Making Mixed-Income Housing Happen

BKV Group founder Jack Boarman recently sat on a panel of experts to discuss the Twin Cities housing market. Jack offered his insights on designing workforce housing and affordable housing that makes economic sense for developers and communities. Read more.  

Announcing Our New Partners!

BKV Group is excited to announce the promotion of four new partners at the firm. Since 1978 BKV has grown from a sole proprietorship into a diverse partnership with practice sites in Chicago, Minneapolis and Washington, DC, serving clients nationwide. Our new partners, Mat Nugent, Jack Barbaccia, John Maisto, and Mark Bradby, have completed dozens … Continued

5 takeaways from a national fire station design expert

BKV architect, Craig Carter, took the stage at the FIERO Fire Station Design Symposium in September to discuss two burning topics regarding fire station design, sustainability and cost efficiency. If you missed his presentation, you’re in luck! Here are the top 5 takeaways for each session. Session 1: Sustainability in the Fire Station: from Start … Continued

Adaptive Reuse: From Office Buildings to Multifamily

  Empty office buildings, meet adaptive reuse. The BKV team worked with Promark Real Estate Services to design the recently completed Octave 1320, an office-to-condo conversion project in Silver Spring, Maryland. We preserved the building’s basic structure, but completely rehabbed the interior into 102 one- and two-bedroom units.  The condos offer modern finishes, floor-to-ceiling windows, and flexible features such as movable … Continued

Photos: Insider Tour of the A-Mill Artist Lofts

The Pillsbury A-Mill, constructed in 1881 by Charles A. Pillsbury, is one of the most iconic remnants of Minneapolis’ rich milling history. Despite being designated as a National Historic Landmark, the mill fell into disrepair after production ceased in 2003. In 2011, the National Trust for Historic Preservation included the A-Mill on its list of the 11 Most … Continued

Four BKV Projects Among Top Projects of 2014

Schmidt Artist Lofts, Lime, The Marshall, and One Southdale Place have all been named among the Finance & Commerce Top Projects of 2014.  The list, which was released earlier this week, includes a wide variety of projects such as the new Alexandria High School, the METRO Green Line, and the Surly Destination Brewery. Finance & Commerce will release profiles on each … Continued

Schmidt Artist Lofts Featured on

The Schmidt Artist Lofts were featured on! The article highlights both the brewery’s rich history and the team’s approach to converting the buildings into housing for artists. BKV Group partner Mike Krych. AIA, discusses some of the challenges and opportunities involved with this unique historic building — and how everything finally came together as beautiful and affordable housing. …when Dominium … Continued

Nicollet Hotel Block Project

We’re excited to be part of Doran Companies’ proposal for the Nicollet Hotel Block in downtown Minneapolis! The design intertwines the best of today’s urban lifestyle and includes a glass-clad mixed-use tower, a beautiful transit-oriented plaza, and space for retail, restaurants, and a hotel. It was a privilege to work with Doran, Investors Real Estate Trust … Continued

Two BKV Group Projects Make “Top 10 in 2015” List

Two BKV projects have been featured in The Line’s “10 Development Projects That Will Transform Minneapolis in 2015”! Our transit-oriented Lake & Hiawatha project and the A-Mill Artist Lofts both made the list. A-Mill Artist Lofts Why this project made the list: “…the mill’s adaptive reuse into affordable live-work artist housing—by the developer Dominium Co., with architects from BKV … Continued

Rochester’s New Fire Station No. 2 On Track for Completion in 2015

Spotted: A BKV Group project in the news! The new Fire Station No. 2 in Rochester, MN is under construction and on track to be completed by early 2015. This station will significantly expand Rochester’s fire fighting operations and provide more space for training and meetings. Read the full story. The Rochester Fire Department’s existing Station No. … Continued