Engineering and Architecture are taught in different schools but overlap constantly in building construction and for any design and project, seamless blending of these creative and logical practices must be core to any project’s success.
Founded in 2011 by Erevan O’Neill, ONE Design continues to flourish as a hands-on client-oriented engineering consultancy. Dedication to client satisfaction has propelled the company forward and the level of service offered ensures that this recession-grown company will last. Engineering and architecture are taught in different schools but overlap constantly in building construction and for any project, seamless blending of these creative and logical practices must be core to any project’s success.
After completing an engineering degree program at University College Cork, Ireland, Erevan worked in a consulting firm in Ireland providing both engineering and architectural services. This small firm afforded him the opportunity of working on all faucets of turnkey projects and bolstered a philosophy in Erevan that success is borne out of the intrinsic marriage of the physical and the abstract. This philosophy follows in the practice of Structural Architects such as Santiago Calatrava, proving that when engineers tear down the preconceived walls that confine creativity, wonderful harmony ensues. Allowing the abstract concepts to flourish will offer an understanding of the framework for the structure to be woven in. Understanding structure enables the form to take shape, thus the form of the function is defined by the force. This is Structural Architecture at its best.
Before creating ONE Design, Erevan worked in a San Francisco structural engineering office for five years. The office’s hands-on approach provided a strong learning curve to all the technical pitfalls that the San Francisco Planning and Building departments offer. This provided Erevan with more than a structural engineering experience. Knowledge and understanding of building codes and the permit process is an integral part of engineering the physical aspects of any building structure.