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Salas O’Brien is an employee-owned facility planning, design, construction management, and commissioning firm with offices across the United States. We use our experience at the intersection of energy, infrastructure, and sustainability to help high-profile clients meet their critical needs.

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Project Report: Baton Rouge's Grandest Mixed-Use "Urban Village"

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Nov 20, 2017 4:33:00 PM

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 faced tight budgets and timelines, requiring attentive management and proactive communication.

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Topics: Commercial, Retail, Engineering, Louisiana, Residential, Mixed-Use

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

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Nov 15, 2017 3:59:00 PM

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 influential Silicon Valley campus.

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Topics: LEED, Sustainability, Engineering, Community College, California, Higher Education

Project Report: Unparalleled Skill Delivers Luxury Riverfront Residences

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Nov 7, 2017 1:05:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Engineering, Technology, Luxury, Hospitality, Residential

Ultra-Modern and Flexible: A School for the Future

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Nov 1, 2017 2:01:00 PM

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, furthering our commitment to both sustainability and positive change.

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Topics: Texas, Engineering, K12, Houston, Technology, High School

Project Report: Contributing to Traditions at Texas A&M

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Oct 24, 2017 11:46:00 AM

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 who enter our buildings by providing them a comfortable, safe, and positive experience. One great example of how widely our work affects people is Texas A&M’s Reed Arena, used for myriad events attended by countless people in the massive “Aggie” family.

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Topics: Texas, Engineering, Sports Venue, Higher Education

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

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Oct 18, 2017 3:44:00 PM

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 for this impeccable beachfront property.

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Topics: Engineering, Luxury, Hospitality, Residential, Caribbean

Project Report: Performance Excellence in Critical Network Equipment Centers

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Oct 12, 2017 4:17:00 PM

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, CO.

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Topics: Energy savings, Critical Facilities, Engineering, Technology, Network Equipment Centers, Critical Environments

Project Report: Superb Synthesis of Educational and Commercial Interests

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Oct 4, 2017 3:23:00 PM

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 Center was a direct response to industry demand, and reflects a true partnership between the College and Gulf Coast businesses who are looking for a local site to train skilled technicians. Drawing on its broad experience with higher education technical facilities, Salas O'Brien provided the project with mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering.

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Topics: Texas, Engineering, K12, Technology, High School

Project Report: Modernizing Vital Facilities for a Thriving Community College

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Sep 26, 2017 12:36:00 PM

Covering more than 1.4 million square feet of building space total, San Jose-Evergreen Community College District has buildings that are among the oldest in the California community college system. With our wide variety of higher education campus experience and a focus on sustainability, Salas O’Brien was the perfect choice to provide services for renovations.

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Topics: Energy savings, Engineering, Central Plant, Community College, California, Higher Education

What Is Medium-Voltage Design? Does It Make a Difference in My Facility?

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Sep 12, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Unless you’re part of a small sub-set of the population, you’ve probably never heard of medium-voltage design. Yet this component of electrical distribution plays a significant part in making sure that large buildings and campuses operate smoothly.

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Topics: Electrical, Engineering, White Paper

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