How Okaw Valley Found Greatness in Agriculture Education by Going Back to the Basics Agriculture is a staple of the rural education curriculum, and while a majority of students are involved in those programs, there is often little funding and inadequate spaces to support them. The future farmers and agribusiness leaders are frequently taught in... Continue Reading →
Emerging from the shadows…How to put your School Library in the SPOTLIGHT
To celebrate Read Across America day, we wanted to highlight the current innovative trends that are bringing school libraries and media centers to LIFE. Once a quiet museum for books, school libraries are transforming to support the whole student. You may be wondering, "What are these trends?" "What do they mean for my school?" Look... Continue Reading →
New Promotions Named
Congratulations to Liz Kissenger, Kim Kurtenbach, Alida Duff Sullivan, and Shannon Richards on their promotions at BLDD Architects!
At the heART of what we do
At BLDD Architects, we live lives that are improved daily by the presence of art. From our own work designing spaces that inspire, to the art that we experience in the environments around us -- art is at the heart of what we do. And because of our appreciation for art and those who aspire... Continue Reading →
Planning for the polls: insights for successfully navigating a bond referendum
Is your school district PLANNING FOR THE POLLS? School bond referendums provide the dollars that districts need for facilities that support their educational objectives. Passing a school bond referendum is challenging at any time. However, with potential budget deficits looming because of the Covid-19 pandemic, it could become much more difficult. Our recent cover story in American School and University Magazine gives insights for successfully navigating a bond referendum.
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.
The Future is Physical!
For years, physical education (PE) has been an integral program standard at school districts across the country. Like all other educational programs, PE is evolving to meet the needs of a future-focused school curriculum. As a result, personal wellness, fitness technology and whole-student education are becoming prevalent focuses in today’s school gyms and fitness rooms.... Continue Reading →
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.