How Okaw Valley Found Greatness in Agriculture Education by Going Back to the Basics Agriculture is a staple of the rural education curriculum, and while a majority of students are involved in those programs, there is often little funding and inadequate spaces to support them. The future farmers and agribusiness leaders are frequently taught in... Continue Reading →
Planning for the polls: insights for successfully navigating a bond referendum
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.
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.
5 ways to Think BIG, for every personality type.
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?
How to reimagine your worn-out gym
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 →
Transgender Toilet Rooms – The Scoop
The issue of transgender toilet rooms has been a hot topic in the news a LOT recently! And, I bet, as a building owner, you've been asked how you will accommodate this segment of the population. So, the first thing you did is call a trusted Architect or Engineer to ask this specific question...and the... Continue Reading →