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Summer Intern Joins Architecture Department

We would like to welcome Logan Matos to our team!  Logan is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture at the University of Arizona and is working with us this summer as an Intern. Fun Facts:  As a former left defenseman, Logan is still an avid ice hockey fan and is rooting for the Las […]

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PCC Tournament Supports Programs

GLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc. participated in the 27th Annual Pima Community College Golf Tournament at Sewailo Golf Club. GLHN golfers, Earl Clayton, Matthew Lomeli, Russ Combs and Fernando Lomeli were part of the 136 golfers helping the Facilities Support Program meet their goals.  The Facilities Support Program is the designated provider of funds for […]

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GLHN Holds Free CPR Class for Employee-Owners

GLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc. recently offered free CPR classes to all employee-owners.  Attending the class allows staff to assist their co-workers in the event CPR is needed during office hours.  However, it can also prepare them for unforeseen events, such as a loved one falling into a pool when he/she doesn’t know how to […]

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New Septic System in Arivaca

Pima County contacted GLHN to help with an interesting project in the small town of Arivaca, Arizona. The local community center is situated on 9 acres and has a meeting building, a playground, tennis courts, and a volunteer fire station.  The community center uses an onsite sewer septic system that is over 30 years old […]

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All Staff Retreat Sets Stage for the Future of GLHN

GLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc. recently held an All Staff Retreat at Lodge on the Desert in Tucson.  The retreat focused on the results of an employee survey prepared by the GLHN ESOP* Communication Committee that took the pulse of employee-owners and their feelings about the current state of the firm.  Leslie D. Porter, SPHR, […]

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Best Practice APPA Webinar Series presents Infrastructure Planning and Utility Roadmap

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 a webinar to higher learning institutions in the State of Washington. Titled “Infrastructure Planning and Utility Roadmap,”  the presentation outlined a process that can lead to continuous improvement for […]

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Hog Dayz of May

Every year GLHN holds a Dog Dayz of May event where we grill up hot dogs and provide toppings of every flavor. This year, however, we were inspired to go a little further. Our Mechanical Engineering Department Manager Bill Koller brought his custom built smoker and Commissioning Agent Lee Masse supplied a wild caught hog […]

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The Future of Tucson on Display

What will our city look like in the year 2050?  Second Saturday, a weekly downtown Tucson event, hosted a lively evening of discussion and experiences with a focus on the future our downtown. Tucson 2050 promotes a vibrant community and livable environment without over using our precious water and energy resources. This visionary project is […]

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Mechanical Engineering Department Promotions

GLHN is pleased to announce some exciting changes in our Mechanical Engineering Department.  Effective May 4th, Douglas Stingelin, PE, QCxP, LEED AP, has taken over the position of Director of Mechanical Engineering from Henry Johnstone.  Doug has been with the firm for 14 years and has led the development of an exceptional Commissioning team.  Henry […]

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Good Scout Awards Luncheon

The Construction Industry’s 19th Annual Good Scout Awards Luncheon was held on April 26th at the Tucson Convention Center to celebrate exemplary members of the community. This year the event honored Buck O’Rielly with a Lifetime Achievement Award, Shelene Taylor with a Distinguished Citizen Award and Fletcher McCusker with the Good Scout Award.  Cloriza Lomeli, […]

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APPA to Form Arizona State Chapter

APPA, the International Association for Facilities Professionals, has recognized the need to bring its educational sessions, training and networking opportunities to the local level.  Chris Kopach, APPA President, is spearheading the formation of a new Arizona branch.  “One of my goals as APPA President is harnessing and transferring the knowledge of our senior leaders.  Facilities […]

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Addressing Fluctuations in Campus Heating Requirements

The University of Arizona operates and maintains a campus steam production and distribution system serving over 130 buildings, with a generating capacity of over 320,000 lb/hr of saturated 100 psig steam. The campus is comprised of many building types and uses including a Level I trauma hospital, research laboratories, classroom/office buildings, large auditorium spaces, student […]

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Festival of Books Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

INDUSTRY EVENT On the second weekend of March, the Tucson Festival of Books celebrated their 10 year anniversary. Held on the University of Arizona campus, the event brings a bounty of authors, books, and activities for readers of all ages. GLHN has been a supporter since the beginning, providing clean up volunteers and then developing […]

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Spending for Utility Development Plan Pays Off

A Utility Development Plan (UDP) is a comprehensive and interactive long range planning process encompassing some or all campus utilities.  It is a living document with the purpose of establishing an effective method to identify, prioritize, and define projects and estimated costs for immediate and future needs.  Stage 1 of the process is Problem Definition […]

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New Dental Clinic Opens at Carl T. Hayden Medical Center

GLHN’s design of a new dental building for the Phoenix Veterans Administration Healthcare System provides a state-of- the-art dental facility. Intended to expand and enhance the dental services for our veterans, the new facility provides thirty-three x-ray equipped operatories including one for Special Procedures and two for Oral Surgeries. For the comfort of their patients […]

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Delivering Smiles On Valentine’s Day

In what has become an annual tradition, GLHN delivered flowers to our local clients and partners on Valentine’s Day.  Armed with more than 65 bouquets, Associate Director of Business Development, Cloriza Lomeli, and retired president Bill Nelson, spent the morning visiting and providing a little dose of happiness.  The tradition began in 1998 when presenting […]

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Carl Kilgore Promoted to Department Manager

We are proud to announce that effective February 1, 2018, Carl Kilgore, AIA has been promoted to Architectural Department Manager. Carl has been with GLHN since 2013 and is highly regarded for his forward thinking and early adoption of new technologies.  He is Chair of GLHN’s BIM/CADD User Group and the moderator for several LinkedIn […]

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GLHN Welcomes New Architect

GLHN is thrilled to announce the addition of Erin Price to our team! Erin is a graduate of the University of Arizona and a registered architect. She brings 14 years of design and management experience with a strong background in commercial and healthcare projects.  Erin is focused on designing with the end in mind, combining […]

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Getting the Full Picture

GLHN thrives on embracing new technologies in the design industry. For example, we were one of the first local firms to implement BIM 3-D technology for the benefit of our clients. Our firm recently purchased a Matterport 360 degree camera that can scan and photograph any space. Particularly helpful during renovation projects, we use it […]

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Dignity St. Joseph’s Parking Garage Addition

The new parking garage addition at St. Joseph’s hospital is more than just a place to leave your car, it will be the front door to the healthcare campus.  As such, GLHN’s project manager/designer, Russ Combs, created a space that enhances the visitor experience by introducing natural elements such as daylight, views of the sky, […]

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