Category: Higher Education

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 […]

Salas O’Brien Opens Office in Boston to Help Region with Carbon Neutrality Goals

Salas O’Brien has opened a new office in Boston, MA, with a special goal of helping higher education and similar clients as they push toward carbon neutrality. So far, 31 colleges and universities in Massachusetts have signed the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments Carbon Commitment, pledging to develop Climate Action Plans and evaluate their progress toward […]

Historic Renovation at Northwestern University: Preserving Wieboldt Hall

Northwestern University’s Chicago campus features the historic Wieboldt Hall, constructed in 1926 to hold the university’s School of Commerce. The building’s construction was funded by Anna and William Wieboldt, German immigrants and self-made retail magnates who believed “the most effective form of charity is developing self-supporting men and women.” Today, Wieboldt Hall houses programs for […]

Purposeful, Precise Design at SFSU’s New Global Museum

Salas O’Brien’s engineers have experience designing for projects from entire master-planned communities to expansive critical environments. But oftentimes, complex projects fit into a small space. One of our recent projects exemplifies a small space with precise design needs. Housed in the university’s Fine Arts building, San Francisco State University’s new Global Museum serves as a […]

Project Report: Acoustically Sensitive Project at Steve Wozniak’s Alma Mater

Salas O’Brien maintains a staunch commitment to client service and to adapting to the unique needs of each project. In the case of the De Anza Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC), this meant making special provisions in planning to ensure minimal impact to the beauty and acoustics of a facility that sits on an […]

Project Report: Contributing to Traditions at Texas A&M

Here at Salas O’Brien we take great pride in how we impact people and our communities. We impact our colleagues and their families by providing them an energetic, safe, family-oriented culture. We impact our clients by providing them high quality work that is energy efficient, reliable, built well, and maintenance friendly. We impact the people […]

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