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Des Moines University begins construction on new 88-acre campus

RDG Planning & Design is the design firm.

September 10, 2020 |
DMU new campus

All renderings courtesy DMU

Des Moines University has broken ground on its new campus on 88 acres in West Des Moines at 8025 Grand Avenue.

The campus will include flexible environments that allow for didactic, active-learning and small group work. Learning studios and laboratories will be technology-rich while simulated health care environments will reflect those of modern care facilities, providing learners with a safe environment in which to practice patient care.


DMU new campus


Wellness and recreation facilities will allow students, faculty, and staff to stay active and healthy. An integrated student clinic will provide access to care for students to maintain a well-balanced lifestyles and a private student counseling suite ensures students have access to mental health care. The campus will also feature a mix of open and enclosed collaboration spaces that converge in the heart of the campus.


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The entire campus has also been designed with the ability to grow and evolve over time. Flexibility will allow the university to respond to future needs in health care and health care education.


DMU campus outdoor space


In addition to RDG Planning & Design, the build team also includes Turner Construction as the general contractor.

The campus is expected to open in 2023, just in time for the school’s 125th anniversary.


DMU interior space


DMU wellness space


DMU campus aerial

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