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Meet Our Team: Patra Philips

Patra manages projects from design through construction administration and coordinates seamlessly with clients, consultants, and contractors, thanks in part to 26 years of experience with a variety of construction and building types. A self-proclaimed dumpster diva, she salvages unloved furniture, nurses it back to health, and even blogs about her adventures at The House Enthusiast. ...

Louis Kahn at the Kimbell Art Museum

This past weekend, we ventured out to Ft. Worth to check out the Louis Kahn exhibit at the Kimbell Art Museum. Check out some of the great photos of the original models taken by own our Josh Hallett below: ...

Meet Our Team: Mark Guest

Mark’s role at O’Brien is multifaceted – he fosters relationships with clients, takes projects from design to completion, assists in company growth, leads a team of talented employees, and mentors junior staffers to fulfill their career goals. He has more than 15 years of experience in multifamily architecture and wood frame construction, ranging from small garden apartments to large...

MYCON General Contractors new HQ

MYCON General Contractors has finished renovations to their new corporate headquarters, a 50,2015 SF building along Dallas North Tollway. We are very proud to be a part of this beautiful project! ...

Meet Our Team: Vidal Zuniga

We welcomed Vidal to O’Brien this past October and his positive energy and passion for innovative building solutions have made an immediate impression. A native of San Angelo, Texas, Vidal obtained his B.S. Architecture and Master of Architecture, as well as an Urban Design Certificate from Texas Tech University. He spends his weekends pursuing his many interests: improving his personal fitness...

Form Follows Fitness

We had a great turnout to the Form Follows Fitness 5k to benefit the Dallas Center for Architecture with 13 O'Brien employees running. Our superhero capes were a big hit and inspired us to keep running strong. Check out the photos below! ...

Jefferson Center

Our development at Jefferson Center was featured in this month's US Builders Review. It was an amazing experience to partner with JPI on this three-story Class A development in Richardson, Texas. Jefferson Center features 360 walk-up style units spread across 12 distinct buildings, with first-class amenities, business and fitness facilities, and a resort-style outdoor pool. ...

Bringing The Star in Frisco to life

"The Ring of Honor is an incredible space, and I think that people are going to be wowed when they see it. I also think the scale and the intimacy of not just the Ring of Honor but the project is going to really wow people." ...

Inside The Star

Watch an interview with Charlotte Jones Anderson and Jerry Jones Jr. on USA TODAY. It gives a sneak peak into The Star and shares their goals on how it will affect the Frisco community and the Cowboy's organization. We are very humbled to be a part of their journey on this project! ...

Sean O’Brien Talks Master Planning for The Star in Frisco

Sean O'Brien was interviewed by the Star-Telegram on what is entailed when master-planning a development as intricate and iconic as the new home to the Dallas Cowboys at The Star in Frisco. "It had to be a place that appealed to every person in some way. The Cowboys are unique in the fact that there is a rich history that appeals to older fans as well as a bright future that engages the younger...

O’Brien Takes on Top Golf

A huge Shout Out to everyone who came out for Top Golf last night! It turns out O'Brien has some undiscovered talents - better start practicing for the Masters. Enjoy some pictures below: ...

Lake Highlands Town Center on the move!

Lake Highlands Town Center has been a project in the making for over 10 years. You can read more about our project and an interview with the property owner, Bill Rafkin with Cypress Real Estate Advisors, from the link below: ...

See Sean O’Brien @ Biznow: Future of the Platinum Corridor

From the Dallas Cowboys to Warren Buffett, the Platinum Corridor is attracting huge names, enormous capital investment and a ton of cranes. That’s why we’re so thrilled to bring you Bisnow’s DFW Platinum Corridor event on March 31.  O’Brien Architects director of design Sean O’Brien is the master planner for The Star, a venture developed by the City of Frisco and the Dallas Cowboys that...

Happy Halloween!!

A Big Thanks for all the employees who participated in the Halloween Costume Contest! First Place went to Amador and Matt for the Beaker and Bunser Costume! Well done guys! ...

The Fountains at Farah
ICSC U.S. Design & Development Awards 2015 Finalist

Our project, The Fountains at Farah in El Paso, TX, was recently named a finalist for the 2015 ICSC U.S. Design & Development Awards! The category that we were nominated for was: Retail Projects Over 500,000 sq. ft. of Total Retail Space. We were able to work with a great team in Centergy Retail and EMJ Construction. Read more about our project here and from the links below. ...

The “Boardwalk” at Grandscape ramps up with support from Buffett

The next phase for the Grandscape development, The "Boardwalk" District, has started construction. This district will include a man-made lake and an a unique restaurant environment for The Colony. Read more about the project and the interview with Jeff Lind, president and CEO of Grandscape and Nebraska Furniture Mart Texas on the DBJ website: ...

CANstruction 2015 State Fair of Texas WINNER: Best Use of Labels

This year O’Brien Architects, Hill & Wilkinson, and Henderson Engineers collaborated on the sculpture for the 2015 State Fair of Texas CANstruction competition. The theme this year for CANstruction was “Passport to End Hunger” and what better way to address this theme with our “Stamp With A Heart” sculpture. The sculpture is made of 13,000 plus cans that contain a variety of...

Aquaman & OBA’s “Hautest” at CRE8 2015

This spring, O’Brien Architects participated in the 4th annual CRE8 Design Challenge and Fashion Show benefitting the IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter Education Fund.  Their mission is “To fund and support activities directly related to the advancement of students pursuing a degree in Interior Design and in the states of Texas and Oklahoma.” ...

Smart Poles and Ice Hotels

Brief: Mick Granlund travels to Quebec City to learn about LUMCA lighting products and study the amazing capabilities of “architectural ice.” Back in February, I was invited to the Lumca manufacturing facility in Quebec City, Canada. Lumca is a Canadian based exterior lighting manufacturer whose feature product is the innovative “Smart...

Project Feature: The Star

The Dallas Cowboys will soon have a new home at The Star in Frisco, Texas. The 90 acre development along the Dallas North Tollway will be anchored by the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters, featuring a 12,000 seat multi-use indoor event center, two outdoor practice fields, and the Cowboys’ head offices. The event center will be used by the Cowboys, the City of Frisco, and Frisco ISD, and also for...

CEO Interviewed by the Star Telegram

Our CEO and Founder, Jack O'Brien, was recently interviewed by the Star Telegram about the Dallas Cowboys training camp in Frisco. "Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had a vision for his team’s new headquarters a few years ago and began looking for someone to make his dream a reality. ...

Prattco to Remodel Knoll Trail Crossing Office Building.

Prattco is undertaking a 2 million dollar remodel at Prestonwood Place, now called Knoll Trail Crossing. This renovation will increase the occupancy rate and return the office to a Class A rating. Time has worn down the aesthetics of the building  that was built in 1983 calling for an update to the interior and exterior. Construction begins on this five-story 96,100 sf office on September...

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