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From high rise buildings to sprawling data center campuses, our teams service a variety of market verticals with stakeholders benefitting from the technical and specialized services we offer.

Companies and organizations within these markets regard resiliency, reliability, sustainability, performance, productivity, flexibility, and efficiency as important to their bottom line. Our team offers the technical credibility and practical knowledge to translate client needs into solutions that support their mission.

Data Centers

Tomorrow’s mission critical facilities offer unprecedented potential with better performance and greater bandwidth. They also face a new world of threats and vulnerabilities. We have the experience and the expertise to make sure data centers operate at the top of their capabilities in a protected environment.

Our Depth of Experience in Data Centers

Credit: © Tom Harris | Design Partners by Design

Workplace Interiors

Better workspaces mean healthier environments and more flexible, creative, and productive spaces that deliver tenant satisfaction. We don’t just design these — we live them by incorporating core concepts into our own office environments.

How We Improve Workplace Environments

Real Estate Asset Repositioning

Repositioning existing facilities can often lead to big dividends for building owners and operators. We know how to maximize building systems and layouts to help add value, attract and retain premier tenants, and improve overall functionality by enhancing operations and maintenance procedures that can lead to lower costs.

Our vision can take your property to a whole new level.

Our Approach to Repositioning

Real Estate Asset Repositioning
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High Rise Buildings
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High Rise Buildings

We help developers differentiate their buildings through our integrated/optimized solutions including health and wellness, sustainability, efficient MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing), and intelligent building design. By identifying and implementing key features and systems to tall urban structures, we make it easier to attract anchor tenants.

How We Take High Rise to the Next Level

Healthcare and Life Sciences

Leveraging biosafety level (BSL) experience to design appropriate safeguards and functionality is paramount in all our healthcare and life sciences projects. We also have the skill and vision to reimagine and reconfigure existing spaces for speed-to-market repurposing. As the business model for large health systems continues to evolve, we are ready to find new healthcare uses and opportunities for existing buildings.

How We Enable Advances in Health and Science

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Hospitality and Convention Centers

The heart of any thriving tourism industry is a strong hospitality and convention center infrastructure. ESD helps facility owners drive economic development by expanding and refreshing convention centers and hotels to help them remain competitive in attracting major events. We also provide solutions to enable the quick transformation (logistics) of convention space for different uses and requirements.

We Help Bring These Visions to Life

Testimonial Quotes
Excellent communication, including rapidity of response time, attention to the client’s manifest and latent needs, and general professional demeanor make ESD the paragon of professional service providers.
Project Executive | International Real Estate Services 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 various markets are served in these projects.

Confidential Large Nationwide Technology Client
Services: Automation, MEP/FP Engineering
Willis Tower Podium Repositioning
Services: MEP/FP Engineering
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital
Services: Eco+Energy, MEP/FP Engineering
320 South Canal Street
Services: MEP/FP Engineering, Technology

News and Events: A Prism of Possibilities

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

Lehrer Examines Challenges of Moving to All-Electric Buildings

When moving to more efficient power options, building owners and operators are often faced with difficult decisions deciding what to do with existing gas-fired heating systems—especially in colder climates. (Learn more about building electrification.)

Going Beyond Building Certifications

Going green with building certifications like LEED, WELL, and Energy Star can be a significant step towards reaching net zero carbon emission goals, but ESD, now Stantec Energy Engineer Matthew Zweibruck says don’t stop there. (Learn more about the FacilitiesNet summit.)

Top Crib Notes to Keep You Intelligent Building Smarter Than Hackers

Improved building system technology is making today’s smart buildings safer, more energy efficient, and more attractive to tenants. But ESD, now Stantec Studio Leader and Senior Security Consultant Coleman Wolf says building automated system (BAS) improvements could come with new vulnerabilities. (Read more about intelligent building security.)

Credit: © Tom Harris | Design by Gensler

The Experience to Confirm Possibilities

Systems need to work at maximum efficiency to make a sustainable future possible. If that is your company’s goal, we have the experience to help you validate your efforts are on target.

What Are You in the Market For? How Can We 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?

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