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Sandlot Engineering designs the sitework aspects of commercial and residential developments.
The company was founded in 2019 to advance cities into the future through technology, sustainable

design, and a focus on the end user experience.

We are a collection of thinkers and doers filled with optimism, talent, initiative, and motivation. We
strive to be proactive and effective and pride ourselves on being great communicators. We are
passionate about the Cities we live in and love creating spaces and places that bring people together.

James Roman, P.E.

As founding principal, James is responsible for facilitating the strategic direction of the firm. He is passionate about the mission of Sandlot Engineering and is a servant leader to the team. He enjoys developing team members and building strong effective teams capable of handling any project type. He remains active in projects and industry organizations including the Association of Commercial Real Estate Professional (ACRP) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Healthy Places Initiative.

James graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in civil engineering.

Juan Burciaga

Juan is a Project Manager with the knowledge and skills to get the job done. He brings over 12 years of experience in the civil engineering field, starting as a drafter then progressing to civil designer and then on to project manager. His work throughout the years has spanned several markets from urban townhome subdivisions to large commercial developments to complex multifamily development and to public K-12 schools.

Juan is well-versed in designing in the City of Houston and the surrounding metropolitan area, but the urban core is his specialty.
Juan strives to provide constant communication between clients and co-consultants. He strongly believes that keeping his clients updated on a constant basis is the key to a successful project.
At his core, he is honest, hardworking, confident, and respectful.

At Sandlot, the focus is providing the best service to our clients and helping them as much as possible at any phase of the project, which is one of the many reasons he enjoys being at Sandlot.

David Thompson

David is a Project Manager with over 11 years of experience in offshore projects, ranging from detailed engineering design,

hands-on field construction, to major capital project management. He has a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. David has the broad skillset to not only perform detailed engineering, but efficiently manage the project process start-to-finish. Coming from high-stakes projects, he has a “zero-defect” mentality with respect to work quality and timeliness.


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