The Austin, Texas office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services firm, has announced a promotion and a staff addition within the buildings sector – Ryan Bloom has been promoted to associate and Andy Harrington, an associate (electrical engineer), has relocated from the firm’s San Francisco office to Austin.


“We are pleased to add two new associates to our team,” commented Bruce Kester, office director for the buildings sector in Austin. “We have served healthcare and commercial clients in Austin since 2002 (previously as ccrd) and now with expanded technical resources we can place a greater emphasis on sustainability and high performance design."

Mr. Bloom is a design engineer, commissioning service provider and project manager, responsible for design, commissioning and LEED documentation for a wide variety of projects, including data centers, hospitals and medical facilities, laboratories, class-A office space, mixed-use and multi-family developments. He has designed mechanical systems for hospitals across the country, and has provided commissioning services for such facilities as Parkland Hospital, and the University Medical Center of New Orleans. A licensed professional engineer in Texas, Mr. Bloom received a bachelor of science degree in architectural engineering from Kansas State University. He is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers.

Mr. Harrington brings extensive knowledge and experience to his primary role as an electrical systems engineer on projects involving commercial, government, civic, residential, and retail facilities. As a LEED AP, he strives to develop designs that emphasize sustainability and future flexibility, as well as integration of on-site generation and distributed energy resources. A licensed professional engineer in Texas and California, Mr. Harrington received BS degrees in architectural engineering and architecture from the University of Kansas. He is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

According to David Sinz, senior vice president and managing director for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Houston and Austin buildings offices, “Ryan and Andy are representative of a continual process of strengthening the technical capabilities of our Austin staff. They offer considerable expertise, from project conception through design and commissioning, on a wide variety of project types.”

In Austin, the buildings practice specializes in mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering and commissioning for healthcare, science and technology, high performance commercial buildings and commercial residential projects. Some of the firm’s recent projects in the area include the Dell Children’s Hospital and New Tower Expansion, Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas, Gables Park Plaza I & II, The Eastside Village Residential Mixed Use Development, WeWork Austin, and Seton Primary/Express Care Clinic Westlake and Waco Texas. In addition to buildings expertise, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff also offers transportation and infrastructure engineering services from the same office location.

About WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm’s expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 34,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide.