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Archive: March, 2018

A Home That Responds: Thinking Home Challenge

At BSB Design, we encourage our staff to put on their innovative thinking caps at every opportunity. In 2016, we held our first design competition challenging employees to create a unique and collaborative design for our Innovation Lab located at our corporate headquarters in Des Moines. This past August, a new design challenge was announced –…

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BSB Academy Participants are Announced!

BSB Design employees that will be participating in the first BSB Academy Tier 2: Boot Camp program were announced in February. The new program was introduced at the end of January and immediately started accepting applications from interested participants. Dan Swift, President of BSB Design, acknowledged and congratulated all 38 employees for completing and submitting…

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What Inspires You: Lothain Sadao

My instructor once said, “If you’re going into architecture just to do the same thing, stop, don’t waste your time. There are a lot of architects out there doing the same thing over and over again. To be an architect, you have to make a difference and have something unique to offer.” Every time I…

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5 Trends to Ace Student Housing Amenities

“Intentional design should be focused through the belief that space is inextricably tied to use, place, and social custom.” – Mark Mitchell On February 13th and 14th, professionals in the student housing industry came together for NAA’s Campus Connex event covering student housing amenity trends. The event included a panel of four people: Chris Coleman…

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Project Alert: Burlington Station

The groundbreaking was held in early 2017 for Burlington Station, a multifamily project in Downers Grove. This building has 89 residential units with one- and two-bedroom floor plans ranging from 744 square feet to 1,573 square feet. The traditional architecture and design create an “at home” feel and complements the existing downtown community. The community…

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