• 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

  • Logan Simpson Surveys 11,000 Acres within Three Solar Energy Zones for the BLM

    Tina Hart, M.A., RPALogan Simpson helped the Arizona Bureau of Land Management (BLM) facilitate environmentally responsible utility-scale solar energy development by surveying more than 11,000 acres in solar energy zones (SEZs) in compliance with Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act. read more

  • SITES Provides a Tool to Measure Sustainable Landscapes

    Craig Coronato, FASLA, LEED APLandscape architects and their clients are increasingly looking to create landscape architecture design with a lighter ecological footprint. The goal is to develop responsible, effective approaches that apply the successes and failures of past practices to finding a better balance between humans and nature. The often overused and misunderstood term “sustainability” has been part of the global dialogue for a long time now. read more

  • Arizona Cultural Resources: Historic Florence Hotel

    Mark Hackbarth, RPA

    Founded in 1866, the Town of Florence is located between Phoenix and Tucson in Pinal County, Arizona. As part of the Town’s recent construction of Padilla Park, Logan Simpson’s cultural resources consultants recently documented the foundation of a hotel building believed to be the original 1875 Florence Hotel. read more

  • Airport Wildlife Hazard Assessments

    Waiting in line at an airport security checkpoint, flyers know that airports across the country are committed to safety. But just outside, past the runways, towers and fences, wildlife biological resource specialists are surveying and recording data to keep the flying public safe.

    As part of efforts to reduce bird and animal strikes, members of Logan Simpson’s biological resources team are in the field to assess wildlife hazards at nine Arizona airports for the Arizona Department of Transportation Aeronautics Group, which is charged with meeting requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
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  • Logan Simpson’s Frank Luke Addition Project and Ancient Hohokam Pottery

    Cultural resource management (CRM) archaeology mainly exists to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws that conserve and protect significant cultural and historical resources from harm or destructive impacts. Sometimes, however, CRM work provides opportunities for detailed scientific research that yields significant advances in our knowledge of the past. Such is the case with Logan Simpson’s recent excavations near 18th and McKinley streets in central Phoenix, in advance of the city’s revitalization of the Frank Luke Addition housing development, a HUD-funded public housing community. read more

  • Justin Rego, M.A., RPA Wins SPARC Grant

    Congratulations to Logan Simpson’s Justin Rego who just received word that the project he’s leading with co-PIs Wendy Cegielski, M.A. (Arizona State University), and Ignacio Grau-Mira, PhD (University of Alicante) has won a Spatial Archaeometry Research Collaborations (SPARC) grant.

    The team will be collaborating with SPARC researchers to pursue advanced datafusion techniques and the integration of LiDAR imagery to investigate the structure and organization of the urban, Iberian fortified settlement of Mariola in Eastern Spain. read more

  • The Healthy Forests Restoration Act and Community Wildfire Protection Plans

    Chris BockeyWildfire season is fast approaching and agencies and communities across the West are reviewing, revising, and updating strategies to protect land from severe wildfire threat. As an Arizona environmental planning firm, Logan Simpson’s wildfire planning specialists have recently completed the 2014 Cochise County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) and 2014 Maricopa County CWPP Update as a result of the need for these counties to have established and updated plans in place.
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  • Arizona Cultural Resources: Pottery Origins as a Practical Domestic Technology

    Christopher Garraty, Ph.D., RPA

    As one of Logan Simpson’s cultural resource consultants, I have been conducting research on ancient pottery in southern and central Arizona for the past eight years. The archaeological study of pottery and ceramics is crucial for understanding the ancient life ways of people prior to the introduction of written records. These valuable Arizona cultural resources, along with stone tools, are well-preserved and abundant at most archaeological sites in the state. In contrast, many other important cultural resources, such as food, wood, and fiber, are perishable and do not preserve in the archaeological record. Studying ceramics provides archaeologists with information about what people ate, their customs and technologies, artisan crafting practices, gender roles, patterns of exchange, views of religion and cosmologies, and many other important insights.
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