INTEGER GROUP COURTYARD
small + beautiful
2008 Iowa ASLA Unbuilt Design Award
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 meetings and social functions.
Drawing inspiration from the organic 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. The courtyard allows the company flexibility to accommodate small office luncheons as well as large corporate gatherings. Transforming a narrow window box garden is a crushed tone bocce ball court, basalt water feature and a custom tally wall. The resulting space offers a destination to unwind and recharge the creative spirit.