Author Archives: brad

Ready Set Smile! PCC Dental Clinic Opens

Pima Community College’s renovated Dental Clinic is up and running, providing low-cost dental hygiene services to adults and children of all ages during the fall and spring semesters. GLHN provided design services to the college to update and expand the clinic from 13 dental chairs to 23 while adding a comfortable waiting room that “looks […]

Continue reading →

GLHN Supports Community Diaper Bank

This year our GLHN family collected enough diapers to cover over 1,000 bottoms and donated them to the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona. The diaper need in Southern Arizona is roughly 2 million diapers annually. In addition to diapers of all sizes, the organization also accepts cash donations. For every dollar donated, they are able […]

Continue reading →

Pima Community College Dental Clinic

Pima Community College Dental Clinic Tucson, Arizona The college was awarded a Title V Grant to improve and expand the capacity of three fully accredited dental studies programs: Dental Hygiene Education, Dental Assistant Education, and Dental Laboratory Technology. Improvements were required to increase student capacity and update technologies. The existing space of 6,350 SF was remodeled […]

Continue reading →

Making it All Work at Rillito Park

GLHN was thrilled to be selected to improve one of Pima County’s most interesting parks. Founded in 1943, Rillito Park was originally built as a Quarter Horse racing venue and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Sometime later soccer fields were built on adjacent property along with restrooms and a small parking […]

Continue reading →

Jolly + Jolly + Kelly Win Lighting Award

GLHN is proud to announce that John Jolly, Justin Jolly, and Joyce Kelly were presented with Awards of Merit by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) for their lighting design for the University of Arizona’s Environment and Natural Resources 2 (ENR2). The LEED Platinum facility is configured as two, five-story rectilinear buildings united by an open […]

Continue reading →

Selecting the Right Turf for Your Field

Selecting the proper turf for a field

It would seem artificial turf would be a no-brainer in the desert southwest where water is a limited resource. However, in addition to higher installation costs, artificial turf has some disadvantages that might make natural grass fields more sustainable. Natural turf fields are less expensive to install and provide a cooler playing surface. However, that […]

Continue reading →

GLHN Welcomes New Architect

GLHN is pleased to announce the addition of Sharon Lew to our expanding Architecture Department.  Sharon is an award-winning architect with a diverse international background. As an Architect Assistant at Taoho Design, she was part of the team that won the Hong Kong Institute of Architects Award of Merit.  Sharon also traveled to Kenya to […]

Continue reading →

GLHN Presents at Lunch + LEED

A team of GLHN sustainability experts presented at the U.S. Green Building Council AZ Lunch + LEED program held at the Environment and Natural Resources 2 building on the UA campus.  Henry Johnstone, PE, Stanley Yellowhair, LEED-AP, BESA, and Joyce Kelly, LEED BD+C discussed the LEED Platinum building as a case study for sustainability.  The […]

Continue reading →

Rillito Park Engineering Improvements

Making it All Work at Rillito Park Tucson, Arizona GLHN was thrilled to be selected to improve one of Pima County’s most interesting parks. Founded in 1943, Rillito Park was originally built as a Quarter Horse racing venue and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Sometime later soccer fields were built on […]

Continue reading →

Holiday Kid’s Party Fun for All Ages

On Saturday, December 16th, GLHN’s special projects meeting room was transformed into Santa’s Bakeshop during a holiday children’s party.  Young and old alike enjoyed decorating cookies with rich icing and candied sprinkles.  After covering themselves in frosting, many of the guests chose to build their own ornaments from kits provided by their hosts.  Those with […]

Continue reading →

GLHN to Provide Engineering to Kino South Sports Complex Team

GLHN is proud to be part of McGann & Associates winning team selected for the Pima County Kino South Sports Complex.  The project will be located on the south side of Interstate 10 across from the existing Kino Sports Fields.  The first phase of improvements is planned to include 12 natural turf lighted fields; a […]

Continue reading →

RMA Sponsorship

In September, the APPA Rocky Mountain Annual Conference returned to the Snow King Resort in Jackson Hole for the first time since 1997.  That year, GLHN helped launch the integrated Institutional and Business Partner format which has successfully supported the event for over twenty years.  As we return in 2017, GLHN brings the support of […]

Continue reading →

Effective Parking Garage Lighting

Designing a good lighting system for an open parking structure is more complex than you might think – especially when it’s located adjacent to a residential neighborhood. The design team must be sensitive to the visual impact the garage will have. Three-D modelling and rendering of the architecture, hardscape, landscape, and lighting are essential tools […]

Continue reading →

390th Memorial Museum

GLHN Architect, Brian Hagedon, was selected to design and assist in the installation of significant artwork at the 390th Memorial Museum located at the Pima Air and Space Museum.  To cap a three-year remodeling project, the museum commissioned a 374 SF steel and aluminum piece based off a widely-published WWII aerial combat photograph dubbed “Top […]

Continue reading →

SHRM Award

Rob Lamb, COO and Billie Moyle, HR Coordinator had the pleasure of attending the 2017 Celebrating Innovation in the Workplace Awards on November 14th at the beautiful Westward Look Resort.  The Society for Human Resource Management of Greater Tucson (SHRM-GT) is the leading voice of the human resources profession in Southern Arizona and hosts this […]

Continue reading →

Donna Mertes Promoted to Department Manager

Congratulations! Donna was recently promoted to Manager of GLHN’s Civil Engineering Department. In her new role she will be responsible for scheduling projects, manpower allocation and client relations. Donna joined GLHN in 1995 and has focused her career on the design of utility infrastructure for clients such as the University of Arizona, City of Tucson […]

Continue reading →

Downtown Tucson EcoDistrict 2050 Wins Awards!

Over the spring of 2017, GLHN sponsored a semester long upper division studio at the University of Arizona College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA). Twelve students, with a variety of architectural, landscape and planning backgrounds took on the challenge of envisioning how downtown Tucson could evolve into a far more sustainable and resilient […]

Continue reading →

Did you know October is ESOP Month?

As a 100% Employee Owned firm, GLHN was eager to participate in ESOP Month this October.  An ESOP is an employee benefit plan which makes the employees of a company owners of stock in that company. The GLHN ESOP Communication Committee led the firm in celebrating the tremendous spirit of employee ownership.  To kick things […]

Continue reading →

Open House 2017 a Success!

The GLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc. 2017 Annual Open House is in the books.  Thank you everyone for making Open House 2017 a huge success.  It takes a village to assemble an event for 300 guests.  Matthew Lomeli and Bill Koller organized and arranged all the food and beverages.  Carolee McNeill and Tiffany Gorrell’s staff […]

Continue reading →

Keeping Tucson Parks Safe

Illuminated sports fields are a centerpiece of many parks, but the lighting and electrical systems must be properly designed, built, and maintained to remain safe and usable.  Ted Moeller, Director of Electrical Engineering at GLHN, partnered with the City of Tucson to improve electrical safety at aging parks across the community.  Ted recommends the following […]

Continue reading →