Student Living

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

National Student Housing Expertise

At BKV Group, 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
  • Creative Branding
  • Innovative Construction Technology
  • Lifestyle Amenities
  • Urban and Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)

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

rob muller

Senior Design Leader, Managing Partner
Chicago, IL

News and Insights

Today’s Student Housing Designs Balance Wants and Needs

Managing Partner, Jack Boarman, discusses how there “is an increasingly large preference to build in core pedestrian markets that are within or close to big cities” with Student Housing Business.

The New Normal in Student Housing Design

Partners Kelly Naylor and Jonathan Delcambre 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. 

Student Health and Wellness

Kelly Naylor and Megan Van Beck Both 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.