Our History

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1979

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EDR Founded by Dave Crandall

Environmental Design & Research was founded by Dave Crandall as a landscape architecture firm in Skaneateles, New York.

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1985

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EDR Opens Office in Syracuse, NY

EDR moves to our first Syracuse, New York office in the historic Armory Square district.

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1989

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EDR Establishes Environmental Practice

EDR begins to offer wetland delineation and permitting services, establishing the foundation for our Environmental practice area.

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Rochester Office Landscape Architecture, Engineering & Environmental Services

EDR Opens Office in Rochester, NY

EDR opens first office in Rochester, New York.

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2000

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EDR Opens Village Gate Office in Rochester, NY

EDR moves into the Village Gate in Rochester’s (New York) Neighborhood of the Arts.

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2001

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EDR Establishes Community Planning Services

EDR establishes Community Planning practice area.

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2008

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Jo Anne Gagliano Becomes President of EDR

A New Era – Jo Anne Gagliano assumes leadership as President.

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EDR Opens Office in Hills Building in Syracuse, NY

EDR moves headquarters to the Hills Building in downtown Syracuse, New York.

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2009

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EDR Receives NY State WBE Certification

EDR is designated a New York State Certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE).

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2010

EDR Establishes Cultural Resources Services

EDR’s Environmental practice begins to offer archaeology and historic preservation services, establishing the foundation for our Cultural Resources practice area.

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2017

EDR Albany NY Landscape Architecture, Engineering & Environmental Services

EDR Opens Capital Region Office in Albany, NY

EDR opens the first Capital Region office in downtown Albany, New York.

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2018

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EDR Expands Municipal Engineering

EDR expands Municipal Engineering services to include Sold Waste Management planning and facility design services.

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2019

Hershey PA Landscape Architecture, Engineering & Environmental Services

EDR Opens an Office in Hershey, PA

EDR opens Hershey, Pennsylvania office and expands Engineering practice to include structural engineering.

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EDR Establishes Offshore Wind Service

EDR’s Environmental practice establishes Offshore Wind service team to expand renewable energy permitting services.

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EDR Establishes GIS Practice

EDR formally establishes Geographic Information Systems (GIS) practice area.

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2021

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“A Better Environment”

“A Better Environment.” EDR launches a refreshed brand and mission – EDR is dedicated to creating and sustaining a better environment for our clients, employees, and communities.

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EDR Opens Midwest Office in Columbus, OH

EDR opens Midwest office in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

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EDR Expands Municipal Engineering

EDR expands Municipal Engineering services to include Sold Waste Management planning and facility design services.

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2023

Elan Joins EDR, Establishing Office in Saratoga Springs, NY

Elan Planning, Design, & Landscape Architecture joins EDR, establishing new office in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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LynStaar Joins EDR, Establishing Office in White Plains, NY

LynStaar Engineering, P.C. joins EDR, expanding our Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) engineering services and establishing new office in White Plains, New York.

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