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Project Report: Seamless Integration of History and Luxury

With over 200 unique properties across the country and around the world, the Embassy Suites brand fills an upscale niche in Hilton Worldwide—one of the largest hospitality companies in the world. When Embassy decided to develop its next high-end hotel in one of downtown Louisville Kentucky’s historic landmark structures, they knew they needed a partner […]

Announcing Key Promotions at Salas O’Brien

Salas O’Brien would be nothing without its amazing team members, the relationships they keep with clients and each other, and the quality of the work they perform. Each year, we take an opportunity to honor exceptional team members for both their accomplishments and their commitment to our values of Leadership, Results, and Relationships. “The team […]

Project Report: Flawless Healthcare Reliability and Efficiency

When lives are on the line, flawless reliability and efficiency aren’t luxury—they’re necessity. Salas O’Brien’s outstanding track record in healthcare, our commitment to excellence, and our passion for the community made us the ideal engineering partner to complete renovations in one of Southeast Texas’ premier neonatal intensive care units (NICU) at St. Elizabeth Hospital.

Project Report: Radical Waste Reduction in Iowa Processing Plant

From its earliest days as an energy consulting firm, sustainability has been at the heart of Salas O’Brien. That’s why we were excited to partner with Plumrose USA to create a design that would dramatically increase efficiency at their new Iowa processing plant. Founded over 85 years ago as a sliced ham company, Plumrose USA […]

Project Report: Baton Rouge’s Grandest Mixed-Use “Urban Village”

You’ll find welcoming streetscapes and walkways, public green space, and outdoor courtyards in Baton Rouge’s grandest mixed-use urban village: Perkins Rowe. This pedestrian-friendly environment blends shopping, dining, entertainment, office, residential, and grocery in a way that serves both local residents and visiting tourists. Salas O’Brien was the perfect choice for this large, complex project—one that […]

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: Unparalleled Skill Delivers Luxury Riverfront Residences

Resort-style amenities, dramatic living spaces, breathtaking panoramic views: RiversEdge is a property that demands of its partners a deep expertise in multi-story luxury developments. Salas O’Brien was just such a partner, rich in the necessary resources and talent, and with a culture that values completing tasks with unparalleled thoroughness and exactitude. Minutes from Manhattan and […]

Ultra-Modern and Flexible: A School for the Future

The Kirk Lewis Career and Technical High School in Houston provides a modern, student-centered education in a high-tech, sustainable facility with state-of-the-art instructional spaces. The Pasadena Independent School District (ISD) coordinated current technology and equipment with local industry to ensure programs match current standards and needs. Salas O’Brien is proud to partner in such endeavors, […]

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 […]

Project Report: Maximizing Efficiency for a Luxurious Ritz-Carlton Caribbean Property

Ritz-Carlton: the name is synonymous with luxury. And when they undertook an ambitious Caribbean residential development in world-famous Grace Bay, they brought in the Salas O’Brien team to provide mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering as well as fire protection design. We also implemented creative water treatment processes which maximize efficiency and keep everything running smoothly […]

Project Report: Performance Excellence in Critical Network Equipment Centers

The Critical Environments team at Salas O’Brien tackles some of the most technically complex telecom and data center projects in the world. We have a tremendous depth of experience designing in this fast-paced, continually evolving building type. One such project, for a Fortune 15 telecommunications company, delivered a network equipment center (NEC) in Colorado Springs, […]

Project Report: Superb Synthesis of Educational and Commercial Interests

San Jacinto College, recently named one of the top five community colleges in the nation, has served the greater Houston area since 1961. Aligned with the local maritime industry—one of the strongest in the Gulf Coast region—its maritime program saw rapid growth due to a shortage of qualified workers. The new Maritime Technology and Training […]

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