historic preservation

Preserve Midwest History

Our highly skilled preservation team is equipped with the knowledge and expertise required to thoroughly evaluate and document existing building conditions. We are committed to identifying and preserving the essential architectural elements that make your building unique and historically significant.
Preserve and Protect

Historic Preservation Unlocks the Past.

Our team provides a range of architectural, structural, and interior design services, including historical research, identification of historic materials, and ADA compliance, with a focus on preservation and planning for the future.

Celebrate Art Deco

Warrior Hotel

The historic Warrior Hotel and it’s next door neighbor, the Davidson Building have been meticulously restored and converted into a Marriott Autograph Collection hotel, luxury apartments, lobby bar, rooftop bar, restaurant, salon and spa, bowling alley, and retail shops. The two buildings are now connected via a skywalk.

FEH Design, Restoration St. Louis, and Sioux City developer, Lew Weinberg teamed up to completely restore the Art Deco style Warrior Hotel, which features Terra Cotta ornamentation and flourishes, like ornate buffalo heads. The amenities include Woodbury’s American Steakhouse, Two Finches Spa, War Eagle Bowling Lanes, a fitness center, and swimming pool. The lobby, front desk, bar, and ballroom, have been returned to their historic grandeur. The upper floors consist of Art Deco style hotel rooms and suites.

The Davidson Building is being developed into retail shops on the first floor and the upper floors are now luxury apartments.

Go back in time

Orpheum Theatre

The original grandeur of Sioux City’s magnificent 2,600-seat Orpheum Theatre has been recreated through restoration/renovation efforts led by FEH Design.  Built in 1927 as part of the Orpheum vaudeville touring circuit, the theatre has been redesigned for use as a multi-functional house. Seating has been re-spaced for additional comfort and ornamental plaster work, materials, finishes, colors and character were restored to their original condition within the parameters of modern function. Restoration or replacement of the theatre’s 300 light fixtures included a 30-foot cut-crystal main chandelier. Work also enhanced the existing air plenum HVAC system with the use of a geothermal well. Other efforts provided handicapped access to public and performance areas. FEH also engineered the replacement of 17 feet of concrete balcony cut away when the theatre was converted to a twin cinema in the 1970’s and the recreation of original theatre loges.

With attention to historical detail, FEH collaborated with Ray Shepardson, one of the nation’s leading authorities on theatre restoration. Realizing the potential beauty of the restored theatre palace, many local contractors and national artisans were enthusiastic to be part of this project.

We want to see your historic space!