Arizona

  • London Bridge Tourist Attraction and Bat Roosting Habitat

    Nearly 50 years ago the London Bridge (of nursery rhyme fame), was disassembled and shipped overseas from London to California. It was then trucked to Lake Havasu City, Arizona, where it was reconstructed and rededicated in October 1971. Kay Nicholson, a senior member of Logan Simpson’s team of biological resource specialists, recently completed a bat survey of the bridge in advance of maintenance work to repair and make safety improvements. read more

  • Erick Laurila Promoted to Assistant Director of Cultural Resources

    Archaeologist Erick Laurila, M.A., RPA, has been promoted to the position of Assistant Director of Cultural Resources in Logan Simpson’s Tempe, Arizona office. In his new role, Erick will be working with the Director of Cultural Resources to oversee GIS, graphics, and mobile electronic data collection technologies as well as managing client relations, projects, and staff. Erick has worked at Logan Simpson for five years, and he has more than 10 years of experience coordinating and supervising cultural resources survey, archaeological excavation and monitoring throughout Arizona and New Mexico. read more

  • Erin Davis Promoted to Assistant Director of Cultural Resources

    Archaeologist Erin Davis, M.A., RPA, has been promoted to the position of Assistant Director of Cultural Resources in Logan Simpson’s Tempe, Arizona office. In her new role, Erin will work with the Director of Cultural Resources to manage client relations, projects and staff assignments worked out of the Tempe office. Erin began her career in 1994 and has worked at Logan Simpson since 2010. She has spent decades conducting archaeological survey, excavations, and monitoring and preparing reports detailing the results of these activities and providing recommendations for NRHP eligibility and effects projects may have upon historic properties. She received her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, in 1997 and her M.A. from the University of Leicester in 2011.

  • Mark Hackbarth Reappointed to Scottsdale Historic Preservation Commission

    Mark Hackbarth, RPA

    Mark Hackbarth, RPA

    Scottsdale City Council reappointed Mark Hackbarth to Scottsdale’s Historic Preservation Commission. Mark, a 22-year Scottsdale resident, recently completed a three-year term. The seven-member commission oversees the development and management of Scottsdale’s Historic Preservation Program. read more

  • Logan Simpson Welcomes Archaeologists Jim Hasbargen and Alex New

    Jim Hasbargen will be working from Flagstaff, Arizona. Alex New will be working from La Grande, Oregon. Jim has 20 years of experience in Southwestern archaeology and graduate degrees in both archaeology and quaternary studies. He has produced or contributed to more than 80 technical reports on survey projects, testing and data recovery excavations, ceramic analysis, botanical analysis, palynology, site monitoring, and ruin stabilization. Alex has nine years of experience and recently completed his Master’s Thesis entitled Cooperation in the Wilds of the Idaho Territory: Interaction between the Jesuits and Coeur d’Alene Indians at the Cataldo Mission, 1848-1878.

  • Logan Simpson Welcomes Michael Chalona, PLA

    Michael ChalonaMichael Chalona, PLA, LEED AP BD+C, joined the Fort Collins office as a senior associate landscape architect. Michael is a registered landscape architect in five states, and brings 21 years of experience and leadership in sustainable design and construction to our environmental planning firm. He is experienced in project, contract, and consultant management; real estate development; and project permitting; and is considered an expert in land use and zoning codes. A skilled leader in directing projects from conceptual design through construction, Michael is passionate about the sustainable landscape architecture design of outdoor spaces that are beautiful, and enduring.

    New additions to our landscape design practice also include Ran Ran and Mark Kieser in Tempe, and Tyler Smithson in Salt Lake City.

  • Logan Simpson Welcomes New Archaeologists Travis Cureton and Michael Bryk

    Archaeologists Travis Cureton and Michael Bryk joined the Tempe office. Travis has 13 years of experience and recently completed his Master’s Thesis entitled Cohonina Social Organization and the Role of Forts in Integration and Interaction: A View From the Pittsberg Community. Travis is working on tasks related to Logan Simpson’s recent IDIQ contract with Region 3 of the U.S. Forest Service. Michael has more than five years of experience, and comes to Logan Simpson from the Cultural Resource Management Program at the Gila River Indian Community. He is currently working on a variety of projects, including survey of state land parcels for Arizona’s Department of Forestry.

  • Logan Simpson Design a Finalist for January 8th Memorial

    landscape architecture design tucson memorialThe January 8th Memorial Foundation has selected Logan Simpson and three other finalists out of the 60 practices and artists who submitted applications to create a permanent memorial and master plan concept for the El Presidio Park in Tucson. The permanent memorial would commemorate the January 8, 2011, mass shooting that wounded Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, killed six people and injured 12 others. The memorial is also intended to honor the spirit of the Tucson community in its responses to the tragedy and to inspire future generations to work together on community issues.

    For more information about the foundation and memorial plans, visit www.tucsonsmemorial.org.

  • Trace Baker Promoted to Business Development Director

    Trace BakerLogan Simpson promoted Trace Baker to the position of business development for the firm, which has six offices. Based in Logan Simpson’s Tempe community planning firm, Trace has been with the firm for nearly a decade and has more than 25 years of experience in business development, marketing, and proposal development.

    As business development director, Trace is responsible for identifying opportunities and building relationships with teaming partners and clients. She is also responsible for leading the firm’s business development, branding, and market research strategies.

  • Archaeologists Provide Leadership

    Christopher Garraty, Ph.D., RPA

    Our Tempe cultural resources firm is home to three of the Arizona Archaeological Council’s (AAC) 10-member governing board. Research Director Christopher Garraty, Ph.D., RPA, (left) is the current President of the AAC and will serve the board in 2015 in an advisory role as Immediate Past President; Leigh Davidson is the current Secretary of the AAC through the end of 2015; and Justin P. Rego, M.A., RPA, was recently elected as the AAC’s new Information Technology Officer starting in 2015. Justin, Leigh, and Chris will help shape the future of the AAC and bring in new ideas and agendas for improving the lot of professional archaeologists throughout the state. read more