Dream Design International, Inc.


Dream Design International, Inc. was founded by Hani Shafai, PE in 1998 as a multidisciplinary firm specializing in Civil Engineering, Real Estate Development, Property Management, Construction Administration and Landscape Architecture.

Dream Design has had a major impact in the City of Rapid City over the past 20 years with key projects such as Rushmore Crossing, Rocker Square at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Homestead Garden Apartments, Red Rock Estates, and Black Hills Center.

Current projects that are transforming the city are the renovation of the Highway 16 Corridor at Buffalo Crossing and Buffalo Crossing West (the old Waterslide and Ranch Amusement Park properties), Johnson Ranch and Orchard Meadows off Elk Vale and Highway 44, and the 700 acre Shepherd Hills and Valley Industrial Park property by Menards and Western Dakota Tech.

You’ll also see Dream Design at work in the re-purposing and restoration of the Northgate Plaza Shopping Center – recognizable by it’s major anchor tenants KMart and Family Dollar.


With over 1000 acres currently in development and more than 200,000 sqft of commercial property for lease, you can bet Dream Design has a location for you.

Whether you’re a local business owner looking for a new site or an out of town consultant looking for a seasoned development partner and property owner, we can work with you at any level to make your project a reality.

Our developments are located in key, high traffic locations throughout town and house a wide array of services- Major medical buildings, hotels, restaurants, professional offices, schools, and both single and multi-family residential.

We’ve got several options to help bring your project to completion – you can buy a new lot outright, lease existing space, or build your lot to suit and lease it from us. If you’re a land owner, we can also help plan and develop your property to ensure you make the most of your investment. To get started with us, take a look at our projects in development and existing commercial space for lease.

Better Yet? Give us a call and we can help explore the right option for you based on your needs.


When you develop your project with Dream Design, you can expect:

  • Increased tax revenue and higher resale value
  • Help with project financing and pulling it off
  • Stress-free navigation of city codes and ordinances
  • A prime location with a full blend of services
  • Greater economic stability and higher paying jobs
  • Improved quality of life for your family and employees


Transforming Rapid City


Commercial Space Developed

6000 UNITS

Residential Homes Created


of Added Commercial Taxable Value


Once called the Elon Musk of South Dakota, Hani’s got a penchant for big, impossible dreams and finding a way to get ’em done.

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 Rapid City. 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.

Hani’s relentless in his pursuit of perfection and he’s deeply invested in making this community great.

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

– Kevin Buntrock, Red Rock Development Co.


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Dream Design International, Inc.
520 Kansas City Street, Suite 101
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 348-0538