Principal Child Development Center and Parking Structure - Des Moines, IA

This innovative precast structure provides two great benefits: an early-child-care development center and a secure parking facility for all downtown employees. Because of precast concrete’s inherent design flexibility, large structural revisions were possible while the structure was deep in the construction phase. This cost-effective structure achieved a LEED gold rating, proving that low cost and sustainability need not be opposing goals.

Architect: SVPA Architects, West Des Moines, IA
Precast Contractor: IPC, Inc., Des Moines, IA
Awards: 2009 PCI Award – Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement Honorable Mention