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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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GLHN Presents with UA at Bay Area APPA Conference

Henry Johnstone, President of GLHN Architects & Engineers and Christopher M. Kopach, Assistant Vice President, Facilities Management at The University of Arizona and APPA President, presented at the Bay APPA Annual Meeting and Exhibition this summer.  The presentation, “Condition Assessments – How to Keep Deferred Maintenance from Nipping at Your Heels” discussed the typical paradigm […]

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Smoke Masters Serve up Delicious Meal at Tri-University Symposium

Attendees of the Tri-University Best Practices Symposium held at Northern Arizona University were treated to a special meal prepared by Bill Koller of GLHN and Jason Vincent, owner of Omega Tool and Mold.  Bill brought his custom smoker to Thorpe Park, and after a minor debate with the Flagstaff Parks and Recreation Department, smoking began […]

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