Oscar Aguirre

Oscar Aguirre

Richard Fields

Richard Fields

Oscar Aguirre, P.E.

Oscar is CEO of Aguirre & Fields. He founded Aguirre Engineering Consultants in 1999 and merged with Fields Engineering Consultants in 2002, forming Aguirre & Fields, LP.  Oscar oversees senior level company activities and serves as Principal-in-Charge for special structural projects. Oscar’s resume has a wide variety of structures ranging from tunnel design for the superconducting supercollider to emergency repairs of a trapezoidal steel box span which had fallen during construction (designed by others). Prior to his work at Aguirre & Fields he held progressively responsible positions in the consulting engineering industry over a span of 13  years.  He spent two years with the Bridge section of the TxDOT Houston District and designed many large special structures while working with a large civil firm.

Oscar’s engineering experience includes designing the tunnel portal at the DART Mockingbird Station. He designed several significant direct connectors at US 59/BW 8 in Houston, President George Bush Turnpike/IH 635 in Dallas, and more recently a complex urban direct connector replacement at US 59/IH 610 in Houston. Oscar has led forensic investigations into historic bridges such as the Yale Street bridge over White Oak Bayou in Houston, the US 290/BW 8 direct connector repair in Houston, and the historic Sweetwater Viaduct in Sweetwater, TX. He has led the preliminary design of over 140 bridges for the $2.5B North Tarrant Express in Fort Worth. 

Oscar’s well-rounded experience was bolstered by his growing up in an engineering family. His father was a structural engineer for the international firm TAMS, working in New York City, South America, and Central Africa (French Schools). Oscar is fluent in English, Spanish and French, and has experience working with those speaking Italian and Portuguese.

Oscar is a graduate of Texas A&M University with both a BS in civil engineering and an ME in structures. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas. 

Oscar is married with two children, and is an avid tennis player.

 

Richard Fields, P.E.

Richard serves as Director of Business Development for Aguirre & Fields. He founded Fields Engineering Consultants in 1999 and merged with Aguirre Engineering Consultants in 2002, forming Aguirre & Fields, LP.  His duties include oversight of all client relations, marketing, and project pursuits for all regions. Throughout his career, Richard has worked with a wide variety of projects ranging from large interchanges and bridges to buildings and development projects. Prior to his work at Aguirre & Fields he held progressively responsible positions in the consulting engineering industry over a span of 17  years.  He spent three years with the TxDOT Bridge Division and started a transportation design group for a major consulting firm, growing it from two employees to fifteen.

Richard’s engineering experience includes designing the 1985 rehabilitation of the Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge.  He served as PM on the $50M IH 45 widening in Spring, the section the Grand Parkway intersects IH 45.  He was program manager for the $26M Fort Bend County jail, as well as construction manager for the 7-mile Southwest Parkway in Travis County which crossed Tributary No. 1 to Barton Creek.  He oversaw the development of software that automates tabulation of bid quantities for bridges and retaining walls using schematic plans as a graphic database.  As a young firm, Aguirre & Fields has already worked on nearly one percent of the state’s 50,000 vehicular bridges.  Under Richard’s leadership, the firm served as prime consultant on the first phase of the IH 610/US 59 interchange reconstruction and the Grand Parkway/Westpark Tollway directional interchange.

Richard is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas, California and Arkansas. 

Richard is on the Board of Directors for the Fort Bend Economic Development Council and serves as chair of the Highway 36A Coalition.  He is a contributing member of numerous professional organizations.  Richard is active in the Baptist church and has served as building committee chair, deacon, and elder.  He and his wife have seven children and four grandchildren (so far).