We are BSB Design.
Founded in 1966 by Jack Bloodgood, BSB Design began as a one-man shop operating out of his barn in Des Moines, Iowa. Today, we have grown into a renowned architectural and design firm, making an impact on much more than just the single family home market. With 12 offices nationwide, we offer national experience with regional sensitivity.
We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our services and how we can assist you in leaving your mark. Contact us today and let us help build your legacy.
As a preeminent design firm, we leverage our unique abilities to see the future more clearly to create environments that transform lives.
“Everyone deserves to live in a home designed by an architect.”– Jack Bloodgood, BSB Design Founder
A strong foundation built on a passion for quality, innovative, and cost-effective architecture delivered with top-notch customer service for the highest levels of client satisfaction.
We’ve come a long way since deciding to revolutionize the housing industry from our first office in Jack Bloodgood’s barn. Today, BSB Design remains a premier thought leader in housing innovation, and we have expanded our services to include planning and community design, commercial buildings, club design, mixed use, student housing, and more. But none of it would have been possible without the leadership of a true visionary in the housing industry.
As building editor for Better Homes & Gardens magazine, Jack Bloodgood traveled across the country to research regional housing markets. He quickly realized that new homes rarely addressed consumer preferences, especially in production housing. Armed with the belief that “everyone deserves to live in a home designed by an architect,” Bloodgood founded Bloodgood Architects in 1966 in Des Moines, Iowa. His goal was to offer builders and buyers the opportunity to connect with architects and gain access to quality design like they never had before.
Through a plan service and eventually, by working directly with large production homebuilders, Bloodgood and the early pioneers at the firm brought high design to housing for the masses. Under the leadership of Doug Sharp and Doug Buster, the firm expanded into new markets and nearly every product type, price point, and construction method in the industry, resulting in some of the most innovative, unique designs ever created.
In 2021, we launched a four-day work week. Not only has it enhanced productivity and efficiency, but it has also given us more time for shared experiences. We embrace cutting-edge technology to ensure seamless remote work capabilities for employees. Our culture is built on the pillars of flexibility, teamwork, and collaboration, where everyone’s ideas and contributions are valued.