The Difference is Night and Day

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…

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.

Labor of Love

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!

5 Steps to Awesome Design for Education!

There is no uniformly accepted idea of what defines a 21st century school, so how do you begin to rethink updating facilities? Here at BLDD, we start by Thinking BIG. Through our five-step design-thinking process, students, educators, administrators and architects collaborate as co-authors of a design.