Merle Hay Mall Staples


Retail – Lifestyle – Renovation

Des Moines, Iowa

Area:    22,000 SF

This was the first built mall installation that Staples corporate had ever attempted within their retail chain.  K/O worked closely with the local mall representatives and Staples corporate staff to modify their standard specifications for something other than a new stand alone building.  Several programmatic challenges arose due to the fact that this was an existing structure, with the introduction of two separate entrances (interior mall side and exterior street side), and the placement of a loading dock truck bay that was in close proximity to the store’s main entrance.  These difficulties did not prove insurmountable and were handled as K/O worked through several creative design solutions.  The new store was fast-tracked and completed in five months from the start of demolition.

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Keffer/Overton Associates Inc.

Commercial, Cultural, Fairground, and Entertainment Planning & Design

Year Established: 1876
12th oldest Architectural Firm in the U.S.

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Founded on the core values: Quality. Innovation. Creativity. Integrity. Client Service.

Keffer/Overton (K/O) is a full service, design firm specializing in architecture, interiors, planning, and construction coordination.

From our offices based in Des Moines, Iowa we focus on renovation/restoration, public, commercial, retail, cultural/museums, and fairground entertainment project types. We are a nationally recognized design-leader specializing in master planning, expos, entertainment, arenas, multi-purpose, stalling, equestrian, livestock and amusement related design with many projects throughout North America.

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