Category Archives: PROJECTS

Projects by GLHN Architects and Engineers Inc. in Tucson and Phoenix. Includes project posts and project photos; may include news on project status or completion.

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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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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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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GLHN Supports Tri-U Event

GLHN was invited to present at the Tri-University Facilities Meeting held February 7-8 in Tempe and hosted by Arizona State University. Mechanical Engineers Henry Johnstone, Davin Wang, and Jon Ziegler, along with Electrical Engineer Ted Moeller, shared information regarding the importance of developing a campus-wide Utility Development Plan (UDP). Their talk covered the purpose and […]

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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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Ready Set Smile! PCC Dental Clinic Opens

Pima Community College’s renovated Dental Clinic is up and running, providing low-cost dental hygiene services to adults and children of all ages during the fall and spring semesters. GLHN provided design services to the college to update and expand the clinic from 13 dental chairs to 23 while adding a comfortable waiting room that “looks […]

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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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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 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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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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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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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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University of Arizona Selects GLHN Team for Pharmacy Addition

The University of Arizona has selected the team of GLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc. and Shepley Bulfinch to design the $20M addition and renovation to the College of Pharmacy Skaggs Building.  The project will provide the College with both new and renovated state-of-the-art research facilities to ensure its growth and capacity to adapt to the […]

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WEBINAR: JOHNSTONE PRESENTS COMBINED HEAT AND POWER CASE STUDY

GLHN President, Henry Johnstone will participate in a joint U.S. DOE Southwest Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership (SW CHP TAP) and International District Energy Association webinar that will present the significant energy efficiency and power resilience opportunities that come with Combined Heat and Power (CHP) applications at colleges and universities. Download the flyer […]

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Two GLHN Projects Receive RED Awards

Two GLHN projects received 2016 RED Awards: the Northern Arizona University Science & Health Building was awarded Best Education Project and the Pima County Public Service Center (Courts) was recognized as Best Public Project. GLHN is Architect and Engineer of Record for the NAU project, richard + bauer is Design Architect. GLHN is Engineer of […]

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TEP Recognizes GLHN with BrightEE Award

GLHN was recognized by Tucson Electric Power (TEP) on March 3, 2016 as one of twelve recipients of the 2016 BrightEE Award. GLHN won the BrightEE in the Commercial Contractor category for incorporating TEP’s cost-effective energy efficiency (EE) programs into its designs. The firm helped customers save more than 2 million kilowatt hours (kWh) in […]

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GLHN Staff Tour Nearly Completed ENR2: See the Gallery!

GLHN architects guided firm staff on a tour of the nearly completed University of Arizona Environment and Natural Resources 2 (ENR2) project on June 24, 2015.  The new 128,000 SF structure will complete construction this summer.  The design borrows from the iconic imagery of the desert and the evocative sequence of the desert slot canyon.  […]

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Expertise in Energy Engineering Goes International

GLHN has been selected by Tecnológico de Monterrey to participate in an on-going project to reduce energy consumption on its 31 campuses across Mexico.  GLHN will collaborate with campus master planners and other professional services firms to provide oversight of an on-going utility development plan and a perform a condition assessment of its current utility […]

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