RESPONSIBILITY

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

  At Corgan, we believe social responsibility should be a holistic approach to supporting the community and environment. We commit our time and talent through service, provide financial support through giving, and balance elevated design with responsible, sustainable solutions, and cultivate equity and inclusivity inside and outside our firm. We’ve maintained long-standing partnerships in the communities in which we live, work, and play by encouraging our employees to engage in volunteer experiences that help strengthen community bonds and foster diversity in the architecture and design industry. Each year, we allocate funds to support our communities financially. In our projects, our designers explore solutions with clients and engineering partners that balance the built and natural environment. Social responsibility is at the core of who we are as a firm.  

Making a Difference
 

Service

We encourage Corganites to give their time, talent, and treasure to causes they are passionate about by participating in numerous diverse and creative initiatives across the nation. Our community service program called Corgan Cares focuses on three specific areas — homelessness, humanities, and hunger — and encourages a year-round commitment to service. Employees are given paid time off to volunteer with a charity within those focus areas.

 

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Equity, inclusivity, and well-being are a cornerstone of a thriving workplace. At Corgan, we recognize and celebrate the unique and diverse qualities of each person in our firm and fully encourage belonging. We are committed to cultivating an environment of trust and to increasing diversity, both at our firm and in the architecture and design industry. We know that diversity in the workforce is good for the economy — it improves team performance, drives growth, enhances employee experience and engagement, and results in better, more holistic design solutions. Corgan stands behind our belief that a better world is a diverse world with our public affirmation and renewed alliance with National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) as well as our signature on the Texas Competes pledge in support of creating welcoming and diverse workplaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. While there is work to be done in our industry, we are committed to doing the work to make an impact. It starts with our leadership and hands-on engagement with organizations like the Asian American Architects/Engineers Association, Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, the Charles Rice Learning Center, CREW, Cristo Rey College Prep, Latinos in Architecture, and National Organization of Minority Architects.

 

Giving

We financially support numerous initiatives within the communities we live, work, and play. We’re committed to the arts and community, as well as education and youth programs, encouraging the future of architecture and design.

 

Sustainability

We have a fundamental responsibility to be good stewards of the environment and the world’s resources. Our goal, however, is to move beyond an approach of simply “using less” and to create buildings that also “do more.” With a deep understanding of the role that the built environment plays in shaping both societies and the physical world, we believe that we can profoundly and proactively strengthen communities and society by creating more resilient and more equitable design.

We have a flourishing sustainable design practice that is responsible for over 30 million square feet of projects, covering approximately $10.2 billion in construction costs. Our portfolio includes over 100 third party verified projects, and we employ over 100 LEED Accredited Professionals within our firm. In 2018, Corgan joined the AIA 2030 Commitment, which prioritizes energy performance and working toward carbon-neutral buildings. We are committed to implementing a thoughtful and integrated approach to all our designs that balances both the built and natural environment.

 

 

 

 

 

As a testament to our commitment to sustainability and wellness, our global headquarters is LEED Silver certified and WELL Gold certified. Learn more about our WELL certification here.