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Wellmark
Corporate
Headquarters

Client
Wellmark
Location
Des Moines, IA
Size
600,000 SF
Completion date
September 2010

This 500,000 SF corporate office building accommodates 2,000 employees, a child development center, wellness facility and associated parking. 

The team of HOK/žžƵ provided programming, strategic facility planning and workplace analysis and site selection, as well as full master planning, architectural, engineering, interior design and landscape architectural services for this new headquarters project. The project contains general office space, a data center, dining facility and other employee amenities to increase staff collaboration and interaction. Designed with the future in mind, the building includes several performance-driven sustainability systems that provide a healthier environment for employees while reducing administrative costs. žžƵ's professionals also designed an environmental graphics package for the building, with nature-themed wayfinding, window and wall graphics, and general signage that engage staff and visitors. 

Awards
Silver Award — Corporate Division
IIDA Great Plains Chapter
2013
Silver Award of Distinction
The Communicator Awards
2011
Best Project of the Year 2011 — Midwest
Engineering News Record (ENR) Magazine
2011