HMH Site & Sports Design

The LA Group Acquires HMH Site & Sports Design

New People. Same Purpose. New Place.

The LA Group was founded on potential. A changing economy, an evolving field, budding partnerships, and fresh talent resulted in a bright, prosperous company we’re proud to be a part of today. Forty years later, we’re excited by that same feeling of promise.

We have the great pleasure of announcing that The LA Group has acquired HMH Site & Sports Design.


New People.

Introducing HMH

Over the past 10 years, Scott Hughes and the HMH team have built a community of loyal fans by combining top-notch skills with acute attention to communication and hard work. Ask any of their clients or collaborators and you’ll hear that they are the go-to choice for sports planning and design in New York State.

The HMH team members are masters of process and are known for having a design approach that is exceptionally collaborative and efficient. With precise execution, they’ve made their mark in the industry with campus-wide athletic plans, complexes, fields, and parks for clients such as Farmingdale State College, SUNY Cortland, Binghamton University, St. Bonaventure University, and more.

“The addition of HMH allows the LA Group to provide our clients the highest quality sports, athletic field, and recreational planning and design. We are pleased and excited to welcome our new team members and add a strong central New York presence.”

 – Joe Sporko, RLA, ASLA, President

Learn more about our new team


Same Purpose.

Resorts and Recreation

The LA Group has always been synonymous with the Adirondack Park, national cemeteries, state parks, urban revitalization, and educational campus planning. Now, with the addition of the talented team from HMH, we’re looking forward to enhancing our existing services and providing top-notch planning and design for educational, entertainment, sports, and hospitality venues. 

The expanded team will have impact in:

  • Collegiate and K-12 athletic complex design
  • Municipal recreation, including parks, boat launches, and sports fields
  • Resort planning and design for both new properties and the revitalization of landmark historic properties
  • Luxury and boutique hotel properties
  • Ski resort planning and design, including trail systems, public spaces, and residential development
  • Theme and amusement parks and museums
  • Golf course planning, design, and restoration


Visit our new portfolios

Parks and Recreation
Institutions, Education, and Campus Planning Sports and Athletic Planning


New Place.

Meet Us in Ithaca

New team members, new services, and now a new office. As we join forces, we’ll operate out of both Saratoga Springs and Ithaca, New York, and be positioned better than ever to be in direct contact with clients and collaborators.

As we look forward to the changes ahead, we find ourselves renewing commitments to our core values: personal relationships, practical creativity, thorough communication, and impeccable work.

And, with the talented team from HMH, we’re confident that our combined cultures, skills, and vision will have enduring impact.


The memory of Friday night lights.

"This team's work is always spot on. With no surprises and impeccable service – they're a hard act to follow."

- Bill Zografos, Vice President, Cannon Design

“The LA Group’s experience and exposure to various design and planning scenarios as well as construction techniques, enable them to deliver the best solutions that exactly meet the needs of each situation.”

– Mary E. Brown, United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service