Welcome to Minneapolis

The City of Lakes, The Mini Apple, the Mill City – Minneapolis has many names, and at BKV we call it our founding practice site. In 1978, Senior Design Leader and CEO Jack Boarman established Boarman Architects with offices at 15 South 5th Street, and since, the practice site has brought a dynamic range of projects to the Twin Cities and Midwest region, and many within walking distance of the office itself. Holistic design was established here, and we carry it through in our work everyday.

Our Office

The Long & Kees Building

The historic Long & Kees building in the North Loop of Minneapolis has been BKV’s home since 1978, with our firm adaptively reusing the building to adapt to the growing size and needs of a founding office of a national design firm. The in-house, literally, design team maintained the original forms within the structure and created a newly enhanced, collaborative-rich experience for the architects, designers, and engineers housed within the neighborhood landmark.


222 North Second Street
Long & Kees Building, Suite 101
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612.339.3752

Our Values

Enriching Lives & Strengthening Communities

Minneapolis is composed of inquisitive people wanting to do great work on challenging projects. We have a collective drive to learn and push ourselves to new levels of innovation to consistently contribute the most beneficial services and project results to our clients.

Commitment to Community Impact

Whether we’re supporting community rejuvenation via AIA’s Search for Shelter initiative, leading a creative working group for a downtown neighborhood transformation plan, supporting local artists as part of our BKV Workshop group, or volunteering and giving back to our community to those in need, our Minneapolis colleagues take active measures to ensure we contribute to improving the lives of the people we impact with our design expertise.

Recent & Noteworthy Work

Minneapolis Leadership

Mike

Krych

Senior Design Leader
Managing Partner
Minneapolis, MN

Bruce

Schwartzman

Government Practice Leader
Senior Partner
Minneapolis, MN

Kelly

Naylor

Vice President of Interior Design 
Senior Partner
Minneapolis, MN

Lois

Nicholas

Chief Financial Officer
Senior Partner
Minneapolis, MN

Thomas

Daszkiewicz

Chief Operating Officer
Senior Partner
Minneapolis, MN

Robert

Ewert

Senior Design Leader
Partner
Minneapolis, MN

Trace

Jacques

Senior Design Leader
Partner
Minneapolis, MN

Liza

Kapisak

Director of Interior Design
Partner
Minneapolis, MN

Chad

Kurdi

Vice President of Engineering
Partner
Minneapolis, MN

Paul

Michell

Government Practice Leader
Partner
Minneapolis, MN

Susan

Morgan

Education and Library Practice Leader
Partner
Minneapolis, MN

Mathew

Nugent

Senior Project Manager
Partner
Minneapolis, MN

Chris

Palkowitsch

Senior Design Leader
Partner
Minneapolis, MN

Kyler

Queen

Vice President of Marketing & Business Development
Partner
Minneapolis, MN

Emily

Rappe

Vice President of Professional Services
Partner
Minneapolis, MN

Jeremiah

Smith

Vice President of Operations (MN)
Partner
Minneapolis, MN

Charlie

Charlton

Director of Construction Administration
Associate Partner
Minneapolis, MN

Siobhan

Dvergsten

Director of Structural Engineering
Associate Partner
Minneapolis, MN

Larry

Farris

Director of Code Compliance
Associate Partner
Minneapolis, MN

Brady

Halverson

Director of Landscape Architecture
Associate Partner
Minneapolis, MN

Alex

Sawka

Director of Mechanical Engineering
Associate Partner
Minneapolis, MN

Megan

Van Beck

Director of Branded Environments
Associate Partner
Minneapolis, MN

Julie

Lux

Director of Pre-Development Services
Senior Associate
Minneapolis, MN

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