July 10, 2020

CENTRAL STATES ASLA AWARDS | DES MOINES CATHOLIC PASTORAL CENTER

We feel privileged to be recognized for our work on rehabilitation of the Des Moines Catholic Pastoral Center. Originally designed by Mies van der Rohe in the early 1960s, the site is now home of the Diocese of Des Moines with improved pedestrian safety and plantings respectful of the original design intent. Working with the State Historic Preservation Office on one of the most well-known examples of mid-century architecture in the Midwest was a unique opportunity. Through an extensive inventory of existing site materials, we were able to create a plan to salvage some existing pavers and augment with new to create a seamless grid that returned the site to its original glory.