The choice to pursue JUST is driven by our commitment to transparency in our practice of architecture, building a creative community where people thrive, and upholding our core values to unlock the embedded potential of the people, places, projects, and communities we serve through design that cares for the Earth and creates measurable human impact. Unlike awards and certifications, JUST 2.0 is a voluntary self-disclosure tool developed by the International Living Future Institute for organizations to disclose their operations, including how they treat their employees and where they make financial and community investments.
More than a sign of how Overland is doing, it is an opportunity for us to continuously strive to be better, showing our commitment to creating a fair and inclusive workplace and supporting the communities where we operate. This includes implementing policies and practices that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as programs and investment in professional development and career advancement for all employees.
A look at our courtyard in our San Antonio office
“I am thrilled to share the news of our JUST label. It demonstrates Overland’s commitment to transparency and advancing our profession and practice of architecture and urban design by prioritizing fairness, equity, and design with positive impact. Through the lens of the JUST label, we will continue to challenge ourselves and strive towards creating an inclusive culture that embodies our vision, mission, and values of creating a workplace that unlocks our individual and collective embedded potential and promotes human flourishing,” said Irene Prosperi, HR Director at Overland Partners.
We are proud of the work we have done since our founding in 1987. Embracing the Just 2.0 label is Overland’s ongoing commitment to holding ourselves accountable for our practices of architecture and urban design for a more sustainable, equitable and just world. Learn more about JUST by visiting their program page here on the International Living Future Institute’s website. Stay tuned to our blog for more discussions about our JUST label and the actions we’re taking to stay true to JUST 2.0. Join us in building a brighter future for all!