Brendan O

Brendan O’Rourke, P.E.

Associate Principal Boston Office

An accomplished design professional, Mr. O’Rourke joined McNamara Salvia’s Boston office in 2001. Brendan has a broad range of design experience covering numerous market sectors and includes the design of major structural undertakings throughout the Boston and New England area. He has a pragmatic and collaborative approach, with an adaptive style that lends well to projects of all sizes and construction types. As a Team Leader in the Boston office, he provides mentorship and guidance to others and as a leading member of the standards group plays an active role in advancing the offices’ deliverables and QA/QC processes. Brendan has a reputation as a valued project team member bringing creative, cost-effective, and timely solutions to even the most complex of problems. Most recently, Brendan played a lead role in the Bulfinch Crossing redevelopment, including the new State Street global headquarters at One Congress and The Sudbury.


Dublin Institute of Technology – B.S. in Structural Engineering

Professional Registration

New Hampshire
The Harvey is a six-story, 168,000 SF residential building acting as the gateway to the revitalized Hood Park in Charlestown, Massachusetts. The building is a wood frame over steel podium and features a total of 177 units. Amenities offered consist of a large outdoor courtyard, fitness center, 10,500 SF of ground-floor retail, and a two-story below-grade garage for 90 vehicles.
One Congress Street is a 43-story Class A office tower that is the anchor of the Bulfinch Crossing renewal. The 600-foot tower has 1,000,000 SF of office space. The façade is completed with a curved and gently tapered design and glass-and-steel curtain wall, contemporary in spirit. A one-acre private landscaped terrace located on the 11th-floor for employees is included, along with a fitness center and upscale food and beverage offerings. The three-story grand lobby and the additional 10,800 SF of ground-floor retail space associated with the building are integrated into a dynamic experience, connecting it to the streetscape of the mixed-use destination.
The Sudbury is a 45-story residential tower, part of the Bulfinch Crossing redevelopment and marking its first completed phase. The structure houses 423 units, featuring 368 rental apartments and 55 condominiums on the top 11 floors. Amenities featured include a ninth-floor outdoor pool deck, 32nd-floor sky lounge with sky terrace and 45th-floor roof deck. The building height reaches 480 feet, completed with 1,000 SF of retail space at the base. The pin-striped façade is a notable element of one of the tallest residential towers in Boston, offering 360-degree views.
80 Guest Street at Boston Landing is a 486,000 SF mixed-use building. The structure is home to the 55,000 SF Warrior Ice Arena, which serves as the official Boston Bruins practice facility. The three-story facility is capable of seating 660 spectators. This rink marks the first public hockey arena constructed within city limits in the last 40 years. 80 Guest Street further offers 230,000 SF of Class A office and laboratory space in an adjacent 10-story building attached to the arena. A total of 12,000 SF of ground-floor retail and three stories of structured parking complete the development.

Additional Representative Projects

  • Citizens Bank Campus – Johnston, RI
  • Waterstone at Lexington – Lexington, MA
  • The VictorBoston, MA
  • Watermark Central – Cambridge, MA
  • Charlestown Residences – Allston, MA
  • 100 Northern Avenue at Fan Pier – Boston, MA
  • Lantera at Boston Landing – Brighton, MA
  • The Beverly – Boston, MA
  • The Kensington – Boston, MA
  • Siena at Ink Block – Boston, MA
  • Patriot Place – Foxborough, MA
  • Kimpton Onyx Hotel – Boston, MA
  • 200 RiversEdge Drive – Medford, MA
  • 400 RiversEdge Drive – Medford, MA