At Hall & Hall Engineers Inc. (HHE) creative solutions are found through an integrated land development, land surveying, and municipal service teams. HHE has professionals licensed in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, and other states.  HHE strives to enhance the region’s infrastructure and greatly improve the quality of life in the Midwest.

Municipal Engineering

Since 1953 Hall & Hall Engineers has provided services to Iowa communities. With a team of experienced project managers and multi-disciplinary technical staff, HHE provides municipalities a range of services required to successfully plan and design complex projects. In addition to our licensed engineers and surveyors, we assist communities with construction inspections, wetland delineation and mitigation, Geographic Information Systems, and certified floodplain management.

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Under the leadership of Shane Wicks, P.E., HHE is the trusted advisor of Iowa communities. HHE manages capital improvements, develops design standards, establishes Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and assists with permitting and zoning. Staff includes former government engineers and elected/appointed officials who thoroughly understand local government processes.

-Water and Sewer Systems
-Flood Plain Management
-Stream Bank Restoration
-Roadway Design
-Sidewalks and Multi-use Trails
-Traffic Signals
-Right-of-way Aquisition
-Geographic Information Systems
-Construction Observation and Administration


Shane Wicks, P.E.


Matt Johnson, P.E.



Landscape Architecture

HHE’s landscape architects apply artistic principles and technical design standards to enhance every project produced. Many of competitors struggle to integrate their landscape architects into their design teams. Through a team approach, all HHE projects have input from a landscape architect, ensuring not only technically sound but livable and enjoyed designs.

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Hall & Hall’s Landscape Architects collaborate with engineers, planners, and scientists to develop context-sensitive design solutions. Solutions that unite site improvements, respect for the surrounding landforms, the environment and our client’s needs.

HHE’s design work ranges from municipal parks and playgrounds to residential communities to institutional facilities. The variety in client base has provided HHE with a broad range of experience in unique design elements ranging from healing gardens to urban skate parks to woodland trails. These services and the superior quality of product delivered have gained Hall & Hall national recognition and respect.

  • Site Inventory & Analysis
  • Master Planning
  • Environmental Planning
  • Sustainable Design
  • Streetscape/Corridor Planning Design
  • Graphic Design/Marketing
  • Parks/Recreational Planning and Design
  • Campus Planning
  • Landscape Planting Plans
  • Identity Signage
  • Site Development Plans
  • Sports Field Design

Loren Hoffmann, PLA, ASLA loren@halleng.com

Land Development

Hall & Hall offers professional engineering services in every area of Land Development from due diligence to final site plans and project oversight through to completion. Whether platting a residential development or designing a sustainable site plan for large, mixed-use development, HHE’s expertise ensures timely completion and zoning approval.

Specialties include:

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  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Bikeway and Trail Planning
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Administration
  • Construction Inspection & Observation
  • Cost Estimating
  • Design Visualization
  • Drainage
  • Feasibility Studies & Alternative Analysis
  • Grant Applications
  • LEED Accreditation
  • Master Planning
  • Project Management
  • Public Outreach & Community Involvement
  • Rail/Track Design
  • Real Estate Planning
  • Roadway & Intersection Planning
  • Traffic Impact Studies
  • Site Planning & Development
  • Site Selection
  • Stormwater
  • Sustainable Design
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Transportation Planning & Analysis
  • Urban, Regional & Community Planning
  • Utility Coordination and Design

Brian Vogel, P.E.


Brent Jackman, P.E.


Land Surveying

Hall & Hall’s Land Surveyors combine the latest surveying equipment with decades of experience. HHE can field four crews at any time and all surveying work is supervised by a licensed land surveyor. Crews use the latest in robotics surveying equipment, and both static and Real Time Kinematic GPS. A “one-man-survey-crew” can collect pre-engineering topographic survey data while another is out staking construction sites. The un-manned instrument allows flexibility by:

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  • tracking the surveyor’s prism pole throughout the site. Over the years, it has been found that using the robotic stations in combination with GPS control has been a huge benefit to both the quality and efficiency of our surveying projects.
    • Boundary and Right-of-way Surveys
    • Acquisition Plats
    • Legal Descriptions
    • Topographic Mapping
    • American Land Title Association (ALTA) Surveys
    • Property Line Surveys
    • Subdivision Plats
    • Construction Staking
    • As-Built Drawings
    • Retracement plats of survey

Susan Forinash