LOCATION: Des Moines, IA
CATEGORY: Corporate

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ARCHITECT OF DESIGN:
HOK
Chicago, IL

 

ARCHITECT OF RECORD:
RDG Planning & Design
Des Moines, IA

 

GENERAL CONTRACTOR:
The Weitz Company, Inc.
Des Moines, IA

 

After nearly 70 years of serving Iowans and South Dakotans with their health insurance needs, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield is building its first company-owned headquarters, a state-of-the-art facility in downtown Des Moines.  This five-story, 660,000 square foot project recieved a LEED platinum status, and will further enhance the renaissance of the Western Gateway Park area of the city.

 

AWS’ role will encompass engineering, manufacturing and installing the stone and glass building envelope.  Selecting a stone quarry located within 500 miles of the job site assisted with the LEED certification as did implementing an expansive curtain wall that will infuse the building with natural light.

 

Independent performance testing for this job was conducted to ensure all specified structural and thermal requirements were met. 

 

LEARN MORE:

Business Record Article - "New office buildings 'LEED' way to Gold certification"

 

 

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