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Celebrating the Grand Opening of Elephant Springs at The Fort Worth Zoo

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Years of hard work came to fruition last Thursday as the Fort Worth Zoo welcomed visitors to its grand opening of Elephant Springs. Elephant Springs is phase two of the Fort Worth Zoo’s four-part, $100 million Wilder Vision renovation campaign that started in 2016. City leaders, including Mayor Betsy Price, Dunaway’s CEO Chris Wilde, PE, design lead Adam Brewster, and other members of Dunaway’s team joined together to watch as the elephants emerged from the…

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Dunaway Opens Dallas Office as Part of Expansion Plan

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Dunaway announced today it has officially opened its Dallas office located at 1412 Main Street. The firm has tapped Principal and Regional Manager Jeff Taylor to lead the office and Regional Development Director Simon Harris IV will oversee business development. “We are excited to expand our footprint in North Texas,” said Chris Wilde, CEO of Dunaway. “We are already doing a lot of work in Dallas and want to be there locally to better serve our…

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Dunaway announces new CEO

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Dunaway is proud to announce Chris Wilde as the firm’s new CEO. Former CEO Tom Galbreath, a 35-year veteran of Dunaway, has become the company’s Chairman of the Advisory Board.  “Leadership change is healthy,” said Galbreath. “I’ve been working diligently on this transition with Chris for a few years and feel very blessed and honored to have served as CEO of Dunaway. I am humbled to lead this firm and am especially pleased in how…

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Dunaway’s Growth Continues with Acquisition of Daniel & Brown, Inc.

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From our humble North Texas roots in Fort Worth back in the mid-1950s, Dunaway has expanded over the past six decades to include offices in Austin, Dallas Midland and San Antonio. Dunaway’s recent acquisition of DBI Engineers of Farmersville continues that pattern of growth and also provides Dunaway with an additional business line. “DBI Engineers provides engineering expertise in water, wastewater and civil infrastructure design projects for water and sewer companies, municipalities and utilities —…

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Lauren Setterbo joins Dunaway’s San Antonio Team

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Dunaway’s staff has provided professional services in San Antonio for over 20 years. Over these past two decades our staff has developed professional relationships with contractors and have assisted the City of San Antonio and other local agencies such as the San Antonio River Authority. As we continue to build relationships within the City, we are pleased to announce the hiring of Lauren Setterbo as the newest addition to our San Antonio team! Lauren, previously…

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Trend Spotlight: Rooftop Gardens – Healing Through Design

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The trends we’re highlighting throughout our Trend Spotlight series provide insight into how clients are getting creative when providing innovative solutions and memorable experiences for end-users. With healthcare organizations continuing to move toward more sustainable business models, the popularity of rooftop gardens is likely to continue to grow. Today, we’re highlighting these unique outdoor spaces and the benefits they bring to those who need them most. Through evidence-based design, rooftop gardens promote the health and…

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Simon Harris IV Joins Dunaway in North Texas

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Founded in 1956, Dunaway first established our North Texas presence in our Fort Worth office. Through our continued growth over our 64-year history, we have expanded to offices in Austin, Midland, and San Antonio while continuing to have an impact on the DFW area. As that growth continues, Dunaway is thrilled to announce the hiring of Simon Harris IV as the newest addition to our North Texas team. Over the past twenty years, Dunaway team…

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Mark Merryman joins Dunaway’s Central Texas Structural Team

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Dunaway is pleased to announce the hiring of Mark Merryman, PE, LEED AP as the newest addition to our Central Texas team. We believe that the addition of Mark is impactful not only to our company but to the Central Texas community as a whole. Mark, previously with Cardno (now IMEG)’s local office, will lead Dunaway’s Structural Engineering practice in Austin, bringing with him over 30 years of experience as a structural engineer with a…

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Shining a spotlight on Dunaway’s continued growth in Central Texas

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Dunaway has seen significant progress since opening its doors in 1956. Poised for growth in the Central Texas region, Dunaway opened our Austin office in 2015 and our newest office in San Antonio shortly after in 2017, after acquiring MLA in 2016. Over the past two decades, Dunaway staff has developed professional relationships with contractors and has overseen the construction of various projects for the City of San Antonio and other local agencies, such as…

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Trend Spotlight: The Rise of Citywide Park Master Plans during Covid-19

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Since March, cities across Texas have been challenged to provide services to their communities while carefully navigating the COVID-19 safety measures. With the unique and new social distancing emphasis, we have noticed a measurable spike in citizens demand for parks, trails, and natural areas. With a vast majority of people working from home and kids still unable to return to school, the new enjoyment for families from local park resources is unprecedented. While people are…

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