Merle Hay Mall Streetscape

Merle Hay Mall Streetscape

Retail – Lifestyle – Renovation

Des Moines, Iowa

Area:    500 linear feet of frontage

K/O has recently completed an extensive exterior make-over of Merle Hay Mall – Des Moines’ oldest and largest shopping mall, with over 1 million square feet of covered space.

The project consisted of reworking the east facade (facing Merle Hay Road) to convey an upscale shopping experience equal to that of newer suburban shopping centers.  Integrated with this new facade,  K/O designed an immersive human-scale streetscape which includes landscaping, street furnishings, custom LED lighting and signage, and a meandering colored ribbon sidewalk that guides shoppers along the new exterior storefronts.  The project was a complicated multi-phased endeavor requiring careful coordination; allowing the mall to stay open for business throughout the duration of construction.

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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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