Jammin’ to Cheap Trick and building grain elevators, learn more about Todd.

Todd Cyrulik has been a passionate designer and planner for BLDD for 20 years. Todd grew up around construction sites, and he has spent his life devoted to improving the built environment around him.

Todd loves discovering new things and sharing his passion for discovery with his entire family. In his free time, he can be found trekking all corners of the United States in search of fun and memories with his wife, Angie, and their own little group of explorers: oldest son, Evan, and triplets, Claire, Owen, and Olivia.

We asked Todd some fun questions:

Meet Todd3
Todd and his wife, Angie, with their four children; Todd and Angie on their first date; Todd on a construction site at age three.

What has been your favorite age and why?
I loved 18 and I love today. At 18 I thought I had it all figured out and was good with that. Today, I know I have a few things figured out, don’t worry as much about the things I don’t, and I’m good with that. The days in between were filled with lots of evidence for the latter. Looking forward to tomorrow.

What purchase(s) of less than $100 have most improved your life?
Modern Architecture: A Critical History by Frampton – $17.95+tax. I bought it when I was at a crossroads in college. I read it while riding to and from the jobsite during the summer in 1994. That summer I found purpose and passion.

What is your favorite book or author?
Rework by Fried and Hansson

What is your favorite place or built environment?
Beach in Santorini

If you could do anything without worrying about getting paid you would be a…
I would design and craft houses and give them to people.

What is your favorite song, album, or musician?
Surrender by Cheap Trick. It always gets turned up.

 

What is the most dangerous thing you have done?
I worked my way through college building concrete grain elevators hundreds of feet in the air with out a net or harness…

What is your favorite failure?
Not getting out of that blind date in November 1999.


Thanks, Todd!

Todd’s passion for design, building, and community has led him to serve as Lead Designer and Co-Director of BLDD’s PK12 Design Group.


Are you interested in joining the BLDD team? We currently have openings available and are searching for rock-star talent. If you think that sounds like you, feel free to look at our current positions and send in your resume.

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