• Environmental Planning Spotlight: ASLA Announces 2012 Professional and Student Awards

    Proudly sharing the Environmental Planning Spotlight with many other talented landscape architecture firms is Logan Simpson Design. LSD received an Honor Award in the Research Category of the 2012 Professional Awards and Student Awards, by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). The ASLA award honors LSD’s environmental planning work with the Arizona Department of Transportation on the Ironwood Tree Salvage and Saguaro Transplant Survivability Studies.

    Other national ASLA winners are public places, residential, campus,site_restoration park and urban planning and design projects from across the U.S. and around the world. View high-resolution images and full project information here.

    During the Annual Meeting & Expo in Phoenix, ASLA presented 37 awards to professional landscape architects and their firms, selected from more than 620 entries in the categories of General Design, Residential Design, Analysis and Planning, Communications, and Research.

    The September issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM) features the winning projects and is available online for free viewing. Congrats to all!

     

  • Logan Simpson Expands to Colorado, Adds Three New Principals

    Logan Simpson, an environmental planning and landscape architecture firm, announces the opening of our new Denver and Fort Collins, Colorado offices. We also added three new principals: Bruce Meighen, AICP; Jana McKenzie, FASLA, LEED AP; and Tom Keith. All three are located in our Fort Collins office. Ten planning and design professionals, all of whom have worked with Tom, Jana, and Bruce for years, also joined Logan Simpson’s Fort Collins staff.

  • Logan Simpson Cultural Resources Principal Gregory B. Brown Published

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    Logan Simpson Principal of Cultural Resources Gregory B. Brown contributed to Hisat’sinom: Ancient Peoples in a Land without Water. Brown said the research, completed for his master’s thesis, involved farming and the presence of black volcanic ash from Sunset Crater.

    The book, published by the School for Advanced Research Press, is on the SAR website.

     

  • Logan Simpson Wins GSA Blanket Purchase Agreement to Provide Visual Resources Services to BLM

    Our visual resources specialists know that changes to landscape scenery can be one of the most evident—and often controversial—effects of projects developed on federal lands. Failure to understand or properly assess a project’s potential impact on the visual environment can result in costly, time-consuming delays.

    The BLM recently awarded a five-year blanket purchase agreement (BPA) to Logan Simpson to provide visual resources management services, including the inventory, analysis, and assessment of visual resources required under the BLM’s Visual Resource Management (VRM) System. By conducting visual resources inventories that comply with VRM requirements, Logan Simpson will also help the BLM establish a thorough and consistent national geodatabase that will help the agency manage visual resources more effectively. The contract also allows Logan Simpson to provide visual resource management training, provide technical advice and guidance to federal land managers, and perform research on visual resource-related topics.

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  • Logan Simpson Landscape Architecture: Chandler Solar System Walk Dedicated July 7

    Earlier this spring, Logan Simpson landscape architecture staff designed the informative visual graphics for the Chandler Solar System Walk around the lake at Veterans Oasis Park. The privately funded education project is dedicated to the late amateur astronomer Howard Israel (in wheel chair) who taught at the park’s Environmental Educational Center. The project includes monument plaques for the Sun and each planet and multiple interpretative signs, which will present park visitors with a better understanding of our Solar System. Free guided Solar System Walks begin Saturday, Sept. 15.

  • Logan Simpson Environmental Consultants to Survey Delamar Lake for Lincoln County Archaeological Initiative

    Logan Simpson archaeologists and environmental consultants will be conducting GIS modeling and a pedestrian inventory to identify archaeological sites at Delamar Lake in Lincoln County, Nevada.

    The remote, dry lakebed, west of the Delamar Mountains, dates back to the Pleistocene period. The Logan Simpson Team has identified more than fifty sites of early human activity in Nevada and Utah associated with the Pleistocene period. Our goal is to locate and record sites of early human activity to help the BLM in the Southern Nevada District meet its agency goals.

    The BLM established the Lincoln County Archaeological Initiative (LCAI) to allocate monies from the auction of public land to fund historic archaeology inventory, evaluation, protection, and management of cultural resources in Lincoln County. Proposals are submitted annually to the BLM. Following a rigorous, competitive process, awards are made based on the quality of the proposed research, how that research fits the needs of the LCAI, and the overall qualifications of the applicant.

     

  • Utah Environmental Planning Firm Bear West Joins Logan Simpson

    Bear West Company, the oldest continuously operating environmental planning firm in Utah, has joined Logan Simpson. Bear West brings in-depth local knowledge of Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho, where they have worked extensively with local and state clients for almost three decades. The combination expands Logan Simpson’s ability to provide environmental planning and public involvement services throughout the Intermountain West, generating significant new business and revenue opportunities. With the merger of the two firms, Logan Simpson will make available CommentPro®, web-based software that automates and streamlines collection, analysis, and management of public comments required for compliance with regulations such as NEPA.

  • Prescott Archaeological Mapping Firm Compass Rose joins Logan Simpson in Environmental Planning

    Compass Rose Technical Services has joined Logan Simpson to continue to provide exceptional environmental planning services. Archaeologist and Compass Rose founder Stephanie Sherwood has joined Logan Simpson as an archaeological cartographer. For more than a decade, Compass Rose specialized in providing computer-aided cartography; GIS applications; field mapping; and freehand drafting/illustration for archaeological projects. read more

  • LAM’S July Issue is Free Online For Everyone

    Logan Simpson is mentioned on page 87 of Landscape Architecture Magazine in Dan Jost’s “Lawn and Saguaros: A Geek’s Guide to the Phoenix Landscape.” More than 5,000 landscape architecture professionals will gather in Phoenix, Sept. 28 – Oct. 1. Will you be one of them?