Educational Systems Planning is a facilities planning and technology design firm that concentrates exclusively on the educational market. As a company, we focus on realizing desired learning environments in schools through communication and innovation. With a forward thinking approach on the impact of designs, ESP provides flexible designs that are scalable for the future. Our understanding of the education market and ability to find the correct decision makers allows architects to focus on the design. Located in Annapolis, Maryland, ESP concentrates in the mid-Atlantic area, but has consulted world-wide.

Company History

Innovative Systems Design and Training, Inc. is incorporated in the State of Maryland and has been doing business as Educational Systems Planning (ESP) since 1996. We are educators, facility planners and technology designers who desire high performance schools for current and future generations of learners. Our firm offers the direct experience and background of staff in educational design and implementation of instructional technology. As a certified veteran owned small business in the state of Maryland, Educational Systems Planning is owned and managed by an Educator/Engineer with a Ph.D. in Educational Technology and thirty years educational technology experience.

Educational and Technology Planning

ESP has developed Educational Program Documents which include statements of: vision and mission, current teaching and learning trends and their impact on school design and learning space layout, community involvement and use, curriculum initiates and desired educational program direction, critical issues and challenges, grade level configurations and school size, and program space utilization. ESP has developed Technology Utilization Plans for multiple school districts which provide technology standards and guidelines to architects. ESP has worked in many different construction environments including college and university classroom buildings, public and private K-12 schools, individual schools and districts and Billion-dollar construction programs.

IT Telecommunications, AV & Security Design

With two active Registered Communications Distribution Designers (RCDDs) on staff, ESP is prepared to guide design teams toward future-proofed IT systems with capacity for growth. ESP can integrate classroom technology such as AV presentation systems, electronic whiteboards, and audio enhancement with the building IT communications infrastructure. By representing these technologies from the first stages of educational programming, we can ensure school facilities that supply learner, instructor and administrator with the space, infrastructure and environment to properly utilize technology.

Acoustical Consulting and Theater Design

ESP recently announced the formation of a Strategic Partnership with Acoustical Design Collaborative (ADC) of Towson, MD which will allow ESP to offer our clients acoustic modeling for educational spaces, sound isolation design, noise and vibration control and theatrical systems design including stage rigging and curtains, lighting and dimming systems, and large group audio-visual systems.

Key Staff

Our staff is made up of a highly skilled team that specializes solely in facilities planning and IT design in the educational and recreation environment. Each member has their strong points, but together, our designs have far exceeded our client’s expectations. Feel free to browse our staff’s credentials.

William Richardson – President

R. Scott Boyd – Vice President of Operations

Bryan Jones – Director of Design Services

Derek Davis – Senior AV/IT Infrastructure Designer