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Firms & Projects: Hatchmueller P.C.

Hatchmueller, P.C. provides landscape architectural, planning and design services to clients in five western states. The principals worked together for fifteen years in an architectural firm managing the land planning and landscape architectures division. They went on to form their own firm in 1999. The firm offers a wide variety of professional services to help people respond to the inevitability of change.

What sets them apart

The firm strives to provide an in-depth analysis of the natural, cultural, aesthetic and economic consequences of planning and design. While providing solutions that are innovative and cost effective, hatchmueller, P.C emphasizes the stewardship role that man must play in maintaining the integrity of the environment.

Project: Wood River High School

Wood River

Recently, they oversaw the completion of the site development for the $23 million Wood River High School in Hailey/Sun Valley, Idaho. The site budget was approximately $2 million. The plan included parking for 400 cars, bus loading and student drop off areas, a new football stadium with a 400 meter all-weather track and seating for 2000 people. It also involved an extensive earth moving component, neighborhood pedestrian linkages, landscape treatments and plazas for student gathering and other school activities.

Wood River

Project: Great Basin College Enhancement

Grand Basin

Currently hatchmueller P.C. is involved with the planning of a joint campus for the University of Idaho and North Idaho College in Coeur d' Alene. A recently completed project of significance for them is the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation/Great Basin College Enhancement Project in Elko, Nevada that featured the complete redesign and construction of the campus core.

Grand Basin

Services: Working with Lombard-Conrad Architects of Boise, Idaho, hatchmueller, P.C. was responsible for approximately $3.5 million in constructed project components including an amphitheater for 600 people, 1,100-foot-long water feature, quiet garden, building entrance plazas and gathering spaces, President's Grove, night lighting and extensive landscape treatments. Land Expressions of Spokane, Washington provided consulting with regard to the water feature systems.

Grand Basin


The project was funded by a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, Las Vegas, Nevada, and also included the construction of a clock tower and a solarium to link three major campus buildings.

Grand Basin

Project: Priest Lake State Park

Priest Lake

As one of several completed project assignments for the Idaho State Department of Parks and Recreation, hatchmueller, P.C. performed the site development for a new welcome center and amphitheater at Priest Lake State Park in northern Idaho near the Canadian border.

Project: Hidden Lake Golf Resort

Hidden Lake

hatchmueller P.C.'s golf projects include the recently completed redevelopment of Hidden Lakes Golf Resort near the mouth of the Pack River on Lake Pend O'reille in northern Idaho. The project featured the design and construction of four new golf holes and the complete reorganization of course alignment around a new 8,000-square-foot clubhouse. In addition, 150 home sites were planned and oriented along a new transportation spine giving access to the course and the new teaching center and practice facilities. The planning included a significant environmental component dealing with wetlands, rare plants, wildlife and stormwater management.

Hidden Lake

Awards: The project received a Merit Award from the Idaho-Montana chapter of the ASLA in the category of planning. In a national competition, the clubhouse placed second for new golf facilities in 2002 based on design, site work and integration into overall course activities.

Funding: Not only did hatchmueller, P.C. develop the master plan, they acted as the primary agent in securing federal, state and local permits, and also prepared the stormwater management plans, erosion and sedimentation control strategy, clubhouse site work and golf design. The clubhouse design was completed by Patano Architects of Coeur d' Alene, Idaho.

Project: Sky Prairie Park

Sky Prairie

The firm's recent parks and recreation projects include the new Sky Prairie Community Park for the City of Spokane. Constructed on 25 acres, the park features two intensely developed activity areas integrated with 15 acres of native grassland as a means to preserve the rural character of the neighborhood and to foster water conservation. The implementation of the plan marks a new direction in park design for Spokane emphasizing greater sustainability and attention to context.

The project was completed in 2001 at a cost of $1.8 million.

Principals: Dell R. Hatch, ASLA
Jonathan Mueller, ASLA

Associates: Stephen J. Davidson, ASLA
Dale Gephart, ASLA
William A. LaRue, Jr., ASLA
Kirsten Nickerson, Administrator

Specialties: They have worked with over 70 school districts in Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Nevada in the planning and site design for high schools, junior highs and elementary schools. As members of numerous school planning and design teams, they have projects recognized by American School and University Magazine and the Council of Education Facilities Planning International. The firm has also completed numerous projects for universities and colleges in the region including assignments at the University of Idaho, Washington State University, Eastern Washington University and North Idaho College.

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