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:
Recognize your goals. Understand your budget. Figure out the best path forward that redefines what is real.
We have a plan. We have a goal. What’s the smartest and most efficient way to get there? We’ll design it.
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.
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 Changes in technology, regulations, and the social and literal environment mean that today’s genius is outdated tomorrow.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.
Respect everyone. Work hard. Play to win.
A simple philosophy that underpins everything we do.
Raj Gupta | Executive Chairman, ESD
Mindset for Innovation
As noted in Our History, ESD was founded on a revolutionary approach to solving a problem for our first client that has become an industry standard today. That spirit of creative problem solving continues to this day.
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.
ESD’s work on the Las Vegas Convention Center continues to win acclaim for its application of innovative design and effective use of energy—this time with an honorable mention for the 2023 ASHRAE Award for Engineering Excellence. (Learn more about ASHRAE Technology Awards.)
Women and minorities often face unique challenges in the architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. That is why a group of female professionals recently gathered to share their experiences and insights working in a male-dominated industry. (Learn more about Women in Construction.)
The number of women in the entire U.S. construction workforce came in at just under 11 percent in 2022. While that percentage continues to climb, ESD Workplace Solutions Practice Leader Julie Lardenoit says more can be done to support women in the construction and engineering fields. (Learn more about this event.)
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?