For 19 consecutive years and counting, O'Brien Construction Company has received the Associated General Contractors Outstanding Safety Performance Award.
LARGEST GENERAL CONTRACTORS - 2013
PRIVATE 200 - 2012
FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES - 2011
PRIVATE 200 - 2011
20 FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES - 2010
LARGEST HOME BUILDER - 2008
LARGEST GENERAL CONTRACTOR - 2008
FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES - 2008
AGC BUILD MICHIGAN AWARD 2013
DETROIT, MI - Once part of the massive Parke Davis pharmaceutical manufacturing campus, the dilapidated building stood as a shadow of the past and a looming eyesore to the future. Abandoned for over 20 years, this 105,293 square foot, 1940’s structure required an extensive full gut renovation, along with the addition of new space, in order to be transformed into Detroit’s first affordable assisted living facility. Located within walking distance of the international riverfront, this development brought hundreds of new jobs and a $20 Million investment in the neighborhood.
GOVERNOR'S REINVENTING MICHIGAN AWARD 2011
AGC BUILD MICHIGAN AWARD 2011
DETROIT, MI - Originally designed by famed architect Albert Kahn, this 4-story, 100-year-old brick building, located at 5716 Michigan Avenue, initially served as the San Telmo Cigar Factory. An extensive historic renovation of this 50,000 square foot timber frame structure transformed it into a state-of-the-art modern wellness center. Energy efficient features were incorporated into the design with elements that preserve the building's heritage.
CREW DETROIT IMPACT AWARD 2008
DETROIT, MI - This historic restoration of this once-abandoned architectural gem into affordable housing for aspiring artists and others was a significant accomplishment. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the restoration of the Whitdel was a major catalyst in revitalizing the struggling neighborhood. Today, it offers affordable housing in 32 beautifully renovated apartment units, an elegant lobby, art gallery space, ceramics rooms, a computer lab, a multi-purpose classroom, and many other features to foster an inviting and creative environment.
NSO BELL BUILDING
NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARD
GOVERNOR’S AWARD FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION
MICHIGAN HISTORIC PRESERVATION NETWORK’S BUILDING AWARD
NATIONAL HOUSING & REHABILITATION ASSOCIATION’S 2013 AWARD FOR MOST ADVANCED FINANCIAL STRUCTURE
AMERICAN COUNCIL OF ENGINEERING COMPANIES OF MICHIGAN’S MERIT AWARD
ENGINEERING SOCIETY OF DETROIT CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN AWARD
BRICK IN ARCHITECTURE AWARD PROGRAM
AGC BUILD MICHIGAN AWARD 2009
DETROIT, MI - This 3-story, 62-unit senior apartment building was built on a formerly dilapidated site which required extensive soil remediation including the removal of a number of underground basement demolitions. Inaccurate city records presented additional challenges with the unforeseen relocation of utilities. The building's cost-efficient, attractive design incorporated energy efficient features throughout while offering residents a safe, accessible place to live. The project further served as an anchor for the revitalization and rebirth of its neglected Detroit neighborhood.
MATILDA WILSON AVIARY WING AT THE DETROIT ZOO
AIA DETROIT DESIGN HONOR AWARD 25 YEAR HONOR AWARD 2008
ROYAL OAK, MI - In the Matilda Wilson Free-Flight Aviary, over 30 species of birds are free to fly, walk, or swim among the cover of lush tropical plants in a warm and inviting climate. This impressive glass-enclosed habitat allows visitors to view birds in a natural setting as they walk along a winding pathway. The project, built in 1975, earned the Twenty-Five Year Honor Award for a work of enduring quality. The building is owned by the Detroit Zoological Society and the City of Detroit.
AGC BUILD MICHIGAN AWARD 2013 - ENVIRONMENTAL CATEGORY
BEST OF TROY GREEN BUILDING AWARD 2013
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION'S ENVIRONMENTAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
TROY, MI - The scope of this adaptive reuse of a 1960’s office building challenged O'Brien Construction Company to investigate new solutions to traditional building systems. O'Brien recycled 95% of all construction debris (by weight) and applied many innovative, leading edge, green construction techniques to the project yielding outstanding results.
AGC BUILD MICHIGAN AWARD 2007
LEED® GREEN BUILDING SYSTEM CERTIFICATION
DETROIT, MI - The renovation of Lithuanian Hall achieved recognition as the first building in Detroit to be certified by the prestigious LEED® Green Building Rating System for Core and Shell construction. The building, originally built in the 1920’s, underwent extensive gutting of the internal structure and complete restoration to historic requirements. Partially exposed brick brings interest to the renovated interior and energy efficient systems provide lower operating costs.
REDFORD BRANCH LIBRARY
ENGINEERING SOCIETY OF DETROIT'S CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN AWARD
REDFORD, MI - Designed by the architectural firm of Sims-Varner, the Redford Branch houses approximately 150,000 volumes of books and other materials, and is the busiest of all the Detroit Public Library branches on the west side of Detroit. Special features of this branch include a children's storytelling corner, a children's garden and an Internet lab with 17 public-access computer workstations. The Engineering Society of Detroit’s Construction and Design Awards are among the premier recognitions awarded to members of the construction industry and their projects.
PHOENIX AWARD FOR NATIONAL COMMUNITY IMPACT 2011
PHOENIX AWARD NATIONAL GRAND PRIZE RUNNER-UP
NAHB MULTI-FAMILY AWARDS - BEST GREEN BUILDING CONCEPTS FINALIST
DETROIT, MI - Built on the site of the former Studebaker Plant, extensive brownfield remediation was necessary in order to construct this 107,000 square foot, 150 unit apartment complex. With 11,000 square of feet of common area and commercial space, Piquette provides homeless veterans with permanent housing and a comprehensive offering of on-site supportive services.
BIA DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR 2009
DETROIT, MI - Gardenview Estates is the redevelopment of the Detroit Housing Commission's former Herman Gardens public housing site. Constructed in several phases, this development features a variety of one, two, and three-level multi-family housing designs as well as a senior apartment building. Wood frame construction was used with brick facades over concrete basements. A community clubhouse, playgrounds, and other common areas were also added. In total, O'Brien constructed 472 units of housing for this expansive development.