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EBCx Raises the Bar at Georgia Department of Public Health Lab

In engineering, a project’s square footage doesn’t always indicate its complexity. Small, key environments like data centers, laboratories, and clean rooms often require incredibly detailed design work to achieve necessary outcomes. Our work for the Georgia Department of Public Health in Decatur, Georgia, is a prime example of this type of small-scale, complex project. The […]

Supporting Great Corporate Culture with MEP Engineering at McCoy’s

At Salas O’Brien, we love supporting companies that are locally grown but have a big regional impact and share our ethos for hard work and integrity. McCoy’s Building Supply is just such a company, and we were thrilled to partner with McCoy’s in designing its corporate headquarters. McCoy’s has a rich history in Texas—one that […]

Welcome, Orlando!

Salas O’Brien is thrilled to welcome Orlando-based Sims Wilkerson Cartier Engineering (SWC) into the Salas O’Brien family. SWC’s talent and portfolio dramatically increase Salas O’Brien’s ability to partner with clients in Florida and throughout the Southeast. As SWC continues growing in Florida, the team will also bring its expertise in site development, infrastructure improvement, and […]

Quality and Efficiency through Reality-Capture Technology

It’s one of the most rewarding aspects of being a Salas O’Brien team member: discovering and implementing technology that brings immediate value to our clients. It can be a game-changer for an entire project team. The latest design tool added to Salas O’Brien’s repertoire is the Leica BLK 360, a revolutionary 3D laser scanning tool. […]

Commissioning Backwards: Optimizing Existing Buildings

In recent articles, we’ve talked a lot about the ins and outs of commissioning. This systematic process has clear benefits, and not just for new projects—the owners of older structures may have even more to gain from commissioning than property developers that build new. While demolishing and starting from scratch might seem like the best […]

Student Housing Design at SDSU

Catering to the students of San Diego State University (SDSU), Paseo Place is a mixed-use structure built by LDP Development that includes retail shops, two levels of underground parking, and 45 luxury student affiliate housing units. Our San Diego team designed the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems for this unique student housing structure. Some of […]

Retail Outlets: Designing for Growth

Salas O’Brien’s coast-to-coast team has designed retail facilities for the ever-changing needs of both national chains and regional shopping destinations. Here are two projects added to our portfolio by our San Diego team. The Citadel Outlets As the only retail outlet center in and around the area, the Citadel Outlets are a premier shopping destination […]

Southern California Hospitality: Gaslamp Quarter & More

Salas O’Brien has a rich background in design for hospitality venues, and our merger with T-Squared Engineers and Axiom Commissioning in San Diego, California, brings us even more hospitality experience. Here are a couple notable projects from our newly added portfolio: Courtyard Marriott Gaslamp Hotel Designed to match the needs of the modern business traveler, […]

Salas O’Brien at the Beach

If you’re headed to the beach this summer, you may encounter some of our designs—especially now that we’ve merged with T-Squared Engineers and Axiom Commissioning Group in San Diego, just minutes from the beautiful California coastline. These additions to the Salas O’Brien portfolio include dozens of waterfront properties from city-run parks to military facilities. Here […]

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 […]

James Anderton Joins Commissioning Leadership Team

Salas O’Brien is pleased to announce the addition of James (Jim) Anderton to the firm’s leadership team for commissioning. Anderton comes to Salas O’Brien from Independent Commissioning Consulting (ICC), a firm he led for the past eight years, and he brings more than 30 years of experience in commissioning, construction, facility maintenance, and design. “As […]

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