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

9 Ways to Celebrate Architecture this Spring

It’s National Architecture Week, but why limit the celebration to just seven days? Here are nine great ways to expand your architectural horizons this spring in three major cities — which also happen to be home to our offices. Minneapolis Spring & Summer: Explore with Preserve Minneapolis | Preserve Minneapolis is a local preservationist group that offers tours, events, and regular … Continued

BKV Group at the 9th Annual Skyway Open

The 2015 Skyway Open is in full swing in downtown Minneapolis! This annual event benefits The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities and features custom mini golf holes designed by local businesses and organizations. This year, teams of golfers can try their luck at 15 unique holes, including BKV Group’s pinball-inspired creation. Our team worked overtime to design and build … Continued

Schmidt Artist Lofts Featured on Curbed.com

The Schmidt Artist Lofts were featured on Curbed.com! 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

BKV Group Architects Participating in the 2014 AIA Minnesota Convention

  The 2014 AIA Minnesota Convention is taking place from now until November 14 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This year’s theme is ACCESS EXCELLENCE, and the program centers on sharing the wealth of information within our industry to encourage us to grow as professionals. This year, two BKV Group staff members are participating in the convention! If you’re attending the conference, be sure … 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

The Walkway named a Top Project of 2013 by Finance & Commerce

The Walkway, a luxury apartment building designed by BKV Group, was named a Top Project of 2013 by Finance & Commerce.  The apartments are located in Minneapolis’ bustling Uptown district, where residents can take advantage of the area’s many restaurants, bars, shops and bike trails.  The Walkway’s top-of-the-line amenities include everything from a concierge and … Continued

Ecumen Proposes New Senior Development for Downtown

Ecumen Proposes New Senior Development for Downtown Ecumen recently submitted plans for the new BKV Group designed senior housing in downtown Minneapolis as reported by Finance & Commerce. The site at 428 S. Second St. in Minneapolis is owned by the city and currently used as a parking lot. Nonprofit Ecumen has proposed a five-story, 149-unit … Continued