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.

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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GLHN Completes Phase 1 of Tucson Convention Center Renovations, Begins Phase 2

GLHN recently completed the Tucson Convention Center Main Arena Upgrades project in collaboration with other local A/E/C consultants.  The $4.5 million project, funded by Rio Nuevo, modernized the facility and transformed the entry breezeway into a focal point and gathering space before entering the main arena for performances.  Upgrades included changes in surface colors, replacement of seats in the […]

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SHEPLEY BULFINCH AND GLHN AWARDED MAJOR BANNER HEALTH PROJECT IN TUCSON

TUCSON, AZ (March 12, 2015)— Banner Health has awarded the contract for the design of the new Banner – University Medical Center hospital in Tucson to Shepley Bulfinch architects of Phoenix, in association with GLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc. of Tucson. The 11-story tower is scheduled for completion in 2019 (rendered image by Shepley Bulfinch). […]

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NEW VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES

A new video created by GLHN staff members showcases the firm’s capabilities in Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology.  The video highlights BIM use for the design of the Tucson Streetcar Vehicle Maintenance and Storage Facility, completed in 2013.  Mechanical Designer Nate Fullerton, Architectural Designer Dustin Diaz, and Operations Administrative Assistant Matthew Lomeli shot the footage […]

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UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA SELECTS GLHN TEAM FOR MCCLELLAND HALL PROJECT

TUCSON, AZ (September 12, 2014) — The University of Arizona has selected the team of GLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc. and Gould Evans to design a $3 million addition to McClelland Hall for the Eller College Professional Development Center.  The selected team also includes Holben Martin & White, structural engineers of the original building, completed […]

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Northern Arizona University Science and Health Building Progress!

Roughly one year later and the construction of the Northern Arizona University Science and Health Building is making excellent progress. Thanks to Miguel Camacho, Project Architect and others for providing us these photographs. The $53 million, 122,000 SF Science and Health Building will be a premier science teaching facility with an open and flexible research platform, […]

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ENR2 Time Lapse Videos

As the Environment and Natural Resources 2 (ENR2) construction continues, we have new time-lapse videos provided to us by Jeff Kennedy, who works in the DeConcini ENRB Building. There are videos of Site Prep, Caissons and First Floor Forming and Pours, Second Floor/Transfer Beams, Second Floor Forming and Pours, and Third Floor Forming and Pours. […]

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View Our 50th Anniversary Video!

GLHN was honored to be a finalist this year for the Copper Cactus Nextrio Innovation Through Technology Award. Although we weren’t the selected recipient this time, we were happy to participate and would like to share the video that Will Hunter from Film Creations did for us. The video clip is narrated by GLHN Director […]

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Science and Health Building Breaks Ground at Northern Arizona University

NAU broke ground last week on the new $53 million, 122,000 SF Science and Health Building. The project will be a premier science teaching facility with an open and flexible research platform, including both research and teaching laboratories for chemistry, biology, and health sciences. It was designed using Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology and uses […]

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NMSU Satellite Chilled Water Plant Completes Construction

The $24 million Campus Chilled Water Improvements project at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces nears closing with the final walkthrough of the new Satellite Chilled Water Plant. The new facility was designed to further the university’s commitment to neutralize its global warming emissions. Brian Hagedon served as Project Architect, developing a design that […]

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