Category Archives: FIRM CULTURE

Firm Culture at GLHN Architects and Engineers Inc. in Tucson and Phoenix. Includes GLHN events, activities, and community involvement.

Future Engineer Shadowing at GLHN

As part of his high school Senior Exit Project (SEP), Kainoa Sauls is spending his afternoons at GLHN, splitting his time between the mechanical and civil engineering departments and learning from our experienced staff.  Kainoa is a senior at Andrada Polytechnic High School in Vail where his favorite classes are Engineering and AP Physics.  As […]

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2018 AIA Conference on Architecture in New York City Update

Two architects from GLHN, Miguel Camacho and Amber Haro, attended the 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture in New York City this summer.  The two-day event brought together over 26,000 architects from around the world. With an agenda that entailed seminars, exhibitions, concerts, and tours of iconic New York buildings, professional development and design inspiration weren’t […]

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Poker Night Funds Phoenix Children’s Hospital

GLHN was once again at the poker table to support the fundraising efforts of the Kenneth A. Spinato Foundation at their Second Annual Charity Poker Tournament held in Tempe, AZ. Russ Combs, GLHN’s Healthcare Studio Lead, was happy to spend his evening losing money at Texas Holdem’ for a good cause. The 2018 event was […]

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Welcome our newest registered Mechanical Engineer, Stanley Yellowhair,

GLHN is proud to announce our newest registered Mechanical Engineer, Stanley Yellowhair, P.E.  Stanley came to GLHN as an intern in 2007 and has since worked on many high profile projects such as ENR2 at the University of Arizona.  He designed all of the unique, high efficiency mechanical systems for this LEED Platinum sustainability focused […]

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Bill Koller Will Present at RMA 2018

GLHN’s Mechanical Engineering Department Manager, Bill Koller, will be presenting not one, but two sessions at this year’s RMA Conference in Denver, CO.  On September 26th he will present with Chris Bansil, Central Plants Supervisor at The University of Arizona Facilities Management-Utilities Department.  Together they will address the Operational Issues of Fluctuating Campus Steam Production […]

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GLHN Scholarship Committee Announces 2018 Winners

The GLHN Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Scott Eisenfeld Memorial Scholarship.  Scott’s legacy is one of leadership and community service and each applicant was required to demonstrate these characteristics through an application and video submission.  This year’s winners met our expectations and then some!  Madeline Moeller, Christian Hagedon, and […]

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Appreciation on the Menu

GLHN Leadership said thank you with food at the 2nd annual Employee Appreciation Breakfast.  This very popular tradition started recently but based on employee support, will certainly continue for decades to come!  GLHN Directors arrived early to fire up the stoves and get makin’ bacon.  Pancakes and sausage were also on the menu along with […]

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GLHN Receives Phelix Award for Project Pursuit

GLHN Marketing Coordinator Tiffany Gorrell was awarded an SMPS Arizona Phelix Award for Project Pursuit.  The Awards Gala was held at the Halle Heart Museum in Tempe on June 28, 2018 and was well attended by the AEC Community.  Tiffany and GLHN’s Phoenix office lead, Russ Combs, accepted the award from SMPS member Cricket Robertson […]

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16th Annual Goodwill Tournament a Success!

GLHN participated in the Goodwill Golf Tournament benefitting El Rio Community Health Center’s Children’s Asthma Program and the Engineering Scholarship Fund at The University of Arizona.  The event was held on two courses at the Omni Tucson National Resort on June 1, 2018 and golfers rolled out to the sounds of bagpipes playing favorites such […]

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John Jolly Appointed to Outdoor Lighting Code Committee

We are happy to announce that John Jolly has been appointed to the Outdoor Lighting Code Committee by the City of Tucson Mayor and Council. John’s role will include addressing Code concerns and attending quarterly meetings. The purpose of the code is to preserve the relationship of the residents of the City of Tucson and Pima County to their […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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