Corporate Member Spotlight: Hitchcock Design Group

Written by: Courtnie Pettigrew Posted on: May 31, 2022 Blog: News & Updates


The Indiana Park and Recreation Association had the chance to discuss Hitchcock Design Group, with its Senior Principal, Randy Royer. Read below to learn more about our corporate member Hitchcock Design Group!

Tell us a little about your corporation/organization?

Hitchcock’s Landscape Architects and Planners have created an extensive portfolio of award-winning projects over the 42 years we have been in business. We employ a sustainable approach to creating places that are attractive, functional, maintainable, environmentally sound, and cost-effective. We have the capacity to tackle challenging assignments within tight timeframes. Our goal is to increase the value of our clients’ land resources in ways that advance their missions and improve their communities.

How does your corporation/organization impact parks and recreation?

During this time of limited capital and demanding expectations, our mission is to create spaces that encourage people to get outside to have fun, socialize, exercise, learn, and gain new experiences. Our services are carefully crafted to help recreation leaders create holistic spaces that incorporate educational, social, sustainable and purpose-driven physical elements, resulting in parks and play environments that engage the entire family. We will help you advance your mission through a creative and collaborative process producing results that meet and exceed your expectations. Senior leaders guide each engagement from concept through construction. We maintain extensive information regarding agency benchmarking, recreation trends, grant programs, construction technologies and costs.

Why do you choose to be a member of the Indiana Park and Recreation Association? How long have you been a member?

We see value in partnering with Indiana’s park and recreation providers and sharing our talents across the state. We strongly believe that we can make Indiana parks better through collaboration with IPRA members. We are happy share our expertise in benchmarking, recreation trends, grant funding, construction technologies, and costs at IPRA events and conferences, and want to continue to educate and learn from community leaders across the state.

How has your experience with IPRA benefited your corporation/organization? What are some of the most rewarding aspects of your membership?

The biggest benefit we receive from being an IPRA member is the networking aspect. Our team has made so many long-term connections – business relationships and friendships – by being a member of IPRA over the years. Through this, we have created a network of shared knowledge and talent all facilitated through IPRA.

Please tell us any additional information you would like to be included in your feature.

Following is a list of services we provide: PLANNING Comprehensive master planning, Site inventories and analysis, Design/development guidelines, Multi-use trail planning, Greenway and waterway corridor planning, Identity and branding planning, Grant writing and funding studies, DESIGN Nature-based play environments, Outdoor learning environments, Memorial parks, Specialty gardens, Themed environments, Environmental graphics, Wayfinding/signage systems, Donor recognition features Beaches and waterfronts, Water features/splash parks, Skate parks, Bike trails, Native and ornamental landscapes, Sports fields/sports complexes, Sport courts Natural and synthetic athletic fields, Lighting Green roofs, COMMUNICATIONS, Public presentations, Focus groups Planning and design workshops, Project web page development, Promotional graphics/perspective illustrations, Computer modeling and 3D photorealistic rendering, CONSTRUCTION PHASE SERVICES, Construction budget/cost analysis, Submittal/shop drawing review, Construction observation, and so much more.

Thank you for your support of IPRA. Click here to learn more about Hitchcock Design Group!

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