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.

Independence City Hall Renovation

Independence, MN

A reconfiguration and a new interior layout that provided contemporary workspaces, conference rooms, and modernized storage to the City Hall and West Hennepin Public Safety offices and administrative support.

Bowline

Champlin, MN

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

Bureau County Law Enforcement Center

PRINCETON, IL

The former Bureau County Republican newspaper office and production center a 21,000-square foot office and warehouse was purchased for $37/SF including the existing office furniture.

South St. Paul Library

St. Paul, Minnesota

A long-awaited project that will benefit the community in many ways in creating not just a building, but a place to gather and experience the joy of reading.

Upper Post Flats

St. Paul, MN

Saving 26 historic buildings that are Minnesota’s very first national historic landmark, repurposing them for military and workforce housing.

Waterford Bay

St. Paul, MN

A partial-wrap residential concept oriented around courtyards, and ease of access to surrounding lakes.

The Margaux

New Carrollton, Maryland

A walkable, bikeable, and park-filled place that will be protected and accessible to those desiring a nice, affordable place to call home.

Flair Tower

Chicago, IL

A captivating renovation story of bringing artistic art deco elements and bright, vibrant colors to transform a downtown apartment building.

The Standard at New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ

Contemporary, urban living serving students of Rutgers University within a 22-story, highly amenitized tower.

Brooklyn Center

Brooklyn Center, MN

A mixed-use urban redevelopment incorporating market-rate, mixed-income, affordable, and low-income housing, plus a business incubator, private event space, and child care center.

Trinitas Regent Street

MADISON, WI

Trinitas Regent Street includes 363 apartments, resident club lounge, fitness center, multiple elevated outdoor landscaped terraces and a rooftop pool.

The Standard at Bloomington

Bloomington, IN

Incorporating 439 units and 1,064 beds within three residential buildings on Indiana University’s campus.

University Village at Innovation Town Center

Prince William County, VA

A 24-acre, mixed-use project that includes student and market-rate housing, retail, parking, and lab, office, classroom, and office space.

The Standard Dinkytown

Minneapolis, MN

A 17-story, 323-unit student housing community in the heart of the University of Minnesota’s campus.

Elk River Public Safety Remodel / Expansion

Elk River, MN

BKV Group provided full design services for a phased-occupied expansion to the Public Safety Building.

The Parlor

San Marcos, TX

The Parlor is a vibrant Student Living community in the heart of downtown San Marcos, Texas.

Wright County Government Center

Buffalo, MN

A co-located government center that incorporates law enforcement and a justice center.

Cottage Row

Statesboro, GA

Colorful cottages and energizing clubhouse spaces resulting in a vibrant student living community.

Kid Zone Early Learning Center

Hopkins, MN

A conversion of a former medical office building into a vibrant infant through pre-K early childhood learning center.

The Shale

Minneapolis, MN

Elegant and comfortable apartment living, exemplified through layered textures, pops of color, and bold patterns.

The Aves at Twelve100

Orlando, FL

The Aves is a premier destination for off-campus luxurious living where students can socialize and have academic success.

Brookings County Detention Center

BROOKINGS, SD

A complete replacement of the Brookings County jail and law enforcement facilities, replacing an aging and inadequate law enforcement and jail facility.

Duffey Lofts

Minneapolis, MN

A mixed-use rehab of a former paper manufacturing warehouse into a high-amenity multifamily development featuring 200 residential units and 20,000 SF of commercial space.

Aitkin County Government Center

Aitkin, MN

A renovation and addition that respects the historic courthouse and integrates it with a timeless, modern design aesthetic focused on security and functionality.

Reuter Walton Development

Edina, MN

A TIF-funded, mixed-use development bringing a residential, retail, and restaurant experience to the area.

City Club Apartments Lafayette Park

Detroit, MI

A transformed 1970s building that’s crafted into a market-rate residence in alignment with the City Club Apartments brand.

Preserve at Shady Oak

Minnetonka, MN

Affordable, family units split between two buildings offering modern, urban design in a suburban location.

Bren Road Station

Minnetonka, MN

Bren Road Station is a 55+ active senior living community offering 262 affordable units located in a suburban setting adjacent to light rail transit and walking paths.

Mary Riley Styles Public Library

Falls Church, VA

A LEED Silver certified renovation and addition project, Mary Riley establishes a new community anchor in Falls Church.

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.

Signature Hartwell Village

Clemson, SC

An upscale student housing development near the Clemson University campus.

The Continental

San Antonio, TX

A mixed-use development designed via light gauge steel that will integrate with two historic buildings.

Legends at Berry

St. Paul, MN

An affordable senior living community located just outside the Twin Cities, featuring 241 apartments and a wide range of amenity and courtyard spaces.

Dakota County Library

Plymouth, MN

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

Detroit Lakes Police Station

Detroit Lakes, MN

At just over 22,000 SF, the new police station was designed to be a resource and to strengthen the identity of the department within the community.

Rochester North Service Center & Police Station

Rochester, MN

An adaptive reuse project that combines a development and infrastructure center with a police department to support the growing space needs for the city.

Montgomery County District 6 Police Station

Gaithersburg, MD

Providing a full program validation, design and construction administration services for the 6th District Police Station.

The Stella

New Carrollton, MD

6-story, 282-unit mixed-use apartment building with ground-floor retail.

City Club Apartments Crossroads Kansas City

Kansas City, MO

325 units paired with 68,000-square-feet of retail space in the historic and scenic Capital Hill neighborhood.

Beckert’s Park

Washington, DC

325 units paired with 68,000-square-feet of retail space in the historic and scenic Capital Hill neighborhood.

Shelby Commons

Minneapolis, MN

Shelby Commons is a 46-unit affordable housing community to be located in the North Loop neighborhood of downtown Minneapolis.

Sugar House

Salt Lake City, UT

An engaging place to live, work, and play, Sugar House has it all while enhancing a community on the rise.

Millberry Apartments

St. Paul, MN

Millberry Apartments is a 121-unit affordable workforce housing apartment community consisting of one, two, and three bedroom apartment homes.

Broad & Washington

Philadelphia, PA

A mixed-use, retail, and market-rate residential development located south of Center City Philadelphia.

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.

Parkway 25

St. Louis Park, MN

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

Modera Katy Trail

Dallas, TX

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

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.

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.

1800 Lake Calhoun

Minneapolis, MN

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

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.

3700 American Boulevard

Bloomington, MN

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

Hyatt Place at Custom House

St. Paul, MN

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

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.

DAKOTA COUNTY EMPIRE CAMPUS BUILDING

Farmington, MN

In conjunction with WRA, BKV Group identified a long-range, 20-year operations and space requirement and designed an addition to the building.

Shakopee Public Library

Shakopee, MN

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

Landmark on Grand River / Newman Lofts

East Lansing, MI

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

Sable

Minneapolis, MN

High-end luxury condominium living with robust neighborhood amenities.

âme

Washington, DC

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

Intercontinental St. Paul Riverfront Hotel

St. Paul, MN

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

Younion@Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

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

Tennessee State University Master Plan

Nashville, TN

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

Jamestown College Master Plan

Jamestown, ND

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

Great River Montessori School

St. Paul, MN

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

MSU/MCTC Law Enforcement Training Center

Brooklyn Park, MN

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

MSU Moorhead Livingston Lord Library

Moorhead, MN

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

Carbon Neutral Tower

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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

Y-12 Headquarters Fire Station

Oak Ridge, TN

Teamed up to deliver a cutting-edge fire station design to serve the Department of Energy’s Y-12 Federal Uranium Production complex.

Seven Corners Fire Station 28

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA

Perform PHASE 1 design services for the Seven Corners Fire Station 28 facility replacement project.

Mill City Quarter

Minneapolis, MN

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

Abiitan Mill City

Minneapolis, MN

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

Union Flats

St. Paul, MN

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

Cottage Grove, MN

This senior housing development provides lifestyle living opportunities for seniors 55+ including multiple building amenities.

The Legends of Woodbury

Woodbury, MN

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

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.

Eddy’s Lake Mille Lacs Resort

Onamia, MN

A family fishing resort with a retro and restorative vibe.

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.

One Southdale Place

Edina, MN

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

Southside Works City Apartments

Pittsburgh, PA

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

Loden-SV

Shoreview, MN

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

WaHu Student Apartments

Minneapolis, MN

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

Arcade Artist Apartments

St. Louis, MO

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

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.

The Cambric

St. Paul, MN

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

SW7

Sweetwater, FL

An amenity-rich environment helping a Florida university attract a more diverse range of students.

Bristol Cove

Houston, TX

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

Westman Village on Mahogany Lake

Calgary, Alberta

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

Vertical Sustainable City

New York City, NY

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

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.

Arkadia West Loop Renovation

Chicago, IL

Revitalizing a high-rise building into a work of art by combining residential warmth with spunky colors, playful patterns, and unexpected use of scale.

Eleven40

Chicago, IL

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

Five Event Center

Minneapolis, MN

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

River North Senior Apartments

Coon Rapids, MN

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

The Grainwood

Prior Lake, MN

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

ElseWarehouse

Minneapolis, MN

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

Soo Line Building City Apartments

Minneapolis, MN

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

Schmidt Artist Lofts

St. Paul, MN

The adaptive reuse of the historic Schmidt Brewery into artist lofts, continuing the rich tradition of a 100-year-old neighborhood landmark in the city of St. Paul.

The Marshall

Minneapolis, MN

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

Greenway Heights

Minneapolis, MN

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

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.

The Cavanaugh

Crystal, MN

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

Custom House

St. Paul, MN

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

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.

Eitel Building City Apartments

Minneapolis, MN

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

City Club Apartments – CBD Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

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

240 Park Avenue

Minneapolis, MN

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

Ramsey Public Works Study

Ramsey, MN

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

City Club Apartments – CBD Minneapolis

Minneapolis, MN

Pairing affordable, high-rise apartment units with a robust amenity package to create an upscale experience for the resident.

Georgia Heights Apartments

Athens, GA

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

The Standard at Knoxville

Knoxville, TN

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

The Galvan

Rockville, MD

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

Octave 1320

Silver Spring, MD

Upscale, converted condos for first-time home buyers.

Elgin Artspace Lofts

Elgin, IL

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

Morrow Park City Apartments

Pittsburgh, PA

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

Arc at Old Colony

Chicago, IL

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

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.

The Deacon

Cincinnati, OH

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

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.

The Shay

Washington, DC

A mixed-use apartment community designed for modern, vibrant living in one of Washington, D.C.’s most exciting neighborhoods.

1500 Nicollet

Minneapolis, MN

A mixed-use building with 183 affordable apartments, inspired by the courtyard-style of historic brick apartments.

BKV Group

Minneapolis, MN

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

Grand Casino Corporate Office

Mille Lacs, MN

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

Colonial Warehouse

Minneapolis, MN

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

Mozaic

Minneapolis, MN

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

Colle McVoy

Minneapolis, MN

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

Barrel House

Minneapolis, MN

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

Wright County Justice Center

Buffalo, MN

A new Justice Center is co-located with the existing Law Enforcement Center and jail for secure inmate transfer to courts.

Streamwood Village Hall and Public Works Renovation

Streamwood, IL

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

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.

The Aspen

Washington, DC

A modern, multi-family building that uses light-gauge steel construction to design a high-density, mid-rise structure.

Streamwood Municipal Facility Study

Streamwood, IL

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pine County Public Works

Sandstone, MN

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

Bayfield County Security and Space Needs Study

WASHBURN, WI

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

Washburn County Government Center Master Plan

Shell Lake, WI

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

Leech Lake Justice Center & Tribal Police

Cass Lake, MN

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

Ramsey Fire Station No. 2

Ramsey, MN

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

Rochester Fire Station, PSAP/EOC

Rochester, MN

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

Owatonna Arts Center

Owatonna, MN

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

Albert Lea Facilities Study

Albert Lea, MN

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

Worthington YMCA

Worthington, MN

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

Shakopee Soccer Complex

Shakopee, MN

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

Pennington County Justice Center

THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN

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

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.

Williston Recreation Center

Minnetonka, MN

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

Pine County Justice Center

Pine City, MN

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

St. Cloud Police Station

St. Cloud, MN

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

Edina City Hall & Police Station

Edina, MN

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

Plymouth City Hall & Public Safety Facility

Plymouth, MN

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

Rondo Community Outreach Library

St. Paul, MN

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

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.

Shakopee Public Utilities Maintenance Facility

Shakopee, MN

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

Isanti County Law Enforcement Center

Cambridge, MN

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

Parma Justice Center

Parma, OH

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

Freeborn County Justice Center

Albert Lea, MN

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

Hermantown Municipal Complex

Hermantown, MN

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

Maple Grove Government Center

Maple Grove, MN

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

Air National Guard Composite Maintenance Facility

Hennepin County, MN

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

Willmar Public Library

Willmar, MN

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

Le Sueur County Courthouse

Le Center, MN

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

Winona County Courthouse

Winona, MN

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

Maple Grove Fire Station No. 5

Maple Grove, MN

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