RDG Dahlquist Art Studio is a creative and collaborative environment. The outcome of which is a thoughtful integration of art into public and private spaces within building architecture and the landscape. Our work depends upon many different elements, orchestrated in a way in which the public is welcomed into and moved by the experience. Through a process that combines research and discovery with insight and experimentation, we design and create memorable destinations and exciting new places.

Our people enjoy the many opportunities we have to engage and contribute to our 50+ years of practice. Each effort, no matter its size, benefits the community in which we work.

Many devote their time and talent to a range of activities as an expression of gratitude. Organizations that we’ve had the pleasure of serving include the Iowa Parks Foundation, Bras for the Cause, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, and the YMCA, to name a few...

The RDG Dahlquist Art Studio is located in an area of Downtown Des Moines which is evolving from warehouse and light industrial uses to a mix of commercial and residential uses. In 2016 the Studio relocated from the historic Art 316 building – now one of two buildings that comprise the Harbach Lofts - to a nearby building which allowed all our office, design, and fabrication space to exist on one level in a modern facility. The studio is a place that is at times quiet and contemplative and others highly energetic. It is always pulsing with the potential of what might be. Feel free to stop in if you’re ever in the area!

  • 512 Elm Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50309