kemin worldwide headquarters

Des Moines, Iowa

Kemin Industries, a bioscience company which develops molecular solutions to provide nutrition and health benefits for humans and animals on a global platform, chose FEH to design its new worldwide headquarters in Des Moines. Kemin desired a facility that would reflect its connection to its roots in Iowa’s capital city while also demonstrating the company’s innovation and the value it places on its employees and community. The new headquarters facility is an expansion of Kemin’s Molecular Advancement Center Research Lab and will provide a variety of work environments that range from highly-focused research / writing spaces to highly collaborative interactive environments to foster interactions between the varied business units and ongoing research projects. The design of the Headquarters facility takes advantage of the site’s prominent location along the new ML King Parkway corridor that connects to the Des Moines central business district while providing views to the State Capitol building to the northwest. The Kemin Industries Worldwide Headquarters will be a prominent “Gateway” project welcoming people into Des Moines while showcasing one of Iowa’s leading companies.


Civil Engineer Raker Rhodes Engineering Landscape Architect Ochsner Hare & Hare MEP/STructural KJWW Engineering Food Service Rippe Associates GENERAL CONTRACTOR Neumann Brothers