For over 30 years, HAILA’s team of architects, engineers, and artists have been committed to innovative design for school districts in Central Iowa. Big or small, our firm sees every project as an opportunity to enhance the environment where students learn through creative solutions. Here’s how we can bring your vision to life:

1 Communicating vision and direction effectively to school board members is key to the success of any K-12 project. The design team at HAILA has extensive experience helping school districts plan bond referendums, with an excellent pass rate.


2 Harnessing the power of a team of expert consultants is vital to the success of any K-12 project. HAILA seeks to be the collaborative link between your school district and a powerful team of expert consultants. We will represent your vision and protect your interests while allowing the specialists to thrive in their own knowledge and passions.


3 Energy efficiency and sustainability are hot topics for boards across the nation. With multiple LEED registered architects and associates on staff, HAILA is qualified to assist your district in creating an environmentally responsible and sustainable building.


4 Accuracy in budgeting and scheduling protects your district’s financial resources and reduces disruption to the academic calendar. Traditionally, this has meant 95% of HAILA projects come in below budget and on schedule as a result of our detailed cost estimating and planning.


What Our K-12 and Higher Education Clients Are Saying About Us

“I have had the pleasure of working with six different architectural firms on a number of projects, from renovations, to additions, to the construction of the new Ballard High School. The firms designing and supervising these projects ranged from quite small to extremely large and all offered very good services. I can say unequivocally, however, that none has matched the services the district has received from HAILA during my five years at Ballard. They are detailed and committed. The firm prides itself on customer satisfaction and insisting that the client is satisfied and informed. They are cost conscious, but visionary in design. ”
John Speer, Former Superintendent
Ballard Community School District

“As it relates to specific strengths of the representatives of HAILA Architecture, I have found them to be responsive to our needs, collaborative in their approach to the design work, and solution focused in all phases of the project. As a testament to their collaborative and solution oriented approach, the district has retained HAILA for all design and planning work in the foreseeable future. It is with no hesitation that I recommend HAILA Architecture and its representatives.”
Brad Buck, PhD, Former Superintendent
Saydel Community School District

“As we began the process of planning for the remodeling, Sam did an excellent job of working with our large group of School of Education stakeholders. He was very patient with our group. It was very apparent that Sam had the knowledge and passion to help us. He listened and had excellent follow up conversations with individual group members.”
Chuck Achter
Assistant to the Director
Iowa State University
School of Education