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Design Challenge: Runner Up Design

Last week, we announced the winner of our latest design challenge, to create an affordable housing unit for under $2,500 and at least 150 square feet. View the winning design here. RUNNER UP The 2nd place winning design, Dream Team, consisted of five individuals out of BSB Design’s Des Moines office; KC Gerlitz / Principal,…

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BSB Design Challenge: Winners Announced!

In September, BSB Design Leadership announced its’ latest design challenge for employees to develop a solution to affordable housing for under $2,500, intended to update the current Abōd design. The design had to be at least 150 sq. ft. and accommodate a family of four. Last week, elected judges from within the company met at…

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Meet Our Tampa Team!

Since 1988, our staff in Florida has perfected the balance between design, service, and client profitability. Some new faces have joined industry veterans in our Tampa office, and the team is refocused on bringing elite design expertise to Florida builders and developers. Meet our team in Tampa! DAVID L. COPENHAVER, AIA Partner dcopenhaver@bsbdesign.com Since joining…

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What Inspires You: Ed Binkley

“Perhaps my biggest inspiration, as an architect/designer, comes from my ears, eyes and experiences. I listen, read, look at photos, explore and have collaborated with many creatives through the years.” I seek the opportunity to design places where people choose to go…to live…to love…to celebrate…and to also, unfortunately, grieve. A person’s home contributes greatly to…

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What Inspires You: Mark Mitchell

There are many experiences along the way that has made the difference. Though these impactful moments may have been fleeting or elongated, it is a thirst for connection to the people, time and space around me that drives my inspiration. It also tends to frequently make me late and keeps me perpetually seeking out a…

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What Inspires You: Doug Wirth

“For me, design is not something that is intellectual; it’s much more of a spontaneous act.” I never think of myself as being particularly inspired… certainly not by any specific influences. My approach to design is mostly just to “Let It Happen”. Every project has at least some parameters (style, scope, type, scale) laid out…

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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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