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About ESD

Designing Safer, Healthier, Sustainable Spaces for Today
 With an Eye Toward Tomorrow

Designing Infrastructure To Improve the Lives of People

We believe buildings should be designed with people in mind. When projects are created with the environment in mind, all lives are better. When plans become future-proof, tomorrow is a better place. At ESD, we believe that expertise and empathy can improve the built environment, and we work to do so for our clients. This is built on three pillars:

Define

Recognize your goals. Understand your budget. Figure out the best path forward that redefines what is real.

Design

We have a plan. We have a goal. What’s the smartest and most efficient way to get there? We’ll design it.

Credit: © Tom Harris | Design by Gensler

Deliver

Our team of engineers and experts works with you to realize the dreams we’ve defined together

We Improve Society Through the Built Environment

We create design solutions that not only meet our client/partner’s needs and expectations but provide a safe environment to communicate, inspire, create, innovate, and evolve. To do this we champion inclusion and collaboration both in-house and with our clients.

We are committed to the environment and approach all of our work with sustainability as a fundamental construct. We strive to develop fit-for-purpose approaches that responsibly consume the earth’s resources both initially and over time.

Above all, the value we place on the health and safety of our employees and our clients through our design is paramount in our philosophic approach.

Credit: © Tom Harris | Design by Gensler

See Around the Corner

Buildings are complex. Changes in technology, regulations, and the social and literal environment mean that today’s genius is outdated tomorrow. That’s why our culture doesn’t look to only solve today’s problems…it looks to prevent tomorrow’s.

How do we do this? By combining experience with vision.

  • Ask the thousand little questions that generate the big answers
  • Employ experience-grounded innovations to find evidence-based solutions
  • Know that what we’ve done before isn’t always the answer
  • Don’t just rely on subject-matter expertise. Build empathy into every part of the project
  • Adapt. Imagine. Change.

Seeing what’s around the corner requires the confidence to be curious. We can’t wait to discover how to solve your problems.

Testimonial Quotes
Respect everyone. Work hard. Play to win.

A simple philosophy that underpins everything we do.
 

Raj Gupta | Executive Chairman, ESD

Our Leadership

Our leadership team looks to set the tone for a company that works for each other and works for you.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Our History

In 1967, Hem Gupta founded Environmental Systems Design, Inc. The word environment was deliberately incorporated in the name of his young and energetic company because the built environment touches everyone and impacts all places. Our environment is and surrounds where we live, play, heal, and work.

More ESD History

Life at ESD

We work hard. We are active in improving our communities. We engage in the needs of our clients. We care about the future of our planet. We believe in work-life balance. We enjoy solving problems.

Learn More About Our Culture

Testimonial Quotes
Grow your team so we could give you more projects.

 

Project Manager | International e-Commerce Company

See What Happens When We Work Together.

Creativity, insight, partnership. Better spaces to work, to live, and to plan for the future. See how our various Services come together in these projects.

Confidential Large Nationwide Technology Client
Services: Automation, MEP/FP Engineering
ESD Headquarters
Services: Eco+Energy, MEP/FP Engineering, Technology
10-30 South Wacker Drive Lobby Repositioning and Expansion
Services: Eco+Energy, MEP/FP Engineering
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital
Services: Eco+Energy, MEP/FP Engineering

News and Events: Our People in Action

The various facets of our Engineering Services are reflected in the thought leadership, instructional videos, podcasts, and other information offerings we post regularly. Check out the latest.

ESD Innovation Fest Returns

After a worldwide pandemic-induced hiatus, three teams from different groups and specialties gathered to share innovative ideas on this year’s theme of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). (Learn more about Innovation Fest 2022.)

ESD Presenters, Panelists, and Ambassadors at Chicago Build 2022

ESD is well-represented at this week’s Chicago Build 2022, with four presenters and two ambassadors focused on promoting women and diversity in the building industry. (Learn more about the Chicago Build Expo.)

ESD Connects at Career Fair

Described as the engineering, computer science, and information technology job fair of the year, “The Career Networking Experience – Fall 2022” kicks off in Chicago later this month. (Learn more about the Job Fair.)

What Solutions Can We Bring to You?

We have a deep bench of experts ready to solve problems unique to your situation. How can we help?

Let Us Know How We Can Help!

Interested in Making a Difference?

Our mission to improve society through the built environment is brought to life through our people. Are you ready to make a difference?

Join Our Team