At BHDP, we’re challenged every day to live by those words. It’s not just about what we do every day — it’s who we are.
Also known as the Queen City, Cincinnati has our heart and our headquarters located downtown in its Central Business District. Our prime location is minutes away from the Ohio river, historic Over-the-Rhine, and Findlay Market and gives us the opportunity to work hard and play hard. Whether you’re catching live music on your lunch break at Fountain Square, spending the day at the ball park eating Skyline Chili, or just enjoying all that Cincinnati has to offer, you will see how we draw inspiration for our work from the city we know and love. It was also voted “Best City for New College Grads” for the second year in a row by SmartAssest. For more information on the city, check out www.CincinnatiUSA.com.
The 2nd largest city in the Midwest and home to the capital of Ohio, Columbus is an energetic and exciting city that is continuing to grow. With an innovative food scene, unforgettable nightlife, and lively entertainment ranging from arts and sciences to various sports, including The Ohio State Buckeyes, the Columbus Crew, and Columbus Blue Jackets, Columbus keeps us creative, engaged and active in the community. For more information on the city, check out www.ExperienceColumbus.com. . . .
We opened our doors for business in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2007 and have been enjoying the rich history, arts, music, and culture ever since. Not to mention, 300 miles of beaches and the highest mountains on the East Coast can’t be beat either. This city isn’t just a tourist destination, but one of the fasting growing regions in the country, and a place where we can grow, learn, and design for the future. For more information on the city, visit www.VisitRaleigh.com or www.RaleighChamber.org. . . .
We may be new to the Pittsburgh area, but the Steel City has quickly become a place we call home. While they may be nationally known for their sports, this City of Bridges has so much more to offer including delicious food, intriguing architecture, and plenty of outdoor adventure to keep us curious, creative and on the top of our game. For more information on the city, visit www.VisitPittsburgh.com. . . .
We are proud to call the capital of the south, Atlanta, our newest home. The iconic arts, history, and culture come alive to inspire creative and out-of-the-box thinking that reflects in our designs. Whether you’re spending the day on the BeltLine, enjoying Piedmont park, or floating down the Chattahoochee , every day is an adventure when you’re in Atlanta. For more information, check out www.Atlanta.com. . . .
We’re excited to add another Queen City, Charlotte, to our list of offices. Whether it’s spending a peaceful day at Lake Norman or tailgating before a Panthers game, there’s no reason to be bored in Charlotte. There’s something for everyone in the family to learn at Discovery Place and plenty of shopping and entertainment at Charlotte’s oldest shopping center, SouthPark mall. Learn more at www.charlottesgotalot.com. . .
Working closely in tandem with our clients, every BHDP team employs our iterative Design Process to extract an intimate understanding of our clients’ needs so their organizational model, culture, brand equities, processes, challenges, expectations, and goals are carefully explored and accurately identified prior to the start of any design work.
Other firms may be satisfied with designing to a snapshot in time, but our teams know where our clients are moving today and tomorrow so our designs can help them keep pace with the changing landscape they will be facing. Our collaborative, transparent approach ensures a well-defined, shared vision for every project.
We are continuous learners.
Ever since our origin, BHDP has emphasized the importance of continuing education and ongoing research to expand our capabilities and stay ahead of emerging contemporary trends. Established over a decade ago as a series of employee-centered, professionally-administered academic programs, Baxter U (named after our founder Cy Baxter,) now offers over 100 educational opportunities a year to fulfill our commitment to enrich and accelerate our employees’ professional growth with ARE study groups, vendor lunch and learns, enrichment courses, and guest speakers.
Our company-funded research grant, the BHDP Fellowship, is awarded each year to a full-time employee to stimulate their professional growth by researching the current best practices and related perspectives on a topic that supports the firm’s vision and philosophy. Additionally, all employees meet annually with senior leaders to create professional development plans that are personalized to advance their careers and help them earn further professional accreditation.
BHDP has long supported local community and social change initiatives with financial support and by encouraging our employees to get involved. The Freestore Foodbank, United Way, ArtsWave, Be the Change Tutoring and the Dan Beard Council of the Boy Scouts of America are all programs that BHDP supports through charitable giving. Some of our employee-led programs include CanStruction (Freestore Foodbank), Product Runway (IIDA), Architecture by Children (ABC), Tender Mercies, and A Kid Again.
We like to have FUN! With a year-long calendar crammed with fun events, our employees engage frequently in a series of in-office and out-of-office activities that include attending professional sporting events, judging chili cook-offs, sharing holiday-themed lunches, relaxing at monthly happy hours at local brew pubs, playing in a golf tournament, competing in chalk-drawing and other artistic contests, putting around the office in an employee-designed mini golf course, and participating in other impromptu get-togethers. Pssssssst, this list failed to mention a few spontaneous surprises and a lot of victory celebrations, too.