Legacy

Bloodgood brought architecture to the masses through an emphasis in production housing design combined with his belief that “everyone deserves to live in a home designed by an architect.”

a Champion of Quality Architecture

Founded in 1966 by Jack Bloodgood, the firm began with a strong emphasis in production housing design. Bloodgood began his firm in Des Moines, Iowa, where he was working as building editor for Better Homes & Gardens magazine. His cross-country travels and exposure to the housing market helped him understand the consumer perspective, which led to the plan service element of his early business.

A pragmatic ‘builders Architect’

He wanted to offer builders and buyers the opportunity to connect with architects like they never had before. The firm eventually expanded its services to include all types of residential architecture, resulting in some of the most creative, unique designs ever rendered.

An accomplished Innovator

Jack’s honors include recognition for his contribution to the building industry with Professional Builder‘s Achievement Award for Architecture. He was featured in Newsweek magazine’s special issue on the “21st Century Family” with his design for a prototype home for the year 2010. He designed four houses for the syndicated television program Hometime and has been described by Better Homes & Gardens as “America’s Top Family-Home Architect.”

In 2007, Jack was inducted into Builder magazine’s William S. Marvin Hall of Fame for Design Excellence. Professional Builder magazine inducted Jack in the inaugural class of the Best In American Living (BALA) Hall of Fame in 2009.

A thoughtful leader

More important than all of these accomplishments and accolades, Jack was a genuinely kind and caring man and will be greatly missed by those of us who had the honor of knowing and working with him.

a true legend in the field whose original inspiration lives on

Today’s BSB Design projects span all price points and markets, extending Bloodgood’s philosophy to all areas of architecture, planning and design.