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KDW Salas O’Brien Announces New Director, Brenda Ross

By Business Wire News   


KDW Salas O’Brien, LLC is excited to announce the return of Brenda Ross to the firm as a Director of Critical Environments. In her new position, Brenda will further develop KDW Salas O’Brien’s growing portfolio of regional and national accounts.

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Brenda Ross, AIA, LEED AP Director of Critical Environments (Photo: Business Wire)

Brenda Ross, AIA, LEED AP Director of Critical Environments (Photo: Business Wire)

With more than 25 years of experience, Brenda is highly skilled at design and construction management and specializes in complex and sophisticated systems design. She has a long history working with critical environments such as data centers, telecommunications, Network Operation Centers (NOC) and MESC upgrades, where fast-track scheduling and ongoing operational requirements are critical.

Formerly with the firm from 1996 to 2004, she worked her way to Principal. Arnold Kraakmo, Managing Principal, is excited for Brenda’s return and what this means for the company. “Brenda adds strong architectural leadership to our team. Her experience and expertise with mission critical facilities enables us to serve our clients better as her experience and skill will add to the breadth and depth of the critical environments team nationally. Her creative solutions, ability to work well under pressure and her commitment to the obligations of her projects gives her respect among her clients and peers within the industry.”

Brenda is a registered Architect in Washington. She has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Idaho. She is an active member of the Executive Women’s Golf Association and the Girl Scouts of America.

About Salas O’Brien

Salas O’Brien is an ENR Top 500 facilities planning, design and construction management firm focused on critical environments. Their 265 team members serve our clients from 14 offices across the United States. Salas O’Brien integrates all disciplines to create the most reliable, sustainable, and coordinated projects. Their goal is simple: develop long-term relationships built on trust, thoughtful design and outstanding results. More information can be found at

Salas O’Brien
Monica Anderson, Direct 206-294-7481


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