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Procrastinators Ball 2018: Krause Gateway Center- Inventing an Architecture
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Join us in Des Moines on June 26th and earn those last minute HSW LUs you have procrastinated on all year!

When: June 26, 2018
8:30 AM
Where: Seminar at: John & Mary Pappajohn Education Center (followed by Krause Gateway Center Tour)
1200 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa  50309
United States
Contact: Amy Spike

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Join us in Des Moines to learn about the process of working with a world leader in architecture in the design of the Krause Gateway Center. We will be learning from representatives of OPN Architects, Ryan Companies, Confluence, and AWS who each played a pivotal roll in bringing this once-in-a-lifetime project to fruition.

This tour of the Krause Gateway Center will be the LAST tour available while the building is still under construction. The next time you could see it, it will be complete. Don't miss this opportunity!

Please plan to bring your PPE for the tour! If you don't have PPE, we will have a few sets available.

Seminar Description:

This interactive learning event will provide an overview of the process of working with a world leader in architecture to invent an architectural solution for a new corporate headquarters building in downtown Des Moines that holds a prominent position along the sculpture park and completes the Western Gateway. Over the course of the day, details of how building information modeling allowed the coordination of this complex structure will be discussed, along with how unique conditions were solutioned to comply with code requirements. The design and implementation of Iowa's first short grass prairie green roof will also be shared and we'll spend time discussing the custom building enclosure and one-of-a-kind glazing. The day will culminate in tours of mock-ups in use to learn via fabrication and a tour of the building construction in progress.

Learning Objectives

1. Attendees will learn how building information modeling (BIM) and virtual design coordination (VDC) can be used to coordinate and integrate highly complex systems within a building structure within a phased construction environment. 

2. Attendees will be able to identify and understand alternate and custom approaches to meeting code requirements, as well as the processes involved in securing approvals. 

3. Attendees will learn the different requirements for executing a short-grass prairie green roof system, in lieu of a sedum-based plant system, as well as the considerations that must be taken into account when planning for this type of occupied roof.

4. Attendees will learn the process for how custom-engineered glazing systems were designed and tested, mocked-up, and installed, as well as how structural and building systems were coordinated to compliment the one-of-a-kind glazing. 



8:30 AM Registration, Sign In (John & Marry Pappajohn Education Center)

9:00–11:30 Presentation Program
             - Welcome and building/design process overview
             - VDC and BIM in the creative of a fully custom building
             - Solving code complexities
             - Green roof: Iowa's first short-grass prairie roof
             - Envelope: One-of-a-kind

11:30-12:30- Lunch Panel Discussion

12:30-1:00 Mock-ups: learning through fabrication and making mistakes earlier

1:00-3:00 Building Tour (Krause Gateway Center)

Registration Pricing: 

Membership Type

Regular Rate

AIA Iowa Member*


Non Member**


AIA Iowa Student Affiliate











*AIA Iowa Members must sign-in to the website to receive the Member rate.

**Non Members can receive the Membership rate by becoming an AIA Member today, visit AIAIowa.org.

AIA Continuing Education

By attending this AIA Iowa Professional Development Seminar, AIA members will earn 6 HSW AIA CES LUs. AIA Iowa is an AIA CES Approved Provider (#A023) with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System. Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion are available upon request.

Architectural Experience Program and AIA Continuing Education

Interns may earn AXP Supplemental Experience hours by completing approved AIA Continuing Education programs – one AIA CEU/LU is equal to one AXP experience hour. When submitting to NCARB, Learning Units (LUs) must be documented on the intern’s AIA transcript. Any intern in AXP can request a free AIA Transcript by visiting the AIA website


Questions? Call AIA Iowa at 515.244.7502 info@aiaiowa.org.


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