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Category: Innovation

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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Making Healthy Lifestyle Choices in Design

Many of the materials and chemicals used to construct your home may have a potentially detrimental effect on your future well-being. In this era of increasing energy efficiency and approaches to Net Zero energy housing, attention is shifting to concerns about “Tight Box Syndrome”. Systems that control airflow and minimize air exchange help reduce energy consumption,…

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How Technology Impacts Architecture

Our fast-paced world heavily relies on technology. It gives people the ability to get exactly what they want immediately. Information available at your fingertips is limitless. This technology has greatly changed design. Living means something different now. It means responsive. It means adaptive. It means ever-changing. When Jack Bloodgood founded BSB Design in 1966 out…

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The Benefits of Multigenerational Living

A growing trend in the housing industry is multigenerational living. According to PEW research, 1 in 5 households are multigenerational. These growing numbers are reminiscent of the 1950s when multigenerational households were at 21 percent before the current day lifestyle took over. BSB Design has a solution that makes multigenerational living enjoyable for everyone under…

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Investing in Your Workspace

The nature of work has changed greatly, so why haven’t we redesigned how our offices function? Full-time working Americans report logging an average of 47 hours per week, and nearly four in 10 workers report logging 50+ hours a week. Where we spend our time greatly affects our mood, productivity levels and overall happiness. With…

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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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Scratch Starting From Scratch

Partnering with BUILDER and Meritage Homes, BSB Design has designed the reNEWable Living Home, a multigenerational home that interacts with its residents in many ways. BSB began with a Meritage Homes design that was already a proven success modified (and improved) from there. Using an existing successful floor plan helped us build on the old and…

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