Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Headquarters

Des Moines, IA

The new headquarters for Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield consisted of a five-level, 603,000-square-foot office building with two levels of underground parking located on two city blocks. A separate 67,000-square-foot building provides a daycare, fitness center and central plant facility alongside a 12-level, 602,000-square-foot parking ramp on an adjacent city block.

The underground parking levels are cast-in-place concrete and the upper office levels are steel structure with slab-on-deck. The parking ramp is a cast-in-place, post-tension structure. Both buildings are enclosed by curtainwall, limestone veneer and punched window openings.

Weitz self-performed all concrete and carpentry work for this project. At the time of construction, this was the largest commercial office building in the world to receive LEED Platinum status.

“The Weitz team put forth their expertise, attention to detail, quality control, cost control and commitment to a safe workplace. Thanks to Weitz and your Wellmark team for their hard work and dedication to our project.”

Dave Southwell
Executive Vice President, CFO & Treasurer, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield