A Blog For All Things O&N

The Philly Voice Profiles O&N’s Director of Restoration

O&N Director of Restoration Jason Coleman, PE Profiled by The Philly Voice While performing a facade investigation of 1500 Walnut in Philadelphia, Jason couldn't help but notice the crowd that had assembled in a neighboring office to view his descent. Rappelling from hi-rises draws a … Read More...

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! VIDEO / 10 Gifts Only An Engineer Could Love SUPPORT / Organizations Everyone Can Love During this season of giving, please consider supporting the following organizations that are near and dear to our hearts: ACE Mentor Program of … Read More...

O&N Wins “2016 Healthiest Company” Award

O’Donnell & Naccarato Named 2016 Healthiest Company Awards Finalist Category: 50-99 Employees Organization: SmartCEO SmartCEO’s Healthiest Company Awards program honors "companies that have demonstrated a commitment to their employee populations through health and wellness programs." … Read More...

Looking Back: A Decade of Building Information Modeling

Looking Back: A Decade of Building Information Modeling In 2006, when the meaning of the now ubiquitous acronym "BIM" was still a mystery to many in the A/E/C community, O&N was in the midst of completing a full transition from CAD (Computer-Aided Design) to BIM (Building Information … Read More...

Matthew Mowrer, PE Joins O&N’s Building and Garage Restoration Team

Matthew Mowrer, PE Joins O’Donnell & Naccarato’s Restoration Team Senior Project Manager Matthew Mowrer, PE is the latest addition to O’Donnell & Naccarato’s growing building and garage restoration department. Matt brings leadership skills and more than 10 years' experience in the … Read More...

W and Element Hotel Philadelphia Concrete Pour Time-lapse Video

W and Element Hotel Philadelphia - Foundation Pour Time-lapse Video The concrete pour for the new W and Element Hotel Philadelphia's foundation occurred this past July and was one of the largest in the city’s long history. The record-breaking continuous mat foundation pour lasted 24 hours and … Read More...

Keeping Pace With Demand: 6 New Hires And A Promotion

Keeping Pace With Demand: 6 New Hires And A Promotion O’Donnell & Naccarato recently welcomed 6 talented structural engineers to its Philadelphia and NYC Metro staff and promoted a senior member of its marketing department. Meet the people responsible for supporting your … Read More...

O&N Ranks Among Top 20 in “Best Firms To Work For” Again

O'Donnell & Naccarato Ranks Among "Best Structural Engineering Firms To Work For" Two Years Running Zweig Group’s anonymous employee survey ranks A/E/C firms in North America based on their workplace practices, benefits, retention rates, and more. O'Donnell & Naccarato placed 17th … Read More...

Jason Coleman Returns to O&N as Director of Restoration

O’Donnell & Naccarato Welcomes Back Jason Coleman, PE, CDT As the Firm’s New Director of Restoration With more than 17 years of hands-on restoration experience, Jason returns to O’Donnell & Naccarato to lead the firm’s in-house restoration division based out of O&N’s … Read More...

Liam McNamara Joins O&N, Again

O’Donnell & Naccarato Welcomes Liam McNamara, For The Second Time In 2012, when then O’Donnell & Naccarato Project Designer Liam McNamara relocated from Philadelphia to New York City, his friends at O&N wished him the best of luck, but were sad to see him go. Liam made an impression … Read More...

Welcome to the ULI Spring Meeting

Welcome to the ULI Spring Meeting! The Lits Building, home to O'Donnell & Naccarato's Philadelphia Headquarters on 701 Market Street O'Donnell & Naccarato is proud to support the Urban Land Institute and the ULI Spring Meeting. We'd like to wish a warm welcome to our friends … Read More...

Mark Orsini Presents at SEAMASS Analysis & Design Seminar

Structural Expertise: Slim Floor Construction Systems On January 16th, O’Donnell & Naccarato Senior Project Executive Mark Orsini, PE, SE will co-present as a Structural Expert with Dan Fisher Sr., Managing Partner at Girder-Slab Technologies, at the Structural Engineers Association of … Read More...

O’Donnell & Naccarato’s Year In Review 2015

*Turn up your volume for sound … Read More...

Photos from the Top of Philly’s Tallest Buildings

O’Donnell & Naccarato has performed 300+ facade ordinance-compliant inspections in Philly since 2009, including the 5 tallest buildings in the city: Comcast Center (975'); One Liberty Place (875'); Two Liberty Place (848'); BNY Mellon Center (792'); and Three Logan Square (739'). … Read More...

Our Philadelphia Office Has Moved to 701 Market Street

Our Philadelphia Headquarters Office Has Moved to Market East Our new Philly office location is 701 Market Street, Suite 6000, Philadelphia, PA 19106 in the historic Mellon Independence Center. Like much of Center City Philadelphia, the Market East neighborhood is in the midst of a revival, and … Read More...

2 O&N Projects Awarded Preservation Alliance’s Top Honor

Two O’Donnell & Naccarato Projects Awarded Preservation Alliance’s Top Honor PHILADELPHIA, PA (June 03, 2015) - O’Donnell & Naccarato, the Philadelphia-headquartered consulting structural engineering firm, joins its partners on the Oxford Mills and Icon 1616 project teams in celebrating … Read More...

Remembering Selim Lunden

A Mentor, Teacher and Friend - Selim Lunden, PE It is with great sorrow that we announce that Selim Lunden, PE passed away on Friday evening April 3, 2015. Selim joined Greenberg, O’Donnell & Naccarato in 1978, and was one of the first employees at O’Donnell & Naccarato in 1981. In … Read More...

Building Owner’s Guide to Facade Inspection Ordinance

A Building Owner's Guide to Philadelphia Facade Inspection Ordinance All buildings in Philadelphia of six or more stories must be inspected as mandated by the City's Facade Inspection Ordinance. L+I Inspectors will begin making the rounds this May to check for compliance. Our complimentary … Read More...

Meet Our Newest Hires, Mathu Davis & Brian Hindes

Reinforcements Have Arrived O’Donnell & Naccarato has hired two new Project Designers to help keep pace with demand in the firm's Philadelphia office. Recent graduate Mathu Davis splits his school allegiance between Howard University and Lehigh University - he earned a bachelor’s degree in … Read More...

O&N Pres. Talks Biz Development With SMPS Philly

Business Development from the Business Development Experts On Wednesday, February 11, O'Donnell & Naccarato President Anthony Naccarato will join fellow A/E/C industry leaders to offer insight on the complex subject of Business Development. The Society For Marketing Professional Services … Read More...

Michael Herrmann Promoted to Principal

O’Donnell & Naccarato Promotes Michael Herrmann to Principal PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (January 29, 2015) - O’Donnell & Naccarato, the Philadelphia-headquartered consulting structural engineering firm, announced the promotion of Senior Project Executive Michael E. Herrmann, PE to Principal. … Read More...

Scott Bauer Promoted to Principal

O’Donnell & Naccarato Promotes Scott Bauer to Principal PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (January 29, 2015) - O’Donnell & Naccarato, the Philadelphia-headquartered consulting structural engineering firm, announced the promotion of Senior Project Executive Scott M. Bauer, PE, SECB, LEED AP to Principal. … Read More...

AIA Philadelphia Honors Navy Yard’s First Hotel

Anchors Aweigh At The Navy Yard The Courtyard Philadelphia South at The Navy Yard has received a Merit Award from the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. AIA Philadelphia's Annual Awards for Design Excellence "acknowledges the achievements of member architects and … Read More...

CCTEC Construction Commences

Cumberland County Technical Education Center Designed by Garrison Architects On September 16th, 2014 shovels broke ground in Bridgeton, New Jersey marking the start of construction for CCTEC’s new 2-story, 202,000 SF technical high school. CCTEC describes itself as a “public career and … Read More...

Ryan Rotzell Receives Lehigh Valley Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 Award

Ryan Rotzell, PE Receives Lehigh Valley Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 Award The Lehigh Valley Business Journal has recognized O’Donnell & Naccarato Project Executive Ryan T. Rotzell, PE to be among “the Greater Lehigh Valley's most accomplished young businessmen and women who have been … Read More...

O&N Named “Healthiest Employer” For 3rd Straight Year

O'Donnell & Naccarato Named “Healthiest Employer” For 3rd Straight Year The O&N Wellness Committee: Daryl Fennell; Matthew Vandersall; Samantha Fioravanti; and Melissa Pastras-Brugler The Philadelphia Business Journal has named O'Donnell & Naccarato one of the … Read More...

O&N President Receives Surprise Award From ACE Mentor Program

Anthony Naccarato Receives Surprise Honor From The ACE Mentor Program Anthony Naccarato with his wife Kathee, and his mentors, parents Laura and Peter Naccarato On May 14, O’Donnell & Naccarato President Anthony Naccarato, PE, SECB joined more than 400 of his A/E/C industry peers … Read More...

A day in the life of a Facade Investigator

A day in the life of a Facade Investigator The physical characteristics of each building offer a unique set of challenges to facade investigators. When a ground inspection will not suffice or the building itself requires specialized access systems, O'Donnell & Naccarato is equipped to employ … Read More...

O&N Assesses Buildings Damaged By Massive Nor’easter

O’Donnell & Naccarato Assesses Buildings Damaged By Massive Nor'easter In the wake of this week’s snowy Nor’easter, O’Donnell & Naccarato, Structural Engineers, located in Philadelphia, PA, Lehigh Valley, PA and Mountainside, NJ are out in the field responding to emergency calls of … Read More...

O&N Bethlehem, PA Staff Move Into New Office

O’Donnell & Naccarato's Bethlehem, PA Staff Move Into New Office For our Bethlehem staff, the new year kicks off in a new downtown office. O'Donnell & Naccarato's Lehigh Valley operations have moved to One Bethlehem Plaza on West Broad Street, located in Bethlehem's historic … Read More...

O&N Announces Leadership Transition

O’Donnell & Naccarato Announces Leadership Transition OUR LEADERS PAST & PRESENT from left to right: William O'Donnell -Retired, Peter Naccarato -Retired, Nick Cinalli, Anthony Naccarato Anthony Naccarato succeeds Nick Cinalli, PE, SECB, who served as President since 2003 and … Read More...

Congrats To Philadelphia University From O&N

Congratulations To Philadelphia University From O’Donnell & Naccarato As friends, as Philadelphians, and as engineers, we wish to extend congratulations to Philadelphia University, whose outstanding undergraduate interior design program has been ranked among the top 10 schools in the … Read More...

O&N Opens Northern NJ Office To Serve New York Metro Area

O’Donnell & Naccarato Opens New Jersey Office Led by Principal Paul Panzarino, PE To Serve NY Metro Area 1160 Route 22 West | 2nd Floor | Mountainside, NJ 07092 | 908.379.2911 O’Donnell & Naccarato has opened a Northern New Jersey office in Mountainside, Union County, to serve … Read More...

O&N Named “Healthiest Employer” For 2nd Straight Year

Philadelphia Business Journal Names O'Donnell & Naccarato “Healthiest Employer” For 2nd Straight Year The Philadelphia Business Journal has named O’Donnell & Naccarato one of 2013′s “Healthiest Employers of Greater Philadelphia”. O’Donnell & Naccarato’s wellness program includes … Read More...

Two DVASE Awards For O&N

Two DVASE Awards For O&N O’Donnell & Naccarato has received two Awards of Merit from the Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers! The awards acknowledge our role on Penn Medicine Washington Square, a 12-story, 153,000 SF medical office building in Philadelphia and the House of … Read More...

Hotel Monaco Receives Grand Jury Award

Hotel Monaco Receives Grand Jury Award We are pleased to announce that the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia has honored the Hotel Monaco adaptive reuse project with a Grand Jury Award! O'Donnell & Naccarato provided structural engineering services for Kimpton Hotels' major … Read More...

Hotel Monaco Awarded LEED Gold Certification

Hotel Monaco Awarded LEED Gold Certification We’re happy to announce that Hotel Monaco has received LEED Gold Certification for sustainable building practices! O'Donnell & Naccarato provided structural engineering services for Kimpton Hotels' major transformation of the Lafayette Building, … Read More...

Ryan Rotzell Promoted to Project Executive

O’Donnell & Naccarato Promotes Ryan Rotzell to Project Executive O’Donnell & Naccarato is pleased to announce the promotion of Mr. Ryan T. Rotzell, PE to Project Executive. Mr. Rotzell has more than twelve years experience as a structural engineer, the last nine working as a Project … Read More...

O’Donnell & Naccarato Wins NCSEA’s Outstanding Project Award

O'Donnell & Naccarato Wins NCSEA's Outstanding Project Award Dozens of structural engineering firms from around the country gathered in Saint Louis this past October for the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations' annual Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards banquet. … Read More...

Whitehall Receives BALA

Whitehall Receives BALA The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has honored Whitehall at Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania Avenue Townhouses, LP's 28-unit housing development, with a "Best in American Living Platinum Award". O'Donnell & Naccarato provided structural engineering services for … Read More...

O’Donnell & Naccarato Qualifies as Small Business for Federal Contracts

O'Donnell & Naccarato Qualifies as Small Business for Federal Contracts For the first time in about 25 years, the Small Business Administration changed its definition of small business for the Professional Engineering NAICS (541330). As a result of this change, O’Donnell & Naccarato now … Read More...