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More stories about Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

  • Jirsa Loft, Des Moines, Iowa

    This bath takes elegant minimalism to new heights.

  • AP Lofts, Des Moines, Iowa

    This sensitive restoration revitalizes a defunct warehouse.

  • Across the Institute

    Houston, Des Moines, Dayton, Washington, D.C., and Richmond

  • Lean and Green

    New Web-based and cloud-based tools strip away some of the obstacles to running an efficient office.

  • logsdon restroom, des moines, iowa

    The wet spaces become a piece of sculpture ... something completely different ... it speaks to a broader view of what you can do in a bath," were some of the praises showered on the renovated bath (the only bathroom) in this 1,500-square-foot home.

  • reinventing the pattern book

    Edward M. Binkley, AIA, of BSB Design; Charles Lazor of Lazor Office; and Russell Versaci, AIA, of Russell Versaci Architecture share how their respective firms are formulating new ways of delivering affordable housing using some of the elements of the pattern book approach.

  • substance

    The first time Paul Mankins, FAIA, LEED AP, saw his firm's future office space, he couldn't believe his luck. The former 1920s car dealership in Des Moines, Iowa, had 15-foot ceilings, beautifully preserved wood trusses, exposed brick walls, and views in three directions.

  • my own private iowa

    Paul Mankins, FAIA, LEED AP, connected artistically with the owner of this Des Moines, Iowa, loft right from the start. In fact, his first thought about how to approach the long, narrow shell and its panoramic skyline views resonated perfectly with the ow

  • moen pool and guesthouse, des moines, iowa

    This simple but elegant guesthouse gazes across a pool to the owner's eco-conscious house, designed in the 1970s by Ray D. Crites, FAIA, a well-known Iowa architect. The main house is about 120 feet lon

  • residential architect design awards

    the sixth annual residential architect design awards received nearly 850 entries in 14 categories. The jury comprised six distinguished architects, including Laura Hartman, Fernau & Hartman Architects, Berkeley, Calif.; William P. Lecky, AIA, The Lessard