Due to the rapid rate of growth in the area, the Mason City School District had already outgrown its high school built just a few years prior. Bayer Becker teamed with Voorhis, Sloan, Welsh & Crossland to provide the civil site work. The project included a New High School and Community Center that encompassed over 7.5 acres in surface area on a 55 acre site. Among other amenities, the Community Center included a natatorium and indoor swimming pool.
Bayer Becker provided engineering for the numerous walkways/paths, 4 football fields, 1 baseball field and softball field, and 1 field for Physical Education. Earth work totaled over 250,000 cubic yards.
Bayer Becker worked with the architect to help translate the school district’s needs and goals into a series of well-designed ballfields that not only met present school needs but also accommodated future growth and expansion. The fields were situated with respect to two adjacent parks, Corwin M. Nixon Park and Pine Hill Run Park, providing a seamless transition between school and city properties. Additional ballfields were strategically located adjacent to the City Administration building in order to foster a cohesive atmosphere where the community could come together as a whole.