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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SHRM Award

Rob Lamb, COO and Billie Moyle, HR Coordinator had the pleasure of attending the 2017 Celebrating Innovation in the Workplace Awards on November 14th at the beautiful Westward Look Resort.  The Society for Human Resource Management of Greater Tucson (SHRM-GT) is the leading voice of the human resources profession in Southern Arizona and hosts this […]

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Donna Mertes Promoted to Department Manager

Congratulations! Donna was recently promoted to Manager of GLHN’s Civil Engineering Department. In her new role she will be responsible for scheduling projects, manpower allocation and client relations. Donna joined GLHN in 1995 and has focused her career on the design of utility infrastructure for clients such as the University of Arizona, City of Tucson […]

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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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Did you know October is ESOP Month?

As a 100% Employee Owned firm, GLHN was eager to participate in ESOP Month this October.  An ESOP is an employee benefit plan which makes the employees of a company owners of stock in that company. The GLHN ESOP Communication Committee led the firm in celebrating the tremendous spirit of employee ownership.  To kick things […]

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Open House 2017 a Success!

The GLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc. 2017 Annual Open House is in the books.  Thank you everyone for making Open House 2017 a huge success.  It takes a village to assemble an event for 300 guests.  Matthew Lomeli and Bill Koller organized and arranged all the food and beverages.  Carolee McNeill and Tiffany Gorrell’s staff […]

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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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Smoke Masters Serve up Delicious Meal at Tri-University Symposium

Attendees of the Tri-University Best Practices Symposium held at Northern Arizona University were treated to a special meal prepared by Bill Koller of GLHN and Jason Vincent, owner of Omega Tool and Mold.  Bill brought his custom smoker to Thorpe Park, and after a minor debate with the Flagstaff Parks and Recreation Department, smoking began […]

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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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Summer Interns Working through the Fall

Every year GLHN enlists the help of summer interns, many of which are University of Arizona students.  Our interns work on every aspect of architecture and engineering from preparing basic calculations for studies; assisting in the preparation of construction documents, details, schedules, or reports; and using the latest 3d scanning technology out in the field.  […]

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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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The University of Arizona Awarded Best Project

The University of Arizona Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building received the ENRSouthwest Best Project Award in the Higher Education/Research category.  Completed in January 2017, the 245,000 SF building includes research space, wet and dry laboratories, and related core facilities.  The 10-story building supports ongoing University research in cancer biology, neuroscience, traumatic brain injury, bioengineering, and public […]

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APPA Strategic Business Partner Award

GLHN was recognized with the special designation of Strategic Business Partner based on the level of participation in the association’s projects and programs.  GLHN is a longtime supporter of the Rocky Mountain Region APPA.  The award was presented at the annual conference in San Francisco on July 21-23, 2017.  APPA is a professional organization representing […]

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Build Business Conference 2017

GLHN Marketing Coordinator, Tiffany Gorrell, recently attended the SMPS Build Business Conference in Indianapolis.  Build Business is the premier business development, marketing and management conference for the A/E/C industry.  In addition to presentations, the conference featured Digital Skills Labs, Mind Exchange Roundtables, and short-form Max Sessions designed to inspire.  “The great thing about Build Business […]

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GLHN Memorial Scholarship Winners Announced!

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 GLHN Scholarship in Memory of Scott Eisenfeld. Each year GLHN awards three scholarships to family members of our employees who demonstrate academic excellence and a commitment to our community. And the winners are: Bernadette Lamb, sponsored by Chief Operating Officer, Rob Lamb. Bernadette is attending […]

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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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2017 AESS Conference at The University of Arizona

Tiffany Gorrell represented GLHN at the AESS (Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences) Conference in Tucson, AZ. She manned a table in the Exhibitors area and spoke to attendees about the ENR2 building. The booth featured a banner designed by Cloriza Lomeli and a video showing the progress of the building from concept through construction. […]

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