Since joining the building industry over 20 years ago, Oscar has worked with several Architectural Engineering firms in the metropolitan Detroit area including: Ayres, Lewis, Norris & May; DiClemente Siegel Design; Albert Kahn Associates; and now SmithGroup. He is currently a Principal and Senior Mechanical Engineer at SmithGroup in Detroit. His specialties include HVAC design for commercial, institutional, healthcare, and special applications. He also has experience in both plumbing and fire protection designs as well. He serves on the national and local Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion committees for SmithGroup as well the Board of Directors.
Oscar is also an avid mentor. He has worked with numerous programs including University of Michigan’s King Chavez Parks programs for youth exploring college, Detroit YMCA, Reaching Higher, Engineering Society of Detroit’s SMArT mentorship program, SmithGroup’s Explorers Post for students exploring the field of Architecture and Engineering and many others. He takes every opportunity to encourage young people from K-12 to post-secondary to set and pursue higher learning goals for themselves. He encourages youth to pursue their passions and usually tries to help them discover and explore the ranks of the engineering community. He serves on several career advisory boards for local high schools, as well as universities, and serves as a board member for RacquetUp Detroit.