At the end of 2020 we gladly bid farewell, looking forward to getting back to “normal” in 2021. What were we thinking?! This business is never static, and this year has seen the market and our industry change more rapidly than ever before. So, we embraced the ever-changing normal and focused on the altered cadences of new projects while designing for a consumer we know and understand.
It also seems like housing has changed more in the past two years than in the previous 20, and our designs have pivoted accordingly. Single family, multifamily, student housing and gathering spaces all demand new lifestyle solutions that are no longer optional. Connecting residents – and allowing them to disconnect – both indoors and out has become a top priority.
Perhaps our biggest change was welcoming the newest members of our BSB Family: Withee Malcolm – A BSB Design Studio, in Torrance, CA. Their breadth of work is truly inspirational and spans commercial, industrial, residential and commercial interiors with specialty projects sprinkled in between. We are thrilled to showcase an example of their expertise in this year’s issue and look forward to sharing more of their depth of talent in the future.
As we highlight the best of the best this year, we welcome the change that each design solution represents. Some are subtle and some are truly transformative. Either way, we embrace the change and invite you to do the same.