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Iowa Utilities Board Office of Consumer Advocate Office Building in Des Moines, Iowa, USA by BNIM

 
May 15th, 2013 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: BNIM

Located within the State of Iowa Capitol Complex, this project is an infill development on the 6-acre site of a former landfill. As a gateway to the complex at its Southeast corner, the project is a figural and literal threshold to the powerful example of government — supported by location and by its demonstration of replicable strategies for performance and savings. It further proves that the challenge of elegant design and exemplary performance can be solved even within limited budgets.

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  • Architects: BNIM
  • Project: Iowa Utilities Board Office of Consumer Advocate Office Building
  • Location: Des Moines, Iowa, USA
  • Project Owner: State of Iowa
  • Project Completion Date: January, 2011
  • Project Site: Previously Developed Land
  • Project Type: Office – 10,001 to 100,000sf
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 44,640 square feet
  • Other Building Description: New
  • BOMA Floor area method used: No
  • Hours of Operation: 6:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $10,127,923.00

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The building — home to two state agencies that govern state utilities issues — is organized in two wings joined by a central lobby. The north wing comprises the State Utilities Board on two levels, while the south wing is comprised of the State’s Consumer Advocate Office on level two and common spaces on level one. The resulting building is elegant in design — and performance — proving that the very energy it regulates can transform design. It sits as a symbol of the sustainable stewardship of the State of Iowa by demonstrating proven, cost-effective energy efficiency measures.

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