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Celebrating a Milestone

What an amazing way to celebrate a milestone! Our partners, Lloyd Construction Company, Inc. hosted their 50th Anniversary party at Reid Park Zoo and GLHN was there. It was a perfect Tucson fall afternoon and the animals were just waking from their afternoon naps and up for a snack. The event had animal encounters where zoo staff prepared lettuce and carrots for the attendees to feed the Giraffes. Tiffany Gorrell,…

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Sabino Canyon Crawler Ready for Service!

On November 9, 2019 the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center held a ceremony to celebrate the launch of their new emission-free shuttle, known as the Crawler. Five shuttles were purchased with the help of Tucson Electric Power Company through a generous donation and an interest free loan.  Guests at the event were treated to a ride through the Canyon in one of the open-air shuttles.  The Crawlers create less noise and…

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ENR2 Continues to Win!

The University of Arizona’s Environment and Natural Resources 2 (ENR2) building continues to win awards! The Tucson Chapter of ASHRAE recently presented Henry Johnstone and GLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc. with a Technology Award for New Educational Facilities.  This award recognizes ASHRAE members who design and/or conceive innovative technological concepts that are proven through actual operating data.  ENR2 uses a range of energy efficient technologies such as: Dedicated outside air…

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Dustin Diaz is GLHN’s 2019 Employee Owner of the Year

Dustin Diaz, Architectural Designer, was awarded GLHN's 2019 Employee of the Year at the final ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) Month event, Oct. 31.  Voted in by his fellow GLHN Employee Owners, Dustin represents our motto of Our Success Comes from Helping Others Succeed.  His efforts, attitude and daily practices promote the collaboration of our integrated architectural engineering team, directly impacting our bottom line.   As a team player, Dustin…

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Grand Opening a Success!

The Grand Opening of the Dignity Health Huger Mercy Living Center Activity Room was held in Phoenix on October 30, 2019.  GLHN Healthcare Studio team members Russ Combs and Brian Hagedon were on hand to celebrate along with Vanir and Iconic Design Studios.  A much needed addition to the campus, the activity room provides a large, flexible space that will host a variety of daily activities while also providing a…

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GLHN hosts a Mixer for The U of Arizona’s AIA Student Chapter

GLHN's Architecture Department hosted a mixer with The University of Arizona’s College of Architecture student chapter of the AIAS.  GLHN's Brian Hagedon, Director of Architecture, and Carl Kilgore, Department Manager, along with architectural team members Dustin Diaz, Sharon Lew, Rahil Zarpoush, Joyce Kelly and UA Architecture intern Sacha Kessler shared the unique workings of a well-established Architecture & Engineering firm founded here Tucson, AZ.  Students mixed with the architecture staff where they…

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Highest Score Ever!

We are pleased to announce that Joyce Kelly is now a Certified Level 1 Thermographer. In fact, she received the highest score EVER on the exam at the Infrared Training Center.  Joyce is an Architectural Eco-Systems Specialist with a focus on energy efficient design and is currently providing commissioning services at the University of Arizona Honors Village, Recreation Center and Parking Garage.  Congratulations Joyce!  Thermal imaging uses infrared technology to…

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Opinion – LEED may fade away, but Commissioning and Measurement & Verification are here to stay

Without question, LEED has done wonders in the United States to promote environmental building design. However, LEED’s process is undeniably cumbersome and costly. The value of LEED is as reflective as the shiny plaque in the lobby. With active measurement and monitoring of energy performance, design and installation flaws become apparent. Without advanced energy metering and a process to monitor the results, it’s no wonder many owners question the value…

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Rahil Receives LEED Green Associate Certification

Rahil Zarpoush is one of GLHN’s up and coming young architects with a special interest in sustainability. Having just completed her certification as a LEED Green Associate, Rahil will be pursuing her LEED Accredited Professional certification later this year. “The LEED Green Associate exam is a great way to gain proficiency across a wide range of sustainability topics, and helps me to produce stronger, more engaging LEED content,” said Rahil.…

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A VISION OF TUCSON WATER IN 2050

What will the future of downtown water usage in Tucson 2050 look like? Ten students from the University of Arizona Bachelor of Architecture 4th year studio program, sponsored by GLHN Architects & Engineers, were asked that exact question. The exhibit of their work and findings was recently displayed during one of downtown Tucson’s famous second Saturday events. The work featured many interdisciplinary aspects between engineering and architectural design, creating spaces…

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