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Meredith Corporate Expansion

Des Moines, Iowa

This expansion of the headquarters for Meredith Corporation, a large publishing/media company, includes a four-level 180,000 square foot office building, a 330 car parking garage, a 230-foot skywalk, and two city blocks of landscape development.

The project consolidates all of their employees in a single cohesive campus. Appropriately, the design works with the existing building to create a unified urban space.

The building employs a number of energy efficient strategies, The indirect lighting is equipped with sensors which dim lights to compensate for the daylight contribution, maintaining a consistent level of ambient illumination. The result is a 30% energy saving over similar, more conventional office buildings.

awards

Honor Award for Architecture, 2002
AIA National

Honor Award, 2002
Iowa Commerce/Iowa Architect

Design Distinction, 1999
I.D. Magazine

National Finalist, 1999
Business Week/Architectural Record

Excellence in Concrete Award, 1999
Iowa Ready-Mixed Concrete Association

Honor Award, 1998
AIA Central States Region

Honor Award, 1998
AiA Iowa Chapter

Top Award, 1998
MidAmerican Energy

publications

Review, 2003
Land Forum 13, 2002
Iowa Commerce, June/July 2002
Iowa Architect, 02:241
Architectural Record, May 2001
Offices and Work Spaces, 1999
I.D. Magazine, July/August 1999
Iowa Architect, 99:228
Iowa Architect, 98:226
Architecture Minnesota, November/December 1998

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