Founded in 1953 by Donald Ross, an electrical engineer from MIT who also received his doctorate in industrial engineering, the firm welcomed Joseph Baruzzini as the mechanical principal in 1961. Ross & Baruzzini is an innovator in technology, consulting, and design services for diverse industries including healthcare, transportation, government, education, and more. Through a progressive design philosophy, we built a reputation for innovation that comes with the same individualized service whether at home or abroad.
1953With a degree from MIT in electrical engineering and a doctorate in industrial engineering, Donald Ross, Sc.D., P.E., founded Donald Ross & Associates with a goal to elevate engineering service.
1961Joe Baruzzini is hired as Mechanical Principal. Together, Ross and Baruzzini provided high-quality engineering to blue-chip clients that valued smart design and personal service.
1962With mechanical and electrical engineering services available, Ross & Baruzzini is formed.
Late 1960sDr. Ross gained national attention with several patents in energy-efficient lighting design that helped secure research grants from Battelle Labs and the Electric Power Research Institute to study the impact lighting loads have on HVAC systems.
1975The US General Services Administration adopted new lighting standards for all federal buildings following a research project led by Ross & Baruzzini.
1976Hanlon & Associates opened the door for expansion into the aviation marketplace and national market opportunities.
1980sRoss & Baruzzini opened its first office outside Missouri when it opened an office in Belleville, Illinois.
1985Transitioning leadership from its founders, Craig Toder is named President and CEO, providing stability and vision that has resulted in the firm’s growth and success to this day.
1986The company enters the rail & transit market when hired as a system engineer for MetroLink, the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan light rail system.
1996Renovation of the Robert A. Young Federal Building in St. Louis, Missouri, is recognized as the largest (1 million SF) GSA renovation in U.S.A.
1998As the systems engineer for TWA, aviation services extend into baggage handling systems.
2000'sRoss & Baruzzini began to export specialized services nationally when it opened offices in Houston, Texas; Miami, Florida; Indianapolis, Indiana; and New York, New York.
2001Through the Miami International Airport North Terminal Development, a longstanding partnership begins.
2009In an effort to better serve their international clients, Dar acquires Ross & Baruzzini for its expertise in technology and breadth of services.
2010'sRoss & Baruzzini expanded rapidly, opening offices across the USA (Seattle, Washington; Denver, Colorado; Dallas, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; Atlanta, Georgia; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; New Haven, Connecticut), in Canada (Toronto, Ontario; Vancouver, British Columbia); and Mexico (Mexico City).
2011BJC Institute of Health at Washington University earns LEED Gold certification.
2012Arising from our transportation and technology expertise, Ross & Baruzzini is hired to work on a transformative intelligent transportation systems (ITS) project, the Makkah First Ring Road in Saudi Arabia, MOI.
2014After building a growing list of international projects, the firm transitions from discipline-based to a market-based organization, providing more comprehensive services to its clients worldwide.
2014Washington University Loop Student Living Initiative becomes our first LEED Platinum certified project.
2021From that small office in St. Louis to the many international projects today, Ross & Baruzzini has maintained personalized service while becoming the top-rated technology and engineering firm it is today.
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