Ed Cordes

AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Principal, Science and Technology, Houston

Born and bred in the Midwest, Ed launched his career in Houston by way of NASA – his first job out of college was at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.

Ed is a tinkerer at heart – the natural evolution of spending countless childhood hours building with Legos. Ed has ever since been inspired by the engineering systems that lay the foundation for the world around. His passion for science and his fascination with the built environment are the perfect catalysts for Ed’s global role in Science & Technology.

Ed takes pride in designing spaces that enhances his clients’ work, provides them with the flexibility they need for the contemporary sciences, and inspires them with the potential to advance their research.

When he’s not enjoying the tranquility of his vacation home in South Carolina, Ed spends his free time restoring cars, playing golf, and watching baseball (go Astros!).

Fun Fact
Ed has logged dozens of hours in microgravity as a test conductor onboard NASA’s reduced gravity KC-135 aircraft.
“In the type of work we do, the devil is in the details. All great science buildings are designed from the inside out.”
An interview with Ed at Convergence 2019
Fun Fact
Ed's kids call him the “Human Shazam” because of his ability to identify almost any song within the first few notes!

Ed's Featured Work

Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative Exterior
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Baylor University Research and Innovation Collaborative
Waco, Texas
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Texas A&M University Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building
College Station, Texas
Halbert Walling Exteriors
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Abilene Christian University Onstead Science Center and Halbert-Walling Research Center
Abilene, Texas
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Louisiana State University Patrick F. Taylor Hall
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Biocontainment Research Facility
College Station, Texas
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Texas A&M University Emerging Technologies Building
College Station, Texas
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Texas A&M University Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
College Station, Texas
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Wright State University Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration
Dayton, Ohio
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University of Kansas Integrated Sciences Building
Lawrence, Kansas
WSU Experiential Engineering Thumbnail
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Wichita State University Experiential Engineering Building
Wichita, Kansas
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Galveston National Laboratory
Galveston, Texas
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Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center
Chicago, Illinois