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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.
Mar 10, 2015
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
Austin, Texas — The new Rise School of Austin has achieved an Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) 4 Star Rating for exceptional accomplishments in designing and building a sustainable building. Projects are rated on a 1 to 5 star scale, with 5 stars being the highest rating. O’Connell Robertson provided architecture, MEP engineering, and interior design services for the high-performance building; Burt Watts was the construction manager.
Feb 19, 2015
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
Austin, Texas — More than 100 staff and supporters attended a groundbreaking celebration yesterday (Feb. 18) for the new Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) office building on The University of Texas J.J. Pickle Research Campus. The new facility, which will support research and activities promoting the field of advanced computing and computational science, is a design/build project being completed by the team of O’Connell Robertson and Flintco.
Jan 8, 2015
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
The William R. Sinkin Eco Centro at San Antonio College is now Alamo Colleges' first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building. The certification was awarded this week by the U.S. Green Building Council. O'Connell Robertson provided comprehensive architecture, engineering, interior design and construction administration services for the facility.
Oct 28, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: marketing

Austin and San Antonio, Texas — O’Connell Robertson was one of only 16 architectural firms in the nation and the only Texas firm to be recognized with a 2014-2017 Intern Development Program (IDP) Firm Award from the Internship Advisory Committee. The award recognizes firms that demonstrate a commitment to interns by making the path to licensure an integral part of the firm’s culture. O’Connell Robertson was also the only Texas firm to receive a 2011-2014 IDP Firm Award.

Oct 7, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
Two community college projects designed by O’Connell Robertson have been recognized recently in national publications. Both fulfill a mission to provide educational environments that foster a sense of community and encourage students to remain on campus.
Oct 3, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
O’Connell Robertson was one of 15 local architecture and engineering firms participating in the first San Antonio College (SAC) A/E Job Shadow Day on October 3. The firms provided more than 50 students enrolled in SAC’s architecture and engineering programs with real-world learning experiences.
Sep 12, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
On September 11, students, faculty, administrators, board members, and community members in Round Rock ISD celebrated the opening of the new Success High School with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the campus, which officially opened for the 2014-2015 school year. O’Connell Robertson provided the architecture, MEP engineering, and interior design services for this unique campus.
Sep 10, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
Danny Cornejo has joined O’Connell Robertson’s San Antonio office as the Regional Marketing and Business Development Coordinator. A native of San Antonio, Cornejo’s marketing experience and community connections will be beneficial to his new role coordinating, developing, and building relationships with regional clients.
Jul 31, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
O’Connell Robertson is pleased to announce that Walter Marks II, AIA, is the Firm’s new Healthcare Team Director in San Antonio. Marks has more than 25 years experience designing healthcare environments in Texas that contribute to positive patient outcomes and staff satisfaction.
Jul 28, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
David Watts, AIA, RAS, LEED AP, a principal with O’Connell Robertson, recently was elected president of the Austin chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI).
May 7, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
Jarrod Sterzinger, AIA, LEED AP, a Senior Associate with O’Connell Robertson, has become a shareholder in the Firm. Sterzinger is a registered architect and leads O’Connell Robertson’s Education Team.
Mar 11, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
The residents of Rankin County are one step closer to having a new critical access hospital and wellness center to replace the existing hospital built nearly 60 years ago. A groundbreaking ceremony on March 7 marked the official start of construction on the new facilities, scheduled for completion in early 2015.
Feb 24, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
Chris Narendorf, LEED AP, a Principal with O’Connell Robertson, has become a shareholder in the Firm. Narendorf is the Director of O’Connell Robertson’s San Antonio office and serves as the Firm’s Education Market Leader for the South Texas region.
Jan 22, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
Construction on the new Sally and Mack Brown Rise School of Austin is officially underway in Rathgeber Village located within the Mueller development. Faculty, staff, students, and parents joined the design and construction team in celebrating the groundbreaking on January 21.
Nov 26, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
Employees in O’Connell Robertson’s San Antonio office helped “set the pace” for this year’s local United Way campaign.
Nov 20, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
Benjamin Rosas, Associate AIA, an architectural intern with O’Connell Robertson, was awarded the Student Honor Award during AIA San Antonio’s annual awards ceremony on November 13. Rosas, who recently earned a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Texas at San Antonio, was honored for his thesis project on the East Commerce Community Cultural Branch Library.
Nov 6, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
During its November 4 meeting, the Austin Community College Board of Trustees selected O’Connell Robertson, teamed with Pfeiffer Partners Architects, to develop the master plan for ACC Highland. The plan will guide the transformation of Highland Mall into a state-of-the art educational environment.
Sep 26, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: marketing
O’Connell Robertson teamed with Joeris General Contractors and Datum Engineers in this year’s CANstruction event in San Antonio, earning the Jurors Favorite Award for their creation of the Disney character “Dusty Crophopper” to support the team’s theme of “Dust Away Hunger.”