Designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano, the Krause Gateway Center brings a unique perspective to Des Moines' western gateway. The construction of the corporate headquarters of Kum & Go was an involved undertaking with a complex landscape design to match.
In addition to a green rooftop that overlooks the acclaimed John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park, the site includes hundreds of trees and other plants that transform the busy intersection into an urban oasis. The slope of the building and position of the landscape's features gives the illusion of a forest springing up between buildings in the heart of the city.
Transforming an outdoor space is one of the easiest ways to make a house feel like a home. For Perficut, it's also one of the ways our team continues to live the details. This residential project combined innovative landscape design with detailed execution, all while drawing from the home's style and aesthetic.
Unique features like custom fountains and a bocce ball court take this outdoor space to the next level by incorporating raw materials like Wisconsin stone and crushed sea shell. The site's irrigation system varies depending on the foliage planted and measures soil moisture levels to ensure optimal plant health. Seasonal planters and spiral topiaries accent the landscape design and draw visitors to the front door of this beautiful home.
When plans to revitalize downtown Des Moines’ Nollen Plaza began to take form, we were tasked with handling the site’s new planting and the preservation of its current trees. Our team took on the complex project of honoring the geometric design created by New York-based firm KSLA and its Principal, Ken Smith.
The entire site of the new Cowles Commons, from the largest sculpture to the smallest plant is carefully placed in a giant grid pattern that is aligned to true north. Of the 12,000 plants that were installed, each was specifically planted for color palette and location.