Burns & McDonnell Celebrates Growth and New Office Space in Austin, Texas
Burns & McDonnell Celebrates Growth and New Office Space in Austin, Texas
10/05/2023 1 minute read

AUSTIN, Texas — Burns & McDonnell hosted a ribbon-cutting and open house to celebrate its past, present and future in Texas and to showcase its new office space in Austin. The event included a best practices panel focused on electrification throughout the state hosted by Burns & McDonnell local professionals. The Burns & McDonnell professionals in Austin offer clients a full range of consulting, engineering, architecture and construction services.

Burns & McDonnell boasts a rich history in Austin, dating back to 1922 when co-founder Clinton Burns consulted on an Austin water project — formerly known as the Thomas C. Green Water Treatment Plant. Later in 1948, co-founder Robert E. McDonnell was hired by the City of Austin to design the Seaholm Power Plant. Since then, Burns & McDonnell has continued to serve the Austin community by providing services to support the rapid growth in the region.

“Starting with our environmental and transportation practices, we have established a solid foundation of high-performing professionals dedicated to customer service and community service,” says Jake Merriman, Austin Office Manager for Burns & McDonnell. “In partnership with our colleagues across Texas, we are poised for rapid growth in several markets including facilities design, infrastructure upgrades, technology consulting, and design-build delivery. We are honored and proud to be a part of the Austin community.” 

Burns & McDonnell hired its first Austin-based employee in 2013 and has since grown into a team of 70 employees supporting seven markets with plans to expand to 250 employees.

Burns & McDonnell ranks #3 among the Top Design Firms in Texas and Louisiana, according to Engineering News-Record, and is recognized as one of the Best Companies to Work For in Texas, according to Texas Association of Business.

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies bringing together an unmatched team of 13,500 engineers, construction and craft professionals, architects, and more to design and build our critical infrastructure. With an integrated construction and design mindset, we offer full-service capabilities. Founded in 1898 and working from 70 offices globally, Burns & McDonnell is 100% employee-owned. Learn how we are designed to build.

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