ENRICHING LIVES AND
has been our PURPOSE since 1978.
With the mission-driven, non-profit organization, 180 Degrees, BKV Group is creating a safe and structured living environment to successfully transition those who have been previously incarcerated back into the community.
ARTSPACE SILVER SPRING LOFTS
With leading non-profit developer of live/work artist housing, Artspace, BKV Group transformed a former police station into affordable homes specifically designed for people making a living in creative pursuits.
VON WALD YOUTH SHELTER
With the mission-driven, non-profit organization, 180 Degrees, BKV Group is creating a nurturing, safe, and structured environment for healing youth and their families to rehabilitate via connections to the natural environment.
WE ARE ALWAYS SEEKING WAYS that DESIGN can SUPPORT, REVITALIZE, AND IMPROVE OUR COMMUNITIES.
BKV Workshop is supporting the artistic vision of Angela Two Stars and the Longfellow Rising property owners and community members who were affected in the unrest following the murder of Mr. George Floyd.
ROCHESTER CLOCK AND BELL TOWER
BKV Workshop collaborated with the Rochester Fire Department and community members to redesign a significant community anchor in their neighborhood’s downtown.
DENCITY COMPETITION: FUELING DIGNITY
BKV Workshop’s submission to the DenCity competition focused their global design concept on women’s health, addressing the unsanitary and hazardous living conditions common in slum settlements.
WE BELIEVE PASSION IS AN OUTPUT, AND We volunteer and donatE to national humanitarian ORGANIZATIONS Throughout the year.
ACE MENTOR PROGRAM OF AMERICA
National program helping high school students pursue careers in Architecture, Construction, and/or Engineering.
HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN
Largest U.S. organization dedicated to championing civil rights for the LGBTQ+ community.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
National program building homes, community, and hope so everyone has a decent place to live.
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MINORITY ARCHITECTS
Fostering justice and equity in communities of color through advocacy, professional development, and design excellence.
to advance these causes, We promote A CULTURE OF INCLUSION WHILE SUPPORTING the next generation.
BKV Group is conducting on-going design outreach initiatives to support AIA Minnesota’s call to “Support Businesses & Communities in Minneapolis & St. Paul Impacted by the Unrest.” This is a significant investment we’ve made to revitalize our communities nationwide which were damaged and impacted from the unrest with volunteering our time and our areas of design expertise.
BKV Group offers pro-bono design time to groups across the state who are in need, helping local and regional affordable housing organizations envision beautiful, innovative design solutions for projects that previously existed only in written form.
Each summer, BKV Group opens positions in each of our practice sites to bring on architecture, interior design, and engineering students to have a three-month apprenticeship within our firm. With a robust mentoring structure, students glean invaluable professional and industry experiences, while having the chance to create an impact on our firm’s future.
At BKV Group, Women in Construction Week aligns with our culture that is centered on collaboration, diversity, and recognition. It is also an opportunity to revisit the dialogue on what it means for a woman to be making strides in a traditionally male-dominated industry. As such, this week presents an opportunity to support and highlight BKV’s women in construction who are changing the face of the industry.
Every June, BKV honors the LGBTQIA+ community by extending opportunities to our teams to celebrate #PrideMonth through local, Pride Parade-aligned events, knowledge-sharing via internal #PrideMails, and firmwide through special speakers to advocate for LGBTQIA+ equality, and promote a culture where everyone feels included, valued, and supported each day.
For the annual AIA Women’s Leadership Summit (WLS) and National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) Conference, BKV grants one sponsorship to each event for a BKVer to attend and participate in as part of our commitment to professional development, and supporting the transition of the next generation of designers into leadership roles within the industry.