Then & Now

Jasmine Azima is in full bloom, not wasting any time in landing lucrative pacts

From the San Antonio Business Journal, February 14, 2014.

Jasmine Azima is in full bloomThen: As a young girl growing up in Iran, Jasmine Azima loved race cars and tinkering with engines. That affinity helped her speed through college at the University of Texas in Austin with a 3.86 grade point average, graduating early.  It’s no surprise then, that at the age of 25, she founded her own engineering firm, Jasmine Engineering, Inc.

The now 30-year old already has completed more than 300 engineering projects including office buildings, schools, hospitals and government structures worth more than $575 million. Her firm works on a variety of mechanics, plumbing, lighting design and energy management work. But her own favorite engineering realm is heating and air-conditioning design.

“Heating and air-conditioning design fascinates me,” she said. “It’s always changing.”

Now: Today, Jasmine Engineering is a 29-year-old full-service program management and total building commissioning firm. The combined value of its 6000 plus projects represents more than $15 billion in total construction costs. One of the firm’s latest projects is the Harlandale Independent School District’s Early College High School campus. The $12 million development is slated for completion in 2015.

For this and other school district projects, the firm is using a design/build approach. Serving as both project manager and commissioning agent, Jasmine is involved from the pre-planning stages to the post-construction and warranty phase of the new campuses.

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