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.
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!
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 Talent Added to the BLDD Family
We are excited to announce new rock star members of the BLDD team. These talented new hires will support increased project demand and help achieve continued growth throughout the firm. Welcome, Thomas and Daniela!
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.
New Rock Star Talent Added to the BLDD Family.
We are excited to announce new hires in our Central Illinois office location. These talented new team members will support increased project demand and help achieve continued growth throughout the firm.
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 →