Our Services

Open Space and Sustainable Design

HCE values the preservation and enjoyment of our open spaces and natural resources.  From our experience designing local parks and regional trail systems to our on-staff LEED-Aps, HCE is equipped to provide a complete and holistic design approach tailored to our client’s needs.  Whether your project is a bike path, sports complex, river walk, or boat dock, HCE can guide an efficient path through design, permitting and construction.  From our many years serving municipal clients, HCE is uniquely positioned to partner with park districts and forest preserves to create buy-in from local, county and state permitting agencies.


  • Design of New Facilities
  • Trails and Bike Paths
  • Parks, Fields and Play Grounds
  • Boat Launches/Docks and Piers
  • Shelters and Washrooms
  • Grant Funding, including OSLAD
  • Utility Extensions
  • Floodplain and Wetland Permitting
  • Endangered Species Consultation
  • Pervious Pavement and Concrete Design
  • Development of Site-Specific Best Management Practices
  • ADA Compliance
  • Construction Management