Mission driven for 65 years.Representative projects planned and designed by O'Connell Robertson.

1950

1950

William O’Connell, AIA, the first architect for the Texas Department of Health, starts his own architectural firm in Austin.

1955

Graham General Hospital opens, the first freestanding hospital designed by the Firm. O’Connell Robertson also designed renovations to the hospital in 1990.

1960

1961

Lucy Read Elementary School in Austin ISD is the Firm’s first new school.

1963

Dr. Michael DeBakey consults O’Connell to plan an operating room that would support his ground-breaking open heart surgeries.

1970

1972

Clear Lake Hospital, designed by the Firm, opened its doors.

1978

Noel Robertson joins the Firm to add MEP engineering services, and later becomes the Firm’s second President.

1980

1986

The University of Texas at Austin’s Neuhaus-Royal Athletic Facility opens a state-of-the- art training football facility.

1989

Austin ISD opens Galindo Elementary School.

1989

The Firm is hired to conduct a masterplan for Metroplex Health System, beginning a relationship that continues today.

1990

1995

Smithville Regional Hospital, an acute care facility, opens the first hospital in Bastrop County.

1999

O’Connell Robertson is hired to develop Shannon Health System masterplan, beginning a relationship that continues today.

1999

O’Connell Robertson is selected for one of the first Design-Build projects for UT Austin – Jackson Geology Building.

2000

2000

The Firm opens an office in San Antonio.

2003

After winning a state- wide competition, O’Connell Robertson’s design of the 9/11 Memorial is dedicated in the Texas State Cemetary.

2004

Rick Burnight, AIA, ACHA, becomes the Firm’s third President.

2008

Seton’s Brackenridge Hospital Emergency Department renovations assist the hospital in reaching Level 1 Trauma Center status.

2010

2010

Jarrell Elementary School, the District’s first new elementary school in 50 years, opens.

2010

Texas Center for Infectious Disease Hospital in San Antonio, is the first new hospital for TB patients in the U.S. in 50 years.

2012

Bobcat Stadium expansion at Texas State University transforms the Stadium Complex and supports their first NCAA Division FBS game.

2013

The Firm works with Wimberley ISD to pass a successful bond election.

2013

Austin Community College’s Elgin Campus is the first higher education campus in Bastrop County.

2015

2015

Round Rock ISD’s Success High School wins a CEFPI Southern Region Architecture Merit Award.

2015

San Antonio College’s Eco Centro becomes Alamo Colleges’ first LEED certified building.

2015

The Sally and Mack Brown Rise School of Austin earns a Citation of Excellence Award from Learning by Design.