The LA Group Acquires HMH Site & Sports Design

Firm expands with new office in Ithaca, New York

Saratoga Springs, N.Y., February 3, 2016 – The LA Group, Landscape Architecture and Engineering, P.C. announces the acquisition of HMH Site & Sports Design. The expansion brings a new office in Ithaca, New York, six new staff members, and an increased focus on resorts and recreation, including a niche in athletic fields.

Founded in 1974, The LA Group is a 46-person landscape architecture and engineering firm based in Saratoga Springs, New York. It’s built a regional and national reputation working for the Veterans Administration, the National Park Service, developers and municipalities for urban revitalization, and high profile clients such as the Luther Forest Technology Campus in Malta, New York.

HMH was founded in 2005 as a boutique firm specializing in athletic facilities. Over the past 10 years, it has worked on notable projects for Farmingdale State College, SUNY Cortland, Binghamton University, and the Niagara Falls City School District, among many others.

“We’re excited to welcome the entire HMH team, grow our presence in Central New York, the Southern Tier, and Long Island, and expand our existing recreational services with top-notch sports and athletic planning and design,” said Joe Sporko, president of The LA Group.

Scott Hughes, former president of HMH Site & Sports Design, said, “When you talk about landscape architecture firms with national impact, you always hear about The LA Group. Now, our clients will benefit from their breadth of experience and our team will gain talented mentors. I’m proud that our history is merging with The LA Group’s and confident that our level of service is only amplified with this change.”

“With fresh talent and a collaborative culture and vision, we’re ready to step up to the plate. I’m excited by the possibilities ahead and our ability to compete in a new way,” said C. Michael Ingersoll, vice president of The LA Group.


About The LA Group

The LA Group, Landscape Architecture and Engineering, P.C. is a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) design firm that provides environmental analysis, land planning, and civil engineering for public space planning, colleges and institutions, government projects, parks and recreational facilities, and private initiatives. Founded in 1974, The LA Group has an established reputation for excellence, which is reflected in the number of continuing client relationships that we maintain in addition to awards for design excellence. For more information on the firm, its services and its projects, please visit

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