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.
Wannabe gondolier and lover of fine scotch… meet Gregory.
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.
New Associates Named for 2019
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.
Labor of Love
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!
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.