Category Archives: FIRM CULTURE

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

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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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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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 […]

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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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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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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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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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