Kenyon Building Rehabilitation

Des Moines, IA

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Architecture Overview:

Once a printing and manufacturing facility, a car dealership, auto service, and parking garage, this rehabilitated two-story building (now the home for RDG Planning & Design in Des Moines) uses raw, natural materials and leaves brick walls and the original interior timber structure exposed. Plexiglas office walls and large windows allow unobstructed views for an open environment that encourages interaction and dialogue among individuals and project team members. The windows and roof were replaced, and new skylights and floor openings bring natural lighting to both floors.

  • CLIENT: Encore Properties
  • COMPLETE: October 2001
  • SIZE:
    22,000 Sq. Ft. of New Construction
  • AWARDS:
    • AIA Central States Region - Citation Award of Excellence in Architecture - 2005
    • Iowa Commerce / AIA - Iowa Business Award - 2004
    • AIA Iowa Chapter - Award of Excellence in Architecture - 2002
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    Restoration, Corporate