Sports & Recreation

Linn-Mar Aquatic Center

Marion, IA

Hall & Hall Engineers (HHE) 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 collaboration, they were 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 (HHE) to provide master planning and design services for a forty-five- acre parcel south of their main campus.

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HHE worked closely with the steering committee to identify project goals and objectives, and then collaborate with user groups and school officials to gather vital information about long-term visions for the area. This provided a solid foundation for the design team during master plan development.

HHE faced and defeated the several site challenges. A “soft hands” approach was used to weave the ballfields into the landscape. The moderate site terrain required the fields to be terraced to reduce grading and improve site efficiency.

HHE worked closely with school officials throughout the process, always considering project budget as design decisions were made. The design team anticipated a construction cost of $2.9M, falling in between the low and high bidder. The extra attention given to the project budget allowed school officials to accept some bid alternate upgrades and still meet the overall budget.

Services Provided

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

Fairfax City Park & Athletic Complex

fairfax, IA

Hall & Hall Engineers (HHE) 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 large shade structure. Ball field lighting was also designed into the project.

The site topography offered challenges with being extremely flat, high water table and with limited drainage outfall. The grading and drainage design was a collaborative effort between our civil engineers and landscape architects. This helped ensure the functionality of the sports fields and walking paths were not compromised while incorporating rain gardens and dual-use dry detention basins/warm-up areas as aesthetic elements of the park.

Services Provided

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

Prospect Meadows Ball Field Complex Master Plan

marion, IA

The Prospect Meadows group selected Hall & Hall Engineers (HHE) began to create a vision for a ‘One-of-a-kind’ regional recreation destination sports complex. It will provide a new level of service nationally through the Perfect Game amateur baseball organization.

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Unusual for a sports field complex, the site’s elevation varies by forty-five (45) feet. Hall & Hall created several grading design iterations to minimize retaining walls and still maintain adequate site drainage.

The project’s tight timeline necessitated a change in scope from a “traditional” design into “design-build” midway through. HHE, then, worked closely with the ownership group to identify and hire a general contractor and prioritize the design activities. This allowed the majority of the site work to be completed at the critical deadlines, minimizing unnecessary design time.

The 140-acre project site includes seventeen ballfields, one miracle field, a lake, walking trails, 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 viewing plazas will blend into the site topography, showcasing vistas.

Services Provided
– Master Planning

– Civil Engineering

– Land Surveying

– Landscape Architecture

– Construction Administration & Construction Staking



Helen G. Nassif YMCA

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

Hall & Hall Engineers (HHE) 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 to be 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 are also design obstacles overcome by the design team.

 Services Provided

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

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