Gerding Edlen Green Team Receives PDC Award
May 16, 2013
Portland Development Commission awarded the Gerding Edlen ”Green Ambassador” team with the 2013 Award for Organizational Achievement in International Affairs. Gerding Edlen’s CEO Mark Edlen and Dennis Wilde have joined with Steve Straus of Glumac and Phil Beyl at GBD Architects to form a team to advance the principles and ideals of sustainable architecture in developing Asian countries.
”In the haze and confusion of meteoric development in China, the Gerding Edlen team seeks to bring responsible vision and design to development so as to positively impact the built and natural environments. Gerding Edlen is unilaterally investing intellectual capital in a world climate to pay dividends to society at large. The challenges of the job are as daunting as the intended results are admirable.”
Gerding Edlen’s Dennis Wilde speaks about the process that the Portland-based team has undertaken to bring the company’s vision for responsible development to a global stage.