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GLHN Architects and Engineers Inc. in Tucson and Phoenix blog posts related to design and building construction projects.

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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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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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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Designing HVAC Systems to meet the Climate of the Future

How significant are recent and forecasted climate trends to the practical design of HVAC systems in the Southwest? That is a mouthful and a good question! Henry Johnstone, PE, President and Director of Mechanical Engineer at GLHN presented on this topic to the ASHRAE Tucson Chapter. He shared historical data that included trends dating back […]

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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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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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Science and Health Building Awarded LEED Gold

Completed in 2015, the Science and Health Building provides modern research space and science teaching facilities in a highly sustainable facility.  GLHN’s Joyce Kelly, LEED BD+C, led the certification process for the project team.  One fifth of SHB’s LEED Gold certification was based on water efficiency – a recognized high priority in Flagstaff and Northern […]

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Cloriza Lomeli trains on Effective Communication

Let’s Talk!  Cloriza Lomeli, Associate Director of Business Development at GLHN, gave two presentations to staff on strategies for effective communication.  She tailored an informative interactive, 55 minute, presentation focused on the responsibilities of communication and the importance your message is clear and understood.  GLHN believes in professional development and encourages and provides these opportunities.  […]

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RUSSELL COMBS JOINS GLHN PHOENIX TEAM

TUCSON, AZ (July 14, 2015)— Russell L. Combs has joined the Healthcare and Wellness Studio at GLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc. Combs will be based out of the firm’s office in downtown Phoenix. Combs has designed facilities for Banner Health, Department of Veterans Affairs, The Mayo Foundation, Yuma Regional Medical Center, and Methodist Hospital of […]

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To a friend and colleague – We will miss you

With heavy hearts we say good bye to another of our colleagues, Mark Barber, P.E.  Mark has been with GLHN for 14 years and has lead numerous electrical projects teaming with many clients.  He was a part of many creative challenges and solutions. We truly appreciated Mark’s dedication and are grateful to him for sharing […]

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