Desert Research and Learning Center Parking Improvements

MAKE Bigger Lots, Inc.

A parking lot is to be designed at the Desert Research and Learning Center in Tucson, Arizona. Construction plans will be provided. Hydrologic, hydraulic, geotechnical, impact, and cost analysis will also be provided.

Desert Research Learning Center Team

Andrew Brimhall

Andrew is from Snowflake, Arizona and is a senior at NAU pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering. He has plans to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam in the near future to become an Engineer in Training. It is his aspiration to one day become a Professional Engineer and possibly a Registered Land Surveyor. He has experience with construction staking and his experience at NAU has prepared him to take on this project. He is excited to join an engineering team after graduation to gain experience in all kinds of civil engineering projects.

Eric Ortiz

Eric is from Sierra Vista, Arizona and is going to NAU for a degree in civil engineering. It is Eric’s goal to get a master degree and pass the FE and PE after graduation.

Karina Mireles

Karina is from Phoenix, Arizona and is attending NAU pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering. Her main goal is to move back down to the valley to continue her engineering career. Karina will be taking the Fundamentals of Engineering exam late May 2022 and plans on taking the Professional Engineering exam after gaining a few years of experience as a licensed engineer. Karina is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such a devoted team for their senior design project.

Magdelyn Herndon

Magdelyn is a senior at NAU pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering. She has interned for two summers for a civil engineering company in Tucson, Arizona on the roadway team. She plans to work for the same company after graduation this spring. Her peak of experience is in the discipline of Roadway. As a Tucson Native, this project hits Magdelyn close to home as she has been to this park multiple times and is familiar with the terrain.


Richard Goepfrich Jr.

Facility Manager

Saguaro National Park


Andy Hubbard

Program Manager

Desert Research Learning Center

Grading Instructor

Jeffrey Heiderscheidt

Project Manager

Northern Arizona University

Technical Advisor

Wilbert Odem

Technical Advisor

Northern Arizona University