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.
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.
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.
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.