Food Bank of

Food Bank of Iowa
Des Moines, IA
56,103 SF
Completion date
March 2018

This 48,000 SF warehouse was evaluated and redesigned to create space without adding actual square footage, seemingly creating engaging new spaces out of thin air. 

The Food Bank of Iowa office headquarters and distribution center had been operating out of a 40-year old building with maintenance issues and a space that did not meet their needs for function and capacity. By reconfiguring the space we were able to: 1. Improve warehouse capacity and efficiency, with a goal of doubling their current output; 2. Create a space that would foster a unified culture among Food Bank of Iowa staff, upholding a shared mission of supporting food-insecure Iowans; and 3. Create safe and welcoming areas for the many volunteer programs offered by Food Bank of Iowa.