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O&N mourns the sudden loss of beloved 25-year employee, Jonathan J. Brazier.

Jon served as the Director of Production Technology at O&N.  He created and maintained the standards that are seen by all who view a set of our drawings – he firmly believed that our drawings were a window into what our firm represents.  Jon ushered O&N into the BIM generation, presented at numerous AIA and Autodesk University conferences about Revit Structure and performed Quality Control on our projects.  Jon’s career started at Fisher Steel as a steel detailer.  From there he spent almost 9 years at Pennoni Associates prior to starting at O&N in 1997. Jon will be dearly missed.

Guarini Justice Complex Topping Off

The main building topping out for one of New Jersey’s largest public revitalization efforts took place Friday afternoon and O&N was honored to have some of our team in attendance. 

The 405,000-square-foot design-build complex, formally known as the Honorable Frank J. Guarini Justice Complex, sits right in the heart of Jersey City. The main building of the complex includes 24 courtrooms, judges’ chambers, sheriff offices, and court administration. A six-story, 459-space parking garage, and a one-and-a-half story building housing the surrogate and prosecutor’s office, form the remainder of the complex. It is an honor to be collaborating with such a talented team on this project, which is set to open in 2024.

“O&N’s designs have contributed to some of the region’s most notable municipal projects, and we are thrilled to add the Guarini Justice Complex to our roster of transformative projects.” -Anthony Naccarato, PE, SE, F. ASCE, President of O&N

Check out a video of the topping off, below!


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O’Donnell & Naccarato Announces 2022 Structural Engineering Staff Promotions

With great pleasure and pride, we announce the structural engineering staff promotions of twelve highly deserving O&N team members. During yet another challenging year, these individuals continued to put their best feet forward in bringing the top level of service to our clients, industry, and coworkers. These promotions are the latest evidence of the supportive dynamic of the O&N team that we strive to enhance together daily. We congratulate all on their achievements.


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Anthony Naccarato Wraps Up 40th Anniversary of O’Donnell & Naccarato

With the 2021 Holidays approaching, O&N winds down on our 40th Anniversary year-long celebration with our 40th Anniversary wrap up. This year has seen our firm not just survive but thankfully thrive during continued difficult economic times. We are so very grateful for the continued support of our clients, staff, and communities. As always, we look to the future – future clients, growth, prosperity, and above all happiness and peace with those we cherish. We wish the same for all of you this upcoming year and all to follow.

Click to watch the video 40th Anniversary wrap up.


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Anthony Naccarato Named A 2021 Most Admired CEO by Philadelphia Business Journal

We are beyond proud to announce that O&N President Anthony Naccarato has been honored by the Philadelphia Business Journal as a 2021 Most Admired CEO. The Journal recognized 28 of nearly 100 of the region’s top executives, each having demonstrated the skills, agility, and ingenuity required to lead their companies through the most difficult times.

Among his many professional accomplishments, Anthony has taken O&N from one of the leading structural engineering firms in the Mid-Atlantic region to a nationally recognized firm while maintaining the family culture that his father created when opening the firm in 1981. O&N has grown from 50 employees and 2 offices to 80 employees and 4 offices, including offices in Northern NJ, NYC, and IN, and stock value for the firm has grown more than 40% (O&N is an Employee Stock Ownership (ESOP) firm). Despite the many challenges O&N faced during the onset of the pandemic, Anthony was able to quickly get business under control, with O&N maintaining the entirety of its staff throughout 2020.

Anthony, or “Tony” as we know him, maintains a commitment to engaging young people in the fields of engineering and design. He served as the Founding Board Chair of the ACE Mentor Program Greater Philadelphia Affiliate from 2003-2013 and remains a member of the National Board of Director’s Leadership Council. Tony is also the Immediate Past Board Chair of the National Kidney Foundation (NFK) Eastern PA/NJ and is a champion of many fundraising events throughout the year, including the NFK Golf Outing and NFK Walk.

Perhaps the best example of Tony’s impact on this company comes from this quote from the submission: “When Anthony took over as President, there was excitement among the staff. Anthony is committed to the betterment of the company and his employees. When push comes to shove, Anthony will always put the company and employees before himself.”

The Business Journal will recognize each of these leaders and 2021 Most Admired CEOs at a live event at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia on Dec. 9 and profile all 28 in a special print edition of the paper on Dec. 10.


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O’Donnell & Naccarato Commits to the SE 2050 Challenge

O’Donnell & Naccarato is proud to announce that we have joined the Structural Engineers 2050 Commitment Program. This comprehensive program has been designed to ensure substantive embodied carbon reductions in the design and construction of structural systems by the collective structural engineering profession. Ultimately, the fundamental goal is that “All structural engineers shall understand, reduce and ultimately eliminate embodied carbon in their projects by 2050.”

O&N’s commitment to this initiative begins with our Embodied Carbon Action Plan (ECAP) 2021, year one, which focuses on educating our staff, initiating our internal documentation process, determining potential reduction strategies, and bringing awareness to members of the A/E/C community that we interface with on a regular basis. Please see the link below to read the entire O&N Embodied Carbon Action Plan.

For more information on the Structural Engineers 2050 Commitment Program, click the link here.


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O&N Celebrates 40 Years of Supporting Historic Preservation

Preserving our past for our future. From envelopes to interiors, renovations to additions, O’Donnell & Naccarato recognizes the intrinsic value of historic buildings and takes pride in working to conserve and protect our inherited built environment. Whether involving Adaptive Reuse, Renovation, Historic Preservation, or Restoration, our award-winning projects have been recognized time and time again by organizations such as the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the National Association of Home Builders. The pride we take in the preservation of our historic projects, completing over 3,000 since 1981, is evident across not only Philadelphia but all over the country.

With the completion of our latest project, One City, we would like to give a sneak peek behind the curtain wall as to what goes into preserving our past for our future…

Anatomy of Restoration & Historic Preservation

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O’Donnell & Naccarato Receives Merit Award for New Staff Parking Garage

We are pleased to announce that Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center New Staff Parking Garage was selected for a Merit Award by the 58th Annual New Jersey Concrete Awards Committee. The awards are sponsored by New Jersey Chapter American Concrete Institute & New Jersey Concrete and Aggregate Association.

O&N provided complete structural engineering design services for the state-of-the-art, seven-level structure, which affords Overlook’s team members entirely on-site parking while increasing existing parking capacity for patients and visitors. We offer congratulations to the entire Project Team:

  • Atlantic Health Systems – Owner
  • Buckl Architects – Architect
  • Holt Construction Group – GC/CM
  • O’Donnell & Naccarato – Structural Engineers
  • Terracon Consultants Inc – Geotechnical Engineer
  • Dewberry – Civil Engineer
  • HB Engineers – MEP Engineer
  • State Line Construction Co., Inc. – Concrete Contractor
  • County Concrete Corp. – Ready-Mix Concrete Supplier

Read more about the Merit Award-winning parking garage here.


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O’Donnell & Naccarato Mourns The Loss of Barton Partners Principal Matthew J. Koenig, AIA

O’Donnell and Naccarato has lost a longtime client and great friend, Matthew Koenig, AIA, on Monday, July 12, 2021. Matt, a principal at Barton Partners Architects, was a talented architect who provided exemplary service to his many clients during his 30+ year career. Along the way, Matt made many friends at other design and construction firms with whom he collaborated. Matt was affable and an all-around great guy, and an avid golfer who co-chaired AIA Philadelphia’s annual golf tournament with me for more than 20 years. He was also a proud and active member of the Carpenters’ Company of the City and County of Philadelphia. Matt leaves behind his devoted wife Maria and their 2 children, Nikole & Jakob. Please keep them all in your thoughts and prayers during these most difficult days.

Anthony F. Naccarato, PE, SE, SECB

You can read Matthew Koenig’s full obituary here.


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