Coe & Van Loo Consultants, Inc. (CVL) is pleased to announce that Tracy Grunden has joined the CVL team as the Assistant Director of Water/Wastewater Department. Mr. Grunden has more than 26 years of experience in water and wastewater engineering, comprising planning, modeling, condition assessment, design, project management, construction inspection, and construction management. He has delivered water/wastewater projects for clients throughout Arizona; including City of Phoenix, City of Tempe, City of Mesa, City of Peoria, City of Goodyear, City of Yuma, Town of Carefree, Town of Gilbert, and Town of Queen Creek. He has also provided outstanding service to EPCOR Water, Arizona State University, ADOT, Community Water Company, Salt River Project, Gila River Indian Community, Ak-Chin Indian Community, Rosemount Copper, Freeport-McMoRan, Roosevelt Irrigation District, Adaman IWDD, Luke AFB, Far West Water and Sewer and many private clients. Tracy is known for his commitment to the highest standards in customer care and performance, making him an ideal fit for CVL.
CVL provided pro-bono landscape architectural services in partnership with Discovery Triangle Development Corporation to renovate the entry plaza and landscaping for the George Washington Carver (“GWC”) Museum in downtown Phoenix. CVL researched the history of the museum as a site on the Phoenix Historic Property Register and National Register of Historic Places to fully understand this historical institution’s role within the city and best articulate a sensitive and responsive landscape design for the existing grounds. The landscape design focused on accentuating the existing GWC statue and improving circulation to welcome visitors onto the site with an environmentally sensitive xeriscape plant palette. CVL worked closely with the contractor and developer to ensure the project’s costs were kept in budget and ultimately designed the site for an installation cost of approximately $25,000.
The award is earned by a person who has made a lifetime commitment to ASCE and the civil engineering profession by remaining a member for the full length of their professional career.
Coe and Van Loo Consultants (CVL) is pleased to announce Nick Ligman’s promotion to the position of Assistant Project Manager in the Land Development department. Mr. Ligman began working for CVL as an entry level drafter in 2004, and has since worked through numerous tiers of drafter and designer positions. Mr. Ligman has worked on many residential and hospitality projects such as Mountain Shadows, Franciscan Renewal Center, Camino A Lago, Sunset Farms, Pyramid Peak, and Sun City Festival. His responsibilities include preliminary and final design, team scheduling, team supervision, estimating, marketing, interface with municipal agencies and clients, and the overall responsibility of maintaining efficient project timelines and minimizing cost for clients. He has a proven track record of delivering constructible, cost efficient, and on-time plan sets to his clients. Mr. Ligman continues to be a strong addition to the CVL team with his wealth of experience in civil engineering, along with his ability to lead and satisfy clientele.
CVL is pleased to announce Cassandra Alejandro’s certification as Professional Engineer. Ms. Alejandro earned her BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Arizona State University in 2014. For the last four years, Ms. Alejandro has gained extensive experience in the water/wastewater discipline ranging from waterline design, lift station design, water system modeling, design report preparation, RFI response and submittal review. She has completed water modeling for over 150 systems for municipalities, water companies, and developers in Maricopa County alone. Ms. Alejandro’s most notable projects include; EPCOR NE Agua Fria Water Master Plan, Chaparral Comprehensive Planning Study, Carefree Water System Evaluation and the water and sewer master plans for the Ritz Carlton Resort in Paradise Valley. Ms. Alejandro continues to contribute to the prosperity of CVL with her sense of innovation, efficiency, and attention to detail and we are proud of her accomplishments!