Environmental Design Group was founded in 1971. Over 45 years later, the same philosophy holds true as then “to be an architectural firm predicated on a multi-disciplined approach to creating livable, workable environments that serve as well as inspire”. EDG endeavors to create a cohesive dynamic problem-solving process in their drawings that integrates architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, space planning and interior design.
This level of interaction among qualified professionals ensures that no aspect of a project exists or emanates from a vacuum. It’s this spirit of cooperation and common purpose among related fields of design and construction that allows EDG to provide its clients with structures and environments that win the most important award of all -- client satisfaction.
Project Categories and Awards
Representative Environmental Design Group project categories includes commercial/office, healthcare/medical, industrial, religious facilities, retail, restaurants, custom homes and multi-family, and varieties of specialty projects.
Various office/medical and planning projects have been recognized for excellence in design. The Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons - Midwest Power Energy Efficient Design Award in 1994 and the Charles H. Weitz Award for Excellence in 1995. The Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons Surgery Center Addition was once again awarded the Charles H. Weitz Award for Excellence in 2004. The Kirke-Van Orsdel, Inc. Corporate Headquarters Campus was recognized as Building of the Year in 1993. The Papal Platform was awarded the American Society of Landscape Architects Outstanding Professional Achievement.
Staff and Expertise
Drawing on our professional design personnel, we tailor a creative team of architects, landscape architects and space planners for every project. The commitment of our multi-disciplinary team allows Environmental Design Group to assess each opportunity, identify those aspects distinctive to a problem and then assemble the necessary resources and expertise to solve the problem. Each project presents a unique set of circumstances and needs. We respond to our clients’ goals and objectives with leadership and commitment. We tailor every project team to meet the challenges of the job, while maintaining effective communication with clients, contractors and other professionals.
EDG works with a skilled and experienced cadre of outsource professionals and consulting firms. These colleagues complement our own staff with specialized expertise as well as additional capabilities and capacity while allowing EDG to maintain a lean and effective core team.
Our proclivity for expense control produces cost efficiencies for our clients throughout the planning, design construction processes without compromising creative integrity.
The Design Process
With each project, EDG guides its clients in brainstorming, problem-solving and imagining the possibilities for quality spaces designed for interaction, learning, work and recreation. The process is elegant, yet dynamic.
Listening and Understanding. Leading and Performing. At EDG, we believe listening, understanding, leading and performing are the essentials of great design and quality projects. That’s what we believe and it’s what you can count on us to do.