Mark C. Hatchel, PLA, ASLA


Vice President/Senior Project Manager

Mark C. Hatchel, PLA, ASLA, is one of the most experienced commercial and municipal waterpark designers in the United States with over thirty years of park design experience.  He is a Vice President and Senior Project Manager with Kimley-Horn & Associates. Prior to joining Kimley-Horn, he served as Director of Architectural Services at Wet’n Wild International 1993-1997 and as Vice-President of Design and Development, Schiltterbahn Waterparks/NBGS International 1997-1999.  His first municipal pool project was in 1980; since that time Hatchel has done over 150 commercial and municipal waterpark projects ranging in budget from $500,000 to over $30 million throughout the United States and in Brazil, China, Mexico and Turkey.  In 2008, Hatchel was named to Aquatics International’s “Power 25.”  He has been a featured speaker at WWA and numerous parks and recreation conferences.  Hatchel’s projects have received numerous awards including industry leadership and innovation awards from the WWA’s Board of Directors. Since joining Kimley-Horn, Hatchel has completed over thirty-five aquatic projects during the past 12 years.  He is currently leading a number of aquatic system master plan and aquatic design projects nationwide.