Michael Baker International Hosts Grand Opening for New Office in Dallas

June 18th Event Reinforces Commitment to Region

Location: Dallas, TX
Date: June 18, 2015

Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, consulting, planning, technical and professional services, is opening the doors to its new home in the Dallas area to better serve its customers and the community. On Thursday, June 18 from 4 to 7 p.m., the company christened its new location (1501 LBJ Freeway, Suite 650) with a grand opening event.

Invited guests got a first glimpse at the office and also saw a demonstration of the company’s Lynx Mobile Mapper™ System using the latest Mobile LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology. Michael Baker International was among the first innovators in the use of mobile mapping technology. The Mobile LiDAR vehicle enables the company to complete accurate engineering surveys and asset mapping for highways, runways and other critical infrastructure projects. In addition, guests saw how unmanned aerial systems are becoming an important tool in Michael Baker’s work on a variety of projects.

“We are now even better positioned to contribute to impactful projects in greater Dallas. Our new office gives us room to grow and will make us even more accessible to our clients here in the region,” said Juan Contreras, vice president and Dallas office executive for Michael Baker International. “We are commemorating our 75th anniversary this year and are committed to continuing our heritage of transforming communities by combining global expertise and experience with local knowledge.”

The S.M. Wright Freeway Project is a recent example of Michael Baker’s investment in the region. It will provide a direct connection from US 175 to Interstate 45, will eliminate a dangerous curve known locally as “Dead Man’s Curve” and will provide opportunities for neighborhood revitalization and economic development. Michael Baker International partnered with the City of Dallas, TxDOT and the North Texas Tollway Authority to deliver this project.

“Smart, sustainable development can only occur when reliable infrastructure is in place. It becomes the foundation for the kind of initiative that generates jobs and economic growth,” added Contreras.   “Dallas is emerging as an international destination for business and commerce with major corporations choosing to locate their operations here. We’re glad to be part of the city’s future.”

At the new Dallas location, Michael Baker International will be offering a broad array of services that includes everything from civil engineering, architectural design and interior design to transportation systems planning and bridge design and inspection.

About Michael Baker International

Michael Baker International is a leading global provider of engineering and consulting services which includes planning, architectural, environmental, construction, program management, and full life cycle support services as well as information technology and communications services and solutions. The company provides its comprehensive range of services and solutions in support of U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients.  Michael Baker International has more than 5,000 employees in more than 90 locations across the U.S. and internationally. To learn more visit www.mbakerintl.com.

Contact: Wendy Jones