Social Responsibility

EDSA Impact

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At EDSA, we
ensure diversity
starts from within.

The power of learning from one another, respecting, accepting all and listening – not to respond, but to understand, benefits us all – in our work and the way we see the world.

Rooted in responsibility and accountability, EDSA remains persistent in exercising compassion and open-mindedness as we continue to be advocates for social equality and designers for humanity. We value kindness, embrace differences, engage with communities and highly regard our part in designing meaningful places that serve as catalysts for positive change.

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For all employees, EDSA provides opportunities that open doors to education and the exploration of unique backgrounds and cultures. Our internal forums provide a safe outlet for employees to express and share thoughts and beliefs. An empowered think tank for taking action towards a more equitable, inclusive and collaborative workplace, all suggestions, criticism and insights are welcome. Most importantly, we’re adapting – to better understand how multiple perspectives positively influence the conversation and how we can best contribute to the human experience.

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Moving Forward

We are building on this foundation with a strategy and action plan that amplifies our impact long-term. Through community outreach, a commitment to understanding and vow to continuous learning, we are devoted to fostering the development of a resilient and sustainable future for all.

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One Tree Planted

EDSA is committed to supporting non-profit programs that improve sustainability outcomes through positive environmental impacts. In partnership with One Tree Planted, we have contributed to the planting of 5,000+ trees in an effort to improve the health of our planet, increase biodiversity and support our global community’s reforestation efforts.

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Jack & Jill Children’s Center

As a corporate sponsor, EDSA reinvests in our local community. Though volunteer and financial support our team is helping children reach their full potential. With innovative education and supportive programming, Jack & Jill Children’s Center helps break the cycle of poverty for children of high-need families through early childhood education and family strengthening programs.

Our Impact in Numbers

  • In-Kind Design Service Hours
  • Pro-Bono Projects Completed
  • Scholarships Awarded
  • Trees Planted

Latest Winner

Ryan Harbert

Radiating joy around the workplace, Ryan Harbert leads with humility and remains dedicated to watching his team succeed. He ensures everyone’s voice is heard while providing the best final output for clients in a way that evokes expertise and a passion for his craft. Such attributes have led Ryan to become our first Legacy Honors winner of 2024, where he has decided to donate his awarded funds to the American Civil Liberties Union.

Legacy Honors Program

Our firmwide Legacy Honors Program recognizes EDSA employees that innovate, inspire and contribute to our lasting story. In addition to bragging rights, quarterly recipients receive $500 to donate to an organization of their choice.

Previous Winners

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Landscape Architecture Foundation

Investing in the future of our profession, EDSA supports the Landscape Architecture Foundation in its endeavors to increase resources and actions that recruit and retain under-represented students. EDSA has generously committed to the 50 Forward Campaign as well as the Presidents’ Council Diversity Objective Program – helping to foster inclusivity and welcoming environments. Rewarding superior student performance and helping others achieve academic success, EDSA supports the Olmsted Scholars Program and awards the EDSA Diversity Scholarship to deserving students in support of their original research and educational advancement.