formation group

empowering the construction evolution



Matt Brown, AIA


A refreshing perspective where experience meets intuition

Matt believes the creative process begins with a simple conversation. He’s in his zone around open-minded people gathered around a table exploring ideas and creating possibilities. He brings out the knowledge, drive and intention in others to empower evolutionary thinking. And his analogies provide realistic insight into what facilities actually cost to build and operate. This no-nonsense approach ensures resources are spent mindfully.
formation is the genesis of more than 23 years in the making. It combines comprehensive built environment savvy and architectural capabilities with the art of imagining what’s attainable.

Contact Matt at or 515.313.7925


Ben Hayes, MBA

Project Manager

With a proven track record of successful construction management and projects spanning from Iowa to Tennessee, Ben knows the key to success for any project is solid communication, teamwork and leadership. Ben has a strong passion for construction and is driven to share his experience and knowledge in order to help guide clients through the building process. Ben has the skills and resources to help you efficiently and successfully develop your next project.

Contact Ben at or 641.757.2858


formation group | 220 SE 6th St. Suite 200 | Des Moines, Iowa 50309 | 515.244.5043