BKV Group’s design philosophy for academic environments reflects our commitment to a holistic practice: we are invigorated by the creative resolution of project requirements in ways that foster an attitude of learning and exploration in the project team, through our collaborative process with our clients and consultants, and in the completed project.
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Mark Manetti has extensive experience in programming, planning, and designing government and education projects. He is a loyal, conscientious, and hardworking professional with a proven track record of managing and successfully implementing all phases of design and construction related services. Mark has a service-oriented approach to design, with a history of effectively managing design team resources to achieve project profitability.
Over the course of 15 years, Susan Morgan has established strong working relationships with clients by resolving the unique complexities each project and context presents. She has worked as a project architect, project manager, and designer within a range of building types – from libraries, to academic buildings, at a range of scales – leveraging a “listen-first” approach to help ask the right questions then develop a responsive integrated design solution. Susan holds a Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Washington University in Saint Louis, where she received the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts Distinguished Young Alumni Award in 2011. Susan’s work is informed by her personal passion for learning, which she has nurtured as a current co-chair of the AIA Higher Ed subcommittee for the Committee on Architectural Education, by teaching graduate level architecture courses for 14 years at the Boston Architectural College, and consistently providing presentations and jurying awards for organizations like Learning by Design, IMPACT, and local AIA chapters.
Jack Boarman has more than 40 years of experience in the design of government, higher-education, residential, and mixed use buildings. Since founding the firm in 1978, Jack has led the firm’s team-oriented design approach in the development of quality architecture across the country. He has expanded the design practice for planning, programming and design of urban redevelopment projects and historic renovations.
As Partner and Lead Designer at BKV Group, Jonathan brings 19 years of national and international experience in housing, hospitality, and mixed-use projects. He cultivates value through developing close working relationships with colleagues, clients, contractors and consultants, providing a high level of personal involvement and investment in projects so they are successful and rewarding for everyone involved. Since helping launch BKV Group’s newest practice site in Dallas, Texas and Hanoi, Vietnam, Jonathan has leveraged the opportunity to design and strengthen the community with each project he touches, creating them to be unique and innovative, while nimbly adapting to the environmental, contextual, and sociopolitical nuances each site presents.
Associate Partner Director of Landscape Architecture
Director of Landscape Architecture
Brady Halverson’s work includes a broad range of project types including site design, master planning, corridor and transit-oriented development studies, comprehensive and redevelopment planning and process facilitation, and new town planning for both public and private clients. A common thread in all of Brady’s work is an emphasis on sustainability and creation of meaningful places that offer unique design solutions specific to each client’s needs.
Senior Project Manager, Partner
Mark Harris’s award-winning national design expertise includes senior living, hospitality, casinos, corporate, K-12, and higher education projects. His design strategies target customer experiences, learning styles and the integration of community/cultural interpretations within specific environments. His goal is to maximize design opportunities to create humane and innovative spaces.
As a partner and leader in our Interiors Group, Kelly Naylor has a broad range of project experience including residential, government, corporate, and higher education. Her expertise extends from design reviews and team staffing to sustainability education and constructability reviews. Kelly’s passion for ecological and environmentally smart processes and her focus on project vision help provide to unique solutions and compelling, sustainable designs for each client.