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5 Years in Austin & We’re Just Getting Started!

by Kat Phelps, Marketing Manager

July 17th, 2018 by Brittany Hendrickson, Business Development Coordinator

DBR is excited to celebrate our 5th anniversary in Austin, Texas. Starting in a 600 sq. ft. office space with only two employees, the Austin office has seen significant growth over the last five years and has quickly taken the Austin market by storm. From small commercial finish-outs and restaurant renovations to $65 million residence halls and state-of-the-art K-12 facilities, DBR has proven itself as a strong MEP firm in Central Texas from serving the altering needs of our clients by adapting to economic, social, and technological change.

In addition to commercial and higher education projects, the Austin office has made huge strides with the commitment to public education and providing the students of our community with the best possible facilities. Since 2014, the Austin team has completed over 25 projects with Austin Independent School District, the 6th largest public-school district in Texas, and continues to build relationships with many districts throughout Central Texas.

As we look forward to continued success in the region, here is a look back at the last five years:

Summer 2013
DBR announces the opening of their 5th office location in Austin, Texas.

July 2014
DBR Austin is awarded their first project with Austin Independent School District – Murchison Middle School

January 2015
DBR Austin moves to a bigger office space with the capacity for 17 employees!

Summer 2016
The team, in partnership with Kirksey Architecture, is awarded the 344,000 sq. ft. Graduate Student Housing Complex at The University of Texas at Austin.

Spring 2018
The team is awarded Austin ISD Doss ES/Murchison MS project with Stantec. The $43 million project will be one of the biggest for the Austin office and continues DBR’s success in the Texas K-12 market.

What better way to celebrate five years in Austin than a fun afternoon sipping drinks and swinging away at Top Golf. We are thankful for loyal clients who have become close friends over the past few years. We are eager to see what the next five years look like for this growing office.