February 20, 2024

BR+A Successfully Delivers 35th Proton Therapy Center

BR+A is incredibly proud to have provided design services for the new OSF Healthcare Cancer Institute, a new $250M, 180,000 SF facility paving the way for advanced cancer treatment in the Midwest. This project represents the 35th proton center BR+A has helped to successfully deliver to join the fight to cure cancer. Congratulations to the entire OSF Cancer Institute project team, including architect Tsoi Kobus Design and proton machinery vender Varian! Read more about the OSF Cancer Institute Project here: https://choosegreaterpeoria.org/from-dreams-to-reality/
May 10, 2023

Lighting Design Workflow: An Exploration of a Designer’s Software Toolkit

Lighting design is an essential aspect of creating functional and visually appealing spaces. With the advent of technology, lighting analysis software has become a crucial tool in the lighting design industry. However, the selection of the right software can be a challenging task, and it requires a thorough understanding of the three critical elements in the lighting design progress: Efficiency, Accuracy, and Aesthetics. Efficiency ensures that the lighting design process is streamlined, and the software can handle complex calculations quickly and efficiently. Accuracy ensures that the...
September 13, 2021

Recognizing Borealis Lighting Studio's Hsin-Ying Huang + Leela Shanker

BR+A prides itself on being on the forefront of Lighting Design through the implementation of the Borealis Lighting Studio. We believe our company is on the convergence of technicality, sustainability, and aesthetics. This is what allows us to work in a multitude of industries spanning healthcare, higher education, performance spaces, and laboratories. Two of our employees have been recognized for their incredible work in the industry. Hsin-Ying Huang was a speaker at the 2021 Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Annual Conference where she presented her thesis: “Possibility of Parametric...
June 02, 2021

Welcome 2021 Summer Interns!

We would like to welcome our 2021 summer class of interns! It has been such a tough year for everyone and we are glad to be getting back to some normalcy! Cheers to the future of engineering!
May 18, 2021

BR+A's Erin Popa Featured in Boston Landing Spotlight

Boston Landing featured Erin Popa and BR+A in their spotlight campaign. We’d like to spotlight BR+A Consulting Engineers, a consulting firm in the immediate #BrightonMA neighborhood with office space over here at 10 Guest Street! Read on to hear more from Erin Popa, a Senior Associate and engineer. For those who aren't familiar, what is BR+A? → BR+A is a National MEP/FP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, & fire protection) engineering consulting firm, headquartered in Boston, with ten offices nationwide. We specialize in healthcare, biotech, developer and institutional projects and are a...
April 22, 2021

Congratulations to the 2021 COTE Top Ten Award Winners

BR+A would like to sincerely congratulate all of the 2021 COTE Top Ten Award Winners on this amazing accomplishment of integrating design excellence and environmental performance. In particular, we would like to acknowledge two of our project partners on this achievement: May you continue to lead the industry with your innovation and dedication to sustainability, performance, and true partnership. RELATED LINKS: Cris Copley Tony Petone MIT.nano Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center
October 07, 2020

Announcing BR+A Promotions | 2020

BR+A is pleased to announce our latest staff promotions to Associate Principal, Senior Associate, and Associate. View our digital announcement brochure on Issuu here.
May 14, 2020

Thank you essential workers

BR+A staff (across our nine offices) created a two minute video tribute for essential workers on the front lines of this pandemic. I hope you will take a moment to watch, as many of those we are honoring represent our valued clients, family, friends, partners, and just plain heroes. So from our family to yours, we thank you. Click here to watch our video.
May 02, 2020

Engineering New Record Article: University of Va. Accelerates Hospital Project To Meet COVID-19 Demand

"University of Virginia Medical Center was able to redesign and accelerate portions of a $394-million expansion project to meet demand for bed capacity brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Charlottesville facility opened 15 ICU isolation beds on April 2 on a 28-bed floor of the six-floor patient tower portion of the project. Three floors of the tower, which are roughly 25,000-sq-ft each, are tentatively scheduled to open by June with the remaining three held as a shell for future space." BR+A is proud to be part of this team. Click here to read the rest of the article.
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