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Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective Continues to Evolve

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Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective is refreshing its name with the recent addition of “Design Collective”, new branding, new office building, and new team members. The ever-evolving and growth-oriented firm focuses on providing clients a professional one-stop design firm with an emphasis on interior design.   

In the beginning, Kubik came to the realization that people spend most of their time experiencing the inside of a building, and much less experiencing the outside. It was around this time that there were a lot of adaptive reuse projects being done. 

Kubik and business partner Joyce Buxton knew it was time to become a different type of architecture firm. “Joyce and I decided to create an interior design focused architecture firm, which no one was really doing around Springfield at the time. I’m not really sure that people around us thought it was that good of an idea,” he says with a laugh. “We strive for design excellence with the understanding that the interior space has the most profound effect on people and can actively transform the way they live, work, and play,” says Kubik. 

Soon after, Jonathan Dodd joined the two as a partner architect. Ten years later, the company purchased Pellham Phillips A/E, which Brian and Joyce had worked at more than 20 years before. The acquisition of Pellham Phillips allowed the firm to offer in-house mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering design services. Then most recently, they purchased the interior design firm of K. Evans Designs and added three interior designers.

With a steady stream of unique and successful projects and the addition of such experienced team members, Buxton Kubik Dodd has grown from just an architecture firm to an architecture firm, an interior design firm, and an engineering firm all under one roof. 

“We really are a one-stop shop for design and engineering,” says Kubik. “We have been so blessed to find great people that are very good at what they do to join our team.”

Over the years Buxton Kubik Dodd has worked repeatedly with a number of recognizable Springfield-based companies, including O’Reilly Hospitality, Springfield Public Schools, James River Church, Silver Dollar City, and Loren Cook Company. “I think we have done a good job for them and they come back,” says Kubik. “We don’t just work on the projects, we work to build relationships with our clients. We earn their trust by doing what we say we’re going to do, meet our deadlines, keep projects on budget, and they call us back. That means more than anything to our continued success.”

“Our business is now built on three areas of design - architecture, engineering, and interior design,” says Kubik. “It’s not just that the architects are good and we supplement with the other departments, all three are part of our strong foundation and work in collaboration to achieve the best results.” Kubik believes that having architects, designers, and engineers in one company sharing the same open office space makes it easier for them to work closely with each other and clients to get their desired outcome. 

Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective is a professional Architecture Engineering firm taking on projects including commercial offices and retail, schools, hotels, churches, industrial, entertainment, and multi-family residential.


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