Located in the historic Valley Junction area of West Des Moines, Valley Station is a senior housing development which pulls cues from 1920s train stations to bring them to a residential scale. Exaggerated overhangs, ornate brackets and an emphasized roof structure come together to pay homage to this historic place. The entry ‘platform’ acts as a staging for patrons waiting for their ride or simply to enjoy the courtyard framed by the buildings. A mix of 2-bedroom units offers a variety of plan configurations, all of which are fully adaptable.
The project represents a design/build delivery for a client who has used ASK Studio for over a decade encompassing over 20 projects across the state of Iowa. The project was built in phases due to funding requirements and the design build team worked with owner to create a design and construction sequence that coordinated with funding timing.
Location: West Des Moines, Iowa
Program: Senior Living
Client: Community Housing Initiatives
Area: 31,632 SF
Photo Credits: Timothy Hursley