FIRM PROFILE

INTEGRATED ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING FOCUSED ON HEALTHCARE, EDUCATION, AND COMMUNITY. WE INNOVATE. WE EDUCATE. WE CONTRIBUTE.

THIS IS WHO WE ARE

WE ARE ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS.  DESIGNERS OF MUTUAL SUCCESS FOR OVER 50 YEARS THROUGH PERSONAL COMMITMENT AND EXPERTISE IN DEVELOPING SOLUTIONS THAT WORK. THE ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS WE CREATE REFLECT OUR CULTURE; A DYNAMIC, HIGH-FUNCTIONING NETWORK OF INVESTED AND BRILLIANT INDIVIDUALS.

GLHN is an employee-owned firm established in 1963 and has a professional staff of over 60.  Staff includes LEED Accredited Professionals in all disciplines, Registered Communications Distribution Designers, Certified Energy Managers, Building Energy Simulation Analysts, Certified Commissioning Authorities and Technicians, and a Lighting Certified designer.

THIS IS WHAT WE DO

OUR PURPOSE IS TO BRING ORDER TO CHAOS BY DESIGNING SEAMLESSLY SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENTS.  WE CREATE AND TRANSFORM SPACES THROUGH ARCHITECTURAL, MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, CIVIL, AND TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING.  ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THE FUTURE, WE ARE ACTIVELY ENGAGED WITH THE EXTENDED INDUSTRY COMMUNITY AS EDUCATORS, THINKERS, AND LEADERS.

GLHN is guided by the principle that our success comes from helping others succeed and our philosophy on success fosters long-term client relationships. GLHN has worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs continuously since 1975 and has completed projects at over 120 VA Medical Centers nationwide.  GLHN has also worked for nearly two dozen higher educational institutions, developing innovative campus carbon reduction programs.

GLHN excels at utility master planning, design of central plants and underground utility distribution systems, complex multi-phased renovation projects, medical and laboratory facilities, fleet vehicle maintenance facilities, security and communications systems, and enhanced systems commissioning.

THIS IS HOW WE WORK

WE EXPLORE BEYOND THE BOUNDARIES OF EXISTING TECHNOLOGIES TO DEVELOP CONSCIENTIOUS DESIGN SOLUTIONS FOR THE FUTURE.  OUR WORK IS SIMILAR TO A GREAT UTILITIES SYSTEM; AN INVISIBLE FORCE WORKING IN MUTUAL SUPPORT BEHIND THE SCENES.

GLHN follows industry standards for sustainable design practices.  In 2010, the GLHN office was awarded LEED-EB Gold by the USGBC; it was the first building in Southern Arizona to be certified LEED for Existing Buildings.  GLHN employs Building Information Modeling (BIM), Bluebeam, and Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) technologies.