Date Completed
10,300 SF

Heartland AEA Administration Office

Johnston, Iowa

Heartland Area Education Agency 11 is the largest of fifteen area education agencies that provide programs and support for Iowa schools. With an annual budget of over $50 million, their staff serves 123,000 students, or nearly one-fourth of Iowa’s total student population. When the agency looked to build a new office building in Johnston, frk was selected to develop the architectural design. The extremely challenging and complex program called for a building that could accommodate over 400 staff members and integrate an incredible variety of diverse functions, including media services, educational services, special education, and administrative services. frk accomplished this difficult task by listening closely to the needs of the agency’s staff and developing a plan that was efficient, cost-effective, and highly functional while providing an attractive, comfortable work environment.