Auto Repair Shop

New Building

Carlos Auto Plaza

Des Moines, Iowa

Approached by a private owner spurred by neighboring infrastructure development, K/O Architects designed a new multibay automotive repair garage, complete with customer waiting, restroom, office, and storage areas.  A straightforward plan that contained both auto and office functions, allowed for efficient individual and vehicular movement throughout the facility.  Emphasizing natural daylight and generous ceiling heights, K/O was able to place importance on employee wellbeing while adhering to cost effective decision making. Situated along a busy throughfare and straddling residential and commercial areas, the building’s exterior exemplifies suburban characteristics in scale and detail.  Additionally, brightly colored elements provided an eye-catching palette from the street.


Lifestyle + Commercial + Retail


April 1, 2019