Smart is beautiful.

“Beauty is a byproduct of solving problems correctly,” EHDD founder Joe Esherick once said. That principle guides us to this day. We are problem solvers attracted by programmatic and technical complexity. Our designs are enduring expressions of our clients’ unique values.

Design is sensory.

Our architecture sets the stage for lives well lived. We create spaces people love—comfortable, healthy, and surprising environments that delight the senses and inspire people to live, work, and learn in more productive and meaningful ways.

Innovation is a state of mind.

Sustainability has been at the heart of our work since 1946. For us, design is a vehicle for environmental stewardship, incorporating current technologies to reduce carbon emissions and ultimately reverse climate change.

We believe great design lifts spirits and opens minds, connects people and communities, embraces and protects the environment.

Working with EHDD on the master plan, feasibility, and concept phases provided a valuable foundation for the transformation of Moffitt Library. The parallel “blue sky thinking” and infrastructure studies gave us the flexibility to envision a phased renovation with confidence that we were working toward a coherent vision.
– Elizabeth A. Dupuis, Associate University Librarian for Educational Initiatives and User Services and Director of DOE, Moffitt and the Subject Specialty Libraries – University of California at Berkeley