Wannabe gondolier and lover of fine scotch… meet Gregory.

Gregory Butler’s love of architecture and design began while sitting in a Chicago suburb’s garage with a dilapidated 2×4 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. 

New Associates Named for 2019

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.

Moshing to bands and idolizing Bear Grylls… meet John M.

John Maynerich (better known as Mayo around the office) has been a member of the BLDD family for over 15 years.

John realized his love for architecture as a kid, creating buildings from Legos and Lincoln Logs or any other miscellaneous item around the house that would satisfy his imagination of the built environment.

Designing churches and climbing mountains… meet Kendall.

After three years working for firms in Utah and Maryland, specializing in urban design and religious architecture around the country, Kendall returned to his hometown of Decatur. He joined the Central Illinois office in 2017 as an Architectural Designer, specializing in religious design.