Diagram decorative image

ESD Tour Showcases Working Office Experiment

Attendees of the recent American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference on Architecture had a chance to view office technology in action at ESD’s Chicago headquarters.

ESD Executive Chairman Raj Gupta led the tour of ESD’s Living Lab located in Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower. When the company relocated to the 47,000-sf space in 2018, the idea was to create an environment to attract and retain new talent while also showcasing the latest technology and trends in workspaces.

Please accept statistics, marketing cookies to watch this video.

The Living Lab allows ESD to try out in real-time many of the current and newly available office technologies from partnering vendors and clients. When consulting with a client on a build-out, Gupta points to three categories of concern: cost, environmental effect, and experiential impact. While all are important, ESD tries to focus on the experiential as the factor that truly defines how the client will ultimately use the space.

Raj Gupta helps lead the company founded by his father, Hem Gupta, in 1967 and its mission to improve society through the built environment.

Reach out to ESD’s Technology team to learn how we can help you meet your building needs.

Related News

Interested in learning more? Check out these related news items.

Wolf Warns of Cybersecurity Threats to Real Estate Industry

How vulnerable are commercial and institutional real estate buildings to cyberattacks? (Learn more about Wolf’s cybersecurity advice.)

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.)