Our Story

We Have a New Star in the Lone Star State

We're close to our clients not just in Austin but, our clients throughout the region including Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. Dialectic is dedicated to continually improving and maximizing our customer service.

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 has been providing mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) engineering design and consulting services for Texas clients in diverse industries such as retail, restaurant, education, entertainment-theaters, 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 share 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.


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. Our design process enables the architect and owner to experience more control with fewer surprises and cost overruns than other design methodologies.

We're delivering an 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.

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John Craven
Business Development
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201 W. 5th St.
Ste. 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

Since 1988, Dialectic has been dedicated to deliver innovative mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) engineering solutions at its finest. Our firm has MEP design experience in retail, restaurants, education, entertainment, commercial, 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.