Arizona

  • 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

  • Using Low Impact Development to Enhance Communities

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    Bioswales capture a storm’s first flush, which contains most of the pollutants from paved surfaces.

    It doesn’t rain very often in the desert, but when it does, we often lose the opportunity to capture an increasingly important resource: water. Stormwater provides a free source of irrigation water for landscapes and reduces the burden on city storm drainage systems. Where low impact development (LID) practices are used, naturally occurring storms can help conserve water use and reduce flooding hazards in urban areas. By capturing stormwater and using it close to its source, LID can enhance communities and reduce the impacts of development on downstream communities, streams and rivers.

    LID was originally developed to reduce flows to combined sewers in coastal cities, and improve water quality at outfalls into natural water bodies. It is a landscape architecture design approach that can provide low tech, user friendly ways to apply water resource conservation at a local level. LID is now being adapted for use in arid areas of the Southwest where infrequent and unpredictable storms can wreak havoc in urban areas.
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  • 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

  • History is Re-Created in Tombstone as Part of ADOT Project on SR 80

    Project Update! Logan Simpson landscape architects, environmental planners, and historians assisted the City of Tombstone with design and environmental compliance for a transportation enhancement –funded project within the boundaries of the Tombstone National Historic Landmark.  read more

  • Logan Simpson Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    This year marks Logan Simpson’s 25th anniversary and we are going to celebrate. The Tempe headquarters and Salt Lake City offices hosted parties in September celebrating our clients, teaming partners, staff and friends.  read more