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.


December 1, 2016
Recycling Surplus Schools 

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

October 1, 2014
New Performance Spaces for Older Schools 

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 

December 1, 1998
Prepped for Success 


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

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

February 27, 2003
How to Manage Major Construction Projects 

Presented by Brad Noyes and Ace Ellis at the 2003 NAIS Conference.

October 19, 2001
Process Management: Effective Oversight of Design and Construction Projects 

Presented by Chris Dunlavey, Brad Noyes, and Julie Skolnicki at the 2001 ADVIS Symposium.


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

November 24, 2009
Facility of the Month - Similar Differences 

When the Episcopal Academy decided it was time to consolidate its lower, middle and upper schools into a single, unified campus, it set out to create a family of buildings related by materials and basic design details, yet distinguished by purpose and architectural style.Download

June 1, 2009
Architectural Showcase — The Episcopal Academy: Dixon Athletic Center 

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

August 3, 2007
At Episcopal Academy, Even the Halls and the Walls Will Be a New Edition 

When the average public school runs out of space, it’s time for mobile trailers, crowded classrooms, and contentious bond votes at school board meetings.Download

May 16, 2007
Leveling the Private Playing Field 

Entrenched as the most prominent athletic powerhouse among Washington area high schools, DeMatha finally plans to catch up with some of its peers when it comes to sports facilities.Download

December 1, 2006
New $212 Million Episcopal Academy Campus Under Way 

After nearly three years in design, one of America's oldest educational institutions is being ushered into the 21st century by a team of leading architects in the region.Download

November 1, 2006
Facility of Merit — Dana Hall School: Shipley Center 

September 1, 2006
Design Team Plans $212 Million Prep School Replacement 

Plans for a $212 million replacement campus for the 220-year-old Episcopal Academy will be executed by a collaboration of architects and designers.Download

June 1, 2006
Architectural Showcase — Dana Hall School: Shipley Center 

December 1, 2003
Facility of Merit — National Cathedral School for Girls: Athletic Center