Wellmark Corporate Headquarters

Des Moines, IA

Services provided on this project:

Architecture Overview:

The team of HOK/RDG provided programming, strategic facility planning and workplace analysis, site selection, as well as full master planning, architectural, engineering, interior design and landscape architectural services for a new headquarters project. This project includes a corporate office building to accommodate 2,000 employees, a child development center, wellness facility, and associated parking. The project contains general office space, a data center, dining facility and other employee amenities to increase staff collaboration and interaction.

Graphic Design & Multimedia Overview:

Multimedia worked with the Art Studio to design an environmental graphics package, including a wayfinding and signage system, with a local, custom solution for a 600,000 square foot corporate building. The design is themed around nature, and a different element of nature represents each floor in the building to assist in navigating the building. The designs are reinforced throughout the building on window and wall graphics by incorporating the corresponding element at a larger scale, creating an experience that engages both staff and visitors.

Interior Design Overview:

The team of HOK/RDG provided programming, strategic facility planning and workplace analysis, site selection, as well as full master planning, architectural, engineering, interior design and landscape architectural services for a new headquarters project. This project includes a corporate office building to accommodate 2,000 employees, a child development center, wellness facility, and associated parking. The project contains general office space, a data center, dining facility and other employee amenities to increase staff collaboration and interaction.

Strategic Facilities Planning Overview:

The team of HOK/RDG provided programming, strategic facility planning and workplace analysis, site selection, as well as full master planning, architectural, engineering, interior design and landscape architectural services for a new headquarters project. This project includes a corporate office building to accommodate 2,000 employees, a child development center, wellness facility, and associated parking.

Sustainability Overview:

This building is designed with the future in mind. It includes several performance-driven systems to provide a healthier environment for employees and:
• Reduce energy consumption and electricity usage
• Lower carbon dioxide emissions
• Reduce potable water consumption
• Lower solid waste production
• Improve air quality and lighting

Ultimately, using these features, the building will pay for itself through administrative savings in just 10 years.

  • CLIENT: Wellmark
  • COMPLETE: September 2010
  • SIZE:
    600,000 Sq. Ft. of New Construction
  • AWARDS:
    • The Communicator Awards - Silver Award of Distinction - 2011
    • Engineering News Record (ENR) Magazine - Best Project of the Year 2011 - Midwest - 2011
    • IIDA Great Plains Chapter - Silver Award - Corporate Division - 2013
  • SUSTAINABLE: Certified LEED for New Construction v2.2 - Platinum
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