Iowa State Fair Stalling Barn

Stalling Barn

Iowa State Fairgrounds

Des Moines, Iowa

Area:    40,000 SF

The design for this new stalling barn on a local fair grounds expresses materiality and elegance of structure and detailing. The subtle curve of the steel main truss, the exposed wood decking, and tapered cast-in-place concrete columns are examples of this aesthetic. Custom built stalling pens were also designed as part of this project.  The barn includes 188 multi-use horse stalls (or by changing the kit of parts, up to 533 open cattle ties).  Other portions of this project which are not part of this submittal include a relocated covered riding arena and an open air warm-up horse arena.  The new stalling barn and these other facilities support an ever growing year-round equine presence at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

This is a flexible use facility that can be set-up for horse, hog, sheep, and cattle stalling; it is capable of handling open cattle ties, and can also be converted into multiple open judging areas and open space for other large covered events or shows.  For those who walk on two legs, the building includes offices, rest rooms and showers.

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Commercial, Cultural, Fairground, and Entertainment Planning & Design

Year Established: 1876
12th oldest Architectural Firm in the U.S.

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Founded on the core values: Quality. Innovation. Creativity. Integrity. Client Service.

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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