Gregory Butler's love of architecture and design began while sitting in a Chicago suburb's garage with a dilapidated 2x4 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.
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.
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!
When not in the office, Stacie is a mom and grandma and considers these her greatest jobs and the absolute best part of who she is. She is also a self-admitted concert addict, a Cubby fan, and a dancing machine.
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.
Anita Lanning is passionate about religious design and how it impacts people of all ages. One of her favorite spaces to design is the Children's Ministry areas.
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.