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Osborn Causes: Seattle Brain Cancer Walk 2017

By Madison Dreiger, OCI Marketing Coordinator
The 10th annual Seattle Brain Cancer Walk took place on Sunday, May 7, at the Seattle Center. I have had the  pleasure to participate in the walk for seven of the 10 years it has been put on. I walk to honor my dad and the many other people affected b…

WSDOT Stormwater Mapping and Gold Stars for Jana!

From mid-March through mid-May of this year, OCI staff were in the field, mapping and verifying stormwater outfalls, discharge points, connections, and drainage features along highways in WSDOT’s Northwest Region. WSDOT’s 2014 NPDES General Stormwater Permit, issued through the Department of Eco…

Osborn Causes: Seattle Children’s Wishes For Warriors Auction 2017

By Travis Franklin, OCI CADD Technician
It’s a rare occasion when my wife and I dress up for an event, but this was for a great cause, so we made an exception. Many people don’t realize that children, even infants in the womb, can suffer from a stroke. The 2017 Wishes for Warriors Auction event …

Osborn Consulting’s New Seattle Office!

We are excited to announce that OCI is opening a second office, located in Seattle! As we unpack our boxes and settle into the new space, we invite you to come by on Thursday, May 11 for a casual “Moving-In Party”. We would love to see you there anytime between 5pm and 8pm at our Seattle office, loc…

Stormwater Engineering at Expanding Your Horizons

On Friday, March 25, OCI was honored to present at AAUW’s Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) event at Bellevue College. EYH offers high school girls the opportunity to explore careers in areas based on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This is the second year that OCI engineers have le…

Giving Back – Food Lifeline

On Thursday, March 9th, OCI team members volunteered their evening packing food at Food Lifeline in Seattle. Over the course of a couple hours they packed over 663 lbs. of cereal, which will provide 3,315 bowls of cereal for hungry people of Western Washington.

If you are interested in voluntee…

On Set with Osborn Consulting

OCI’s kitchen was transformed into a recording studio yesterday (March 8, 2017) to film our very first video production! Behind the camera, Marketing Coordinator Madison Dreiger directs our star actresses, daughters of OCI engineers. Enjoy these behind the scene photos and stay tuned for the finishe…

Website Updates – Get to Know the Team!

How well do you know the OCI team members? Wonder what they are up to when they aren’t engineering? Discover OCI’s hidden talents and hobbies with our newly re-designed “Meet the Team” webpage! Click on anyone’s bio to read about their interests outside of work and check out all the new photos of o…

Tarelle Osborn, Entrepreneur of the Year

Tarelle Osborn, President and Founder of OCI, was recently named the 2016 Civil Engineering Entrepreneur of the Year by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) at the 2016 ASCE National Convention in Portland, Oregon!

The award was established by the ASCE Committee on Leadership and Manageme…

Meet Our Vice-Presidents: Laura Ruppert and Robert Parish

Chances are if you have done work with Osborn Consulting you have already had the opportunity to meet and work with either or both Laura and Robert on your projects; but did you know that on top of being exceptional project managers, they are both OCI Vice-Presidents and Board Members? Laura, Robert…

Osborn Designs SDOT Neighborhood Street Fund Projects

This summer, OCI developed conceptual designs for Seattle’s Department of Transportation’s annual Neighborhood Street Fund Program, recently covered by King 5 News.

OCI provided concept-level designs for 20 Neighborhood Street Fund projects. The projects range from sidewalk improvements, new ro…

Osborn Consulting Wins PSBJ Best Workplace Award

Last Thursday (August 11th), OCI team members took to Safeco Field to celebrate 80 companies that made the list of Best Workplaces in Washington State. Out of those 80 companies, 20 were small businesses with 10-49 employees. Out of those 20 companies, OCI rose to the top, taking home the gold Best …

Osborn Makes the List: Eastside Fastest-Growing Private Companies

For the first time OCI has made the Puget Sound Business Journal’s List of Eastside Fastest-Growing Private Companies! Companies on the list are globally headquartered in the Eastside, including Bellevue, Bothell, Issaquah, Kirkland, Newcastle, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, or Woodinville, and mu…

Sewer Rehabilitation Spotlight

Two of OCI’s Sewer Rehabilitation Projects recently received competitive construction bids that came in under the engineer’s estimates. OCI provided engineering design for a combination of spot repairs and relining sites for the City of Bellevue’s Sanitary Sewer Repair Project. The relining metho…

Volunteering at Food Lifeline

On Wednesday, June 15th, OCI team members volunteered their evening sorting and packing food at Food Lifeline in Seattle. There they received the grand tour of the beautiful new Food Lifeline facility in South Park, including a quick run through the freezer room, and then began putting together sn…

Top Women-Owned Business 2016

For the second year in a row, Osborn Consulting has been recognized on the Puget Sound Business Journal’s list of Women-Owned Businesses, ranked by revenue. Though we’ve moved down the list from last year (rank 47 in 2015 and rank 49 in 2016), our revenue is up, increasing from $2.55 million to $2…

Osborn Engineers Present at “Expanding Your Horizons”

OCI’s own engineers, Rebekah Weston and Alma Rettinger, led their workshop, “Experience Water Resources Engineering with an Interactive Rain Garden” at last week’s “Expanding Your Horizons” event at Bellevue College. Last fall, Rebekah constructed a fully-functioning scale model of the Venema Natur…

WTS Small Business Employer of the Year

On Tuesday, March 22nd, OCI attended the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Annual Scholarship and Award Gala. OCI’s Senior Project Manager Laurie Thomsen is serving as the Puget Sound WTS Chapter’s Scholarship Co-Chair and had the honor of co-presenting the scholarship recipients with the chapte…

Osborn Basketball Champions!

OCI Team Members joined forces with Perteet Engineering this season to compete in the unofficial “Engineer’s Basketball League.” The team included members who play basketball often in their free time and those who haven’t touched a basketball in years. After an inspirational season of developing t…

Fritz Hedges Waterway Park

OCI worked with Walker Macy to design a new City of Seattle park on Portage Bay that will open in 2018. OCI engineers provided civil engineering for the design that includes a kayak storage area, restrooms, terraced seating areas, piers, and beach access. OCI was excited to have the opportunity to w…