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Announcing 2022 Executive Recognitions at Salas O’Brien

Each one of our team members takes employee ownership to heart, and we pride ourselves on exemplifying our Ownership Values to achieve results for our clients, build and maintain strong relationships, and provide effective leadership to shape the next generation of our firm’s leaders. Each year we recognize team members who set themselves apart through […]

Princeton University’s Geo-Exchange/Heating Hot Water System

Designing a Highly Customized Hybrid Geo-Exchange/Heating Hot Water System to Support Princeton’s Goal for Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2046 Princeton University is well on its way to becoming a sustainability leader among universities and large institutions throughout the world. It set out to reach net-zero carbon emissions by its 300th anniversary in 2046, and we […]

Idibri Joins Salas O’Brien

Salas O’Brien announced today that Idibri has joined the company, further strengthening Salas O’Brien’s technology expertise, adding new capabilities in acoustics and theatre consulting, and creating an integrated firm of 52 offices, more than 1,350 team members, and 330 registered professionals.

Salas O’Brien Adds Key Geothermal Leadership

Salas O’Brien is pleased to announce the addition of Brian Beatty, Jeremy Beatty, and Mike Vonk to the firm’s leadership team for geothermal engineering. The team comes to Salas O’Brien from Beatty Geothermal Consulting, and they bring more than 20 years of experience in geothermal design for higher education and commercial clients. “Geothermal engineering and […]

Hidden Features Future-Proof an Old Workhorse at UConn’s Gant Science Complex

You would be forgiven for thinking that the University of Connecticut’s Gant Science Complex is a brand-new STEM building. For those in the know, however, the building, which has housed UConn’s science programs since the early 1970s, has undergone a remarkable transformation. What was a tired brick-clad workhorse will soon be a vibrant center for […]

Salas O’Brien Wraps Up Inaugural High School Internship Program

Nine students from Tustin Unified School District gained hands-on experience and in-depth insight into architectural and engineering careers at Salas O’Brien during our inaugural high school internship program. “It’s so important that we invest in preparing and developing the next generation of engineers and technical professionals,” Salas O’Brien CEO and Chairman Darin Anderson said. “I […]

Girard Engineering Joins Salas O’Brien

Salas O’Brien announced today that Girard Engineering has joined the company, further strengthening Salas O’Brien’s presence in the Washington, DC, region and creating a combined firm of 51 offices, more than 1,300 team members, and 330 registered professionals.

SIA Solutions Joins Salas O’Brien

Salas O’Brien announced today that SIA Solutions has joined the company, adding a nationwide team focused on federal projects to Salas O’Brien and creating a combined firm of 50 offices, more than 1,250 team members, and 320 registered professionals.

Salas O’Brien to Acquire PCI Skanska

Salas O’Brien announced today that it has agreed to acquire PCI Skanska from Skanska USA, adding an engineering team focused on power and industrial projects and creating a combined firm of 44 offices, 1,200 team members, and more than 300 registered professionals.

BVH Integrated Services Joins Salas O’Brien

Salas O’Brien announced today that BVH Integrated Services has joined the company, expanding our presence in New England and creating a combined firm of 43 offices, more than 1,100 team members, and 290 registered professionals.

The Leffler Group Joins Salas O’Brien

Salas O’Brien announced that the Leffler Group has joined the company, adding a Denver-based structural engineering team and creating a combined firm of 41 offices with more than 1,000 team members and 260 registered professionals. The Leffler team represents the latest in a series of structural-focused mergers for Salas O’Brien. As the next step in […]

Gary Petrak Joins Southern California Leadership Team

Salas O’Brien is pleased to announce the addition of Gary Petrak to the firm’s leadership team in Southern California. Petrak comes to Salas O’Brien from GLP Engineering in Santa Ana, a firm he led for over 25 years serving the commercial, educational, hospitality, restaurant, and retail markets. “Gary is a proven and trusted leader in […]

Building Readiness: Reopening Educational Institutions

We have heard from many educational administrators who are committed to reopening but are uncertain about the best, most cost-effective path to welcoming staff and students back safely. Salas O’Brien can help. Several best practices for mitigating disease transmission have been issued by the scientific community, but those recommendations haven’t been universally adopted by or […]

Madison Municipal Building Video Profile

We’re excited to announce that our Madison Municipal Building project in Wisconsin earned a regional 2021 ACEC Engineering Excellence Grand Award. Our designs brought modern MEP systems that perform 50% more efficiently than code baseline to this historic building, helping the project achieve LEED platinum and Energy Star status.

Salas O’Brien Reaffirms Commitment to Downtown LA

While many companies are fading from the Downtown Los Angeles landscape, Salas O’Brien has strengthened our roots there and reaffirmed our commitment to provide local support to our projects and clients in the area by establishing a physical presence closer to the heartbeat of the city.

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