Electric utilities provide vital energy services to customers. Efficient and environmentally safe powerline maintenance and vegetation management is critical to providing safe and reliable delivery of electricity. Implementing a coordinated and cooperative approach between utilities and agencies before, during, and after powerline maintenance and vegetation management increases maintenance efficiencies.
Western values and perspectives often drive the legislation and compliance laws that apply to cultural resource investigations. In projects like the Navajo Gallup Water Supply Project, Logan Simpson strives to reclaim Native Americans’ points of view so traditional cultural values are considered.
The United States Congress passed the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Title X Part III (Public Law 111-11), authorizing the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) to construct, operate, and maintain the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project (NGWSP). The NGWSP will provide a reliable water source to indigenous communities and municipalities within the arid Southwest, bringing running water to many households for the first time.
“What should we keep moving forward with, and how?” is one of the most common questions clients ask us during COVID-19. This is especially difficult because the present pandemic impacts so many fundamental aspects of our life: our health, our psychology, our relationships, our schedules, and our household and organization’s pocketbooks. While it is tempting to postpone meetings and milestones, it is better to embrace alternative facilitation and delivery options to ensure projects continue to move forward and stakeholders remain informed.
You know that initiatives require buy-in to become a reality, so how can you promote understanding and help people feel heard during the new normal—especially when your agency has been a late adopter of emerging technologies?
For families in Phoenix’s East Valley, back to school won’t be just about returning – it will include exploring entirely new campuses.
Logan Simpson is proud to have been a part of the Silver Valley school project! Our team provided hardscape, landscape, irrigation and site design. The site design including all site planning- fields, courts, walks, fire lane location, parking lot layout, and fencing.
Silver Valley Elementary will have nearly 600 pre-K through sixth-grade students for its first year. School officials say it’ll be STEAM focused. It’s decked out with high-tech technology like smart panels which give teachers the ability to write and save their work on a big monitor. It also has breakout areas in the hallways with special paint that transforms the walls into a dry erase surface. Students can write on the walls with a dry erase marker, and it’ll come off.
Lamb said it cost a total of $70 million to build both schools and that a voter-approved bond paid for half of it and the other half came from the state.
driven through downtown Tempe recently, you’ve noticed some street construction
going on. In addition to the
now-ubiquitous cranes lifting residential towers into the skyline, Mill Avenue,
Ash Avenue, Rio Salado, and Apache Boulevard are all being prepared for the new
and much-anticipated Streetcar.
track and the new stations, the Tempe Streetcar will also feature beautiful art
installations by a variety of artists.
One of the creative minds behind the installations took some time to
talk with us about her work.
Hi readers! It’s your friendly neighborhood ceramic analyst David here to share a little about what ceramic analysts do, and what broken bits of pottery can tell us about Phoenix’s First Farmers, whom archaeologists call the Hohokam. First, it is necessary to set the stage by giving a brief history of pottery in the Phoenix Basin.
Watcha video about our philosophy of working with small and disadvantaged businesses.
Logan Simpson was proud to accept the Associated Minority Contractors of Arizona General Contractor Mentor Award at the AMCA awards banquet November 10. Logan Simpson is a woman-owned business that has provided landscape architecture, environmental planning, cultural resources, and community planning services for nearly thirty years. As a small business, we have taken advantage of state, local, and federal set-aside programs to secure work for decades….
When most companies offer a family-friendly work environment as part of their benefit packages, it usually means they allow parents to adjust their work hours around their children’s medical appointments or school hours. Environmental planning firm Logan Simpson takes that work-life balance benefit a step further with our baby-at-work policy.
Logan Simpson is known for our commitment to sustainable design–from the restoration of natural areas to sustainable stormwater management. We recently worked with the McCormick Ranch Homeowner’s Association and the City of Scottsdale, Arizona to design the Via de Ventura Landscape Improvements. This 1.25-mile project is helping McCormick Ranch and the City achieve their goals of reduced maintenance, water conservation, and a greater commitment to sustainability….