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Past Masonry Construction & Restoration Projects

See Forrest & Associate’s Work, from Historic Building Restoration to New Construction

Forrest & Associate has performed high-quality masonry construction and restoration work for more than six decades. Over the years we’ve become a trusted name across Iowa for historic preservation projects, new commercial construction, residential work, and much more.

Take a look at the work our award-winning team has been doing here. If you’d like to see how we can help with your next project, give us a call today!

An aerial view of the Iowa State Capitol.

Iowa State Capitol, Des Moines

Construction began on the Iowa Statehouse building in 1871. More than 150 years later, maintenance of this beautiful historic structure is a continuous effort. Team Forrest has completed numerous projects over the years to help keep this historic landmark an Iowa tradition.

An exterior view of the Polk County Historic Courthouse.

Polk County Historic Courthouse, Des Moines

The Polk County Historic Courthouse boasts marble, granite, and limestone from a bygone era. This earned it a place on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Forrest & Associate is proud to have helped with the preservation of this magnificent building.

An aerial view of the Court Avenue Bridge spanning the Des Moines River in Des Moines, Iowa.

Court Avenue Bridge, Des Moines

Forrest & Associate teamed up with Jasper Construction in May 2018 to renovate the Court Avenue Bridge in downtown Des Moines.

An exterior view of the UnityPoint health clinic that shows brickwork on the front of the building.

UnityPoint, Ankeny

Medical facilities are housed in a state-of-the-art building with an attractive facade.

An exterior view of the Clive Behavioral Health building.

Clive Behavioral Hospital, Clive

Safety and functionality meet in this new construction that includes a gymnasium and outdoor recreation areas.

An aerial view of a brick building in Ankeny's Prairie Trail.

District No. 5, Ankeny

Forrest & Associate has been part of the building construction at Ankeny Prairie Trail as early as 2009.  Masonry construction on District #5 started in 2022 and finished in June of 2023.

An aerial view of the waterfall area at Jordan Creek Town Center.

Jordan Creek Town Center, West Des Moines

The waterfalls at the Jordan Creek Town Center are another outdoor feature that Forrest & Associate is pleased to help maintain.

An exterior view of the Nationwide/Allied campus in Des Moines.

Nationwide Campus, Des Moines

Forrest & Associate is proud to have installed the masonry on the Nationwide campus headquarters, addition, and parking ramp.

An aerial view of Waukee's Northwest High School.

NW Waukee High School, Waukee

The construction of this second high school in Waukee began in 2018. The three-year project started from the ground up and was completed in the summer of 2021. The school doors opened to students for the first time on Aug. 24, 2021.

An aerial view of the construction site for North Polk Intermediate School.

North Polk Intermediate School, Polk City

Groundbreaking in Polk City in the summer of 2021 signaled the beginning of this new school project. The building opened to students in the fall of 2022.

The exterior of Iowa State University's Howe Hall.

Iowa State University Howe Hall, Ames

Masonry is the beginning of any well-built structure. In 1999, Forrest & Associate crews provided the base course for this ISU educational building.

An outside view of Johnston High School that shows brick wall elements on the building's exterior.

Johnston High School

Other School Projects

More educational projects we have worked on include:

  • Johnston High School
  • Ankeny Centennial High School
  • Olmsted Elementary
  • Southeast Polk High School
An exterior view of Ankeny Centennial High School that shows a brick column and brick walls at the front of the building.

Ankeny Centennial High School

An exterior view of Millard Olmsted Elementary School that shows the building's brick walls.

Olmsted Elementary

An exterior view of Southeast Polk Senior High School that shows the building's brick walls.

Southeast Polk High School

An aerial view of the sculpture Shattering Silence that shows the contrasting brick inlay the sculpture sits upon.

Shattering Silence, Des Moines

This sculpture, named Shattering Silence, is permanently set in a contrasting brick inlay near the Polk County Historic Courthouse in Des Moines, Iowa, where it brings yesterday and today together in a single setting.

A Dutch windmill with brick walls.

Dutch Smock Mill, Pella

This traditional Dutch smock mill in Pella, Iowa, is based on an 1850 design from Groningen, Holland, and is an operating windmill. Team Forrest spent many hours creating the brick exterior, completing the project in 2002.

Brickwork along the Principal Riverwalk in Des Moines.

Principal Riverwalk, Des Moines

The Principal Riverwalk is a recreational park district along the banks of the Des Moines River. After eight years of work, it was completed in January 2013.

The riverwalk features a 1.2-mile recreational trail connecting the east and west sides of downtown via two pedestrian bridges.

A circular brick fountain at Prairie Trail in Ankeny.

The Fountain at Prairie Trail

Enhance brick with contrast and turn outdoor spaces into art? Forrest & Associate was pleased to do both in the District at Prairie Trail in Ankeny.

As the area was developed, Forrest took part in the building construction as early as 2009. The courtyard is the exclamation point of the area, with an artistic brick inlay, a stone water fountain and green spaces – an open area that invites everyone to stop and enjoy a beautiful day.

An artistic waterfall design along the wall of UnityPoint Hospital in West Des Moines.

UnityPoint Hospital, West Des Moines

When is a fireplace not a fireplace?

When it’s a waterfall!

This artistic design, which gives the viewer the impression of a fireplace, is instead a very creative way to get people to take a second look. This unique waterfall is found at UnityPoint Hospital in West Des Moines, Iowa, and blends wood, stone, and water to create a calm and relaxing atmosphere.

The stone structure at St. Anthony's Grotto.

St. Anthony’s Grotto

In 2011, Team Forrest constructed this one-of-a-kind structure in the Des Moines area.

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