Arizona

  • LID Toolkit receives Award

    The LID, or Low Impact Development Toolkit received the Award of Excellence in Analysis and Planning at the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Arizona Chapter’s 2016 Gala. The award is given in recognition of a project that demonstrates exceptional quality in the analysis and planning effort; context; environmental sensitivity and sustainability; likelihood of successful implementation; and value to the client, the public, and other designers.

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  • Winner of the 2016 Best Corporate Identity Award

    SMPS Arizona awarded us Best Corporate Identity Award at their 2016 Marketing Communication Gala!

    All of Logan Simpson’s work—whether it’s analysis of natural and cultural resources, landscape design, master and community planning, or environmental planning and permitting—is done with respect for the environment. Along the way, we are frequently called upon to help educate and advise our clients on how to achieve their goals. During the identity development phase, we distilled these ideas into the single tagline “guiding responsible change.” This idea is the cornerstone of all messaging in Logan Simpson’s new brand.

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  • Arizona Moves to Deregulate Landscape Architecture

    February 17, 2016 – Phoenix, Arizona – The Arizona State Legislature has introduced House Bill 2613, which would remove the current licensure requirement for a number of professions, including landscape architects. In addition, the bill would move the state’s Board of Technical Registration into the Arizona Department of Administration. Despite the presence of more than 100 landscape architects who opposed the bill, it passed in the House Commerce Committee today and now moves on to the a vote of the full House. read more

  • Mesa Celebrates Falcon Field Airport Terminal Renovation

    The City of Mesa celebrated the Grand Opening of the newly renovated terminal building at Falcon Field Airport for which Logan Simpson completed landscape architecture design services.

    Site improvements included the immediate entrances areas and waiting areas adjacent to the building’s landside and airside. The $2 million remodel provides upgraded facilities for pilots, passengers and the public in a modern setting. It is the first of several improvements to be completed this fall and in early 2016 at the Mesa airport. read more

  • Low Impact Development Toolkit Wins AZ-APA Award

    We are excitbioswaleed to announce that the Low Impact Development Toolkit has been named by the Arizona Chapter of the American Planning Association’s Award Committee as the winner in the Ordinance category. Like most communities spanning Arizona, the cities of Mesa and Glendale historically considered stormwater to be a nuisance that needed to be quickly eliminated through an expensive pipe and channel system.

    By developing and advancing Low Impact Development, these communities are shifting the stormwater paradigm and recognizing stormwater as a resource that can be used to promote healthy urban communities. LID is a stormwater management method that engages native materials and simple tools to reduce runoff and pollution. The toolkit provides a user-friendly menu of LID methods, best practices, technical requirements and construction details that help communities restore washes and enhance streetscapes or parks while cooling down cities at night. Congratulations to our uber-talented teammates who brought this project to life!

  • City of Mesa’s Desert Arroyo Park Grand Opening

    Desert Arroyo openingLogan Simpson is excited to announce that Desert Arroyo Park is open! The City of Mesa’s grand opening ceremony celebrated technology, education and nature. This is Mesa’s first park to offer the public free WiFi along with nature walking paths that teach children about Arizona desert.  read more

  • Logan Simpson Wins BLM Travel Management BPA

    2015 Logan Simpson TrailerLogan Simpson won a five-year blanket purchase agreement contract to provide travel planning services to the Bureau of Land Management. Tasks will include travel route inventory, evaluation and planning assignments in 14 Western States. Logan Simpson’s travel management specialists will soon begin projects in Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming.  read more

  • Low Impact Development Toolkit wins a Crescordia

    LID-posterWe are excited to announce that the Low Impact Development Toolkit won a Crescordia Award in the Healthy Communities (Public Policy/Plans) category from Arizona Forward, Arizona’s oldest and most prestigious awards competition focusing exclusively on sustainability. The LID project was the result of a partnership between the cities of Mesa and Glendale working with Logan Simpson landscape architects and stormwater specialists. read more

  • Town of Florence Padilla Park Wins Award

    padilla park bottle pathDrum roll please … Arizona Forward and SRP presented 17 first-place Crescordia awards and 31 Awards of Merit. More than 120 entries were received in Arizona’s oldest and most prestigious awards competition focusing exclusively on sustainability. Logan Simpson had a role on two of the winning projects.

    Silver King Marketplace / Padilla Park won an Award of Merit in the Buildings and Structures Historic Preservation category. Construction workers discovered historic bottles in an archaeological context during the initial grading of a park for the Town of Florence. Construction work was suspended while Logan Simpson completed a site evaluation and data recovery excavations. read more

  • Sneak peek before City of Tempe – El Paso Gasline Path Grand Opening

    Tempe El Paso Gasline Trail 2Here’s a sneak peek of the monument signs under construction for the City of Tempe – El Paso Gasline Path. The Logan Simpson designed project will improve east-west bike and pedestrian movement, safety, and connectivity within the city by providing a separated, non-motorized, ADA accessible path for bicyclists and pedestrians from Rural Road to Kiwanis Park, a major recreation destination, and to adjacent and nearby commercial employment areas.  read more