Building Community

​After years of study, we have determined that the time is right to begin an aggressive expansion and modernization project. This $24 million project, Building Community, aims to link the old with the new, creating a space true to the urban core it serves and supporting the leaders of tomorrow by fostering community and inspiring learning. Building Community creates a new facility south of University Avenue, renovates the current Building 1, and enhances the Campus, providing walkways and ample space for students and the community to gather. Our vision is for a Campus that encourages learning, enhances the student experience and adds to the revitalization of Downtown Des Moines and the surrounding communities.