Public Agencies

State of Iowa Dept of Public Safety – Oran Pape Building

Des Moines, Iowa

The $18 million project included converting the former Records and Property Building just southwest of the State Capitol into the headquarters four public safety divisions plus the commissioner’s office and other supporting entities of the department. The LEED-certified project involved totally remodeling the 66,000-square-foot building and the addition of 33,000 square feet.

Des Moines International Airport

Des Moines, Iowa

Design Alliance has completed many projects for the Des Moines International Airport including a consolidated rental car facility in association with PGAL, a TSA office area, queuing space, baggage claim remodeling, Customs office, and sliding door projects.

Adel Public Library

Adel, Iowa

The project involved a new two-story public library located on the same site as and designed to be compatible with the recently remodeled Adel City Hall.

Wallace Building Projects

Des Moines, Iowa

Design Alliance has been involved in several small projects for this state government office building. The largest involved demolition of a deteriorated parking structure and reconfiguration of the building’s exits.

IPERS Remodelings

Des Moines, Iowa

Since 2000 when IPERS purchased an existing building, Design Alliance has been a part of all IPERS’s remodeling projects.

Iowa National Guard Projects

Fairfield, Keokuk, LeMars, Perry, Marshalltown, Red Oak, Mason City, Johnston, Council Bluffs, Shenandoah

Design Alliance has completed many projects for the Iowa National Guard. These projects have included clerestory window replacements, drill room remodelings, reroofs, and various upgrades.

Iowa Veterans Cemetery Addition

Van Meter, Iowa

Added new columbaria, an addition to the maintenance facility, and upgraded the irrigation system.

Community Recreation Center

Story City, Iowa

Story City and Mary Greeley Medical Center formed a unique alliance to create an addition to a former hospital building. The addition provides a gymnasium, walking/running track, fitness and training spaces and locker rooms.

Adel City Hall Renovation

Adel, Iowa

This renovation transformed the existing three-story building into City Administration offices and Council Chambers for the City of Adel and included an elevator and handicap-accessible restrooms.

Iowa Lottery
Clive, Iowa

Iowa Department for the Blind Remodelings
Des Moines, Iowa

The fifth project accomplished for this State Agency involved a $4.5 million complete HVAC system retrofit and comprehensive remodeling of the third and fourth floors. The 1913 building has now been entirely renovated by Design Alliance over the past 15 years.

United States Postal Service Pleasant Hill Station
Pleasant Hill, Iowa

United States Postal Service East Side Carrier Annex
Des Moines, Iowa

United States Postal Service Stoneyridge Carrier Annex
Omaha, Nebraska
The new, 20,000-square-foot USPS processing facility includes a workroom, offices, restrooms, and a mail platform/dock.

United States Postal Service Bettendorf Post Office
Bettendorf, Iowa
This new, 20,000-square-foot USPS public facility houses a retail store, full service counter, post office boxes, workroom, offices, restrooms, and a mail platform/dock.

United States Postal Service University Place Post Office
Des Moines, Iowa

Located in the Drake neighborhood, this new facility contains 28,000 square feet of space.