GLHN promoted Russell Combs (left) to Director of Design in its Phoenix office and Dan Maher to Director of Architecture in the Tucson office.

     TUCSON, ARIZ. (Jan. 26, 2022) – Continuing to grow and build for the future, GLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc., is pleased to announce the promotion of a pair of industry experts to Director of Architecture and Director of Design.

An employee-owned firm with more than 50 years of expertise in healthcare and higher education projects, GLHN promoted Dan Maher to Director of Architecture in the Tucson office and Russell Combs to Director of Design in its Phoenix office. The promotions are the result of a new dedication to design and the firm’s commitment to improving its communities by elevating the built environment.

The promotions are also a continuation of leadership growth. Last year, GLHN promoted Robert Lamb, PE, to CEO and Tiffany Gorrell to Director of Business Development and Marketing.

Maher, a native of Tucson, formerly served as Project Manager, Architecture. His new responsibilities include managing the architectural staff, business development, management of office graphic standards, and staff professional development.

Combs, a native of New Jersey, formerly served as Healthcare/Wellness Studio Lead. His new responsibilities will include inspiring the staff to deliver service and environments that contribute to client success by advancing GLHN’s collaborative design process.

“These promotions represent a passionate architectural and design process with purposeful intent toward empathizing with users,” Lamb said. “Our goal is to encourage our teams under our new directors to be enthusiastic about creating environments that enrich and enhance sustainability, wellness, and functionality.”

Maher has been with GLHN for 2½ years. He holds a bachelor of science degree in supply chain management from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Arizona. He is a member of AIA Arizona, ULI Arizona, and the Design-Build Institute of America. Away from the office Maher enjoys running, cycling, and working with wood and steel. Maher is an adjunct lecturer at CAPLA (UA College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture).

Combs has been with GLHN for more than 6 years. He holds a master’s degree in architecture from ASU. A native of Ewing Township, New Jersey, Combs found his creative side early on working as a carpenter. He worked on grand residences in the area, including some that totaled more than 10,000 SF. He built kitchens, libraries, wine cellars, and grand staircases. He even worked on a bookcase that concealed a secret door that led to a smoking and drinking lounge.

Away from the office, Combs enjoys watching football and playing golf and poker. He and his wife have two children and a Great Dane, Henderson.

GLHN excels at medical and laboratory facilities, utility master planning, design of central plants and underground utility distribution systems, complex multi-phased renovation projects, fleet vehicle maintenance facilities, and enhanced systems commissioning.

About GLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc.

GLHN is an employee-owned firm established in 1963 with a professional staff of more than 65. It operates offices in Phoenix and Tucson. Staff includes LEED Accredited Professionals in all disciplines, WELL Accredited Professionals, Green Globes Professionals, Certified Energy Managers, Building Energy Simulation Analysts, and Certified Commissioning Authorities and Technicians. GLHN has worked for nearly two dozen higher educational institutions across the United States and has established itself a leader in the development of campus carbon reduction programs, promoting initiatives to economize building performance and implement the use of alternative energies. GLHN embraces technological advancements in the A/E industry for the benefit of its clients and believes Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the future of the design and construction industry. The firm utilizes fully-integrated 3D design, using the Autodesk Autocad-based Revit and Civil3D platforms. For more information visit