Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers

About Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers

BR+A is a global engineering firm that embraces challenging projects for organizations whose work makes a difference in people’s lives and the world. We engineer responsive, high-performing buildings where people and ideas thrive.

Founded in 1975, BR+A creates state-of-the-art facilities by providing tightly integrated and coordinated engineering design services that touch every aspect of the built environment. These include MEP/FP systems design, sustainability consulting, building commissioning, infrastructure design, master planning, and more. Whether it’s a small, quick-turn assignment or complex, large-scale project, BR+A is hands-on from inception to construction completion.

Unparalleled technical expertise
BR+A’s more than 300 team members, working together across eight US-based offices, bring unsurpassed technical expertise and wide-ranging creativity to everything they do. We assemble highly proficient, multidisciplinary teams, each led by a firm principal, to serve as trusted advisors throughout the project. Using the most advanced tools and technologies, BR+A provides lifecycle cost analysis, energy modeling, and proactive value engineering that helps architects and owners weigh the pros, cons, and holistic benefits of proposed designs.

The forefront of sustainable design
With every building we engineer, we’ve made a commitment to reducing carbon. Our staff includes LEED Accredited engineers, and we are quietly leading the industry when it comes to Zero Net Energy, Zero Net Energy Ready, and Zero Net Carbon projects for academic, science, and healthcare design. BR+A helps clients see the short- and long-term value of sustainability—that a project’s success is measured not simply in reduced kilowatt hours, but in financial viability, constructability, and maintainability.

A whole-building approach to commissioning
We also offer integrated commissioning services to ensure that construction managers, vendors, and specialty contractors take a whole-building approach to the systems and features of your project. From commissioning plan development and ongoing quality control, to final performance testing and review of the facilities operations through the first year.

Above all, our diverse team is dedicated to serving as a true partner to clients and we strive to be seen a vital part of their organization. In the office, on the job site, or out in the field, BR+A fosters a culture where creativity and hard work are celebrated—and collaboration fuels mutual success.


HVAC Design Intern

May 2019 - August 2019 Boston, MA
“Lots of growth potential and learning experiences. ”
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