Des Moines University

Therapy &

Des Moines University
West Des Moines, IA
Completion date
September 2022

Des Moines University Clinic is the exclusive provider of physical therapy and athletic training services at the MidAmerican Energy Company RecPlex in West Des Moines, Iowa. The design for this space was inspired by the philosophy of the physical therapy practice with movement as the central focus and function. 

The theme of physical therapy with a focus on movement is applied in the physical space with curved elements including ceiling-hung baffles and an active carpet pattern. The design was also influenced by "purple & proud", the DMU campaign for the future, celebrating DMU purple throughout the facility. This state-of-the-art space supports DMU's mission and vision by providing high-quality care and educational experiences dedicated to improving health and wellness.     

Ceiling-hung baffles and active patterns in the resilient athletic flooring add energy and movement to the space. These accents also assist in circulation paths in the open gym space.
The large, well-lit space is equipped to provide diverse therapeutic services to multiple clients at the same time.
Private treatment rooms allow for focused patient care.
Private treatment rooms allow for focused patient care.