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TWO DESIGNERS CELEBRATE 20TH ANNIVERSARY AT BDT

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DESIGN IS COMMUNICATION
BETWEEN YOU AND THE WORLD

EXPRESSION

Changing the built environment is serious business—and it’s also exciting. We help you to build your projects and express your brand. On paper, in architecture, in interiors, and through wayfinding and experiential graphics.

DESIGN IS COMMUNICATION
BETWEEN YOU AND BDT

DESIGN

BDT is a team of designers who work in a variety of specializations, and who begin their job by listening to you. Every project takes shape when your ideas are heard—and then transferred into visual form. This is true whether the designs depict plans for a building, a signage master plan, or a family of logos.

DESIGN IS COMMUNICATION
BETWEEN YOU AND THE FUTURE

SUPPORT

BDT acts as your Solution Steward, carefully balancing your resources with your ambitions. Before designs are drawn and after implementation begins, our team is on location. We’re here to help, from assessing existing structures and traffic routes, to coordinating efforts among owners, architects, and contractors—from brand concept to construction closeout.

This focus on stewardship can be traced back four decades to our founding as an energy-conscientious practice in Athens, Ohio. We’ve continually refined our areas of expertise to create a full-service environment.

EVOLUTION

BDT identifies solutions that fit your circumstances—for today and in the years to come.

HOW IT WORKS

Whether your project involves new construction, renovation, interiors, experiential graphics, or brand activation—of a castle, a city, a hospital, a university, or “just” an office suite—it requires thoughtful consideration of the entire process. You choose how much support you need, from concept to implementation. We can do it all.

We have found that a Solution Steward approach can help organizations big and small, no matter where they are are situated in the design process. A typical design process, follows these four basic steps:

STEP 1

MASTER PLANNING—What do you really need? What are the factors that help you know what you really need? What does the future hold, and how do you make room for growth?

STEP 2

ASSESSMENT / AUDIT—You might be integrating new buildings into current facilities, placing a new building on an empty lot, reviewing interior décor possibilities, or making a record of current wayfinding signage. In all cases, we help you take stock so you can make decisions.

STEP 3

DESIGN—Where the rubber meets the road. What all this talking looks like.

STEP 4

PROJECT MANAGEMENT—When the contracts are in place, the permits are posted, and the earth movers are rolling up. Or, when interior and exterior signs are being fabricated and installed. Or, when the carpet is on its way before the walls have been painted. We help you coordinate.

DESIGN FOR ALL
WHO ARE YOU?

EXPERIENCED

If you are an experienced Project Manager within your organization, then you most likely want to hire a firm that can implement an established brand. You want assurance that the project outcome will meet the standards and expectations set by precedent. That’s exactly the stewardship mindset shared by BDT Architects & Designers.

NOVICE

If you are a new business start-up, then you want to hire a firm that can help you establish a set of brand standards. You are looking to activate the brand through the design of a physical building, interiors, or experiential graphics. You want to create an experience that expresses your company’s values to your customers. BDT can help you deliver a clear, memorable message.