Ye Zhang

     PHOENIX, ARIZONA (June 17, 2019) – GLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc., an employee-owned firm with more than 50 years of expertise in healthcare and higher education projects, added to its expanding footprint in Arizona with the hiring of two engineers, one in Phoenix and one in Tucson.

Tony Spence

Ye Zhang, PE, joins the Phoenix office as an Electrical Engineer. She will also assist with business development. Tony Spence joins GLHN’s Tucson office as a Senior Electrical Engineer. His experience includes electrical design, power distribution, motor control, grounding, lighting and lightning protection.

Zhang, a native of Beijing, China, possesses 12 years of experience as an electrical engineer. She previously worked at SNC-Lavalin (Canada), SmithGroup, WSP and was an engineer for Katerra. Zhang earned a bachelor of engineering degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Zhang’s philanthropy includes donating money to the Jane Goodall Institute and the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix.

“We were fortunate in obtaining two electrical engineers with the experience and enthusiasm that suit the needs of the Phoenix and Tucson offices,” said Robert Alcala, GLHN’s Electrical Engineering Department Manager.

Spence, a native of Alabama, possesses 30 years of engineering experience, including 11 with Boeing. He also worked at KEY Engineering and D&S Consulting Engineers. In his free time Spence enjoys hiking and playing the guitar and drums.

GLHN recently opened a Valley location with Russell Combs named Phoenix Office Lead. GLHN’s professionals are LEED Accredited Professionals in all disciplines. Its services include architecture and electrical, mechanical, and civil engineering.

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 50. It operates offices in Phoenix and Tucson. The Phoenix office recently opened. Staff includes LEED Accredited Professionals in all disciplines, Certified Energy Managers, Building Energy Simulation Analysts, Certified Commissioning Authorities and Technicians, and a Lighting Certified designer. GLHN has worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs continuously since 1975 and has completed projects at more than 120 VA Medical Centers nationwide. GLHN has also worked for nearly two dozen higher educational institutions, developing innovative campus carbon reduction programs.

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