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Des Moines Municipal Services Center / Neumann Monson Architects

Previously, this Midwest city operated field services from scattered old and outdated facilities. Departments included Public Works; Parks and Recreation; Engineering, Fleet, Traffic and Transportation, Housing, Maintenance; and Satellite Maintenance. This project consolidates and centrally locates these services to develop interdepartmental cooperation and capitalize on organizational efficiencies. This Phase 1 project accommodates 113,000-sqf of an eventual 397,000-sqf comprehensive consolidation. The City selected an underutilized site with an eye to its central location, connection to transportation arteries, and potential for community.

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Architects: Neumann Monson Architects

Location: Des Moines, IA, United States

Area: 105000.0 ft2

Project Year: 2014

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Contractor: Neumann Brothers

Structural Engineer: Kueny Architects, LLC

Mep Engineer: MODUS

Civil Engineer: Snyder & Associates

Landscape Architect: Genus Landscape Architects

Secondary Firm: Kueny Architects, LLC

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Text description provided by the architects. Previously, this Midwest city operated field services from scattered old and outdated facilities. Departments included Public Works; Parks and Recreation; Engineering, Fleet, Traffic and Transportation, Housing, Maintenance; and Satellite Maintenance. This project consolidates and centrally locates these services to develop interdepartmental cooperation and capitalize on organizational efficiencies. This Phase 1 project accommodates 113,000-sqf of an eventual 397,000-sqf comprehensive consolidation. The City selected an underutilized site with an eye to its central location, connection to transportation arteries, and potential for community.
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The project capitalizes on its connection to the regional bike trail system by providing bike racks, showers, and changing rooms. The Services Center, a significant public investment, has spurred local private economic investment, increasing land value and population density. The building?s layout represents an evolution of the typical municipal facility. The building houses two primary components: Administration and Operations. Administration, separated from Operations, connects back to it via bridges. Their interstice allows light to penetrate the facility?s center, creating a glass-enclosed courtyard.

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Floor Plans

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In Operations, lab and storage spaces flank the central vehicle storage bay. The facility?s exterior comprises continuously insulated precast concrete panels interspersed with triple-glazed curtainwall infill. The panels? spacing on the southern elevation brings measure and rhythm to the long facade. A continuous metal fin at the ?slot? windows between precast panels minimize...
Source: Archdaily
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