For more than 10 years, the Waltham Elementary School District in North Utica, Illinois, dreamed of having one building for all their K-8 students who had been spread among two outdated elementary schools. Serving a student population of fewer than 250, the project goal was never to redesign how education environments are used. Instead, the... Continue Reading →
Refocusing to Student-Centered Learning: RCC Renovations Persevere through Pandemic
Several of Richland Community College’s high-performing programs were in need of renovated spaces to refocus learning to a student-centered model. As part of a multi-phase long-range facilities plan, the $11.6 million first phase updated two exterior spaces and 45,000 s.f. of interior renovations were made to facilitate critical thinking and allow experiential learning through real-world... Continue Reading →
Big congrats to architectural intern Mansi Sanghvi, who was recently awarded first prize in the urban/large scale category for the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's School of Architecture Earl Prize Design Excellence Awards and third place in AIA's 2022 Chicago Award in Architecture competition.
Architectural Interns Added to BLDD Team
We are growing with additional architectural interns hired for 2022. Our new, rock star team members will help us continue to serve clients and our communities.
New Rock Star Talent Added to Our Team
We are excited to announce new hires at BLDD. These talented new team members will support increased project demand and help achieve continued growth throughout the firm.
New Promotions Named
Congratulations to Liz Kissenger, Kim Kurtenbach, Alida Duff Sullivan, and Shannon Richards on their promotions at BLDD Architects!
Villain or Hero? What Part Do Your Theatre and Dance Spaces Play?
Without the right spaces, a theatre and dance program can suck the energy and passion out of students. The new Center for Theatre and Dance at Millikin University in Decatur, IL, has created an extraordinary home that spotlights the student experience. From the minute students walk into the 60,300-square-foot space, they are encouraged to study their passion, and the Center's amazing superpower features set the scene for all students to succeed.
New Promotions Named for 2021
Congratulations to Ryan Fuqua, Jessica Whitlock, and Damien Schlitt on their promotions to Senior Associates with BLDD!