People are at the heart of design.

People and relationships are our greatest resources, and our service is our greatest commodity.

Being a part of ESa is about passion, not only for design but also for relationships. We take our role in shaping the built environment very seriously–understanding our designs' impact on people and their communities.

Regardless of design sector, our team seeks to improve and enrich the communities they work in by providing increased access, amenities and equity through design. We work closely with owners and community stakeholders to bring their collective visions to life.

Our Vision

Moving forward together to create environments that shape lives.

Our Mission

Exceeding expectations through inspired, human-centered design.

Our Values

  • Drive
  • Loyalty
  • Attitude
  • Humility

Investing in our people

We believe in fostering a stronger future by investing in our people through a commitment to internal and external education opportunities, like ESa University and our Emerging Professionals “EP” program, empowering them to grow personally and professionally.

Professional Involvement

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
  • AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Local Market Leadership Advisory Board
  • Nashville Civic Design Center (NCDC)
  • Zero Landfill
  • The Nashville Chapter of National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA)
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
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What truly makes ESa special is our people and the communities we serve.

ESa has undertaken pro-bono work for many nonprofit organizations in the Middle Tennessee area, including Pinson Hospital Hospitality House and the Nashville Zoo, and supports several charitable organizations including Love Helps and the annual fundraiser Gingertown. Whether it is by volunteering our design expertise or our time, we work together to create environments that positively shape lives and communities.

Members of our team also foster the future leaders of the A/E/C industry by participating in mentorship programs and outreach within the Nashville Public School system through the ACE program.

Community Involvement

  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Architecture Construction Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program of America
  • Gingertown
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hospital Hospitality House
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)
  • Love Helps, Inc.
  • Metro Nashville Public Schools Academies of Nashville (AN)
  • Operation Stand Down
  • Rebuilding Together
  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • The Store
  • United Way