Fort Des Moines Memorial Park

Fort Des Moines Memorial Park

Museum – Historic Renovation – Adaptive Reuse

Des Moines, Iowa

Area:    4.6 Acre Park

Located within a Historic Landmark Site

The largest memorial in the United States honoring black and female soldiers was recently completed by K/O.  K/O master planned, designed and provided construction management services for this, the first federally funded memorial project in the State of Iowa, and historically renovated a 1905 officer’s quarters for reuse as a museum.

Including the above mentioned 20,000 SF museum and education center (Clayton Hall), the park also features Building 48, Fort Des Moines’ Historic Chapel and an abstract monument by internationally acclaimed sculptor Richard Hunt.  The sculpture is surrounded by a large granite reflecting pool with water fall, and the ever turbulent pool of remembrance.  The balance of the site between Clayton Hall and the Chapel is a serene landscaped setting known as the Walk of Honor.

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Year Established: 1876
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Keffer/Overton (K/O) is a full service, design firm specializing in architecture, interiors, planning, and construction coordination.

From our offices based in Des Moines, Iowa we focus on renovation/restoration, public, commercial, retail, cultural/museums, and fairground entertainment project types. We are a nationally recognized design-leader specializing in master planning, expos, entertainment, arenas, multi-purpose, stalling, equestrian, livestock and amusement related design with many projects throughout North America.

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