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Designing for Today, Preparing for Tomorrow

No matter the project size or budget, everyone deserves better. Each project is an opportunity to improve lives, strengthen communities, and promote a more resilient future.

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Sustainable Solutions for Your Organization

Sustainable design is fully integrated into our process—from early decision-making to detailed planning. We believe a sustainable building conserves natural resources, reduces energy consumption, and serves as a flexible and beloved space for those who occupy it. Our team strives to achieve environmental, financial, and operating goals while delivering inspired solutions for you and your team.

Market One in Des Moines, a LEED Platinum building

Our Approach and Process

We start by learning about your organization’s appetite for sustainability and how you define it. Drawing from our team’s experience, we help you find solutions within your budget and constraints. Our in-house Sustainability Team will join the project to aid energy modeling and find creative ways to lower operating costs and improve occupant well-being.

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Sustainability by the Numbers

Our team includes accredited professionals in every major building certification system. Our experience with these systems has led to measurable results and industry recognition.


24 LEED Certified Projects

Our experience with green building rating systems runs deep. With 25 LEED-accredited professionals on staff, we have the technical understanding to guide you through the certification process.


2 COTE Top Ten Awards

Market One and Iowa City Public Works each earned a national COTE Top Ten Award, the highest honor for design and sustainability.


1st Fully Certified Living Building in Iowa

The Stanley Center for Peace and Security is on track to be Iowa’s first fully certified Living Building, the most rigorous measure of sustainable design.

Promoting a Sustainable, Equitable Future

Sustainability is central to our mission, and we are proud to have designed over 3 million square feet of projects certified through a green design system since 2005. This accomplishment is only possible through strong client partnerships. With enough rigor and care, we can continue to push for a more sustainable and equitable future.

Interior of a mass timber building in Des Moines, Iowa

Start Building Green

You deserve a resilient, high-performing space. Let’s help you get there. Connect with a member of our team to discuss your project and goals.