We are excited to announce new hires in our Central Illinois office location. These talented new team members will support increased project demand and help achieve continued growth throughout the firm.
In the Mohegan tribe in upper Connecticut, children receive descriptive names when they’re young. As they grow into adolescence, they receive a new name that reflects their experiences. Names may even change several times over a lifetime. “Because Life Deserves Design” is far more than an acronym for our name at BLDD, it’s who we... Continue Reading →
BID OPENINGS are an important part of any publicly funded construction project. Usually conducted in person with the owner, architect, and all contractors present, the Bid Opening is a major milestone in the life of a project. All the hard work of determining the vision for your future, making decisions, and staying in budget comes... Continue Reading →
For years, physical education (PE) has been an integral program standard at school districts across the country. Like all other educational programs, PE is evolving to meet the needs of a future-focused school curriculum. As a result, personal wellness, fitness technology and whole-student education are becoming prevalent focuses in today’s school gyms and fitness rooms.... Continue Reading →
For the past seventeen years, Macon County CASA has held the “Casas for CASA” fundraiser, raffling off two custom playhouses to raise money to support the organization in its goal to place abused or neglected children into safe homes. BLDD Architects was excited for an opportunity to partner with CASA to put our skills and... Continue Reading →
We have thousands of years of living life in harmony with the sun, but humans have jeopardized that harmonious relationship since the invention of the light bulb. Circadian entrainment has become a buzz-worthy concept in the lighting industry and is beginning to find its way into the minds of senior-living designers and providers. Circadian entrainment... Continue Reading →
Gregory Butler's love of architecture and design began while sitting in a Chicago suburb's garage with a dilapidated 2x4 in his lap and a rusty coffee can full of spare nails by his side. It was from his grandfather's garage that the bliss of creating something from nothing was instilled in him.
Congratulations to Emiel Guede, Anita Lanning, Justin Placek, and Damien Schlitt on their promotions to associates with BLDD! These four have become leaders in the office and leaders of our culture. They have provided exceptional value, dedication, and a track record of going above and beyond.
Every year for the last 17 years, CASA has raffled off two playhouses through their "Casas for CASA" fundraiser. After last year's raffle, I saw a great opportunity and offered the design talents of BLDD Architects to now-retired CASA Executive Director Steve Miller, hoping we could help take the fundraising to a new level. He and Julia Livingston (incoming Executive Director) gladly accepted our offer, and so the excitement (and work) began!