Zach Temple, P.E., received the Trailblazer Award from the Arizona Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects for his distinguished work as an innovative and cutting-edge irrigation engineer. The award was presented by Hunter Industries of San Marcos, Calif., one the global leaders in irrigation component design, engineering and manufacturing.
For the past 10 years Temple has been a leader and senior engineer for Lloyd Sports + Engineering, designing not only irrigation but fully engineering playing fields for all sports at all levels. Temple’s expertise has contributed to numerous MLB spring training facilities during the past decade, including extensive work on what is regarded as the premier spring training complex in the southwest, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.
Marshall Jennings, head groundskeeper at Salt River Fields, said, “Anytime I’ve called or emailed, Zach has always responded in a timely manner and provided valuable information. It has been a pleasure working with Zach over the past 11-plus years, and I wish him continued success as one of the leaders in the industry.”
Temple’s contribution to the overall success of Lloyd Sports + Engineering high-performance sports field practice includes globally know venues such as Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Chase Field in Arizona, Coors Field in Denver, and M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore to name a few.
“Without Zach’s expertise, adaptation, and commitment to his work the team at Lloyd could not tackle such high-profile projects with the confidence and commitment needed for success,” stated Lloyd Principal, Bob Milano Jr. Temple has designed playing surfaced that have hosted some of the most prominent events in the world including the Super Bowl, the MLB All-Star Game, the BCS National Championship, and the Women’s NCC Softball College World Series.