Top Central Iowa workspaces honored in inaugural Spaces competition

Four Des Moines companies awarded for their vision and execution of innovative workplace design

DES MOINES, IOWA, Oct. 29, 2019 – JLL’s national workspace innovation showcase, Spaces, presented awards to four local companies today at its inaugural Des Moines gathering. Spaces nominees, partners and vendors convened at B&B Theatres for the announcement of winners. Three categories were awarded along with a People’s Choice Award selected by an online vote open to the public prior to the event.

Through its online hub and competition, Spaces celebrates companies across the country for their vision and execution of innovative workspace design. The showcase encourages submissions from offices that are unique, functional, engaging and reflect brand and culture.

“We’re honored to highlight the efforts of local businesses to boost employee satisfaction and community growth with their workplaces,” says Justin Lossner, JLL Managing Director. “It’s clear today’s focus on high-quality workspaces has made an impact in Des Moines. From impressive, communal amenities to sleek design, professionals in the area are proud to be part of the rich live-work-play culture Des Moines has to offer.”

Companies were awarded in the following categories:

The submissions for this year’s showcase were accepted over the summer and judged by a panel of local business influencers. Along with pictures of the spaces, submissions were judged equally on their responses to the following criteria: space functionality, design uniqueness, branding and culture/employee engagement.

The judges for the 2019 showcase were:

  • Brooke Cook – Supervisor, Solution Development Services, ITA Group
  • Matt Glynn – Partner & Chief Operating Officer, Performance Marketing
  • John Kenworthy – President, Storey Kenworthy
  • David Voss – Principal, Slingshot Architecture

About JLL

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