The unique approach of BBS Architects | Engineers has been an integral part of the company’s culture for more than a century. BBS Architects | Engineers prides itself on its all-in-one capability, having both architecture and engineering services in-house. That advantage traces its roots back to 1913, when the company, which was created in 1895, first introduced in-house engineering services.
Today, BBS is only one of a few firms in Des Moines that offer both services. And that gives them an advantage. “We have a day-to-day camaraderie that exists where team members share a common vision, common values and physical space,” said Holly Elbert, a partner at the firm. “Communication among members of our project teams is greatly enhanced. Since we work repeatedly with the same group of people on different projects, we can readily anticipate the needs and preferences of each other.”
BBS has taken part in a number of high-profile construction and renovation projects, including the EMC Insurance Companies building at 219 8th St. in Des Moines, Geoffroy Residence Hall at Iowa State University and renovations on the Catholic Pastoral Center. The firm has undergone a brand refresh in the past couple years, moving to a new office building and updating its name from Brooks Borg Skiles Architecture Engineering to BBS Architects | Engineers. BBS Architects | Engineers is excited to continue shaping the future of Des Moines and Iowa.