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Land Connections–Blurring the Line Between Inside and Outside

How Did We End Up Like This? Architecture and landscape architecture pursue the same aim: to provide mankind with diversified indoor or open spaces while addressing user and client needs. It is perhaps also not inaccurate to say that while many landscape architects naturally strive to create landscapes that ‘fit’ into their natural surroundings (or try […]

O’Dell Welcomes Luke Crawford, PE

O’Dell is excited to welcome Luke Crawford, PE, to our team as a Civil Project Manager in our Modesto office. Luke was born and raised in Modesto and became a Civil Engineer for the opportunity to improve the quality of life in his community. He is particularly passionate about waste and storm water design. He […]

Land Connections–Designing for Safety

With incidents of harassment and violence commonly displayed on the news or social media, it is understandable that people may feel vulnerable in public spaces, even in the nicest of areas. Whether taking a stroll in the park during a sunny day or walking home from work late in the dark night, no one should […]

Sunnyvale Preschool Play Area Grand Opening

The Sunnyvale Preschool Play Area in Sunnyvale, CA is complete and open for play! Visitors can now enjoy the new non-slip rubberized surfaces for outdoor play, a dramatic tunnel, low fencing with a variety of learning panels, and an outdoor classroom. O’Dell believes in the amazing impact of play. We loved being able to enhance […]

Land Connections–Social Justice Through Landscape Architecture

The world today is changing. Not only in our technological advances but also in how we communicate as individuals. With information across the globe available at the click of a button, we have access to an abundant amount of facts, thoughts, and ideas. This access to information allows us to be more conscious than ever […]

Trini’s Park Grand Opening in Kerman, CA

Named after the long-time mayor and council-member Trini Rodriguez, Trini’s Park in Kerman, California recently celebrated its grand opening on August 28th, 2021! You can watch the coverage from this event on ABC30’s website. Trini’s Park features two playgrounds, a half basketball court, fitness equipment, musical instruments, and a picnic shelter for the Kerman community […]

O’Dell Engineering Named PSMJ 2021 Circle of Excellence Firm

The ability to successfully and efficiently support community improvement stems from passion, dedication, and staff resources. One marker for this ability comes from PSMJ’s Circle of Excellence designation. O’Dell Engineering is honored to have once again been named a PSMJ Circle of Excellence firm. PSMJ is the world’s leading authority on the effective management of […]

Design Built For Communities: Michael Vega Park

O’Dell Engineering believes in designing for purpose. We aim to bring spaces to life that will spark joy, bring communities together, and support recreational and social needs. Michael Vega Park in River Islands does just that. In addition to the daily recreation opportunities the space provides, the park also hosts movie nights, community gatherings, and […]

Modesto Rotary Centennial Music Garden Celebrates Grand Opening

The Modesto Rotary Club Celebrates 100th Anniversary In 2020 the Modesto Rotary Club celebrated 100 years of being committed to improving the world, on a local and global level. Some notable projects the Club has been involved with over the years include, painting the interior of a YMCA building, planting 20 Valley Oak trees in […]

EmPOWERment Park Project Featured on abc10 News

Local abc10 news station recently featured a news piece on the inclusive EmPOWERment Park project and its impact on a child’s access to play. EmPOWERment Park is designed with socially inclusive principles to be a place where people of all abilities and ages, just like Mary Jane, can gather to play and recreate. The park […]