Our Work

From transit-oriented developments, to ground up high-rises, to city halls and justice centers, to eclectic hotel buildings, to learning and working spaces, our portfolio extends across many different markets and project types with our creative professionals being well-versed in a variety of complex work.

1407 On Michigan

Chicago, IL

A LEED® Silver certified project replacing a vacant office building and transforming it into a contemporary upscale property with high-end amenities.

1800 Lake Calhoun

Minneapolis, MN

A mixed-use development reflecting the artistic exuberance of Minneapolis’s Uptown through dynamic patterns, colors, and materials.

240 Park Avenue

Minneapolis, MN

Positioned on a very tight, urban in-fill site, 240 Park Avenue has an impactful urban presence with an especially strong focus on the pedestrian experience.

3700 American Boulevard

Bloomington, MN

A mixed-income development embracing creative placemaking, environmental awareness, sustainability, quality of life, safety, and comfort.

525 South Wabash

Chicago, IL

A mixed-use, grocery-anchored retail, residential, and hotel project located in downtown Chicago that’s replacing a parking structure with two contemporary, multifaceted buildings.

A-Mill Artist Lofts

Minneapolis, MN

Rising above the century-old cobblestones of Main Street, the historic Pillsbury A-Mill building is refurbished into affordable artist apartments.

Abiitan Mill City

Minneapolis, MN

A transit-oriented, mixed-use development featuring senior housing, commercial, and retail space.

Air National Guard Composite Maintenance Facility

Hennepin County, MN

Minnesota maintenance facility consolidating activities in one building to improve base efficiencies.

Albert Lea Facilities Study

Albert Lea, MN

Inclusive facility study of eleven municipal buildings with cost and schedule estimates for each scenario.

Albert Lea Public Works

Albert Lea, MN

BKV Group designed a public works facility for the City of Albert Lea that repurposes a series of buildings and provides multiple additional spaces.

Alpena County Justice Center

Mason, MI

The new $9.7M Sheriff’s Office and Jail facility is currently in the schematic design phase and will be located on a county-owned site east of the Alpena County Airport.

âme

Washington, DC

Wartime housing transformed into luxury rental units with modern amenity spaces.

Arc at Old Colony

Chicago, IL

A 19th-century office building renovated into student housing for Columbia College students.

Arcade Artist Apartments

St. Louis, MO

Artist lofts giving an abandoned building new life in St. Louis.

Barrel House

Minneapolis, MN

A renovation and rebranding of a historical building, authentic to its heritage and narrative.

Bayfield County Security and Space Needs Study

WASHBURN, WI

Security and space needs study of county facilities to guide the county’s future investments.

Bedford Municipal Complex

Bedford, OH

Thoughtfully arranged civic buildings including city hall, fire station, and justice center connected by an enclosed loggia to form a single municipal complex.

BKV Group

Minneapolis, MN

Transforming a Minneapolis warehouse building to accommodate the growing size and needs of a national design firm.

Bowline

Champlin, MN

Market-rate development within a highly landscaped, park-like setting overlooking the Mississippi River.

Bristol Cove

Houston, TX

A sixteen-story, residential building within Houston’s upscale Galleria District.

Brookings County Justice Center

BROOKINGS, SD

With an aging and inadequate law enforcement and jail facility located within a courthouse annex building, Brookings County looked at various options for expansion including building offsite and a complete replacement of their jail and law enforcement facilities.

Carbon Neutral Tower

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

A design concept that challenges commonly held beliefs about skyscraper construction.

City Club Apartments – CBD Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

The restoration and adaptive reuse of a historic Cincinnati landmark into a “nano-living” residential experience.

Colle McVoy

Minneapolis, MN

Advertising agency relocating to a historic warehouse and desiring flexible spatial qualities.

Colonial Warehouse

Minneapolis, MN

A contemporary update of an 1885 building using luxe finishes and fusing them with the building’s timeless details.

Custom House

St. Paul, MN

An Art Deco post office restored and reinvented as an elegant apartment residence.

Danang Riverside

Danang, Vietnam

A two-tower mixed-use development surrounded by natural beauty.

Dubai Tower

Ninh Thuan, Vietnam

A three-tower arrangement composed of a condotel, hotel, and serviced apartment.

Eddy’s Lake Mille Lacs Resort

Onamia, MN

A family fishing resort with a retro and restorative vibe.

Edina City Hall & Police Station

Edina, MN

Combined city hall and police station facility located on a prominent, community-centered site.

Eitel Building City Apartments

Minneapolis, MN

New and renovated buildings that celebrates the dialogue between park and neighborhood.

Eleven40

Chicago, IL

Creating spaces that are full of life throughout a glassy high-rise structure.

Elgin Artspace Lofts

Elgin, IL

A catalyst for continued development in a revitalized area of a walkable city.

ElseWarehouse

Minneapolis, MN

An urban renewal project along a historic commercial corridor that reinforces the urban streetwall of its neighbors.

Five Event Center

Minneapolis, MN

A repurposed police station serves the community in a new way.

Five15 On The Park

Minneapolis, MN

A mixed-income development designed to meet the needs of the community by welcoming people at street level and creating a neighborhood within itself.

Freeborn County Justice Center

Albert Lea, MN

A new law enforcement center and courthouse expansion restored a public square at the historic 1888 courthouse.

Fridley City Offices

Fridley, MN

Bringing all municipal services under one roof, including a new City Hall with administrative office, staff collaboration, and retreat spaces.

Georgia Heights Apartments

Athens, GA

Convenient and contemporary apartments for students, adjacent to the University of Georgia campus.

Grand Casino Corporate Office

Mille Lacs, MN

Renovation of a corporate office building for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Native American Indian Tribe.

Great River Montessori School

St. Paul, MN

An urban montessori with an updated environment to support their philosophy and pedagogy.

Greenway Heights

Minneapolis, MN

Apartments designed for families earning less than 50 percent AMI, and meet market demand for rental units accommodating larger families.

Henrico County Short Pump Fire House 19

Henrico, VA

A sustainable-focused fire station housing full-time staff, with 12 dorm rooms and three apparatus bays.

Hermantown Municipal Complex

Hermantown, MN

Fire station and police department that complements the city’s rural, residential character.

Hoang Huy Commerce

Haiphong, Vietnam

A five-tower development elegantly arranged with a cube-like design strategy.

Hyatt Place at Custom House

St. Paul, MN

A hip, modern hotel housed in a historic St. Paul post office.

Ingham County Justice Center

Mason, MI

The new 180,000 square foot Ingham County Justice Complex consists of the 55th District Court and the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office & Jail in a combined new facility on the existing Justice Complex site.

Intercontinental St. Paul Riverfront Hotel

St. Paul, MN

A reinvented, renamed, renovated hotel with panoramic views of the Mississippi River.

Inver Grove Heights City Hall and Police Station

Inver Grove Heights, MN

A two-phase project which added a new public safety wing on the west, and a renovated city hall wing on the east.

Isanti County Law Enforcement Center

Cambridge, MN

A study to define project scope and resulting jail addition to a law enforcement center.

Jamestown College Master Plan

Jamestown, ND

Improving campus pathways, parking, and wayfinding while looking to the future.

Landmark on Grand River / Newman Lofts

East Lansing, Michigan

One part university living and one part active adult within an 11-story, market-rate apartment tower.

Le Sueur County Courthouse

Le Center, MN

A master plan and addition emphasizing the importance of an original 1896 courthouse building.

Le Sueur County Justice Center

Le Center, MN

BKV Group designed a new justice facility, including courthouse, sheriff’s office, jail, 911 center, and emergency operations center for Le Sueur County.

Leech Lake Justice Center & Tribal Police

Cass Lake, MN

A Native American government center reflects Ojibwe culture and beliefs through its design.

Legends of Columbia Heights

Columbia Heights, MN

An affordable, independent senior living development, creating more opportunities for seniors to age in place within their community.

Loden-SV

Shoreview, MN

A contemporary Scandinavian-style community based on three key design elements: authenticity, nature and youthfulness.

Maple Grove Fire Station No. 5

Maple Grove, MN

A new fire station to protect a growing community and provide training for firefighters.

Maple Grove Government Center

Maple Grove, MN

Provided master planning, architectural, interior design, engineering and construction administration services new Government Center.

Mill City Quarter

Minneapolis, MN

A mixed-use development that transforms two large, city-owned parking lots into two new residential buildings.

Millworks Lofts

Minneapolis, MN

A historic adaptive reuse project that preserves a historically significant property, and revitalizes a blighted city into affordable and amenitized apartment units.

Modera Katy Trail

Dallas, TX

A market-rate development uniquely reflecting the contemporary sensibility of young professionals of Dallas.

Morrow Park City

Pittsburgh, PA

Modern apartments that draw influence from the broad mosaic of Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods.

Mozaic

Minneapolis, MN

A mixed-use, transit-oriented development in the heart of a lively urban community.

MSU Moorhead Livingston Lord Library

Moorhead, MN

Building-wide makeover of a collegiate library to accommodate the demand of electronic media.

MSU/MCTC Law Enforcement Training Center

Brooklyn Park, MN

Collaborative law enforcement education programs co-located for simulation and training.

Octave 1320

Silver Spring, MD

Upscale, converted condos for first-time home buyers.

One Southdale Place

Edina, MN

Five-acre development providing luxurious living with a neighborhood feel and sense of community.

Owatonna Arts Center

Owatonna, MN

Addition and remodel of historic arts center while sensitively responding to historic conditions.

Parkway 25

St. Louis Park, MN

A luxury apartment development built from the ground up to provide a high-end living experience.

Parma Justice Center

Parma, OH

A full-service justice center takes advantage of its hillside location.

Pennington County Justice Center

THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN

A new justice center assembling traditional aspects of the judicial process in a modern way.

Piazza Terminal

Philadelphia, PA

A series of steel stud framed buildings arranged around a central courtyard, housing 1.2M GSF of residential and retail space.

Pine County Justice Center

Pine City, MN

A full-service justice center with an open-ended design strategy to allow for future expansion.

Pine County Public Works

Sandstone, MN

Addition designed to provide a user-friendly and welcoming image for the public works department.

Plymouth City Hall & Public Safety Facility

Plymouth, MN

An environmentally-sensitive design expressing a city’s commitment to sustainability.

Quail Park at Morrison Ranch

GILBERT, AZ

Senior living facility that’s inspired by the regional context, and intended to create the feeling of a large ranch home.

Ramsey Fire Station No. 2

Ramsey, MN

A fire station designed to inspire civic pride and increase public awareness.

Ramsey Public Works Study

Ramsey, MN

A comprehensive study of projected space needs for city storage, shops, and personnel.

River North Senior Apartments

Coon Rapids, MN

Housing for independent seniors who want to enjoy maintenance-free living in a social environment.

Rochester Fire Station, PSAP/EOC

Rochester, MN

New fire station and emergency operations center to support long-term operation of three companies.

Rondo Community Outreach Library

St. Paul, MN

Combining library and senior living programs in one building to reinvigorate a culturally diverse area.

Sable

Minneapolis, MN

High-end luxury condominium living with robust neighborhood amenities.

Shakopee City Hall

Shakopee, MN

A light-filled service corridor, combining city services into one facility and allowing a single point of service approach for citizens.

Shakopee Public Library

Shakopee, MN

Creating a library as a service hub for the Shakopee community.

Shakopee Public Utilities Maintenance Facility

Shakopee, MN

Public utilities building designed to reduce the apparent size and impact of a large facility.

Shakopee Soccer Complex

Shakopee, MN

Two buildings and connected canopy structure provide shade and services for community users.

Soo Line Building City Apartments

Minneapolis, MN

Iconic, classic beauty restored for modern-day downtown residents.

Southside Works City Apartments

Pittsburgh, PA

An Art Deco gem inspired by its riverfront neighborhood’s industrial past.

St. Cloud Police Station

St. Cloud, MN

Police headquarters serves as both a dynamic civic building and secure environment for officers.

Streamwood Municipal Facility Study

Streamwood, IL

Space needs study of fire, police, and public works with a phased strategy for implementation.

Streamwood Village Hall and Public Works Renovation

Streamwood, IL

A multi-phase utilization master plan creating contemporary workspaces, conference rooms, and modernized storage spaces.

Tennessee State University Master Plan

Nashville, TN

A multiple campus master plan and road map for future growth.

The Cambric

St. Paul, MN

An independent senior apartment complex with the social atmosphere of an assisted living community.

The Cavanaugh

Crystal, MN

Independent living for seniors with plenty of building amenities in an ideal neighborhood.

The Deacon

Cincinnati, OH

A former parking garage turned 1000+ bed residential building at the University of Cincinnati.

The Fynn

Elmhurst, IL

A community-driven building leveraging efficient and cost-effective light gauge steel construction.

The Galvan

Rockville, MD

With access to the DC Metro line, the Galvan provides urban energy and convenience to residents.

The Grainwood

Prior Lake, MN

An independent senior living apartment with high-end amenities and finishes. 

The Legends of Cottage Grove

Cottage Grove, MN

This senior housing development provides lifestyle living opportunities for seniors 55+ including multiple building amenities.
The Legends at Silver Lake Village

The Legends of Silver Lake Village

St. Anthony, MN

A senior living complex in a walkable community so seniors can stay active and involved.

The Legends of Woodbury

Woodbury, MN

An affordable senior living apartment complex with a rich mix of unit sizes, layouts, and amenities.

The Link

Minneapolis, MN

Luxury residences allowing residents to easily connect to city style, entertainment, and recreation, packaged with refined interiors and a welcoming community ambiance.

The Marshall

Minneapolis, MN

A series of connected student apartments in a dynamic neighborhood near University of Minnesota.

The Penfield

St. Paul, MN

An adaptive reuse project designed to preserve a historic structure’s façades and integrate them into a new, mixed-use development.

The Standard at Knoxville

Knoxville, TN

Student housing with lots of options in a prime location next to the University of Tennessee.

TMS Bac Biang

Bac Giang, Vietnam

A newly planned tourism core destined for new development.

Union Flats

St. Paul, MN

A workforce and family-focused development creating affordable housing in an emerging community.

Vertical Sustainable City

New York City, NY

An expression of the opportunities and constraints urbanistic contexts present to architects within high-rise construction.

Viking Lakes

Eagan, MN

The first phase of a planned 1,000 housing units alongside corporate and medical offices, and the under-construction Omni Hotel.

Vu Phuc Riverside

Thai Binh, Vietnam

A vibrant urban environment designed to attract residents from the outer rim of the city.

Vue Apartments

Minneapolis, MN

An upscale apartment that responds to its vibrant and historic context while expressing a contemporary, sophisticated presence through a series of walk-ups.

WaHu Student Apartments

Minneapolis, MN

Student housing complex and catalyst for future transit development near University of Minnesota.

Washburn County Government Center Master Plan

Shell Lake, WI

A staff and space needs assessment developed into a facility program and conceptual design.

Westman Village on Mahogany Lake

Calgary, Alberta

A mixed-use development establishing a new node outside the city core.

Williston Recreation Center

Minnetonka, MN

A multi-purpose fitness center with a strong architectural identity.

Willmar Public Library

Willmar, MN

An expanded library facility houses a variety of new spaces with room for growth.

Winona County Courthouse

Winona, MN

Renovation of a historic, water-damaged courthouse that embodies original spirit of the building.

Worthington YMCA

Worthington, MN

A new YMCA provides distinct zones of occupancy while allowing for openness and daylight.

Younion@Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

A 10-story renovation resulting in a place where the modern-day student can work, live, and play.