Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Home Base

West Des Moines, IA

Weitz provided preconstruction and construction services on Wells Fargo Home Mortgage’s corporate headquarters located in West Des Moines, Iowa. The project was completed on a fast-track schedule in 22 months.

A unique feature of this facility was the 36,000-square-foot data center located beneath the parking lot – one of the first in this area located totally underground. Because of the critical information housed by the data center, its design provides superior protection against disaster. It also incorporates a unique waterproofing system whereby the entire structure is essentially encased in a rubber membrane.

The interior of the office building features numerous unique finishes, including break rooms; an open atrium with custom artwork suspended from an overhead skylight; a state-of-the-art cafeteria; and aquatic features such as pillars cascading water.

“The team concept, which was a cornerstone from the very beginning, allowed all priorities and success criteria to be accomplished.”

Cheryl Howard
Senior Vice President of Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Services, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage