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Purposeful, Precise Design at SFSU’s New Global Museum

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Jun 6, 2018 9:49:16 AM

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 teaching lab for the school’s Museum Studies program, a research resource for scholars, and a Bay Area destination for history lovers.

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Topics: Engineering, Design, California, Higher Education

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

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: Engineering, Higher Education, Sports Venue, Texas

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

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