engineering outstanding environments

In a world of ever more constrained resources, the design of building systems demands careful attention and wise choices. Initial construction, future changes, energy, and other annual operating costs must all be considered. Complex building types have intensive requirements and energy demands. We intimately understand that institutions need to balance operability and flexibility with resiliency and sustainability.

In trying to get to Net Zero, we employ clean energy sources, but those sources are often tied to a grid. Resiliency is about redundancy and backups so, for example, when there is a flood, hospital generators come on and there is no cessation of operations. Sustainability and resiliency are sometimes at odds.

Thankfully, our expertise in both sustainability and resiliency positions us to settle the quarrel between them. Our cutting-edge modeling capabilities show clients various scenarios and help then make informed decisions.

clients

Our engineers take great pride in developing creative solutions for our most technically-complex and beautiful design projects for  large and small clients in the higher education space as well as corporate and healthcare sectors.

We also have client projects that are about helping campuses get to carbon neutral.

"The more closely we work together as architects and engineers – collaborating from project’s inception – the more we can move toward the goal of Net Zero, and the better our buildings function."

our approach

Ballinger develops cost-effective, sustainable energy and infrastructure solutions that don’t sacrifice operability on the path to Net Zero. As an integrated design firm, we have the proven skills to deliver both sustainable and resilient buildings that are maintainable, adaptable, and secure.

Our focus is to engineer outstanding environments in the service of thoughtful design. We understand the rigor required to engineer systems as part of a collaborative team focused on maximizing quality and work with our in-house team as well as elite design firms around the world.

energy & infrastructure

  • 2022 — American Institute of Steel Construction, IDEAS2 Awards Finalist

    Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering

    University of Rhode Island

  • 2021 — ASHRAE Mid-Atlantic, Technology Award

    Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building

    University of Maryland, Baltimore County

  • 2021 — ASHRAE Philadelphia, Technology Award

    Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building

    University of Maryland, Baltimore County

  • 2021 — ASHRAE, Second Place Technology Award

    Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building

    University of Maryland, Baltimore County

  • 2020 — Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers, Outstanding Project Award

    Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering

    University of Rhode Island

  • 2019 — Green Building United, Groundbreaker Award, Finalist

    Stemmler Hall

    University of Pennsylvania

A more prosperous future is contingent on a healthy and resilient world. For 25 years a foundation of our practice has been a progression toward Net Zero carbon facilities that are inspiring environments for learning and discovery. The goal of minimizing energy use on campus while meeting the increasing power demands of facilities housing ever-evolving research and lab programs has been a key driver in our development of innovative systems concepts.