Office/Retail Projects

The Fountains

cedar rapids, ia

This commercial development entailed initial site layout, preliminary design and re-zoning through final design as well as construction administration.
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Site design challenges included planning and screening of adjacent single family residential neighborhood, extensive utility networks, limited right-of-way frontage and a wet pond with fountain features. The project includes six office and mixed-use buildings. A few of the project feature include a pond and fountain in the southwest corner of the site, two outdoor restaurants overlooking the water, and a clock tower amidst a traffic circle.

Services Provided

  • Preliminary Site Design and Layout
  • Preliminary Platting
  • Legal Land Description
  • Re-zoning and Site Plan Approval Processes
  • Boundary Survey and Final Platting
  • Civil Engineering Layout
  • Construction Administration
  • Construction Staking
  • Stormwater Management

cedar rapids, ia

Hall & Hall Engineers provided the design, survey and engineering for Geonetric’s headquarters in Cedar Rapids’ southeast New Bo neighborhood in Iowa. The new three-story commercial/office building sits upon reclaimed land, an abandoned industrial site hard hit by the 2008 flood.

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Geonetric is a cutting-edge marketing company for a not-so new industry (healthcare), and as such desired a cutting-edge design that is also inspired by established aesthetics and solutions. HHE was able to successfully consider all these factors in the final design.

Located in the one-hundred-year floodplain, special engineering solutions were needed to minimize future flood damage. The solutions included raising the finished floor elevation and unique site grading that reduces offsite impact from runoff. These solutions were tested during the 2016 Cedar Rapids flood, and minimal clean up and minor impact to the tenants proved the solutions correct.


CEdar rapis, ia

Hall & Hall Engineers provided creative and ecological solutions to Wendy’s Hamburgers on 42nd NE in Cedar Rapids.

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The commercial project was comprised of a replacement of two existing restaurants, the design and construction of a new standalone restaurant, and solutions to reduce the environmental impact of a conventional fast-food establishment. Instrumental to this ecological impact reduction were innovative native landscaping, rain gardens, and stormwater BMP’s. The benefits to Wendy’s from these innovative solutions included native vegetation requiring less water, reduced stormwater run-off through the use of infiltration practices, reduced landscaping, and increased aesthetics.


Hiawatha, ia

Relocating the successful Dave Wright Nissan-Subaru dealership from its current under sized Cedar Rapids location to a new Hiawatha location involved many moving parts. The project called for a competent, efficient, and talented engineering firm who could balance engineering of the constrained site with the client’s needs and budget.

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Hall & Hall Engineers, local to Hiawatha, was retained to process the necessary entitlements with the governing city, oversee the design, construction documents, and the construction administration of the new dealership. HHE proved capable of providing creative solutions for stormwater detention through the use of underground storage chambers, while at the same time providing the spacial needs and circulation that are critical for the operations of a successful automotive dealership.

Services Provided

  • Preliminary Site Design and Civil Engineering Layout
  • Preliminary and Final Platting
  • Legal Land Description and Boundary Survey
  • Re-zoning and Site Plan Approval Processes
  • Construction Staking and Administration
  • Storm Water Management Solutions
  • 3-D Graphics and Presentation Material.



Hall & Hall Engineers provided the design, survey , and construction documents for Rick O’Brien’s commercial development in Center Point, Iowa. The 1.35 acre project was a development of a open field located on Center Point’s main thoroughfare.

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Development of previous agricultural site posed a challenge to maintain the pre-development rate of site runoff. BMP’s, including on site stormwater storage, biocells and raingardens with native vegetation, satisfied both the city and client concerns toward the stormwater water issue. Though these solutions are not wholly unique, their implementation in the design of a small commercial development in the rural Midwest is and gives it a singular advantage over other contemporary developments. This site is another example of Hall & Hall’s superior engineering solutions.

– Biocells and Raingarden to treat stormwater & reduce runoff
– Native & salt-tolerant vegetation-reducing maintenance & ensuring longevity of project


cedar rapids, iowa area

Hy-Vee, Inc. retained Hall & Hall Engineers to provide design services for several Hy-Vee supermarkets within the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area.  Some of these projects included the outlot gas stations and convenience stores, too.

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Cedar Rapids-area Hy-Vee stores designed and engineered by HHE:

  •  Edgewood Dr. NE store
  • Mt. Vernon Rd. SE store
  • Oakland Rd. NE store & convenience store/gas station
  • Wilson Ave. SE gas station

marion, ia

Hall & Hall Engineers provided innovative engineering, design, and landscape architecture solutions to transform a former used car lot in Marion, IA into a premier coffee shop. The project‘s location, along the city’s main redeveloped commercial corridor of 7th Avenue required a cutting-edge design that would set the high standard for future commercial redevelopments in along the corridor.

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Coupled with the stormwater engineering solutions, a native landscape plan is utilized throughout the project, and in turn the site requires less maintenance than a conventional fast-food restaurant plan, thereby saving the client time and money on the project.

Project Features
• Native landscape plan
• Reduced site runoff
• Infill commercial redevelopment



Hall & Hall Engineers was retained for the design and engineering of a new infill mixed-used commercial building in the heart of Cedar Rapids’ booming New Bohemia neighborhood. The new four-story building is home to the local food eatery, Pig & Porter, and the cutting-edge pop-culture clothing apparel store, RAYGUN, as well as two-stories of residential living space.

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Similar to many parcels within New Bo, this site also sits in the one-hundred year floodplain and necessitated innovative engineering solutions including raising of the finished floor elevation above the one-hundred year flood elevation, various stormwater BMP’s, and small site urban grading solutions that reduces the offsite impact from storm runoff, among others.