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.
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.
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.
Are you the traditionalist? The minimalist? The dreamer? We’ve got the perfect way for you to start your day. Mom always said that breakfast was the most important meal! Now that you’re off to a great start, we hope you’re hungry to learn more about Think BIG … starting with, what exactly is it?
In my 30 years of being in the profession, I have witnessed my fair share of school gymnasiums built in the 50s and 60s. When a school district can finally afford to build a new competition gym, the old gym typically becomes underutilized and often times an eyesore. But it doesn’t have to be that... Continue Reading →
The Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) annual conference is where some of the world's greatest school facility minds get together to share their experiences, knowledge, and accomplishments. Each year I'm eager to go, looking forward to the learning we'll bring back to our practice. This year we had more to look forward to, making our... Continue Reading →
Whether we have tried our own hand at 3D printing or not, we’ve all been exposed to it - mostly through architectural models. However, I would like to ask if this technology could help us more than just represent a building, but actually be a part of the building? In what way could this be... Continue Reading →
On July 6th, we attended the BLDD mid-year meeting at the Eastview Christian Church, in Normal, IL where all five offices congregated at a single location. We wanted to share our thoughts of the experience and how we, as interns, learned a thing or two from that trip. The mid-year meeting was a fun-filled day... Continue Reading →