Residents of Chicago’s historic Englewood neighborhood are pointing to a new 25-foot-tall art installation at 6701 South Wentworth Avenue as a symbol of inspiration, hope, and achievement of students living in the southside community. (Learn more about the Englewood monument.)
ESD has expanded its project portfolio and its talent by acquiring and integrating PositivEnergy Practice (PEP) and all of its operations into the company.
About a dozen employees — primarily electrical engineers and mechanical engineers — from the firm started by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) transitioned recently into ESD’s High Performance Building group, led by Mehdi Jalayerian, an executive vice president at ESD.
“This integration meshes perfectly with ESD’s mission of Improving Society Through the Built Environment and will strengthen and enhance our long relationship with AS+GG to deliver integrated services throughout the global markets,” said Mr. Jalayerian.
Added ESD CEO Raj Gupta, “This is a great growth opportunity for ESD and exciting times for our company overall.”
Said Robert Forest, AS+GG partner, “AS+GG has a long-standing relationship with ESD and highly values its team and experience. ESD has worked with AS+GG on many projects, including Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Masdar Headquarters in Abu Dhabi, FKI Tower in Seoul, along with Shakespeare Theater and Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago.”