Our firm was established in Reston, VA in 1976 as William H. Gordon Associates, Inc (WHGA). Through the leadership of the firm’s founder, Hank Gordon, the firm quickly gained a reputation as a leader in site design and infrastructure throughout Northern Virginia and the surrounding metropolitan area. The firm added surveying, landscape architecture, and land planning services during the 1980s. At that time, Gordon began providing those services to numerous commercial developers, municipalities, and more regional-based clients. As our firm expanded in the 1990s and re-branded to Gordon Associates opened several regional offices and began providing our services to more federal agencies.

In 2012, we re-branded again to GORDON, as we were most commonly referred to by most in our industry. We developed our current logo that serves as the symbol of the internal integration of our design disciplines that has been the catalyst for our success. In 2021, we began a new chapter for Gordon, as several long-standing leaders within the company were allowed to take the helm and lead the firm into the next generation. Gordon’s future will always be shaped by the lessons learned from our past, as we strive to provide the same quality, reliability, and responsiveness that has made Gordon a leader in our industry as well as a great place to work.


2016 marked Gordon’s 40th-anniversary milestone. What better way to celebrate than to time-hop through each decade of the last forty years; and we of course topped it off with an unforgettable party with our outstanding employees, clients, and industry partners who made it all possible.

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