Ryan is pleased to serve as general contractor for the Krause Gateway Center in Des Moines, IA. The development will house the new corporate headquarters for Krause Gentle, owner of convenience store chain Kum & Go, and an associated parking structure. Ryan broke ground in the fall 2015 and the development has an anticipated completion date of fall 2018.
The unique project is situated on approximately two city blocks adjacent to Western Gateway Park and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park in downtown Des Moines. Krause Gentle selected internationally renowned Italian architecture firm Renzo Piano Building Workshop to design the six-story building in collaboration with OPN Architects of Des Moines. The owner’s private art collection will be showcased throughout the luxurious, light-filled spaces.
With employee retention and recruiting a key objective, the building offers numerous amenities including outdoor work areas, a rooftop garden, fitness room and game room. The layout is designed to encourage collaboration through a unique use of indoor and outdoor space, and the building is expected to attain LEED certification.
Working on any especially luxe Class A office requires extra care to properly install and minimize waste of expensive materials, and Ryan is certainly up to the task. Our work on historic restorations and high-end new construction projects throughout the US has prepared us well for this unique facility, as has our experience in expertly managing downtown construction sites to reduce commuter interruption and control noise and debris means the Krause Gateway Center is well on its way to becoming the exemplary community asset its owners had envisioned.