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.
3 Steps to Cultivate Belonging in Your Church Community Through Design
Inspired by Saint John the Divine’s commitment to serving within their neighborhood, we developed a few steps that can help other congregations deepen their sense of belonging both within their church as well as their community.
New Scholarship Recognizes Promise in Future Designers
We are pleased to announce the inaugural recipients of the Because Life Deserves Design Scholarship: Valeria Crites of Williamsville-Sherman High School, and Alexis Watkins and Boden Freeman, both of Mahomet-Seymour High School.
Water skier, guitar player, and famous singer of BLDD’s band… meet John.
John Whitlock epitomizes one of BLDD's Core Values, passion and fun. It is this zest for life that John brings to his position as BLDD's Director of Higher Education Design Group.
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.
Add a little spice to your space!
Thanks to Forrest Gump, we all know that “life is like a box of chocolates,” but here at BLDD Architects, we say “design thinking is like making guacamole.” Our design-thinking special sauce is called “Think BIG,” and it’s a recipe for success. Let’s dig in.
5 ways to Think BIG, for every personality type.
Are you the traditionalist? The minimalist? The dreamer? We’ve got the perfect way for you to start your day. Mom always said that breakfast was the most important meal! Now that you’re off to a great start, we hope you’re hungry to learn more about Think BIG … starting with, what exactly is it?
Kankakee Community College’s New Advanced Technology & Education Center Moving Forward
The $7 million Advanced Technology Education Center (ATEC) is now under construction on Kankakee Community College’s (KCC) Riverfront Campus with completion expected in the Fall of 2018. The 21,000 square-foot ATEC building will be home to KCC’s renewable energy programs. It will contain classrooms, labs, offices, and support spaces to provide hands-on technical training in fields... Continue Reading →