Davis Brown Tower

Project Information

  • Owner

    Ladco / Davis Law Firm

  • Location

    Des Moines, IA

  • Architect

    RDG Planning & Design

  • General Contractor

    Ball Construction Services

  • Engineer

    Baker Group

  • Square Footage


  • Baker Group Scope

    Mechanical Cost - $2,700,000

  • Year Completed


This 13-story, 280,000 square feet commercial mixed-use tower is located in downtown Des Moines at 10th and Walnut streets. The top three floors are used as executive offices, and the ground floor and second floor are used as mixed-use (retail and restaurant) space. The remaining floors of the tower are used as parking for tenants and nearby Hotel Ft. Des Moines guests.

During construction of this design/build project, Baker Group successfully handled the challenges associated with downtown construction. A high level of control on deliveries and multiple scheduled crane times eased the limited on-site storage and construction space.

Baker Group was also chosen to install a DSX Access Control System with Pelco DX8100 DVR’s and CCTV system and a StentoFon Intercom system which is integrated into the DSX access Control system. In addition, Baker Group installed the StentoFon ECS (Emergency Call Stations) in the Parking Ramp levels to help protect clients and parking customers. In addition to this equipment, Baker Group installed a complete Parking Revenue system from Skidata to manage the parking business for this client. There were several tenants that have been added to this facility, including LightEdge Solutions and Davis Brown Law Firm, in which Baker Group installed their security.

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