Making a Difference

Alzheimer’s affects both its victims and those who love them.

This disease hit close to home at BLDD when one of our own, Mike Cardinal, was diagnosed with early onset dementia at the young age of 56.  Mike was a principal in our firm, but so much more than that.  He was one of the most talented designers in the profession, a caring mentor, gifted guitar player,  loving father and husband, faithful friend, and a true light in lives of those who knew him.  As with so many lights that shine brightly, watching his light gradually dim was especially heartbreaking.  In 2013, we lost him too soon, but his legacy of design mentorship and candor continues to influence us everyday.

In Mike’s honor, Architects for Alzheimer’s Research began at BLDD to help make a difference in fighting this terrible disease.  Liz Kessinger was the champion of this effort, but she doesn’t want the attention and recognition that she deserves! 

Recently, our talented staff created artwork that visually represents the impact Alzheimer’s disease has had for them.  The resulting collection of work and  personal stories associated with these beautiful efforts are so powerful that we wanted to share them with you. I’m so proud to work with these amazingly big hearted people!!

Interested in helping us make a difference?

Notecards featuring the artwork will be available for purchase by making a small donation to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Shoot me an email!

Jessica Whitlock – Director of Marketing

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