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Senior Project Manager, Partner
Jack Barbaccia manages high-rise and mid-rise projects in Chicago and throughout the Midwest. He has more than 20 years of experience in multi-family and hospitality building typologies.
Willy Bermudez is a dedicated and highly motivated senior designer with more than 20 years of experience in single and multi-family residential design as well as retail interiors. He has focused his career on new construction, renovation, and expansion. He also has significant experience in the planning of complex large-scale residential, student housing, hotel, and mixed-use projects. Willy is a valued leader at BKV Group and is known for his contemporary design aesthetic, attention to detail, and collaborative approach to leadership.
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.
Liza Kapisak delivers design solutions that focus on aesthetic appearance while delivering functionality and efficiency. She has extensive experience in communicating with clients to develop programming and comprehensive concepts while exploring creative space planning solutions as well as finish and furnishing selections. She partners closely with architects, engineers, consultants and other professionals on all projects to ensure success.
Michael has 30 years of award-winning multi-family residential and urban design experience. His career has focused on the urban environment both locally and nationally for housing and mixed-use developments. He has guided our in-house design process to involve communities, creating excellence and consensus for the developer and the neighborhood. As the design partner on major projects such as Schmidt Artist Lofts, Custom House, and Mill City Quarter Apartments, he has introduced unique building and dwelling unit designs that add up to innovative, industry leading residential environments. Together with the partners at BKV Group, Michael has been involved with the overall redesign and construction of new urban communities and the enhancement of the quality of residential living.
As a Partner in BKV Group’s Washington, DC office, John Maisto has more than 20 years of experience in multifamily, affordable, and senior housing projects throughout the region. John has been involved in all aspects of architectural practice on both small and large scale projects and ensures that the conception and execution of a building flows smoothly throughout all phases of the design and construction process.
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.
Director of Project Management
Mathew Nugent is a leader in our multi-family housing practice group and brings a great depth of experience and insight to these projects. His expertise in synthesizing existing conditions, client needs, as well as complexities of construction ensures successful results.
Chris Palkowitsch has significant architectural experience in the areas of senior, affordable, and market-rate housing. Chris is passionate about creating high quality and innovative architecture. He believes in a client-focused approach that emphasizes collaboration to create exceptional and highly functional projects. As a design lead for BKV Group, Chris combines his senior housing project experience with ingenuity and client input to develop designs that enhance the lives of residents.
John Treiber has experience in design and project management of multiple project types including mixed-use and build-to-suit commercial, residential and retail renovations and new construction. John’s role involves working closely with clients, often involving multiple stakeholders to understand their mission and unique project requirements, and developing architectural solutions that enhance their operational goals.
Director of Operations
Tom Daszkiewicz is BKV Group’s Director of Operations. His career has been defined by his unwavering pursuit of excellence throughout his endeavors. He has been passionately involved in architecture and design within large national full-service firms for more than 30 years. He is a dynamic leader with a tenacious ability to direct, as well as guide and empower those around him.
Tom plays a pivotal role in identifying and targeting areas in which BKV Group can improve. He has a firm belief that to resolve any issue, you must thoroughly understand the root cause of it. Over the years, Tom’s innate interest in providing solutions has seen his career encompass all facets of processes from project conception to completion.
His vast amount of experience, wealth of knowledge, and decisive expertise is vital for efficiently meeting the needs of the firm, as well as that of the clients. While delivering comprehensive, effective leadership, he ultimately ensures that the company’s day-to-day activities run smoothly, and those needs of the firm are met.