Student Living

Amenitized, lifestyle communities that engage the student in a social, interactive, and branded environment.

National Student Housing Expertise

Today’s college students want a housing environment that reflects a dynamic blend between contemporary and functional design, and with BKV providing architecture and design services for 30 million square feet of student housing and has completed projects in 16 states, we understand trends in the industry, delivery of services, marketplace, operations, financing, and competition. We create well-designed environments that support residents and their need for both privacy and community. Our new construction projects are blank slates that provide exciting opportunities for our team to work with you. We listen to your philosophy, goals, and future plans to ensure that your new construction design exceeds your expectations – and the expectations of the people it will serve. It is a journey that involves the community in the “vision for growth and quality” structured to rally support and enthusiasm; a team of client, neighborhood and designer working together building community.

Areas of Expertise

  • Placemaking / Community Building
  • Urban and Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)
  • Innovative Construction Technology
  • Lifestyle Amenities
  • Student Wellness
  • Creative Branding

Market Sector Leaders


Senior Design Leader, Managing Partner
Washington, DC

Kelly Naylor

Interior Design Practice Leader, Senior Partner
Minneapolis, MN

Jonathan delcambre

Senior Design Leader, Managing Partner
Dallas, TX

News and Insights

Jack Boarman on Providing the Best Experiences for Today’s Students

Multi-Housing News approached Senior Design Leader and CEO, Jack Boarman, to discuss the design strategies that cater to the modern student and the considerations that inspire the best experience for residents.

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Kelly Naylor on Delivering Thoughtful, Authentic Student Spaces

Our design process works to understand where students are coming from, what their interests are, and what is important to them. Hear from Kelly and other industry experts on why today’s student housing design requires thoughtful, authentic spaces in this latest piece via Student Housing Business Magazine.

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Jonathan Delcambre and Kelly Naylor on the New Normal in Student Housing Design

Jonathan and Kelly articulate how design must evolve to meet the changing needs and expectations of students, parents, operators, and developers, and what modifications could carry through in a post-pandemic context. 

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Megan Van Back and Kelly Naylor on Student Health and Wellness

Megan and Kelly were interviewed by Multi-Housing News about “What’s Shaping Student Housing Design,” discussing how BKV Group is placing greater emphasis on physical and mental health within student living environments.

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