At BLDD Architects, we live lives that are improved daily by the presence 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 to... Continue Reading →
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.
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.
Last week, we posted about the many talented people of BLDD who created artwork to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer's. This week, I wanted to share a personal story behind the artwork that I contributed to the effort, in honor of two very special people.... my maternal grandfather and paternal grandmother. Alzheimer's... Continue Reading →
On August 29, 2016, I had the honor of speaking at Grand Opening for the new Charles City Middle School in Charles City, Iowa. Actually, the honor started in July of 2013 when I became the project architect for the new school, but that’s not the point. For my two minutes of fame, I decided... Continue Reading →
In the Mohegan tribe in upper Connecticut, children receive descriptive names when they’re young. As they grow into adolescence, they receive a new name that reflects their experiences. Names may even change several times over a lifetime. “Because Life Deserves Design” is far more than an acronym for our name at BLDD, it’s who we... Continue Reading →