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Eckersley O’Callaghan

Main Office:

9th Floor

236 Gray’s Inn Road

London WC1X 8HB

Additional Offices:

New York




Structural Engineering

Civil Engineering

Facade Engineering

Structural Glass Design



“We have a shared vision of a pioneering structural design practice that truly integrates architecture and engineering. We enjoy working with a range of materials, forms and building types across diverse sectors and project scales to deliver extraordinary results. We have an international reputation for our structural glass designs as well as our work with steel, concrete and timber. From our offices in London, Paris and Shanghai, our structure and facade teams collaborate closely with architects, designers and clients throughout the UK, US and across the world.. Our service is strengthened by close collaboration with Eckersley O’Callaghan and Partners LLC, based in New York, which offers a similar range of engineering design services for North American projects and clients. We started in 2004 when Brian Eckersley and James O’Callaghan formed Eckersley O’Callaghan after working separately for many years as chartered engineers. Our team is now 45 strong and shares a belief in making the best buildings possible.”

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Apple 5th Avenue Mark 2


Shum Yip Towers


Gateway Stations

Written by Michael Hammontree

March 12, 2015 at 8:31 pm

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Robert Silman Associates


Main Office:
32 Old Slip, 10th Floor
New York, NY  10005
212 620 7970

Additional Offices:
Washington D.C.

Structural Engineering – New Construction
Historic Preservation
Adaptive Reuse
Structural Investigation
Building Envelopes
Sustainable Engineering

“This has been the vision of Silman since its beginning as a one-person New York based practice in 1966. Since then, Silman has grown to a staff of more than 130 among its three offices in New York, Washington DC, and Boston, of whom over 50 have professional registrations and more than 20 are LEED Accredited Professionals or Green Associates. To provide the highest quality structural engineering services possible, the principals have fostered an approach centered on constant collaboration among owners, architects, and other consultants. Our engineers are trained to be effective listeners, creative problem solvers, and knowledgeable about all facets of the construction process. After participating in more than 18,000 projects, Silman has earned recognition as one of the leading firms in the country for its innovative spirit in the design of new architectural works and the sensitive modification of existing structures.

History of Silman

In the late ’60s, our staff began to increase, and in 1970 Robert Silman formed the partnership Zoldos/Silman, Consulting Engineers.” [read more]


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Written by Gregory Brooks

February 24, 2015 at 6:17 pm

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Vaughn Construction

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Main Office:
10355 Westpark Drive
Houston, Texas 77042

Office Phone: (713) 243- 8300

Additional Offices:
Austin, Texas
College Station, Texas
Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas
El Paso, Texas
Galveston, Texas
Lubbock, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas

Health Care
Higher Education
Government Facilities

Phased Construction
Constrained Site
Mission Critical
Occupied Facility
Disaster Recovery
Budget Recovery
Schedule Acceleration
Historic Restoration

Company History:
Vaughn Construction was born out of the Vaughn family’s long history and trusted reputation in the construction industry. Today, Vaughn remains family owned, is one of the largest contractors in Texas, and is a leading builder of research, healthcare, higher education, and biomedical facilities in the marketplace.

Firm Profile



Athens Hospital Expansion – Athens, Texas

Harris Country Courthouse
Harris Country Courthouse 2

Civil Justice Center – Harris County, Texas

Kyle Field
Kyle Field 2

Kyle Field Redevelopment – Texas A&M University

Methodist Parking 2
Methodist Parking

Methodist West Houston Hospital Parking Garage


UT MD Anderson Cancer Center – Mid-Campus Building One


UT MD Anderson Cancer Center – Zayed Building for Personalized Cancer Care


Level 1 Trauma Center Hospital Expansion – University Hospital, San Antonio, Texas


South Texas Research Facility – University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Written by Camille Carpenter

February 19, 2015 at 5:16 pm

Hopkins Architects


Main Office:
27 Broadley Terrace
London NW1 6LG
United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 7724 1751

Additional Offices:
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tokyo, Japan
Munchen, Deutschland
Shanghai, China

“Hopkins Architects have helped pioneer British architecture since our founding by Sir Michael Hopkins in 1976. The Practice is now led by six Senior Partners and we are based in London, having completed projects throughout the world. Our deeply-rooted architectural, environmental and social convictions guide our designs and we work confidently and collaboratively in a manner appropriate to each client’s needs, ambitions and budget.

At the heart of the Practice’s organisation are Design Teams, which are formed to take a new project from inception to completion and ensure continuity of brief and design intent. These teams are led by a Senior Partner who collaborates on each project with leading engineers, cost-control consultants and other specialists. Experience has taught us that the best buildings come from close cooperation between ourselves, our consultants, and the client and their advisors and we approach every project with this in mind.

We take great pride in our adaptability throughout the design and construction process and we have worked with varied clients ranging from individuals to city councils to Boards of Trustees to developers. We work from offices which we designed ourselves in Marylebone that house a team of approximately 80 architects and staff. In addition, we operate a second Design Studio in Dubai and maintain Project Offices in Tokyo, Shanghai and Munich. The size of our practice has allowed us to gain a breadth of experience from projects in a variety of sectors while maintaining an intimate connection to the development of each design.” [Source]

Selected Projects:
St Thomas’ Hospital East Wing Cladding Project

Modular Velodrome

Roman Wall Project

Hurlingham Retail Park


Written by ianaivanova

February 11, 2015 at 11:28 pm

Posted in Architects


Main Office:
13 Fitzroy Street,
London W1T 4BQ, United Kingdom
Additional Offices: Over 90 offices in 60 countries
Number of employees: 10,000 (2010)

Also see Arup Advanced Geometry Unit

Engineering Specialties:

Advanced Technology and Research
Civil Engineering
Corporate Resilience
Electronic Data Man
Facade Engineering
Facilities Management
Research and Development
Materials Science
Fire and Environmental Engineering
Structural Engineering and Design
Mechanical and Electrical
Financial Services
Fluid Dynamics
Geographic Information
Microclimate Design
Offshore Engineering
Property and Construction
Public Health and Engineering
Offshore Engineering
Property and Construction
Public health engineering
Seismic Engineering

“In 1946, philosopher and engineer Ove Arup set up his consulting engineering business in London. In the more than 60 years that have followed, the business has grown into an international consulting firm of unparalleled scope, owned in trust for its employees and using the business principles that Ove Arup first set out – and which he articulated for posterity in 1970 in his forward-looking ‘key speech’.

Right from the start, Arup was known for its close and exceptionally productive collaborations with leading and avant-garde architects. In its first two decades, the firm expanded rapidly, and earned a formidable reputation for devising advanced and economical solutions for buildings – a reputation it still enjoys today.

By 1976, Arup’s reputation had become truly global with the completion of the Sydney Opera House. By this time, the firm had opened offices in Northern Europe, Southern Africa, South East Asia and Australia. Its breadth of expertise was already considerable: this ranged fromoffshore engineering, acoustics, facades, and specialist skills such as impact, blast, risk and seismic engineering, to relatively-niche areas such as designing transportation containers for nuclear waste.

The firm’s portfolio today is broad and wide-ranging. Many of the world’s most iconic sports stadia are Arup projects – such as Beijing’s Water Cube, the Singapore Sport’s Hub and London Aquatics Centre.

Arup’s work goes beyond buildings and infrastructure, however. We collaborated with car manufacturers on the design of the SuperLight car, which uses considerably less energy than the petrol equivalent. Through our Operational Readiness, Activation and Transition (ORAT) service we help clients and other stakeholders plan for the seamless opening and operation of major facilities like airports and hospitals or for major events. Arup has also developed a range of proprietary computer modelling tools which it sells around the world, as well as innovations such as our SoundLab, an aural-realisation tool with which clients can hear subjectively how different design options perform acoustically – before they are actually built.

Arup now has over 91 offices across Europe, North America, Africa, Australasia and South East Asia. We employ more than 11,000 people globally. Our revenue in the year ending March 2014 exceeded £1bn.” (Source)

Engineer Spotlights:
Ove Arup
Hüseyin Darama
Erin McConahey

Selected Projects:
Water Cube
National Aquatic Center (Water Cube)

30 St. Mary Axe

Sydney opera house
Sydney Opera House

De Young Museum
de Young Memorial Museum

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1 Bligh Street 

Advanced Technology and Reseach

Updated Feb. 2015 by Holly Ashford and Kelley Grabner

Written by Alex Pena

February 10, 2015 at 11:06 pm

Posted in Engineers

Austin Commercial

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Main Office:
3535 Travis Street, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 443-5700

Additional Offices:
Austin, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Houston, Texas
Phoenix, Arizona
Atlanta, Georgia
Orlando, Florida
San Diego, California
Los Angeles, California
San Francisco, California




    Construction management at risk
    Construction management agency
    Program management
    Public-private partnerships

Austin started out as Austin Brothers Bridge Company in 1894 when George and Frank Austin teamed up to form their own bridge building company in Dallas. In 1918, they decided to primarily focus on bridge fabrication, and the contracting part of the company was purchased by Charles R. Moore, who changed the name to Austin Bridge Company and Associated Companies in 1924. In 1974, Austin Industries, the parent company of Austin Commercial , was formed as the company began to diversify their portfolio. Austin Commercial was founded one year later as the company began to enter the commercial building market. Today Austin Industries maintains three branches: Austin Bridge & Road, Austin Commercial, and Austin Industrial (founded in 1983).

In 1986, Charles Moore’s grandson, William T.Solomon, transferred 60 percent ownership of the company to its employees at no cost and set up a plan for the company to be completely employee-owned by the year 2000. This plan worked out, and today Austin Industries exists as an employee stock ownership plan, or ESOP, company.

Austin Commercial now operates in 10 offices spanning five states, and is one of the largest and most diversified commercial construction companies in the United States.

Selected Projects:
Circuit of the Americas Formula 1 Racetrack – Austin, Texas

Museum Tower – Dallas, Texas

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American Airlines Center – -Dallas, Texas

ASU Downtown Dorms – Phoenix, Arizona

The Irving Convention Center
Irving Convention Center – Irving, Texas

Written by Alex Gross

February 10, 2015 at 8:56 pm

Posted in Uncategorized


SpawGlass Logo

Main Office:
1111 Smith Road
Austin, Texas 78721


Additional Offices:
Houston, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Beaumont, Texas
Harlingen, Texas

Engineering Specialties & Services:
Preconstruction – Estimating & Scheduling
Construction Management
Green Building
BIM Services
Civil Engineerning
Building Services

“Louis Spaw and Frank Glass first met at Rice University in the late 1930s. Fifteen years later, the pair crossed paths once again and started their own construction company – SpawGlass. Completed in 1953, SpawGlass’s first project was a $1,080.18 enclosure of a porch belonging to the organist of Louis Spaw’s church. Now, 61 years later, SpawGlass’s revenue exceeds $475 million per year.

While many things have changed over the past 61 years, the company’s commitment to providing the highest standards of service and quality remains the same. We are driven to achieve our mission to provide our clients with the absolute best construction experience, resulting in long-term relationships with clients, architects and specialty contractors.” (source)


Selected Projects:

Student Activity Center/Liberal Arts Building Phase I & II – UT Austin

Austin Convention Center

Austin Convention Center Expansion & Parking Garage

The Berry Center

The Berry Center – Cypress, Texas


LifeWorks Sooch Foundation Youth & Family Resource Center – Austin, Texas


H-E-B Austin Mueller – Austin, Texas

Written by Camille Carpenter

February 10, 2015 at 6:48 pm

Posted in Uncategorized