees and guests.

Completion Date: 2007

Project Size: 960,000 s.f.

Type of Delivery: Negotiated Contract

Project Team: 

  • Scott Hatfield, AIA, IIDA
  • KJWW Engineering Consultants
  • Brian Clark & Associates
  • Cooper Crawford Associates
  • Charles Saul Engineering
  • Weitz/Dunn

Became an SVPA client in: 1988

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