Renzo Piano (Whitney Museum architect) designs new Kum & Go HQ in Iowa


North elevation of the Renzo Piano-designed Krause Gateway Center, the new corporate headquarters for Kum & Go in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. (Image courtesy of Kum & Go)

Super impressed that Kyle Krause, CEO of Kum & Go (a midwest convenience store chain) selected Italian architect, Renzo Piano, to design the company’s new HQ’s in Des Moines, Iowa.

The layout was designed to foster collaboration through innovative and unique use of space and light, including outdoor terraces available for flexible work areas.

“Lightness, simplicity and openness are the main concepts expressed in the design,” says Renzo Piano.

Read more below on building highlights and architectural drawings.

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

View from Sculpture Park


Downtown HQ’s

Share this post on: