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Dec 2, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
Austin and San Antonio, Texas — O’Connell Robertson has added three registered engineers to its engineering team, further strengthening the Firm’s extensive MEP engineering experience and expertise.
Dec 2, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
Austin, Texas — A registered architect with extensive school planning experience has joined O’Connell Robertson’s design team, further strengthening the Firm’s ability to create educational environments that empower teachers to be more effective and students to be more engaged.
Oct 10, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
San Antonio, Texas – On October 7, more than 65 students enrolled in the architecture and engineering programs at San Antonio College (SAC) spent the morning at one of 17 local firms as part of the Third Annual SAC A/E Job Shadow Day. Groups of students were assigned to each firm based on their career interests. The firms provided office and project tours, involved students in meetings, and demonstrated design programs to give them the opportunity to learn firsthand what a career in their chosen profession will be like, and the skills and education required
Aug 17, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
San Antonio, Texas — To help teachers prepare for the first day of classes, Danny Cornejo, O’Connell Robertson’s regional marketing and business development coordinator, and Jayme Green, architecture intern, delivered school supplies to Morningside Elementary School in Comal ISD. Employees in the Firm’s San Antonio office donated the supplies to Morningside, a feeder school for the new Middle School #6 being designed by O’Connell Robertson.
Aug 11, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
Austin, Texas — A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Newton Collins Elementary School took place Saturday, August 6, at the site of the future campus on Colton Bluff-Springs Road. Del Valle ISD’s ninth elementary school is expected to be completed next summer in time for the 2017-2018 school year.
Jun 3, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
Austin, Texas — On June 2, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) celebrated its 15th anniversary with the dedication of its new Advanced Computing Center Building on the University of Texas J.J. Pickle Research Campus in Austin. The new 38,000 SF, three-story facility provides offices, an auditorium, meeting rooms, and a state-of-the-art visualization lab to support TACC’s mission of “advancing science and society through the application of advanced computing technologies” through the design and operation of some of the largest supercomputers in the world.
Jun 2, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
Austin and San Antonio, Texas — The recent leadership transition that will better support O’Connell Robertson’s vision of growth, innovation and enhanced expertise has also led to the promotion of two construction administrators to directors.  Rob Hudock and Jason Reed, both Associates in the Firm, will now serve as Director of Austin Construction Administration and Director of San Antonio Construction Administration, respectively. Kim Cochran, a principal in the Firm who has led the Construction Administration (CA) Department for several years, was recently named Chief Operating Officer.  With Kim’s expanded duties, Hudock and Reed will be responsible for providing oversight for the CA assignments, scheduling, and resources in each office.
May 16, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: marketing

Austin, Texas — At O’Connell Robertson, there is a commitment to enhancing learning environments and supporting student success on every educational project. That commitment is evident in the Firm’s school designs as well as its strong partnerships with school district clients, as demonstrated by a recent donation to the Round Rock ISD Partners in Education (PIE) Foundation.

May 9, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
Austin and San Antonio, Texas — O’Connell Robertson recently named two new Associates: Jennifer Hoskins, IIDA, LEED AP, and Jayna Duke, RID, LEED AP ID+C. Both are in the Firm’s Interior Design department and serve clients in both the Austin and San Antonio offices
Apr 4, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
Austin and San Antonio, Texas — A new leadership structure will position O’Connell Robertson, a 66-year-old Texas architecture and engineering design firm, to support a vision of growth, innovation and enhanced expertise. Founded in 1950, O’Connell Robertson has evolved and grown over the years, with more than 50 employees in Austin and San Antonio now providing comprehensive architecture, interior design, MEP engineering, commissioning, sustainable design, and bond planning and communication services. The Firm is consistently ranked among the top design firms in Central Texas and has built a reputation for providing client-focused solutions.
Jan 20, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
Ted Davison, HFDP, LEED AP, and Jarrod Sterzinger, AIA, LEED AP, have been named Principals with O’Connell Robertson. Both have been shareholders and senior associates with the Firm, and were promoted in recognition of their commitment and contributions to the Firm’s success.
Oct 26, 2015
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
To commemorate its 65th year in business, O’Connell Robertson will make donations totaling $6,500 to three representative education and healthcare organizations in honor of all its clients and employees. As part of a staff anniversary celebration on October 23, each employee received $65 in “corporate cash” to allocate as they wished among the three representative client organizations. The Firm will match the amount delegated and present the donations to each organization in the coming weeks.
Oct 21, 2015
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
For the second time, O’Connell Robertson has received an Employers for Education Excellence (EEE) Award from the State Board of Education in recognition of the Firm’s “outstanding support of Texas public schools. ” The EEE award was established in 2007 by the Texas Legislature to honor Texas employers who encourage and support staff participation and voluntarism in the public schools. O’Connell Robertson previously received the award in 2011; companies are eligible to apply again after three years. Only seven firms statewide received EEE Awards in 2015.
Oct 15, 2015
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
On Oct. 9, 60 students enrolled in the architecture and engineering programs at San Antonio College (SAC) spent the morning at one of 17 local firms as part of the Second Annual SAC A/E Job Shadow Day. Groups of students were assigned to each firm based on their career interests. The firms provided office and project tours, involved students in meetings, and demonstrated design programs to give them  the opportunity to learn firsthand what a career in their chosen profession will be like, and the skills and education required
Oct 15, 2015
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
Two new schools designed by O’Connell Robertson have been recognized for outstanding educational facility design in the 2015 edition of Learning by Design, a national publication that showcases innovative school design and construction projects. A peer-review jury evaluated all projects based on six criteria: Innovation, Community Need, Interior Design, Sustainability, Functional Design and 21st Century Learning.
Sep 23, 2015
Category: General
Posted by: marketing

For more than six decades, O’Connell Robertson has applied a mission-driven approach to design that focuses on the purpose each facility serves. To commemorate its 65th year in business, the firm will make donations in honor of its clients and employees to several representative education and healthcare organizations. The financial contributions will be announced during a staff celebration on October 23.

Aug 14, 2015
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
The last steel beam was placed on the Texas Advanced Computing Center during a topping out ceremony on August 5 on the University of Texas J.J. Pickle Research Campus in Austin. Members of the O’Connell Robertson/Flintco design-build team, along with UT System and TACC faculty and staff, signed the beam before it was lifted to the top of the building.
Apr 16, 2015
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
O’Connell Robertson’s design of the new Success High School in Round Rock ISD earned one of two 2015 Architecture Merit Awards presented by the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) Southern Region Chapter during the group’s annual conference in San Antonio on Saturday (April 11).
Apr 1, 2015
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
The master plan for the new Austin Community College Highland Campus was one of only four projects recognized with an “Award of Excellence” in the Spring 2015 issue of Learning By Design. Twice each year, the publication showcases the nation's best education design and construction projects. A panel of architects reviews all submissions and selects the outstanding projects to showcase and from those, projects deserving special recognition.
Mar 13, 2015
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
San Antonio, Texas — O’Connell Robertson is serving as the local host firm for teams participating in the Planning + Design Challenge 2015, a student exercise held in conjunction with the PDC Summit, a conference focused on healthcare planning, design and construction that will be held in San Antonio, March 15-18. Four teams of architecture, engineering and construction management students and their faculty advisors will participate in the challenge, with each team including a student from Clemson, Texas A&M, Penn State, and Purdue Universities. The purpose is to pose a real world challenge that helps students appreciate a multi-disciplinary work culture and hone their inter-professional skills while exploring innovative design, planning and engineering solutions.