Sports & Recreation

Linn-Mar Aquatic Center

Marion, IA

Hall & Hall Engineers was retained to provide design services for a new multilevel aquatic center for Linn-Mar High School located on the east side of their football field which is on the east side of Tenth Street in Marion, IA.

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HHE‘s work included site design, DNR utility permitting, stormwater analysis and detention basin design, landscape planning, and preparation of associated contract documents. In addition, HHE conducted a pool survey to certify dimensions for competitions.

Due to HHE’s strong expertise and history of collabroation, it was a perfect fit to join the architecture design team and work closely  to complete the project successfully and smoothly.

Services Provided

  • Civil Engineering
  • Land Surveying
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Graphic Design
  • Construction Admin
  • Construction Staking

NORTHWEST RECREATION CENTER

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

Hall & Hall Engineers provided civil engineering expertise to the City of Cedar Rapids for the first building built specifically for recreational programming in the city. The new 16,000 SF rec center, located next to Harrison Elementary, replaces the former Time Check Rec Center and will become a center for recreation and city programs.

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The project pursued a reduced-impact scope, included permeable pavers in the parking lot, and protection of existing trees during construction. The permeable pavers capture stormwater and runoff, reduces impact to adjacent properties, and still protects existing trees, reduces erosion, and creates an immediate canopied site.

 

  • Project Features
  • Permeable Pavers
  • Protection of existing trees
  • Neighborhood center
  • Full-size Gym
  • Activity Room
  • Lounge Area

College Community Youth Baseball Fields

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

College Community School District retained Hall & Hall Engineers to provide master planning and design services for a forty-five acre parcel south of their main campus. HHE’s work included flood impact analysis, wetland delineation, jurisdictional permitting, master planning, construction documents and construction administration.

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HHE’s work included completing a flood impact analysis, wetland delineation, jurisdictional permitting, master planning, preparation of construction documents and construction administration. At project startup we worked closely with the steering committee to identify project goals and objectives. Then our project team collaborated with user groups, the athletic department and school officials to gather vital information about their long-term vision for this area. This provided a solid foundation for the design team as the master plan was developed. We worked closely with school officials throughout the design process and always considered the project budget as we made design decisions. Our teams anticipated a construction cost of $2.9 million, which fell in between the low and high bidder. The extra attention given to the project budget allowed school officials to accept some bid alternate upgrades while meeting the overall allocated budget.

 

Services Provided

  • Civil Engineering
  • Land Surveying
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Construction Administration
  • Construction Staking

Fairfax City Park & Athletic Complex

fairfax, IA

Hall and Hall Engineers completed master planning services, design and construction administration for Fairfax’s City Park & Athletic Field Complex. The entire project site is approximately forty-five acres with phase one occupying roughly twenty-five acres.

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Phase one includes two baseball diamonds, two soccer fields, a concession building, rain gardens, a playground structure, parking and walking trails. In addition to HHE’s in-house landscape architecture, civil engineering and surveying disciplines, HHE collaborated with architectural, mechanical and electrical design professionals to complete this project. The concessions building contained restrooms, storage space and a large shade structure. Ballfield lighting was also designed into the project.

 

Services Provided

  • Civil Engineering
  • Land Surveying
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Construction Administration
  • Construction Staking

Prospect Meadows Ball Field Complex Master Plan

marion, IA

Prospect Meadows group selected Hall & Hall Engineers (HHE) to create a vision for a ‘One-of-a-kind’ regional recreation destination and sports complex. It is anticipated to provide a new level of service for both local community use and regional use through the Perfect Game amateur baseball organization.

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HHE provided site master planning services to guide the development of the sports complex. This process included the site selection and analysis of three sites to determine the best candidate to accommodate the regional attraction. An analysis of site features, including current and future adjacent land uses, land forms, utility access, vehicle access and roadway capacity were part of the process. HHE worked collaboratively with a market research group to determine appropriate size, uses and amenities within the complex. Phased implementation scenarios were also studied to determine appropriate phasing to align with available budget. A site traffic impact study, also, was prepared for and reviewed by Linn County and the Iowa Department of Transportation. Prospect Meadows Basball Complex illustration The 140-acre project site will include 17 ballfields, two miracle fields, a lake, walking trails, a splash pad, a playground, a grand entry plaza, and many other site amenities. The lake will capture stormwater for storage and irrigation, and double as an amenity. Several elevated spectator viewing plazas are designed to blend with site topography and showcasing vistas..

Helen G. Nassif YMCA

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

Hall & Hall Engineers provided civil engineering, landscape architecture and survey design services for the construction of a 40,000 sf facility in Cedar Rapids, IA. The facility contains a running track, a swimming pool, various athletic courts and fitness areas.

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HHE’s work included site planning, preparation of land entitlement documents, construction documents and construction administration. This facility is also located within a floodplain area requiring special attention to flood-proof detailing.

An integral component of the design required fitting the facility in a one square block area and maintain existing nearby businesses. An alley needed vacated and the sanitary sewer needed re-routed to fit the facility within the parcel. Reconstruction of 7th Avenue SE and associated streetscape components, parking lot expansion and service vehicle access were also design obstacles that were overcome by the design team.

 Services Provided

  • Civil Engineering
  • Land Surveying
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Construction Administration
  • Construction Staking

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