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.

UA Transformers Installed

Two new 30MVA power transformers were installed March 28, 2013 to distribute new 13.8kV high capacity underground services to the University of Arizona biotech campus, the UMC/AHSC campus, the AHSC chiller/boiler plant, and the CRB chiller plant.  The installation is part of the AHSC Transformer Yard (substation) Expansion project; GLHN was awarded the project in […]

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WHPacific/GLHN Team Awarded University of New Mexico Utility Master Plan

The University of New Mexico has selected WHPacific of Albuquerque, in association with GLHN, to provide professional engineering services for a campus utility master planning project.  The Utility Master Plan will consider all utility systems on campus to determine existing capacities and current deficiencies, and to project future consumption and  necessary improvements.  GLHN will be […]

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Atturbury Wash Greenway Dedicated

GLHN engineers were on hand Friday, March 1, 2013 at the Atturbury Wash Greenway Phase I Dedicatioin Ceremony. Pima County Bonds from 2004 funded the $1.2 million project. Construction began May 14, 2012, and Phase 1 completes the initial segment. The design for this project includes a 12-foot-wide paved multi-use path as well as a […]

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Pima County Joint Courts Tops Out

GLHN engineers and designers were on site January 7, 2013 for the topping out ceremony of the Pima County Joint Courts Complex, celebrating the completion of the structural framework. The project has created hundreds of jobs while taking advantage of a competitive construction market. When completed, the 200,000 SF, nine-story building will meet critical courts […]

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GLHN Team Returns from Pago Pago

Some guys have all the luck when it comes to project assignments! A GLHN team of architects and engineers recently returned from the South Pacific where they continued the firm’s work on renovation of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Tropical Medical Center in Pago Pago, American Samoa. The firm was selected for the project in 2010 […]

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GLHN Facilitates Workshop for VA in Washington, D.C.

GLHN management staff facilitated a workshop on November 13, 2012 for the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Construction and Facilities Management Consulting Support Services (CSS) group in Washington, D.C. Department of Veterans Affairs is charged with managing one of the most extensive capital asset portfolios in the country. With a portfolio consisting of everything […]

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NMSU Satellite Chilled Water Plant Featured in Las Cruces Sun

The new Satellite Chilled Water Plant project at New Mexico State University was featured in the September 16 issue of the Las Cruces Sun. GLHN is Architect and Engineer of Record for the project. The installation of a Thermal Energy Storage (TES) system using 72 large ice tanks that produce ice at off peak billing […]

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New Wi-Fi Software Enhances Technology Engineering Team’s Capabilities

GLHN’s Technology Engineering Department has enhanced its services with use of a powerful new software AirMagnet Survey Pro. The new software is a tool for planning and designing IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers wireless standards) wireless LANs for optimal performance, security and compliance. It calculates the ideal quantity, placement and configuration […]

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University of Arizona Selects GLHN for $20 Million Infrastructure Project

The University of Arizona has selected GLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc. of Tucson to provide design and construction period services for the upcoming Infrastructure Phase VII project.  The estimated $20 million undertaking will provide utility extensions to accommodate a new Engineering Innovation Building and Bioscience Research Laboratory, both of which are currently in design phase, […]

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Crews Work All Night to Pour Foundation for Joint Courts Complex

GLHN civil designers were on site in downtown Tucson at 12:00am Saturday, June 9, 2012 to observe the first phase of concrete construction for the new Pima County Joint Courts Complex.  GLHN is Engineer of Record on the project, providing MP&E and Civil Engineering services to prime consultant AECOM.  330 trucks and 50 workers poured […]

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GLHN Models Historic Renovation

GLHN BIM Captains are helping the University of Arizona visualize a planned upcoming renovation of the historic Robert L. Forbes Building, constructed in 1915 to house the College of Agriculture. The University would like to return the lobby of the building to its original condition and finishes. GLHN reviewed the historic as-built drawings, researched archive […]

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Sun Tran Project Honored by APWA

The American Public Works Association Southern Arizona Branch honored the City of Tucson Sun Tran Bus Storage, Maintenance, and Fueling Facility at its 2011 Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 in Tucson.  GLHN is Architect and Engineer of Record.   The 25-acre site provides facilities to support a 250-bus fleet with more than 70,000 […]

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Tucson Streetcar Maintenance and Storage Facility On Track

Construction is scheduled to begin soon on the estimated $18 million Tucson Streetcar Maintenance and Storage Facility to be located in downtown Tucson. The project uses the Construction Manager at Risk Delivery Method and is designed for LEED Silver certification, according to City mandate. Construction completion is anticipated for late 2012. The facility includes administration […]

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GLHN Presents at Desert APPA Inaugural Meeting in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Henry Johnstone, P.E., GLHN’s Principal and Director of Mechanical Engineering, presented  at the Desert APPA Inaugural Meeting held March 1 in Las Cruces at the New Mexico State University Golf Course Clubhouse.  Mr. Johnstone gave details on the Utility Development Plan (UDP) created by GLHN for the NMSU Las Cruces main campus and showed data […]

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UA UITS Data Center Open House

The University of Arizona held an open house on February 27 for the new UITS Data Center.  GLHN provided architecture, power, lighting, mechanical, and fire protection design services for the new $2.1 million, 2,000 SF data center.  Design included 800kVA of UPS, cable tray for wire management, plug in bus for power flexibility, redundant 30 […]

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Sun Tran BSMF Phase III Dedicated

Phase III of the new City of Tucson Sun Tran Bus Storage, Maintenance, and Fueling Facility was dedicated at a ceremony held on site on January 26, 2012. Officials from the City of Tucson, Pima County, and other regional municipalities were on hand to tour the new facility. GLHN has been fully engaged in the […]

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