O’Connell Robertson’s track record of designing smart, elegant and effective environments has enabled our Firm to thrive for seven decades.

From our offices in Austin, San Antonio, and Houston, we continue to enrich people’s lives through design by providing comprehensive architectural, MEP engineering, and interior design services throughout the state of Texas.

In the early 1960’s, William O’Connell, AIA, was asked by famed cardiac surgeon Dr. Michael DeBakey, a pioneer in the development of the artificial heart, to help design environments that would support his groundbreaking work for years to come. That strengthened the foundation Mr. O’Connell had built since starting the Firm in 1950 after serving as the first architect for the Texas Department of Health. The Firm realized the further impact it could have on the community when services were expanded to designing schools in Austin in the mid-1960’s. Since that time, we have developed a specialized expertise that has led to working with public school districts, educational organizations, colleges and universities around the state, creating classrooms and athletic facilities that inspire and engage students and teachers alike.

Today, we continue to concentrate on elevating our design of healthcare and education environments, along with a variety of other building types, which all focus on a single purpose: to enrich people’s lives through design.