Founded by Christi Barbour and Christi Spangle in 2000, Barbour Spangle Design believes in offering broader solutions for clients, a bigger playground for creativity and innovation, and productive collaboration. The firm specializes in showroom, luxury residential, commercial, and educational design, and their deep involvement in all areas allows them to fluently apply great ideas from each to any project. From materials to technology to aesthetic trends, they offer clients a universe of design possibilities to create spaces that genuinely work for, excite and inspire their users.
Consistently recommended as the premier design firm in showroom design, Barbour Spangle Design brings unparalleled knowledge, experience and innovation to every showroom project. Clients for Barbour Spangle’s display and retail services include companies such as HMI (Home Meridian International) and SERTA/Simmons.
BSB brought architecture to the masses through an emphasis in production housing design combined with a belief that “everyone deserves to live in a home designed by an architect.”
A CHAMPION OF QUALITY ARCHITECTURE
Founded in 1966 by Jack Bloodgood, the firm began with a strong emphasis in production housing design. Bloodgood began his firm in Des Moines, Iowa, where he was working as building editor for Better Homes & Gardens magazine. His cross-country travels and exposure to the housing market helped him understand the consumer perspective, which led to the plan service element of his early business.
A PRAGMATIC ‘BUILDERS ARCHITECT’
He wanted to offer builders and buyers the opportunity to connect with architects like they never had before. The firm eventually expanded its services to include all types of residential architecture, resulting in some of the most creative, unique designs ever rendered.
AN ACCOMPLISHED INNOVATOR
Jack’s honors include recognition for his contribution to the building industry with Professional Builder‘s Achievement Award for Architecture. He was featured in Newsweek magazine’s special issue on the “21st Century Family” with his design for a prototype home for the year 2010. He designed four houses for the syndicated television program Hometime and has been described by Better Homes & Gardens as “America’s Top Family-Home Architect.”
In 2007, Jack was inducted into Builder magazine’s William S. Marvin Hall of Fame for Design Excellence. Professional Builder magazine inducted Jack in the inaugural class of the Best In American Living (BALA) Hall of Fame in 2009.
A THOUGHTFUL LEADER
More important than all of these accomplishments and accolades, Jack was a genuinely kind and caring man and will be greatly missed by those of us who had the honor of knowing and working with him.
A TRUE LEGEND IN THE FIELD WHOSE ORIGINAL INSPIRATION LIVES ON
Today’s BSB Design projects span all price points and markets, extending Bloodgood’s philosophy to all areas of architecture, planning and design.
STEPHEN C. MOORE, Senior Partner – Des Moines
With an architecture degree from the University of Virginia, Steve has spent more than 30 years in the housing industry, working as a staff person at NAHB, a construction superintendent and production manager for large volume home builders and as architectural firm leadership. Steve currently leads the marketing efforts at BSB Design. As an industry volunteer, Steve has held chair positions on NAHB committees for Design, the Multifamily Pillars and The Nationals awards programs, in addition to positions with the AIA, Multi-Housing World and ULI. He is a frequent speaker at national and regional building industry conventions, seminars and management conferences speaking on design trends, innovation and construction efficiencies.