3rd 01SJ Biennial September 2010

A global festival of art on the edge

Salas O’Brien Engineers, Inc.

Salas O’Brien is a full service Engineering and Architectural consulting and design firm that was founded in 1975.  Since it’s inception in 1975, Salas O’Brien has been deeply rooted in the practice of sustainable design and energy efficiency.  Unlike most firms that focus on particular disciplines exclusively, Salas O’Brien is an integrated firm where MEP/T (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Telecommunications) Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management and Finance meld together and share equal importance.  Within that framework, all staff is trained with an equal focus on planning, design, construction and commissioning.  True sustainable design comes from not looking at each of these elements discreetly, but rather as a necessarily integrated package.  The company ideology still holds true today—“that clients are best served by swift work and attention to detail.”   It is this ideology that has resulted in sustained growth from a one man operation to a 70 plus person firm with offices in San Jose, Oakland, Monterey, and Orange County.