City of West Des Moines, City Hall Rehabilitation - West Des Moines, Iowa
Hotel Winneshiek, Steyer's Opera House - Decorah, Iowa
Iowa State Capitol - Des Moines, Iowa
The World Food Prize - Hall of Laureates - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa State University Morrill Hall - Ames, Iowa
Iowa Transportation Museum - Grinnell, Iowa
Kenyon Building Rehabilitation - Des Moines, Iowa

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History is an ongoing story. We’re passionate about continuing it.

Some projects strive for a strict interpretation. Others strike a balance with modern amenities. Whatever yours requires, we’ll guide you through the process — from tax credits and grants to historic preservation standards. Our passion is restoring, preserving and rehabilitating buildings using the gentlest means possible. In the end, every project is a unique celebration that respects the past, serves the needs of current users, and creates a statement for future generations.

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Hotel Maytag Restoration

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RDG projects featured in USA Today's "25 must-see buildings in Iowa"

RDG is excited to share the news that three of our projects were recently profiled by AIA Iowa and USA Today in their list of "25 must-see buildings in Iowa." This kicks off a 50-state tour throughout the year 2017. Check out the article here, and click each photo below to find out more about the project!

Iowa State Capitol

World Food Prize - Hall of Laureates

High Trestle Trail Bridge

video: Main Street Iowa - Getting Results

RDG worked with Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) to craft an uplifting story of community restoration and revitalization while also celebrating the impact of Main Street Challenge grants over the past 25 years.

video: west des moines - historic city hall rehabilitation

A film documenting the history, the renovation design and construction process and the LEED updates to rehabilitating a Historic City Hall.


You might find us on a scaffold, a lift or a bucket hanging from a crane to survey your existing building. Gathering information helps us narrow the unknowns and define the project’s scope.

We Offer Experience in:

Community Development Block Grant Process
Historic Structures Reports
Feasibility Studies
Building Facade Revitalization
Whole Building Rehabilitation
Historic Tax Credit Applications
Space Planning
Historic Design Guidelines


RDG is a proud member of Preservation Iowa
Preservation Iowa