Polk County River Place

Polk County River Place

Office – Remodel – LEED Silver

Des Moines, Iowa

Area:    147,000 SF

Initially constructed in 1970, this former big box commercial center has been converted into a county-owned office and conference center for nearly 400 employees, efficiently consolidating as many as ten different county and state departments. The building’s signature feature is a 300 foot long by 25 foot high structural glass curtain wall that defines the entry progression and the southern edge of the center. It is the largest structural glass curtain wall currently constructed in the state.

The building is an example of energy efficiency for the local government – and has recently received LEED Silver certification. A majority of the building’s walls, floors and roof structure were salvaged. The design includes natural lighting features throughout and new, energy efficient heating and cooling systems.  The sustainable aspects of this building go beyond the structure itself, as it has become a learning tool and inspiration for those who work and visit.

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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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