Groundbreaking has begun for the new Krause Gateway Center at 1459 Grand Ave. in Des Moines, Iowa. State and local officials, architect Renzo Piano and Kum & Go leaders and associates recently celebrated the first step in the process of building the new center.
Kum & Go CEO and President Kyle Krause, Governor of Iowa Terry Branstad, Mayor of Des Moines, Iowa Frank Cownie and Pritzker prize-winning architect Renzo Piano gave remarks at the event before the crowd of 200 was invited to participate in the ceremonial groundbreaking. After the event, shovels and hardhats were donated to Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity. The new building is expected to be complete in early 2018.
At the end of June, Kum & Go shared the designs for the five-story Krause Gateway Center. The building was designed to provide Kum & Go associates a modern and highly collaborative work environment that offers flexibility for growth in the years to come.
Building highlights include:
- Natural, abundant light throughout the building
- Collaborative work environments
- Outdoor meeting space
- Rooftop garden
- Dedicated space for training
- Multi-purpose room for all-company gatherings and events
- Fitness room and adjoining locker room
- Game room
- Art collection
- 225 underground parking spaces for associates