SUSTAINABLE AT HEART
Portland. It’s our home. From here, our Pacific Northwest ethos of environmental stewardship guides us towards a comprehensive approach to sustainability. We consider the implications of our work not just on a given site, but within the larger context of the environment as a whole. We design for efficiency, longevity and beauty. We value density and urban connectivity. We work to integrate systems that create synergies between empirical performance and holistic place-making.
GBD is actively committed to serving the communities we call home. We donate our time, energy and knowledge to a variety of social and civic causes including Rotary, the ACE Mentor Program, and the Oregon Food Bank.
A HEALTHY WORKPLACE
We balance our culture of hard work with serious fun. As a firm, we strongly believe that our best work can only come about through the strong and positive relationships we share with each other as teammates, collaborators, and friends. It’s a tradition at GBD to foster these relationships outside the office through outings and events. Twice a year, we make time for GBD Recess, a day-long event of community service or just plain fun.
Professional development is critical to our success. Therefore, GBD believes strongly in enriching and expanding the knowledge of our staff by creating an office-wide culture of learning. To facilitate this culture, we host in-house events in our Family Room that feature presentations on a variety of topics.
Advances in technology continue to redefine how we work. Through the latest building information, visualization and project management software, we are able to share information with clients and consultants, creating an integrated flow of ideas that helps propel each project towards success.