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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: Seamless Integration of History and Luxury

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Dec 14, 2017 3:13:00 PM

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 they could trust to live up to their high standards of excellence without compromising the integrity of the historic building. They turned to Salas O’Brien.

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Topics: Engineering, Historic

Announcing Key Promotions at Salas O’Brien

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Dec 7, 2017 4:32:59 PM

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.

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Topics: Expect a Difference

Project Report: Flawless Healthcare Reliability and Efficiency

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Dec 6, 2017 11:20:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Engineering, Healthcare

Project Report: Radical Waste Reduction in Iowa Processing Plant

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Nov 28, 2017 1:02:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Energy savings, Sustainability

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

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