boutique + garden

The Butler Mansion, a 1935 Art Deco Modern building and Des Moines Historic Landmark, is home to the marketing agency The Integer Group.  With a new courtyard space being created by a building addition, The Integer Group envisioned a dynamic gathering space suitable for outdoor lunches, meetings, and social functions.

Drawing inspiration from the organic landscape forms of the Art Deco era, the courtyard centers around a sculptural earthen berm, surrounded by gathering spaces paved with recycled glass pavers and composite decking.  This area allows the company flexibility to accommodate small office luncheons as well as large corporate gatherings.  A bocce ball court is also implemented into the design to provide employees and clients a place to play and inspire creativity.