firm profile
our mission
At Walker Coen Lorentzen Architects, coordinated collaboration helps our clients realize their vision. Our project team delivers high-quality, creative solutions for every situation and scope. For more than 40 years, our architects have produced innovative and cost-effective solutions, consistent with our clients’ goals. Our projects are responsive to the environment and communities we serve.
Our Mission: To pursue the goals of our clients through holistic and thoughtful design.
Professional Design Services: Architecture Visioning and Planning Historic Preservation Interior Design Urban Design and Planning Sustainability
Walker Coen Lorentzen Architects was formed in 2012. A strategic merger, our new firm combines the experience of a nearly 40 year old architecture firm with the enthusiasm of an Architecture Studio started in 2009.
Licensed Architects: 6 Administration: 2
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By attentively listening to our clients and stakeholders, we seek first to understand the goals and objectives of the project. We work to clearly define and document the project’s program, schedule, budget, site, and design considerations.
We work with the client and stakeholders to assess and prioritize the goals and objectives of the project. The goal of this exercise is to establish alignment amongst otherwise conflicting project criteria.
Only when the project requirements are sufficiently understood do we produce design solutions. By limiting the unknowns and identifying constraints, we develop ideas that respond to the unique realities of the project.
Working with the project team, we rigorously test proposed solutions against the realities of the project. Through internal peer reviews, as well as consultation with construction and design industry professionals, we seek to determine the feasibility of the proposed solutions, making adjustments as required to keep the project “on track”.
We work to clearly communicate and establish the project requirements. Further, we participate throughout the project delivery to ensure the results are consistent with established expectations.


3706 INGERSOLL AVE DES MOINES, IOWA 50312 | 515-279-8818

136 SOUTH DUBUQUE ST IOWA CITY, IOWA 52240 | 515-321-8017