Case Study

Centergy Retail

The Fountains at Farah

The city of El Paso sits at the juncture of New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico, and with five international entry points and over 20 million crossings a year, it’s a perfect location for retail investment. Salas O’Brien has proudly partnered with dozens of shopping venues throughout the country, so when we were approached by Centergy Retail about providing services for this prime El Paso property, we readily agreed to contribute our mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design expertise.

Centergy’s Fountains at Farah features vibrant, fresh landscaping and attractive facades, and these selling points along with its ideal location quickly attracted national name brands like West Elm, Nordstrom, Barnes and Noble, and Kate Spade. The finished venue is split into two levels—the Boulevard and Promenade—and while the upper Boulevard is devoted almost exclusively to shopping, the lower level features convenient covered parking, restaurants, interactive fountains, and an open amphitheater event venue. Throughout the year, the Promenade is used for a variety of events from arts festivals to open-air concerts and theater, and in winter, it proudly features El Paso’s “first and favorite” outdoor ice-skating venue.

The engineering requirements for a project of this scale and variety were extensive, but Salas O’Brien’s experienced team was more than up to the task. The Fountains now enjoys the benefit of durable, expertly designed systems that will keep the venue humming for decades to come.  


El Paso, Texas

Construction Cost:
$70 Million

Project Size:
600,000 Square Feet

Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineering