Catholic Pastoral Center


Des Moines, Iowa

Scope of Work:

Asbestos Abatement

Contract Value:



November 15, 2016 – February 28, 2017


Catholic Diocese of Des Moines

ESA has begun abatement at the Catholic Pastoral Center at 601 Grand Avenue for the Catholic Diocese of Des Moines. This is the first phase in a $ 10 million dollar renovation project that will replace mechanical systems and windows, repair the exterior steel, and patch a hole where a skywalk entrance was recently removed. Opened in 1962, the building was designed by celebrated modernist Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and is one of the most well-known examples of mid-century modern architecture in Des Moines.