Dream Design International, Inc.

Land Planning // Real Estate Development // Engineering
Construction // Property Management

Our dream is to make Rapid City, the Black Hills, South Dakota, and communities around the world exceptional places to call home. We value our communities as they are, and also envision how much greater they could be. We work with business leaders, elected officials, non-profits and people of the community to not only identify problems and dream up possibilities, but to literally build solutions that change horizons. Our number one priority is to foundationally grow our cities so that our children and their children have promising futures.


  • What matters to communities matters to us
  • People come before profit
  • Smart growth creates opportunities for individuals to achieve their dreams
  • We’ll never compromise on doing the right thing

Black Hills Community Impact

“The reason we choose Hani? He gets things done.”
– Kevin Buntrock

Dream Design Principals

Hani Shafai, PE


Having grown up in war-torn Palestine, Hani learned early the art of adaptability, constant rebuilding, unwavering possibility, and faith in what the world could become. Hani brings that grit and vision to the work of rebuilding and recreating his community. Where others see a rundown business or an empty plot of land, Hani sees a thriving new economic hub, a location for much needed medical services and schools, and a place where people could only dream of calling home.

With over 30 years as an engineer and developer, Hani knows it takes comfort and trust to build a great development, and you can count on him to gather partners that have a proven track record of honesty, integrity, and success.

Mike Stanley, PLA, FASLA

Director of Planning

Michael has been practicing landscape architecture in the Black Hills region for over 18 years.  He has worked with a broad range of clients including developers, municipalities, school districts, the military, and civil engineers. As part of the Dream Design team, Michael develops and pushes our design aesthetic and function.  He continually works to make sure our designs are relevant, exciting, and responsive to human and environmental pressures.

Michael has been recognized for design and construction excellence by the American Society of Landscape Architects – Nebraska/Dakota Chapter and in construction by the Associated General Contractors of SD.  In addition, he has been recognized for sustainable design by the City of Rapid City.

Patri Acevedo Fuentes, AIA

Director of Design

Patri brings over 20 years of design expertise, cultural sensitivity, and a wild and wonderful wit to her role as Dream Design’s Director of Design. A licensed architect, Patri leads all vertical design solutions. Her work garnered awards for leadership and design excellence. She has a passion for catalyzing smart growth in rural communities and creating inclusive spaces.

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Patri resided in New York, Florida, and Texas before making the Black Hills her home. An engaged and passionate leader, Patri is a 2021 Bush Foundation Fellow, is on the board of Arts South Dakota, serves on the Advisory Council for Dakota Resources, and previously served on boards for the YMCA, Habitat for Humanity, and the Rapid City Economic Development Partnership among other roles.

Office Location

18 East Kansas City Street, Suite 3
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 348-0538