RWB is an MEP consulting engineering firm based in Dallas, Texas. On this page, you’ll find the latest updates on company news, ranging from special events or corporate announcements.

The firm has been in operation for over thirty years and employs more than 50 designers, engineers, and support staff. Learn more about our leadership and firm history .

RWB consulting engineers specialize in K-12 schools , higher education projects , aviation facilities , municipal structures , and office buildings .

RWB team joined Cadence McShane Construction, Perkins & Will, and Richardson ISD for the groundbreaking of our newest project, Lake Highlands Middle School on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

The middle school will be located next to Lake Highlands Junior High at 10301 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, and is the first school construction for the district since 2014. The new Lake Highlands Middle School will feature a 249,000-square-foot, 3-story middle school that includes an ICC-500 rated community tornado shelter.  The project is a replacement for the existing Lake Highlands Junior High School that was originally built in the 1960s.

Lake Highlands Middle School Groundbreaking

The facility will utilize a 4-pipe chilled and heating water system for the majority of the 3-story portion of the school and Roof-Top AC units for the majority of the athletic and other specialty areas.  The facility will have a STEM lab centrally located on the first level of the facility which will include a mechanical room with full height windows to allow students to see the mechanical system serving the first floor of the facility and thus allow instructors to discuss these systems in their curriculum.

The project is a multi-year phased project that was made possible by the ability to design and build the facility in a largely unused portion of the field next to the school, which allows the new facility to be built while keeping the existing facility in use until the new facility is complete. The school is expected to open in August 2024 and will house up to 1,500 students in grades 6-8.

The Architect of Record is Perkins & Will and the General Contractor is Cadence McShane .

RWB is proud to welcome six new interns this summer as part of our 2022 firm internship program.

During their time here at RWB, they will gain hands-on experience with MEP Engineering Design . They will help with the design process and documentation of current projects by working in AutoCAD and Revit and visiting project jobsites.

Allyson Lux

Allyson Lux

School: University of Alabama
Year in School: Graduated with BSME May 2022, now pursuing an MBA (May 2023)
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Allyson chose mechanical engineering because she had always enjoyed math and wanted a field that gave me many career options. Also, there are few women in mechanical engineering (about 10% total) and she wanted to change that. Hobbies include tennis, hiking, staying busy, and going to Alabama athletics games (football, basketball, baseball).

Braden Santer Braden Santer

School: University of Texas at Dallas
Year in School: Senior
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Braden chose to pursue engineering because it combined his passions for science, technology, and design. He is looking forward to gaining practical engineering experience and connecting with the engineers at RWB. Braden’s hobbies include gaming as well as modifying and racing cars.

Jacob Tschetter Jacob Tschetter

School: Texas A&M University
Year in School: Junior
Major: Architectural Engineering – MEP track

Jacob has always enjoyed learning about buildings and solving problems. He is excited to be learning from the associates while here at RWB.

Jacob is involved in Scouts, enjoys playing music and is a member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band.

Nicolas Lawrence Nicolas Lawrence

School: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Year in School: Incoming Freshman
Major: Chemical Engineering

Nicolas was inspired to pursue chemical engineering by his high school Environmental Science teacher, who helped him realize how important chemical sciences are to modern society. He find myself fascinated by the complex web of chemical interactions between human industries, the environment, and our very bodies. Through chemistry, everything is united as one crazy complicated system.

Nicolas says, “Working at RWB has helped me realize that it is one hundred percent within my power to interact with this system, something that the engineers I work with get to do every day through their own expertise with MEP.”

Nicole Svetlov Nicole Svetlov

School: University of Texas, Austin
Year in School: Junior
Major: Architectural Engineering

Nicole is an incoming transfer student, and a part of the class of 2024, at the University of Texas at Austin where she will be studying Architectural Engineering.

Going into university, Nicole aspired to become a Civil Engineer. That changed after she found out about ArchE. Working in two research labs, doing research on thermal comfort, and energy efficiency made her realize that a career in MEP would give her more intellectual fulfillment.  Placing in 1st place at the Utilities Challenge Competition at her school, cemented this feeling for her.

Additionally, Nicole believes that a healthy work-life balance is necessary to be successful and happy. Therefore, she highly values the time that she can spend reading, home decorating, and shopping.

Peter Pham Peter Pham

School: University of Missouri, Kansas City
Year in School: Senior
Major: Electrical & Computer Engineering

Inspired by his family, financial stability, construction design, electrical design and loves solving problems.

Hobbies include reading, chess, gym, fishing, and shopping.

RWB Consulting Engineers has once again been recognized by the Dallas Chapter of ASHRAE and ASHRAE Region VIII for excellence in building design.

In early January, the Dallas Chapter of ASHRAE awarded RWB Consulting Engineers the Building Technology Award. A few months later in April 2022, the projects clinched the regional competition.

Our design of Vanguard High School earned the Building Technology Award in New Construction – Educational Facilities, and our work on the Frisco Athletic Center earned the Building Technology Award in Existing Buildings – Institutional Facilities.

The ASHRAE Technology Awards recognizes prestigious buildings with innovative HVAC designs. Criteria for the award include:

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Innovation
  • Operation & Maintenance
  • Cost-Effectiveness
  • Environmental Impact

The  IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter Design Excellence Awards recognize the highest quality and achievement in interior design, and honor the creativity and innovation of the best of Texas and Oklahoma designers. The Collin College Wylie Campus was named the winner of the Design Excellence Award for Education Research (Design). We’re thrilled to see our colleagues at Page recognized for their hard work on this innovative design with this honor. RWB Consulting Engineers served as the MEP Engineering consultant on this higher education project.

This design project included three separate occupied buildings and a standalone central utility plant across 350,000 square feet. The project was designed and coordinated in Revit MEP . Keep reading about our MEP design on the Collin College Wylie Campus .

We treat every higher education project with the same level of accuracy, detail, and attention required to win awards. If you would like to speak with one of our principals about your next campus project, please contact us .

RWB is thrilled to welcome four new interns this summer as part of our firm internship program.

During their time here at RWB, they will gain hands-on experience with MEP Engineering Design . They will help with the design process and documentation of current projects by working in AutoCAD and Revit and visiting project jobsites.

Anna Claire Saffell

School: Auburn University
Year in School: Senior
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Anna began researching the role that engineering plays in the built world after taking an AP Art class with an Architecture concentration. She decided to purse mechanical engineering for the combination of visceral and behavioral design. This summer, Anna looks forward to gaining mentorship and hands-on experience, while expanding her skills in AutoCAD and Revit. She hopes to pursue a career in either MEP, Structural,  Architectural engineering, or product design.

At school, Anna is involved in Tau Beta Pi Honor Society, Chi Omega Sorority and Onward Campus Ministries.



Piper Roman

School: Texas A&M University
Year in School: Junior
Major: Architectural Engineering

Aside from her love of math and physics, Piper was inspired by her grandfather to pursue an engineering degree, as he was an engineer himself. She learned about RWB when attending a presentation on campus given by RWB Principal, Ken Fulk. Piper hopes to gain experience by collaborating and working with computer-aided design.

In her free time, Piper enjoys drawing and playing piano.



Weston Taylor

School: Oklahoma State University
Year in School: Senior
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Weston chose an engineering pathway based on his love for science, math and problem solving. He says, “put those together and you get engineering”. He is excited to gain valuable experience and apply it to the work he will complete at RWB this summer. Weston’s career path includes earning an EIT, working his way up to P.E. and Project Management.

Weston’s hobbies including watching new shows and hanging out with friends. He also enjoys boxing, biking, hiking and rock climbing.



Tyler Ferrari

School: University of Texas at Austin
Year in School: Junior
Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Tyler admires creators and inventors which inspired his decision to pursue engineering as a career. During an Independent Study course, Tyler was mentored by RWB Principal, Mike Adcock who encouraged him to apply to RWB’s internship program. Tyler looks forward to gaining knowledge and experience within the professional world of engineering as well as creating bonds with coworkers during his time here at RWB.

Next semester, Tyler will be a Teaching Assistant for one of his Electrical Engineering classes. He is also an officer within his Fraternity, Phi Kappa Tau.

RWB provides leadership to several industry groups; one such group is the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Today, we are sharing two exciting announcements about the involvement of our team members:

Ken Fulk

Ken Fulk

Ken has been elected to ASHRAE’s Board of Directors. He will serve in the Director At Large role from 2020-2023. ASHRAE’s Board of Directors oversees all of ASHRAE’s policies and procedures. The Board of Directors is the deciding group for all of ASHRAE activities, including topics of membership, technology, standards, publishing, finances, associate groups, and more. Ken is no stranger to the Board, as he served previously from 2008-2011 as the Director and Regional Chair representing Region VIII. Ken has a long legacy of leadership in ASHRAE. He has served on a wide variety of committees, such as Society Rules, Nominating, Government Affairs, Finance, Planning, Building Energy Quotient, and Handbook. He is also a past President of the Dallas Chapter.




Nathan Hart

Nathan Hart

Congratulations to RWB Principal Nathan Hart who has been recognized with the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award . In his 20+ years as a member, Nathan has given his time to serve the Society and its members. He most recently served as Chair of the Society’s Chapter Technology Transfer Committee, and he is a past President of the Dallas Chapter. We are proud of Nathan’s accomplishments and we are thrilled to see him recognized for his decades of service to this important industry group. Congratulations, Nathan!

In early January, the Dallas Chapter of ASHRAE recognized RWB Consulting Engineers for notable HVAC design of two projects: Richardson’s Lake Highlands Freshman Center, now called Building H, and Arlington ISD’s Agricultural Science Center. Both projects earned the chapter’s Technology Award in the Existing Building and New Construction – Educational Facilities category.

The ASHRAE Technology Awards recognizes prestigious buildings with innovative HVAC designs. Criteria for the award include:

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Innovation
  • Operation & Maintenance
  • Cost-Effectiveness
  • Environmental Impact

RWB is proud to achieve two new Technology Awards for educational projects. RWB previously won the 2020 ASHRAE Technology Award at the Regional level for Denton ISD’s Ray Braswell High School for New Construction – Educational Facility.

The Winning Projects: Details

Lake Highlands Freshman Center

LHHS FC Exterior The Lake Highlands Freshman Center (Building H) now provides a comfortable learning environment for students who attend class in the building. Built-in 1997, the building served as a freshman-only campus for Richardson ISD students in the area. With the original equipment nearing failure, the building required a major HVAC upgrade. When voters approved the 2016 bond for improvements, RWB examined and addressed multiple performance issues by re-zoning the building from an east/west to a north/south configuration. Updated equipment was installed and scheduled accordingly for space utilization.

Some of the performance issues include:

  • Lack of diversity in zones
  • Lack of heating, or inadequately sized heating in the building, especially at the perimeter
  • Poor air distribution and complicated air delivery design in the gymnasium
  • VAV Air Terminal Units that were completely inaccessible for maintenance
  • Complicated air distribution systems with poor energy performance using VAV Terminal Units on constant volume Roof-Top AC Equipment

Based on the evaluations of load calculations, RWB improved performance while downsizing the MEP equipment in this building.

Arlington ISD Agricultural Science Center

Arlington ISD Ag Science Center Arlington ISD’s new 28,000 SF expansion of the district’s Agricultural Science Center is uniquely designed as an indoor/outdoor facility. As part of the expansion, classrooms, administration areas, animal pens, open-air barns, and a metal shop were added.

The building opened in 2019 to students and faculty offering the opportunity to experience hands-on learning as it relates to agricultural education.

The Arlington ISD Agricultural Science Center is a net-zero energy building, producing more energy than it consumes, which is tracked by the Energy Management System (EMS) tied to all the mechanical components.

Some energy-efficient items that were included in the design are:

  • A photovoltaic (PV) array
  • Wind turbine
  • Rainwater storage collection tanks

The PV array and wind turbine help with energy production while the rainwater storage collection tanks help with irrigation and other internal barn uses.

ASHRAE Dallas Technology Award

In December each year, The Dallas Chapter of ASHRAE accepts nominations for their Technology Award competition. The program recognizes multiple MEP engineering firms in different categories ranging from Commercial to Institutional and Residential facility types.

As the winner of the Chapter award, both projects will move to the Regional competition for a chance to compete at the Societal competition.

Nathan Hart, P.E. leads the mechanical team on the Lake Highlands High School Freshman Center HVAC Upgrades Project.

Joseph Proctor, P.E. leads the team on the Net-Zero energy design of the Arlington ISD Agricultural Science Center.

In late December, the construction team responsible for the Southwest Airlines Wings aviation project was honored with an industry award.  

McCarthy Building Companies Inc. took home the prize for the 2019 Distinguished Building Award presented by the Construction Industry Association/TEXO. This project beat out competition from other massive projects, competing the category of buildings with construction costs in excess of $75 million.

Criteria for the award included:

  • Difficulty in construction
  • Original construction techniques involved
  • Final appearance
  • Quality of the finished product
  • Timeliness of the project’s completion

RWB is proud to be a part of the design team for this award-winning aviation project.

About the Project: SWA Wings Complex

Southwest Airlines recently built a new, 865,000 square foot building complex just southwest of the Dallas Love-Field Airport. This enormous multi-building facility includes several unique features, including:

  • Four-story Flight Training Center to improve and expand pilot training
  • Six-story office facility including modern amenities and layout for SWA employees
  • A 1950-space parking garage for plenty of capacity
  • A pedestrian sky bridge spanning 400 feet connecting the new building to the existing SWA campus

The project broke ground in spring 2016. Construction was completed two years later in spring 2018.  

RWB Consulting Engineers: MEP Engineering for Award-Winning Aviation Projects

At RWB, one of our core areas of expertise is aviation projects, including flight training academies, flight simulators, airports, office buildings , and hangars. Because of our long history with the airline industry, we are well-versed in every airline’s standard of engineering design and construction.

We treat every air transportation project with the same level of accuracy, detail, and attention required to win awards. If you would like to speak with one of our principals about your next aviation project, please contact us .

On June 19, 2019, RWB Consulting Engineers celebrated 33 years of operation. Our entire staff spent took the afternoon off to enjoy some time together at Topgolf Dallas .

Everyone tried their hand at the deceptively easy driving range games. We’ll admit that some of our engineers are more experienced – and more competitive- than others. For the rest of us, there was plenty of food and drink to go around. Plus, nearby our assigned party area were some garden games for added entertainment. Special thanks to our office manager and marketing coordinator Brooke for organizing the event! She took great care in bringing the RWB-themed decorations and ensuring this party was one for all to remember!

We greatly value the  history of our firm  and the work of our clients. In recent years, our team has grown to over 50 people. Our team supports projects across all sectors from  K-12  to  aviation . And, we are still growing. We have plenty of  career opportunities  available to engineers looking to be a part of our dynamic history.

Since the very beginning, RWB Consulting Engineers has aimed to put client first. We take this commitment very seriously, working every day to ensure client satisfaction. In this way we know we will not only meet the goals of our clients, but also our own goal: repeat business with satisfied clients. We know we have done our job when Owners choose to work with RWB Consulting Engineeers for MEP engineering a second, third, fourth, or fiftieth time.

We are grateful for our 33 years here at RWB, and hope for plenty more to celebrate in the coming years!

At RWB, we are proud of our well-established internship program. Over the course of a semester, engineering interns have the opportunity to learn about MEP engineering . Interns get hands-on experience with design and documentation, as well as accompanying our engineers for job site visits. We are excited to have three interns with us this summer:

Allyson Lux Allyson Lux

School: University of Alabama

Year in School: Junior

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Allyson chose the path of a degree in mechanical engineering because she is seeking a career that combines technical and creative skills, while focusing on innovation and improving lives. She is looking forward to spending the summer at RWB learning from our team of skilled engineers. She learned about MEP engineering from a friend’s father, who works in the plumbing side of the industry.

At school, Allyson is involved in many activities including the Society of Women Engineers, Delta Gamma sorority, Tau Beta Pi Honor Society, the Alabama club tennis team. She’d like to leave us with this: “Roll Tide!”


Graham Robertson Graham Robertson

School: University of Texas at Arlington

Year in School: Senior

Major: Architectural Engineering

Graham decided to pursue an engineering degree after reading books by architect Christopher Alexander. Graham said, “his work and philosophy inspired me to pursue a degree that would enable me to further the vision of “a living world” through innovations in design and construction.” In the future, Graham hopes to work on construction projects that help people in economically blighted neighborhoods.

In his free time, Graham sings baritone for the UT Arlington choir, enjoys making music, riding bikes, and chatting with strangers.


Taylor Trower Taylor Trower

School: University of Texas at Arlington

Year in School: Junior

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Taylor  always loved to tinker and take things apart to see how they work. She said, “I took an engineering class my junior year of high school I knew that’s what I wanted to do.” On-campus, Taylor works with a undergraduate research team on dynamics. This summer she is hoping to gain real-world work experience in the engineering industry.

Outside of work and school, Taylor loves to bike alongside the Trinity. She loves to cook and garden, and she is always ready to take on a DIY project!