About

Founded in 1974 by Jack O’Brien, our firm was built on the idea that people can achieve like a team and still treat each other like family.

The family has grown, but our culture remains surprisingly unchanged. That’s because we take care to work with people who share and support our values. The family-based firm has a long-standing reputation for its innovative design solutions with unique visioning and animation services.

With more than 4,500 projects completed nationwide, O’Brien Architects serves clients in a variety of market sectors including office, multi-family, retail, mixed-use, industrial, assisted living, healthcare, civic, and interiors.

Make Great Moments

We exist to create “O’MG Moments”.

What does that mean? It means we are intentional with our client experiences from start to finish. Our work is not simply about the designs we create, it’s about all of the human interactions in between. Every encounter is an opportunity to create a memorable moment. Those moments can inspire us towards our future, and they are powerful reminders of our rich history. Since 1974, memorable stories with our clients, and with each other, have become the color, texture, and pattern that makes O’Brien a beautiful place to be.

Philosophy

O’Brien Architects embodies the character of its founding President, Jack O’Brien. His emphasis on integrity, respect, and service has shaped our corporate culture. By adhering to this value system, our team has established a loyal client base and has developed professional relationships that span decades.

Our work is challenging. We push ourselves to be excellent at it and have a good time doing it. We create an experience with clients that is creative, friendly, professional, and open.

 

 

Awards

Best Real Estate Deals Winner 2015

Dallas Business Journal (Industrial Development)

Wildlife Commerce Park - Grand Prairie, TX

Top 25 Architectural Firms by Gross Billings 2014

Dallas Business Journal

Dallas/Ft Worth, TX

Top 25 Architectural Firms by Gross Billings 2008

Dallas Business Journal

Dallas/Ft Worth, TX

Best Real Estate Deals of the Year Winner 2007

Dallas Business Journal

Viridian - Arlington, TX

Best Real Estate Deals of the Year Finalist 2007

Dallas Business Journal

Cedar Ridge Business Park - Southlake, TX

Best Community Impact Winner 2006

Dallas Business Journal

The Harbor - Rockwall, TX

Best Community Impact Finalist 2006

Dallas Business Journal

Eastside - Richardson, TX

Best New Development Finalist 2006

Dallas Business Journal

Eastside - Richardson, TX

Golden Trowel Award Honors 2006

Masonry Contractors of Houston

Sugar Land Town Square Bldgs. P & Q - Sugar Land, TX

Best Real Estate Deal Finalist 2004

Dallas Business Journal

City Lights - Dallas, TX

Best Real Estate Deals of 2002

Dallas Business Journal

Preston Center Pavillion - Dallas, TX

SADI 2001

Shopping Center World

Trophy Club Plaza - Trophy Club, TX

SADI 2000

Shopping Center World

Trinity Commons - Fort Worth, TX

Best Real Estate Deal Finalist 1998

Dallas Business Journal

Lincoln Park - Dallas, TX

Urban Design Award – Nominated Project 1998

Lincoln Park - Dallas, TX