BBS Architects Engineers

EMC Insurance Companies

EMC – Corporate Headquarters Renovation
EMC – Corporate Headquarters Renovation

Owner: EMC Insurance Companies
Architectural and Engineering Design Services: BBS Architects | Engineers
Construction Completed: 2010 - 2018
Project Data: 145,000 SF (Eight Floors)

Client Need: 717 Mulberry, EMC Insurance Companies Headquarters, was last renovated in 1996. Since then the company has grown and technologies have changed. Working with BBS, EMC is working to update each of the eight floors to better match their standards and working needs.

BBS Approach: Starting in 2010 BBS has been working with EMC Insurance to update their office headquarters. Starting with the executive offices and restrooms then moving onto each of the 8 floors the renovations have included new wall and floor finishes, new ceilings, new lighting, new furniture, and demountable office walls.

Enclosed offices and conference rooms now utilize a demountable wall system that have glass fronts to allow light and views. These offices are located on the center core allowing the open office workstations access to the exterior daylight and views.

Project Results:

  • Updated office furniture, promoting collaboration

  • New technology implemented into huddle rooms and conference rooms

  • Open office access to daylight and outside views

  • Reorganization of staff to reflect current needs within the EMC campus


Memorial Union Food Court
Hub Tower Office Tenant Improvement
Office Renovation
Minnesota Farm Bureau Center
Arizona Farm Bureau Center
Home Office Building with Expansion
Extension 4-H Youth Building
Reid “E” Research Facility
Beardshear Hall Remodeling
ETRC Hoover Hall
Common Ground - Coffee Shop
Union Drive Community Center Renovations
Utah Farm Bureau Center
MacKay Hall Auditorium Renovation
Wyoming Farm Bureau Center
BBS at 219 8th Street
Hub Tower Conference Center
Covered Walkway
Ames Lab Metals Development Air Handling Unit Replacement
Hospital Emergency Room Renovation & Expansion
Geoffroy Residence Hall
Corporate Highrise
DSM Airport Energy Effiency Improvements
Sabin Hall Renovation – LEED Gold
Executive Suites Renovation
VRAC C6 and Office Suite
219 Eighth Street
Hub Tower Elevator Modernization
Biological Sciences Facility
ABC - Office Build-Out
Food Sciences Building - Room 2379 Renovation
Levitt Center for University Advancement
LeBaron Hall Replacement Study
Camp Dodge Pool Campus Improvements
Kemin Food Sciences Lab Renovation
Camp Dodge Chapel Addition and Renovation
Coover Hall Infrastructure Study
Lance and Ellie's Sandwich Shop
ETRC Howe Hall
Dodge House Renovations
Iowa Events Center
Iowa City Federal Building - VHA Renovations
Lied Recreation Center - New Heating Water Plant
Catholic Pastoral Center Rehabilitation
New Office
College of Human Sciences
IADA Office Renovation
Parking Garage
Science Center - New Facility
© 2023 BBS Architects | engineers, All rights reserved.