B&D professionals stay current with all the trends and requirements of today’s facilities and those that will serve our future generations.

As part of our practice, B&D professionals produce and publish white papers, speak at industry conferences, and continually perform in-house research.   Our Research & Methods team continually acquires and disseminates the most current and usable data on the facility types in which we specialize, which helps our clients achieve their project goals and enhances our methodologies.

Publications

December 1, 2016
Recycling Surplus Schools 

December 1, 2015
Finding a Home: A Tale of Two Public Charter Schools 

This article originally appeared in the December 2015 issue of School Business Affairs magazine and is reprinted with permission of the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO). The text herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of ASBO International, and use of this imprint does not imply any endorsement or recognition by ASBO International and its officers or affiliates.Download

May 14, 2015
Technology Ambassadors: One-to-One Programs’ Success Requires Teacher Buy-in and Training 

January 1, 2011
Owner’s Perspective: Two Questions Every Owner Must Answer for Their LEED Project; Owner's Representative’s Perspective: What LEED Credits Are Right for You? 

August 1, 2001
A Modest Proposal 

Presentations

April 27, 2015
Engaging the Community for a Successful School Project 

Presented by Ann Drummie and Michael Quadrino at the 2015 CEFPI Conference.

April 14, 2014
The Power of Engagement in the Planning Process 

Presented by Beth Penfield and Julie Williams at the 2014 CEFPI Annual Conference.

August 16, 2012
Finance, Design, and Construction of Your New Charter School: Creating Innovative Learning Environments 

Presented by Peter Isaac, Wiley Brown, David Stanford, and Tom Balke at the 2012 NC Alliance for Public Charter Schools Conference.

August 2, 2011
Finance & Ownership of a Charter School 

Presented by Brad Noyes and S. Joseph Bruno at the NC Alliance for Public Charter Schools' 2011 Annual Charter School Conference.

June 29, 2010
A Strategic Approach to LEED Certification 

Presented by Derrek Niec-Williams at the 2010 National Charter Schools Conference.

June 29, 2010
A Beginner’s Guide to Energy Modeling 

Presented by Jay Brinson at the 2010 National Charter Schools Conference.

June 23, 2009
Charter School Real Estate Development Process 

Presented by Ann Drummie at the 2009 National Charter Schools Conference.

October 1, 2008
Engaging Your Board Members in Facility Planning and Renovation Projects 

Presented by Will Mangrum and Danielle Peterson at the 2008 CEFPI World Conference & Expo.

December 8, 2007
Green Sports: Can Athletic Fields Reflect Sustainable Design? 

Presented by Sanath Kalidas and Bill Mykins at the 2007 Green California Schools Summit & Exposition.

December 8, 2007
Green FF&E: Selecting Sustainable Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E) 

Presented by Sanath Kalidas at the 2007 Green California Schools Summit & Exposition.

News

December 1, 2016
B&D's Ryan Gever in the American School Board Journal 

Ryan Gever shares his insightful knowledge of how urban school districts can improve their practices of putting surplus school buildings to good use once again.DOWNLOAD

December 16, 2013
AIA Award of Merit in Historic Resources — Meridian Public Charter School 

March 23, 2009
School's In: Architects Reshape DC Public Schools 

There's a huge amount of energy, innovation, and expertise pouring into DC public schools these days. Much of the effort quite properly revolves around curricula and standards of discipline.  But architecture is increasingly playing a big role, too, partly because of the provision of the quality facilities is a rare facet of education reform embraced by people of almost all viewpoints, and partly because the rise of public charter and magnet schools has introduced competition for students.Download

April 1, 2008
What Does It Mean to Go Green? 

When people talk about green building, the term “LEED rating” usually bubbles to the surface: it’s a badge of honor for green construction projects.Download