Higher Education

“Illinois State University selected BLDD Architects to redesign Schroeder Hall, the largest classroom and office building on campus - and one of the biggest facility problems. The 50-year-old structure had been quickly planned to meet the enrollment demands of the baby boomers, poorly constructed, and did not fit the predominate design of the rest of campus. BLDD Architects worked miracles and gave us, essentially, a brand new building. In the course of doing so, they listened to clients and modified plans and designs quickly and with pleasure. Customer satisfaction was always paramount. Most importantly, students and faculty now have a facility that promotes and encourages learning. “
Stephen M. Bragg, Vice President for Finance and Planning
Illinois State University



“The College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago is finishing up a large wet lab project. Throughout the entire process we worked closely with Tim McGrath, and Emiel Guede.  Tim and his team met and exceeded our expectations in not only delivering superior management and oversight but in working to create the vision we had in mind.  Tim’s professionalism, creative vigor, technical know-how and sheer enthusiasm ensure a high quality result.  We look forward to seeing the completed project.”
Dr. June Wencel-Drake, PhD, Executive Associate Dean College of Applied Health Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago



“BLDD did a great job.  Their attention to detail and follow-up was invaluable.”
Dr. William T. Beck, PhD, Professor and Head of Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago



“I can’t begin to tell you what an outstanding job you did on Ludwig and Benner. I am just ‘blown away’ with how nice both of these projects turned out. We had our first faculty meeting today and the faculty toured these projects. I wish you could have heard all the positive comments that were made. Thanks again for jobs well done.”
Douglas Perry, Vice President for Finance
Olivet Nazarene University