Russell A. Holland, P.E. is a mechanical engineer licensed in the State of California since 1989. He brings to this practice broad construction experience, both in building systems engineering and in construction management. His fields of expertise include HVAC, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems for commercial and institutional construction, both new and retrofit, energy conservation analysis and auditing, project management, and construction management.
Educated in England, Russell graduated first in his class in receiving his Bachelor of Science with Honors in Mechanical Engineering at University College London. After spending three years with the Royal Air Force, Russell relocated to the United States to undertake his graduate studies. At the University of Michigan, he received Master of Science degrees in both Mechanical Engineering, and Construction Engineering and Management. While at the University of Michigan, he also taught junior level fluid mechanics.
Russell A. Holland, P.E. started in the U. S. construction industry as a project engineer with Daniel, Mann, Johnson & Mendenhall, a large Architecture and Engineering firm with offices across the United States. While there, he worked primarily on large institutional projects such as the Long Beach Veterans Administration Hospital, and the Ontario International Airport. Promoted to project manager, he coordinated multi-discipline engineering design teams on projects such as the Subic Bay Naval Hospital in the Republic of the Philippines, and the World Bank Retrofit Project in Washington D.C.
While still with DMJM, Russell was responsible for both the mechanical engineering design and the construction administration of the award-winning Delta Air Lines Oasis Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. A $75M project consisting of both new and retrofit construction, Terminal 5 presented many problems for the design team and for the contractor. Supervising the construction administration of all divisions of the project, Russell was able to assist the contractor in the successful completion of the project, and its well received, on schedule, opening.
A summary of major projects completed with DMJM include:
n World Bank Retrofit Project, Washington, D.C.
n Subic Bay Naval Hospital, Republic of the Philippines
n Veterans Administration Hospital, Long Beach, CA
n Terminal 5 (Delta Air Lines), Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, CA
In 1988, Russell joined Frederick Russell Brown & Associates, a large Mechanical and Electrical consulting firm with offices in both Los Angeles and Orange counties. At FRBA, Russell was responsible for the mechanical engineering design, and project management, on many well known commercial projects in the Los Angeles area. From 1990 on, as Vice President in charge of project management at FRBA, Russell was responsible for the daily operations of a seventy-man office with multi-million dollar annual volume. Russell personally handled the accounts of many major commercial developers and architects.
Russell was responsible for the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems design for Phase IIb at Colorado Place, a major commercial project in Santa Monica for Maguire Thomas Partners of Santa Monica, CA. Incorporating many energy efficient systems, this 250,000 SF office project received Honorable Mention from the Southern California Edison Company at its 1991 Design for Excellence energy conservation competition.
A summary of major projects completed with FRBA include:
Leaving FRBA in January of 1992 to lead Russell A Holland & Co., Russell led a multi-discipline firm active in all aspects of commercial and institutional construction.
A summary of major projects completed with RAHCO include:
In 2012 Russell founded Russell Holland Engineering to focus on hospitality, tenant improvement and renovation projects. Ongoing projects include:
Russell is an active supporter of research and development in construction technology and a member of the American Association of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers. A strong believer in the need for a strong engineering professional, able to provide society with the high level of service that it deserves, Russell has worked with the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, helping to write and proof examination questions for the bi-annual Mechanical Engineering Professional Engineers exams.