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We Have a New Star in the Lone Star State

We are excited to announce our new Austin, Texas office!

Now we'll be close to our clients not just in Austin but also our clients throughout the region including Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. We're dedicated to maximining customer service and continuous improvement.

Our Austin office strengthens our commitment to have a regional location to better serve our Texas clients. Austin is a dynamic, progressive city with a unique lifestyle featuring a great art and entertainment scene, strong technology base and professional opportunities. We're proud to be a part of it and want to be in the city as things evolve.

For 30 years, Dialectic (formerly Larson Binkley) has provided MEP design and consulting services for Texas clients in diverse industries such as retail, education, healthcare, multifamily, hospitality, mixed-use, entertainment and commercial spaces. No matter the industry, owners and architects are designing spaces focused on customer experience. Our designers are inspired to work with our project partners to provide the best solutions to achieve their goals and bring out the best in their designs. We want to meet the design vision with a positive customer-centered impact on the space.

Our work in Texas, allows us the advantage to aid our clients and project owners with knowledge of Texas state and local codes and regulations. Cities and jurisdictions have different codes and standards that our team of designers share not only with each other but, with our project partners. We impart this knowledge with architects and owners to minimize re-work and support a smoother review process with fewer complications that result in plan changes. This collaboration allows us to manage our clients' business requirements and maintain budget costs successfully.


We're proud to introduce Andre Tufenkijan, our branch manager in Austin. Andre has more than 25 years in management, design and construction experience in mixed-use, multifamily, hospitality, healthcare and restoration projects. His diverse background and friendly client-first manner allows him to develop the most efficient solution for owners and the end users, no matter how big or complex the project might be.


At Dialectic, our approach to MEP projects is different. We focus on communication and collaboration with our clients and project partners that include architects, structural and civil engineers and contractors. Through active, effective communication with our client and project partners, we can ensure project success. This design process enables the architect and owner to experience more control with fewer surprises and cost overruns than other design methodologies.

We're delivering a new environment in engineering, where exceptional quality, technology and customer service are the norm. Dialectic is licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Update your contacts and contact us at any time for more information:

Andre Tufenkjian
Branch Manager, Austin 
512-666-9824 (direct)
512-662-6714 (mobile)
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Dialectic Inc.
201 W. 5th Street
Suite 1100
Austin, TX 78701

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“We feel Austin fits with our culture of creativity, offers new MEP design opportunities, and puts us in a better position to be closer to our clients. Texas is a 1.6 trillion-dollar economy and having an office in the region makes sense for our company.”

— Chris Larson, Dialectic CEO


Current or recently completed project in Texas include:

  • KOHL's – Call Center Expansion
  • Jack Henry – Executive Suite
  • Amazon Delivery Stations (multiple locations)
  • Samsung Café Remodel
  • IntelliCenter Buildings (multiple locations)
  • Alamo Drafthouse (multiple locations)
  • City Works
  • FLIX Brewhouse
  • Cinemark (multiple locations)
  • Premier Cinema (multiple locations)
  • Willie's Grille and Icehouse
  • Chuy's
  • At Home (multiple locations)
  • AVEDA (multiple locations)
  • Victoria's Secret (multiple locations)
  • Bath & Body Works (multiple locations)
  • Discount Tire (multiple locations)
  • H&R Block (multiple locations)
  • Edward Jones
  • Origins (multiple locations)
  • NYX Cosmetics
  • LOFT
  • Williams-Sonoma
  • Aesop
  • 84 Lumber
  • Athlos International Leadership Schools (multiple locations)

About Dialectic

In business since 1988, Dialectic Inc. (formerly Larson Binkley) is dedicated to deliver innovative MEP engineering solutions at its finest. Our firm has experience in retail, restaurants, commercial, education, hospitality, entertainment, healthcare, grocery, sustainability, energy codes and much more. Through its affiliates, Dialectic is licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia: LBI Professional Engineering LLC, LBI LLC, LBI of NC PLLC, Dialectic, Inc. (KS) and Dialectic Group, Inc.