Rain and Hail Insurance Service, Inc. 
Developer: Mid-America Group
Urbandale, Iowa

Challenge: When Rain and Hail outgrew its leased space, it turned to its long-term business partners - SVPA and Mid-America Group. SVPA was challenged to design a building to meet Rain and Hail Insurance Services' specific requirements for interior uses and functions; provide Mid-America Group with a building of high-quality and lasting value; and deliver an economically feasible asset for the developers' portfolio within a narrow timeframe.

SVPA Solution: After analyzing Rain and Hail Insurance Services' current and future space needs, SVPA designed a distinctive 90,900 s.f. office building to anchor Mid-America Group's Northpark Business Park development. The design reflects the insurance company's strength and stability and incorporates three distinct-but-connected buildings. These facilities house a three-story open office, a two-story reception/board room rotunda and a single-story training center with food service. The project was designed and constructed with a strong bias toward durability and energy efficiency, and uses windows and a curtain wall that exceed industry standards.

Completion Date: November 2001

Project Size: 90,900 s.f.

Type of Delivery: Negotiated Contract Fast Track

Project Team: 

  • Scott Hatfield, AIA, IIDA
  • Steve Gray, AIA, IIDA
  • Ron Paskach, AIA, LEED AP
  • Brian Clark & Associates
  • Charles Saul Engineering
  • Waldinger Corporation
  • Biermann Electric

Became an SVPA client in: 1980

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