Category: Firm Leaders


BKV Pride 2023

Happy Pride! It is BKV Group’s core value that we foster a welcoming culture where everyone feels included, valued, and supported each day. Check out the initiatives and celebrations we have planned this year to spread awareness for LGBTQIA+ equality.

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06/05/2023 | Social Media

Jack Boarman on Designing Student Housing for the Modern Day Renter

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 experiences for residents.

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06/02/2023 | Social Media

Vietnam Offices Receive Top 10 BCA Asia Award

We are extremely proud to see our Vietnam colleagues be honored as a Top 10 Leading Architectural Design Firms in Vietnam as part of the BCI Asia Awards 2023.

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05/31/2023 | Social Media

Photo Tour of Tuckahoe

Courtesy of Environments for Aging Magazine, take a photo tour of our terrific Tuckahoe project.

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05/25/2023 | Social Media

Crai​​​​​​​g Carter Leads Two Sessions @ Annual Station Design Conference (SDC)

As one of the few recognized firematic experts in the country, Craig leveraged his 20+ years of experience designing over 70 fire stations to be a lead presenter during two SDC sessions this year, the first titled “Case Study: Four Fire Stations,” and the second session titled “Sleep Deprivation.” 

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05/18/2023 | Social Media

Rochester Groundbreak​​​​​​​ing

The new home for the BKV-designed community tower pays homage to the original fire station, and prominently features the four sided clock, intricate clock mechanism, and the 1,200 pound bell. Congratulations to the City of Rochester and our BKV Workshop team members!

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05/08/2023 | Social Media

BKV Interior Design Practice Climbs t​​​​​​​he Ranks

We are honored to again make Interior Design Magazine‘s 2023 Rising Giants list!

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05/04/2023 | Social Media

BKV @ Interface Active Adult

Director of Interior Design and Partner, Liza Kapisak, was a featured panelist at this year’s InterFace Active Adult event (Liza is second from left in the photo).

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05/03/2023 | Social Media

Kelly Naylor Addresses Today’s Student Housing Design Requirements

Hear from BKV’s Interior Design Practice Leader and Senior Partner, Kelly Naylor, 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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05/02/2023 | Social Media

Three BKV Projects Receive F&C Top Project Honor

BKV Group is honored to have THREE projects included on the annual list which for us ranges from historic repositioning and repurposing in dense urban environments, to new, ground-up developments on the outer rim of the city.

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05/02/2023 | Social Media

F&C Honors Three of BKV’s projects in their annual Top Projects List

The Finance & Commerce Top Projects of 2022 are in! BKV Group is honored to have THREE projects included on the annual list which for us ranges from historic repositioning and repurposing in dense urban environments, to new, ground-up developments on the outer rim of the city.

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04/27/2023 | Social Media

Warees Smith Spearheads ULI Washington P​​​​​​​anel

Associate Partner and Project Manager, Warees Smith, moderated a panel discussion with The Parks at Walter Reed (TPWR), discussing the development of the diverse new community and the legacy of the historic Walter Reed Army Medical Center. 

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04/27/2023 | Social Media

Warees Smith Spearheads ULI Washington Panel

On Thursday, May 4th, Associate Partner and Project Manager, Warees Smith, AIA, NOMA moderated a ULI Washington panel discussion on The Parks at Walter Reed (TPWR) with core members of the TPWR project team at The Hartley event venue.

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04/27/2023 | Social Media

Duffey Lofts is a PCBC Winner

The 2023 PCBC Award of Merit Winner for Best Renovated, Restored, or Adaptive Reuse Residential Project is….Duffey Lofts! Cheers to our Duffey client, CEDARst Companies, and our BKV design team members!

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04/26/2023 | Social Media

Celebrating Administrative Professionals Day

In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, we’d like to take a minute and celebrate our administrative super team that keeps BKV Group going no matter what. We appreciate your outstanding efforts in coordinating our offices, teams, and clients!

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04/24/2023 | Social Media

Mike Krych Takes Part in “Beyond the Skyline” Podcast

Sound up! Senior Design Leader and Managing Partner, Mike Krych, was a recently featured guest on Finance & Commerce’s “Beyond the Skyline” podcast with host, J.D. Duggan.

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04/20/2023 | Social Media

FUSION+Fashion in Minneapolis

BKV Group showed up and showed out at the 2023 IIDA Northland FUSION + Fashion gathering at The Fillmore Minneapolis, designing an out of this world piece for the fashion-forward event.

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04/18/2023 | Firm News

BKV Group Expands Leadership Team With Addition of Alkis Klimathianos

Senior Design Leader will serve as Managing Partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C., practice site.

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04/17/2023 | Social Media

LBD Features “A Classroom for Every Student” Design Concept

At EDspaces 2023, a group of architects and designers collaborated to envision an education environment to fit today’s needs. Take an in-depth look into “The Classroom for Every Student” design concept in the attachment, courtesy of Learning By Design Magazine.

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04/13/2023 | Social Media

New Commercial Design Brochure Highlights Amenity-Forward Options for Clients

For tenants and building owners alike, our “Destination Workplace” engagement process is meant to foster unique solutions for your amenity needs, and uncover your project goals and priorities.

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04/11/2023 | Social Media

New Brochure Focuses on the Human Stories Behind Our Mission-Driven Work

For over forty years, BKV has established a series of relationships with communities and organizations across the United States where our architects, designers, and engineers create environments that heal, transition, educate, shelter, support, and protect; projects which are mission-driven, and as human beings, empower us to make a difference. 

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04/10/2023 | Social Media

Watch Video Clip of South Saint Paul Library Featuring Project Stakeholders

The South St. Paul Library will become Dakota County’s tenth public library branch, providing a modern and sustainable building filled with natural light which honors South St. Paul’s history and merges with the broader district goals of bringing knowledge, connection, and community to the neighborhood.

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04/06/2023 | Social Media

Tuckahoe Receives EFA Honor

We are proud and excited to see BKV Group’s Anthology of Tuckahoe receive an Honorable Mention in the Continuing Care Retirement Community category. 

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04/05/2023 | Social Media

Henry Pittner Interviewed about Justice Trends with Correctional News

In the April Facility of the Month issue, Correctional News interviewed BKV Group’s Justice Practice Leader and Partner, Henry Pittner, AIA, to obtain his thoughtful insights on the BKV-designed Ingham County Justice Center Complex.

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04/04/2023 | Social Media

Jack Boarman is Featured Panelist at Interface Student Housing Conference

Spearheading student housing design regionally and nationally, Senior Design Leader and CEO, Jack Boarman (second from left), addressed a panel audience at the 15th annual Interface Student Housing Conference in Austin, Texas.

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04/03/2023 | Social Media

Piazza Alta Earns Impact Award

Piazza Alta is the largest residential development in the United States, and through its use of innovative technology, it has earned a 2023 CoStar Group Impact Award for multifamily development in Philadelphia.

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03/31/2023 | Thought Leadership

Upcoming Student Housing Projects

Leading into the 2023 Interface Student Housing Conference, an at-a-glance view of our latest student housing projects and thought leadership pieces.

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03/23/2023 | Social Media

BKV @ AIA CAE Spring Conference

BKV’s Education & Library Practice Leader and Partner, Susan Morgan, and Interior Designer, Lexie Armand, attended The American Institute of Architects (AIA) CAE Spring Conference which celebrates AIA’s Core Value of Community. 

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03/17/2023 | Social Media

MREJ Names Four BKV Projects as Finalists

A hearty congratulations to our Waterford Bay Apartments, Bowline at Mississippi Crossings, and Duffey Lofts design teams and project partners for being named finalists in the Minnesota Real Estate Journal Awards!

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03/15/2023 | Firm News

BKV Group Names Rachelle Schoessler Lynn as Director of Sustainable Design, Senior Associate

Workplace innovation and design leader will oversee firm’s national internal and external sustainability platform.

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03/14/2023 | Social Media

Ingham County Project Update

On the site of the old justice complex in Mason, Michigan, the new, 169,000-square-foot facility has four levels with the new building being much more streamlined and efficient based on facility officials visiting other states, “taking elements from various locations and learning ‘what not to do.’”

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03/13/2023 | Firm News

BKV Group Adds Industry Veteran Paul Michell as Government Practice Leader and Partner

Expert in police facility, public safety, government and community design to work out of our Minneapolis practice site.

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03/10/2023 | Social Media

Elaine Fitzgerald Honored with Women in Construction Week Profile in IREJ

As part of Women In Construction Week 2023, Elaine Fitzgerald, Director of Specifications and Senior Associate, provided an excellent perspective on how she has overcome the hurdles of just 10% of women working in the construction workforce today.

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03/09/2023 | Social Media

Signal Hills Gets Named to BD+C Top Affordable Projects List

One of our recent projects, Hilltop at Signal Hills, was highlighted in a Building Design+Construction list of top projects that merge quality, well-being, and affordability.

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03/08/2023 | Social Media

Rachelle Shoessler Lynn Leads USGBC Minnesota “Women in Green” Panel

In celebration of International Women’s Day, BKV’s Director of Sustainable Design and Senior Associate, Rachelle Schoessler Lynn facilitated a table discussion where Minnesota women across the sustainability industry, dialoguing about how they spearhead sustainability initiatives, and how they share best practices amongst their colleagues and peers.

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03/07/2023 | Culture

Women In Construction Week 2023

As part of Women in Construction week and International Women’s Day, we are honoring two key members of our construction team and highlighting how to be involved in #WICWeek.

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02/28/2023 | Social Media

Mike Krych Comments on Nature and Outdoor Space Being the Premium Amenity

Mike Krych, who was interviewed by Multifamily Dive about the increasing number of multifamily projects directly connected to outdoor space. With many residents seeing nature as a premium amenity, Mike describes how this extra investment makes it all worth it when trying to create a highly sought-after community.

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02/23/2023 | Social Media

1016 West Jackson Receives CPC Approval

The Chicago Plan Commission (CPC) approved a proposed mixed-use development at 1016 West Jackson where BKV Group is developing a new, 28-story tower that would replace an existing five-story shared office building and connected parking lot, and offer over 4,500SF of retail space fronting Jackson Boulevard.

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02/22/2023 | Social Media

Modera Katy Trail is an NAHB Industry Award Finalist

Congratulations to our BKV design team members and our Mill Creek Residential Trust client for Modera Katy Trail being named a finalist in the National Association of Home Builders Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards!

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02/21/2023 | Firm News

BKV Group Adds Branded Environments Group to Multidisciplinary Design Team

Holistic design approach offers clients purposeful brand identity across project lifespans, implemented through conveying the project story to resonate with BKV’s diverse set of end users.

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02/20/2023 | Social Media

“DRIFT:” A North Loop Green Wall Proposal

Intersect is an in-progress apartment building in the North Loop of Minneapolis, and BKV Landscape Designer, Spencer Bauer, and Project Architect, Josh Donnelly, submitted a green wall proposal for an art call as part of the development’s eventual design which is both a symbolic and literal interpretation of the seasonal nature of the Mississippi River.

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02/15/2023 | Social Media

Project Update at Broad & Washington

YIMBY recently reported on the significant progress being made at Broad and Washington, a 15-story, 1,111-unit mixed-use development in the Hawthorne neighborhood of Philadelphia. Designed by the BKV, the 1,516,218-square-foot community is one of the most significant mid-rise residential structures in the country.

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02/14/2023 | Social Media

David Banta Joins CIHF Advisory Board

We’d like to congratulate Senior Design Leader and Partner, David Banta, on becoming the newest Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures (CIHF) Advisory Board member! David joins the senior-level leaders that comprise the CIHF Advisory Board whose charge is to connect with students, faculty, and top-level professionals to advance service excellence in healthcare, wellness, senior living, and related areas.

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02/13/2023 | Social Media

Willy Bermudez Tours CityLab Through Silver Spring for “Look at that Building” Series

In the Bloomberg CityLab series, “Look at that Building,” which showcases unique and impactful architecture, the BKV Group-designed Artspace Silver Spring was featured with Senior Design Leader and Partner Willy Bermudez discussing how a former police station on a 2.5 acre lot was transformed into a mixed-used artist campus.

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02/10/2023 | Social Media

Cover Alert for The Continental

Texas Multifamily & Affordable Housing Business featured The Continental, BKV’s latest project going up in San Antonio which will be a mixed-use development comprised of a 16-story, market-rate tower that is seamlessly blended with the historic Continental Hotel and Arana building.

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02/09/2023 | Social Media

Henry Pittner Takes Part in CorrectionalNews Roundtable

BKV Group’s Justice Practice Leader and Partner, Henry Pittner, was asked to discuss justice and correctional trends in the latest issue of CorrectionalNews with Henry observing “a shifting of paradigms from a carceral model” to one “that is more healing and restorative.”

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02/07/2023 | Social Media

New High-Rise, Luxury Student Living Development in Philadelphia

The Mark in Philadelphia’s hottest neighborhood – University City District – near Drexel University and UPenn brings energy to the neighborhood as a unique destination where visitors, culture-seekers, professors, students, families and locals intersect to enjoy approachable hospitality and a comfortable space to relax and renew design aesthetic featuring hip and creative interior touches.

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02/06/2023 | Social Media

Redefining The Marshall

BKV is redefining The Marshall for the modern-day student, transforming the project we originally completed in 2014 to redesign the apartments, common areas, and resident clubhouse.

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01/31/2023 | Social Media

Successful Grand Opening of Staples Mill

BKV attended the grand opening event of Staples Mill Firehouse 20, convening with Henrico County personnel, state/local officials, and the residents to celebrate their newest firehouse.

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01/26/2023 | Social Media

Larry Farris Receives Prestigious Award for Excellence in Building Code Administration

BKV Director of Code Compliance and Associate Partner, Larry Farris, was honored by the State of Minnesota who presented him with the Paul Heimkes Award for Excellence in Building Code Administration at the State of the State address given by the Director of Construction Codes and Licensing. Cheers, Larry!

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01/25/2023 | Social Media

BKV Mentors the Next Generation at the Future City Competition

At this year’s competition in Chicago, Director of Specifications and Senior Associate, Elaine Fitzgerald, and Interior Designer, Charlie McIlraith, attended Future City for a hands-on, cross-curricular educational program that brings STEM to life for students in grades 6 through 8. 

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01/24/2023 | Innovation

A Classroom For Every Student

As part of the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) who every year sponsors the design of a classroom at the national EdSpaces conference, BKV Interior Designers, Dora Deak and Charlie McIlraith, presented a new educational design concept titled, “A Classroom for Every Student.”

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01/18/2023 | Firm News

BKV Group Opens Third Vietnam Office, Expanding Firm’s International Design Capabilities

New Ho Chi Minh City practice site represents an expansion for BKV Group in Southeast Asia, where our firm has existing studios in Hanoi and Da Nang.

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01/13/2023 | Social Media

Mike Krych is Featured Panelist at MREJ’s Apartment summit

At the Minnesota Real Estate Journal’s 2023 Apartment Summit, Senior Design Leader and Managing Partner, Mike Krych (second from right), was a featured panelist in the “Architecture, Design, and Construction Forecast.”

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01/12/2023 | Social Media

Tuckahoe Showcase in BD+C

Building Design+Construction profiled Anthology at Tuckahoe (#1 in fact) in a featured article titled, “8 senior living communities that provide residents with memory care.” 

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01/11/2023 | Firm News

BKV Group Announces New Partners and 2023 Staff Promotions

We are incredibly proud of our colleagues who are receiving leadership and position advancements in 2023!

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01/06/2023 | Social Media

David Banta Comments on Future of Long-Term Care for Provider Magazine

Senior Design Leader and Associate Partner, David Banta, was one of the experts interviewed and in addressing facility design stated, “climate-resilient design in senior living properties is emerging and more operators will take climate resiliency into account during the design and construction phases.”

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01/04/2023 | Social Media

Bisnow Dallas Showcases New Government Practice Leader, Phil Callison

In Bisnow Dallas-Fort Worth’s Deal Sheet, we were pleased to see our new Government Practice Leader and Partner, Phil Callison, be a featured highlight in the issue. A dynamic leadership addition to our Dallas practice site, Phil brings over 30 years of experience to our team as an accomplished civic and commercial practice leader. 

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01/03/2023 | Social Media

Chicago’s Latest Downtown, Mixed-Use Development

At 1016 West Jackson in Chicago’s West Loop, BKV Group is working with our developer partner, Mavrek Development, on a high-rise, mixed-use residential tower standing 28 stories tall and featuring 370 residential units in a mix of studios, one-beds and two-beds, with approximately 4,500 square feet of ground-floor retail.

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12/21/2022 | Year in Review

A Year in Design Excellence: 2022

A comprehensive look back at the past year through a showcase of projects honored with national design awards in 2022.

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12/19/2022 | Social Media

Mike Krych Interviewed for Realtor Magazine’s Featured Article – “Critical Need: The State of Affordable Housing”

With over 35 years designing affordable and adaptive reuse housing projects nationally, Senior Design Leader and Managing Partner, Mike Krych, was interviewed for Realtor Magazine’s feature article, “Critical Need: The State of Affordable Housing,” addressing “how the pandemic and inflation intensified the challenge [and] widened the gap between those who can and can’t afford housing.”

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12/17/2022 | Social Media

Joe Iglesias Receives Distinguished AIA Dallas Presidential Citation Award

Congratulations to Associate and Architectural Designer Jose Iglesias for receiving the AIA Dallas Presidential Citation Award for Outstanding Service in Advocacy and Outreach during the AIA Dallas 2022 Holiday Party and Awards at AD EX.

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12/16/2022 | Social Media

Woodlawn Receives Notable Mention in Firehouse Station Design Awards

The recently completed Woodlawn Fire Station 24 in Alexandria, Virginia received Career 1 Notable Mention for this year’s Firehouse Station Design 2022 Awards! 

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12/15/2022 | Social Media

Rounding into Form: Piazza Alta

The multifaceted centerpiece of the Northern Liberties neighborhood in Philadelphia and a perfect example of BKV Group’s community-building expertise, Piazza Alta is founded upon a specific modular methodology that is setting a trend for the future of mixed-use developments that revitalize the surrounding neighborhood and transform lives in urban locations.

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12/08/2022 | Social Media

City Club Apartments Lafayette Park receives distinguished MHN Gold Award

Multi-Housing News held its 16th-annual Excellence Awards ceremony in New York City with BKV Group bring extremely excited to see our CCA Lafayette Park project in Detroit win a Gold Award in the Best Value-Add Renovation category. Congrats to our design team, client, and AOR McIntosh Poris Associates on this terrific honor!

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12/07/2022 | Social Media

Jack Boarman is Featured Speaker on Bisnow’s Innovation in Construction & Development Panel

Senior Design Leader and Managing Partner, Jack Boarman (far right), brought his depth of community-building experience to the Bisnow Innovation in Construction & Development panel in Philadelphia, discussing the benefits of prefabricated light gauge steel construction, using Piazza Alta as a localized case study.

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11/29/2022 | Social Media

Jackie Wilcox Spearheads MREJ Office Summit Session

BKV Group’s Director of Interior Design and Associate Partner, Jackie Wilcox, was a featured panelist at the 2022 Minnesota Real Estate Journal’s Annual Office Summit during a session titled “The Increased Value of Tenant Improvements.”

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11/22/2022 | Social Media

Tuckahoe is a Finalist in ID BOY Awards!

We are very excited to announce that the BKV-designed Anthology at Tuckahoe is a Finalist in the Senior Living category of the 2022 Interior Design Magazine Best of Year awards!

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11/18/2022 | Social Media

BKV Leading the Way with Affordable and Mixed-Use Communities

In their annual “Top 5 Trends in Multifamily Real Estate,” Taylor Johnson Public Relations showcased two BKV Group projects: the adaptive reuse into mutifamily/mixed-use story of Duffey Lofts, and the co-located affordable housing merged with community facilities story of Brooklyn Center.

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11/17/2022 | Social Media

Jeremiah Smith on MNCREW’s Office Building Repositioning Panel

BKV’s Director of Architecture and Partner, Jeremiah Smith, was a featured panelist during MNCREW’s “Office Building Repositioning” presentation. With Jeremiah narrating the process behind the repositioning and transformation project, Duffey Lofts, the conversation evolved into the broader, future goals about building reuse and the community building impacts of repositioning projects. 

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11/16/2022 | Social Media

Revitalized City Hall in Independence

The City of Independence, Minnesota lies 25 miles west of Minneapolis within a mix of rural residential and agricultural development. Its here where Independence City Hall was recently remodeled to create a revitalized identity and a presence that embodied the growing community. 

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11/10/2022 | Social Media

Bowline on the Riverfont Reaches Completion

Bowline is a two-phase, Planned Unit Development (PUD) featuring market-rate apartment style units, community amenity space, street level walk-up units, and ample parking space within a highly landscaped, park-like setting overlooking the Mississippi River.

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11/09/2022 | Social Media

BKV Featured Speakers at AIA MN Conference on Architecture

At the AIA Minnesota Conference on Architecture, BKV Group had two signature sessions led by Senior Design Leader and Partner, Trace Jacques (moderator), and Senior Associate and Architectural Designer, Ellie Ziaie (featured panelist).

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11/08/2022 | Social Media

Total Transformation at Fort Snelling

Located on the landmark Fort Snelling site, Upper Post Flats is a story of revolving history with BKV Group and our developer partner, Dominium, recreating it for affordable, workforce housing with priority given to veterans and their families.

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11/04/2022 | Social Media


AIA Minnesota’s weekly newsletter, ENTER, published an in-depth profile on A-Mill Artist Lofts which was recently honored with the chapter’s 2022 Affordable Housing Design Award.

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11/03/2022 | Social Media

Dora Deák and Charlie McIlraith Present Innovative Education Model at EdSpaces 2022

Congrats to BKV Interior Designers, Dora Deák and Charlie McIlraith, who presented their conceptual design for the AIA CAE’s “A Classroom for Every Student” at EDspaces 2022 in Portland, Oregon.

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10/30/2022 | Firm News

New Leadership Announced in Dallas

BKV Group adds two industry veterans, Clint Ashworth And Carolyn Wilder, as Associate Partners in Texas.

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10/25/2022 | Social Media

BKV Presents: Modera Katy Trail

A new film produced by BKV visually narrates the arc of this project, notably how BKV’s expertise in the use of light gauge steel and prefabrication allowed our firm to create a structure that is unique to the Dallas market.

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10/19/2022 | Social Media

AIA Minnesota Honors A-Mill Artist Lofts with Prestigious Affordable Housing Design Award

BKV is extremely excited to announce that A-Mill Artist Lofts is a winner of the AIA Minnesota 2022 Affordable Housing Design Award! A-Mill Artist Lofts nurtures artistry by providing meaningful and affordable homes for all local artist types while helping invigorate the neighborhood and preserve one of Minneapolis’s most revered and treasured historic landmarks.

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10/14/2022 | Culture

BKV Celebrates National Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15 – October 15 during Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month, we asked voices around the firm to tell us “what Hispanic Heritage Month means to you?”

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10/11/2022 | Social Media

New Government Center Opens in Aitkin County

In looking for a solution that effectively addressed these concerns, the county turned to BKV Group to develop a solution for the building which required both a remodel of existing courthouse spaces, and the creation of a new addition that allowed public entry points to be consolidated and security and circulation concerns to be addressed.

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10/10/2022 | Social Media

Groundbreaking at St. Paul Public Library

Our BKV design team with Dakota County leaders and state and federal lawmakers celebrated the groundbreaking of a new South St. Paul Library – a long-awaited project that will benefit the community in many ways.

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10/07/2022 | Social Media

Artspace Silver Spring Earns NAIOP DC|MD Award of Excellence

At the 20th NAIOP DC|MD Awards of Excellence, the BKV-designed Artspace Silver Spring project won the Award of Excellence for Best Multi-Family Project! Congrats to the DC office and design team for a terrific event and industry honor.

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10/06/2022 | Social Media

Wright County Receives Multi-Spread Feature in CorrectionalNews

CorrectionalNews showcased the Wright County Government and Justice Centers in their September/October issue, stating how “the vital new venue in Minnesota has provided the missing link for a Wright County civic campus striving to meet the numerous needs of its growing population.”

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10/04/2022 | Social Media

City of Independence City Hall Reaches Completion

Embedded within a rural residential and active agricultural development is the City of Independence, Minnesota who sought a city hall renewal that would retain the facility’s rural character while engaging in purposeful growth. 

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09/29/2022 | Social Media

Student Housing Spotlight: 5th Street Waco

The five-story wood-framed project is in a popular commercial district of Waco, Texas, about a 5-minute walk from the Baylor campus featuring 297 total units (554 beds).

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09/28/2022 | Social Media

Student Housing Spotlight: UTSA Boulevard

A four-story, wood-framed apartment building, fully equipped to ensure a healthy lifestyle for students in San Antonio, featuring 75 student housing units, 300 beds, and a concrete parking garage with amenities.

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09/27/2022 | Social Media

Student Housing Spotlight: Gather Iowa

The Gather Iowa project reimagines several retail parcels into a new residential community designed for graduate students. For this project, the site was carefully planned to connect with existing hike and bike trails and incorporate a front entry across from the university’s softball/baseball complex.

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09/26/2022 | Social Media

Student Housing Spotlight: Amstad

Amstad student living community arranges seven, three-story wood-framed apartment buildings on a large, eight-acre site in College Station, Texas featuring 168 total units (392 beds).

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09/23/2022 | Social Media

Minneapolis Attends Brittany’s Place Charity Golf Outing

Members of our Minneapolis office donated and participated in the Brittany’s Place Charity Golf Outing hosted by our mission-driven/non-profit client, 180 Degrees, Inc.

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09/21/2022 | Social Media

Woodlawn Honored with Excellence Award

At the annual awards banquet for the Chesapeake Shores Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the BKV-designed Woodlawn Fire Station was officially named an Excellence Award winner!

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09/19/2022 | Social Media

“Fort Affordable” – The Story of Fort Snelling’s Historic Transformation

Located on the landmark Fort Snelling site, Upper Post Flats is a story of revolving history which starts on the bluff’s edge where the fort overlooks the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers.

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09/13/2022 | Social Media

Elk River Hosts Grand Opening

On a September weekend, the grand opening celebration for the BKV-designed Elk River Fire Station #3 was a success. A beautiful station designed with a more traditional aesthetic, the station takes inspiration from the adjacent elementary school with a combination of brick and stone cladding, repeating pilasters in the public lobby, and a combination of

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09/12/2022 | Social Media

BKV Attends 2022 AIA Women’s Leadership Summit

At the AIA Women’s Leadership Summit 2022, we were proud to announce that Anni Pi, Senior Associate and Senior Project Architect in our DC practice site, was selected as this year’s BKV attendee for the AIA Women’s Leadership Summit, with Susan Morgan and Ellie Ziaie also joining her at the event. We are very proud

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09/08/2022 | Social Media

Mike Krych Discusses Remote Work in Apartment Design

In Heartland Real Estate Business, Senior Design Leader and Managing Partner, Mike Krych, discussed how more “apartment units are being designed with dedicated areas for workspaces,” with examples including desk nooks, small den spaces or movable furniture pieces.

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08/30/2022 | Social Media

BKV Group Ascends in BD+C’s Annual Giant Report

In the 2022 Building Design+Construction Giants report, BKV Group ranked #63 on the overall architecture/engineering firms list – our highest position to date. Broken out by housing sector as well, BKV ranked very high in this year’s report. Cheers to our design team members for their awesome work! 

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08/25/2022 | Social Media

New Workforce Housing Development in Ann Arbor

BKV Group is currently designing a large-scale workforce housing development on Ann Arbor, Michigan’s west side. In collaboration with The Annex Group, the concept is seeking tax-credit financing through the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, and is envisioned to bring to 252 affordable housing units to the Ann Arbor community.

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08/22/2022 | Social Media

David Banta Details How Senior Living Communities are Being Influenced by the Boomer Generation

Senior Design Leader and Associate Partner, David Banta, authored “How Urban Design Can Fulfill Senior Living Needs for Baby Boomers” in McKnight’s Senior Living’s, detailing how senior housing developments are being molded by several characteristics that are unique to the Boomer demographic.

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08/19/2022 | Social Media

BKV Breaks into ID Magazine’s Rising Giants List

BKV Group is excited to announce that for the first time, our firm was named to Interior Design Magazine’s 2022 Rising Giants! In collecting all types of interiors work, including residential and commercial, this ranking reflects all aspects of BKV’s interior design practice – from strategic planning and programming, to design and project management. 

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08/17/2022 | Social Media

Trace Jacques Discusses the Intersection of Hospitality and the Workplace

Trace Jacques, Senior Design Leader and Partner, explained how BKV’s hospitality team is “focused on creating in-room work zones that are more conducive for phone and video calls” to accomodate the new generation of “bleisure” travelers who can take a vacation with their families or as couples.

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08/16/2022 | Social Media

Secondhand Hounds Visits Minneapolis

Our Minneapolis practice site hosted Secondhand Hounds – a nonprofit animal rescue organization –in the office, with our four-legged friends giving colleagues a mid-week lift and recharge. Pets in the office and in our daily lives has proven to boost morale, with this “puppy therapy” session mirroring what we’re seeing in our residential, commercial, and hospitality projects. 

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08/15/2022 | Social Media

Photos Released for Eye-Catching Waterford Bay

A sleek, modern example of residential living that uses a partial-wrap concept, the design approach for Waterford Bay in St. Paul, Minnesota was to effectively embrace and respond to the site constraints by presenting a lower 3-story façade toward the Mississippi River while rising to a 4-story expression along Randolph Street.

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08/12/2022 | Social Media

Kelly Naylor Explains the Adaptive Reuse Process, and Pitfalls, with Office-to-Apartment Conversions

In the latest Multi-Housing News, Interior Design Practice Leader and Senior Partner, Kelly Naylor, outlines the things you should know before embarking on a project of this kind, and how the forensic phase of adaptive reuse is so important to the success of a project and avoiding the ‘gotchas’ that might otherwise might derail a project.

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08/11/2022 | Social Media

Joan Sizemore Provides Insights on Holistic Health and Creating a Sense of Place

In the latest Multifamily Dive, Joan describes how market-rate communities should think more about how their amenities and surroundings to help residents “stay healthy — in mind, body and soul,” and create that unique sense of place they crave – and that they can post about.

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08/10/2022 | Social Media

Tour of Fort Snelling Upper Post

Many thanks to Senior Associate and Project Manager, John Stark, for leading a tour of the Fort Snelling Upper Post for select members of NAIOP Minnesota.

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08/09/2022 | Social Media

The Margaux Breaks Ground in Maryland

Unique to The Margaux is that it’s one of the first projects to be funded by Amazon’s Housing Equity Fund. Meaning, for nearly a century after it’s built, it’s contractually obligated to stay at affordable rates. 

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08/08/2022 | Social Media

BKV @ Interface Seniors Housing Southeast

The Interface Seniors Housing Southeast conference is one of the longest-running and largest senior living events in the country, and this year we were excited to see that Senior Design Leader and Associate Partner, David Banta, was a featured speaker on the “Design & Build: Architecture, Design, and Construction Trends” panel. Great work, David!

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08/05/2022 | Social Media

Off and Running with Duffey 2.0

BKV is excited to once again partner with CEDARst Companies on Duffey 2.0 – the second portion of the recently completed Duffey project in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis, with 1.0 and 2.0 transforming a former paper company’s site and historic buildings into modern-day, mixed-use communities.

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08/02/2022 | Innovation

BKV Submits to the AIA Flint 2022 Design Competition

In July 2022, the AIA Flint 2022 Design Competition challenged design firms to submit a concept to transform the City of Flint Municipal Center Campus, with BKV developing the site into a vibrant, mixed-use, and walkable community that will spur greater public use and bring further investment to the downtown area.

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07/28/2022 | Culture

The Voice of Interns

On National Intern Day, BKV would like to give our 2022 intern class a celebratory shout-out and thanks for their terrific contributions this summer! Here’s what they had to say about their experience.

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07/25/2022 | Firm News

Modera Katy Trail Completed in Uptown Dallas

The building’s natural surroundings are incorporated into overall design of the 216-unit mid-rise apartment tower. Developed with Mill Creek Residential, the luxury apartment community started welcoming its first residents this summer.

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07/22/2022 | Social Media

240 Park Avenue Wins People’s Choice Award

t Finance & Commerce’s Top Projects awards event, BKV Senior Design Leader and Partner, Chris Palkowitsch, and Senior Associate and Architectural Designer, Ellie Ziaie, accepted 240 Park Avenue’s Top Project award, in addition to the project receiving the annual People’s Choice Award at the event! Congrats, team!

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07/20/2022 | Social Media

The Continental Breaks Ground

With our developer partner, Weston Urban, BKV broke ground on the 16-story Continental Tower in San Antonio, Texas. According to, “the site work is expected to begin at Dolorosa and Laredo Street in September.”

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07/19/2022 | Social Media

Henry Pittner Posits a Post-Carceral Jail of the Future to CorrectionalNews

Although jail design has evolved through the years, the environments can be physically and psychologically harmful. In response, BKV’s Justice Practice Leader, Henry Pittner, illustrates how a post-carceral jail of the future can shift the paradigm – from punishing and punitive, to healing and restorative.

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07/18/2022 | Social Media

Historic Lofts, Modern Twists

The Duffey was showcased in the Sunday issue of the Star Tribune capturing the story of how BKV appropriately revitalized and thoughtfully transformed into the vibrant, mixed-use community it is today.

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07/13/2022 | Firm News

Wright County Government Center Completed in Buffalo, Minn.

The four-story, 222,538-square-foot facility at 3650 Braddock Ave. NE is co-located on the same campus with the county’s Law Enforcement and Justice centers and houses 10 county departments, the County Board Room and Department of Motor Vehicles’ License Center.

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07/12/2022 | Social Media

Elk River Fire Station Takes Shape

Wrapping up this summer is Elk River Fire Station 3 whose exterior takes inspiration from the adjacent elementary school that features a combination of brick and stone cladding as well as repeating pilasters at public lobby spaces, and a combination of pitched and flat roof elements. More photos coming in September!

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07/06/2022 | Firm News

Adaptive Reuse of Historic C.J. Duffey Paper Co. Site Completed in Minneapolis’ North Loop

The adaptive reuse project converted three historic warehouses into market-rate apartments, 22,700 square feet of retail space, and 10,300 square feet of resident amenities, including a 4,000-square-foot Crane Room – complete with a large, intact industrial crane soaring overhead.

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07/01/2022 | Social Media

Transformation Delivered: The Before/After Story of Flair Tower

A stunning renovation project located in the heart of Chicago, Flair Tower creates a subtle elegance with its design by merging artistic art deco elements with a bright, vibrant palette. This newly transformed market-rate community now features a renovated clubroom, plus an extensive outdoor roof deck capturing stunning views of the swanky River North neighborhood.

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06/30/2022 | Social Media

David Banta Addresses Senior Resident Benefits of Climate-Resilient Design Strategies in Forbes

Senior Design Leader and Associate Partner, David Banta, was asked by Forbes to discuss the positive impacts climate-resilient design strategies can have on the senior population.

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06/29/2022 | Firm News

BKV Group Welcomes New Director of Interior Design, Jackie Wilcox

Industry veteran brings 18 years of experience to role, with recent focus on commercial office corporate interior design.

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06/28/2022 | Social Media

Jack Boarman is Featured Guest on Creative Reuse Podcast

In a podcast titled, “Creative Reuse: The Opportunities and Challenges of Converting Office Space to Residential,” BKV’s Senior Design Leader and Managing Partner, Jack Boarman, applied his 40+ years of adaptive reuse/conversion experience, detailing how BKV transforms warehouse and office buildings nationally, converting them to market-rate, affordable, student, and senior living environments.

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06/27/2022 | Social Media

Modera Katy Trail Reaches Completion in Dallas

BKV Group recently completed Modera Katy Trail, a mixed-use community positioned to capture the energy of Uptown Dallas where residents will have unique opportunities to experience the best that Dallas has to offer in dining, shopping, and recreation, beginning at the doorstep connecting to Katy Trail, and carrying through to the residential community at-large.

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06/24/2022 | Social Media

Minneapolis Summer Party

The Minneapolis summer party was held last week at the Minneapolis Cider Company where colleagues celebrated the start of the season while enjoying some friendly pickleball competition. Cheers to summer and being together! Thanks to the planning committee for putting this event together!

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06/22/2022 | Social Media

Susan Morgan Attends National ALA Conference in DC

In late June, the American Library Association’s (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition convened in Washington, D.C where BKV’s Education and Library Practice Leader and Partner, Susan Morgan, gathered trends, policies, and best practices while engaging with library professionals from all library types during the 160+ education sessions provided by thought leaders and celebrity speakers. 

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06/20/2022 | Social Media

Joe Iglesias Takes Part in AIA Dallas’s Architecture on Tap Panel

During Pride Month, Associate and Architectural Designer, Jose Iglesias, was a featured panelist in the Architecture on TAP series hosted by AIA Dallas and organized by the LGBTQIA+ Alliance. We applaud Joe for sharing his story as an agent of change, while helping promote more inclusivity in the workplace.

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06/16/2022 | Social Media

Woodlawn Wows in Virginia

Check out our new photos of Woodlawn Fire Station 24! BKV Group was commissioned by Fairfax County Department of General Services to provide design and construction administration services for the modernization of Woodlawn Fire Station 24.

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06/15/2022 | Innovation

How Community Takes Root: Addressing Equity and Climate Change through Neighborhood Design

BKV is leading the Creativity working group for the emerging Root District — a community based on the foundations of racial justice, economic opportunity, and sustainability, which seeks to educate and inspire the city of Minneapolis and beyond.

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06/15/2022 | Social Media

Chicago Team Members Enjoy NeoCon 2022

Our BKV team members were excited to attend and explore the stalwart industry event, NeoCon, in June at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. A launch pad for innovation, NeoCon allowed our design team members to learn about what shape the built environment will take today and into the future. 

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06/14/2022 | Social Media

Megan Van Beck Discusses “The Great Lifestyle Reboot” with NAA

In a recent National Apartment Association article titled, “The Great Lifestyle Reboot,” Associate Partner and Senior Interior Designer, Megan Van Beck, discusses how health and wellness assist in transforming amenity spaces.

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06/10/2022 | Social Media

BKV Brings Affordable Housing to Texas

In Midland, Texas, BKV Group recently attended the grand opening of Scharbauer Flats – a 27-acre affordable housing community with our developer partner, Dominium, that will offer 276-units with the project looking to accommodate families earning 60% of the area median income or less.

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06/09/2022 | Social Media

Collin Koonce’s Interview with Architectural Digest

Urban Design and Landscape Architecture Leader and Associate Partner, Collin Koonce, relayed retaining wall ideas to Architectural Digest, revealing how these elements are more than just functional, but how they can enhance an outdoor space “to create topographic interest or create smaller features, such as raised garden beds to corral all your backyard greenery in a neat landscape.”

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06/07/2022 | Social Media

David Banta and Chris Palkowitsch Attend ASHA Mid-Year Meeting

BKV senior living experts – David Banta and Chris Palkowitsch – attended ASHA’s 2022 Mid-Year Meeting in Colorado to convene with the Executive Board and fellow Advisory Committee Members to engage in the development, ownership, operations, and financing of the senior housing industry.

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06/06/2022 | Social Media

Evans Debeza Elected as CELC Vice Chair

We are excited to announce that Associate and Project Architect, Evans Debeza, will serve as the new Chicago Commons Emerging Leaders Council (CELC) Vice Chair over the next two years. As part of her role, she will work with Commons Staff and CELC Chair on planning, logistics and documentation to track and ensure effective and

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06/02/2022 | Social Media

Mark Harris is Featured Panelist at Active Adult Conference

At the 2022 InterFace Conference Active Adult conference in Dallas, Senior Design Leader and Partner, Mark Harris, was a featured panelist during “The Architecture, Design, and Construction Considerations for Active Adult” session.

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06/01/2022 | Social Media

Pride with Purpose

Throughout June, BKV Group is honoring 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 a special presentation given by the Dallas’s Resource Center as we continue to advocate for LGBTQIA+ equality, and promote a culture where everyone feels included, valued, and supported each day.

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05/26/2022 | Innovation

BKV Group Takes Part in Steel-Timber Hybrid Buildings Conference

BKV architects, Rob Muller and Marvin Moss, represented BKV at the two-day event which brought together over 250 members of the AEC industry to examine case studies on the expanding use of mass timber on projects in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

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05/25/2022 | Social Media

Margaret Lafferty Describes Latest Design Concepts that Support Mental Health

BKV Group’s Senior Associate and Senior Interior Designer, Margaret Lafferty, detailed some of the latest design strategies in this month’s Firehouse Magazine for how to enliven fire stations’ interior spaces in order to boost morale.

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05/24/2022 | Social Media

BKV Spearheads Thought Leadership Sessions at the Annual Station Design Conference

As national fire station design experts and Platinum Sponsors of the Firehouse Magazine Station Design Conference occurring in Rosemont, IL at the end of May, BKV Group was highly involved in the thought leadership side of the event by presenting during four different sessions throughout the three days.

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05/23/2022 | Social Media

CCA Detroit CBD Gets Honored in the PCBC Gold Nugget Awards

his is BKV’s second PCBC award in three years, with this prestigious awards platform capturing the most exciting projects across the globe from over 600+ entries. Cheers to our CCA client and design team on this wonderful honor!

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05/19/2022 | Social Media

The Fynn Earns Finalist Spot in the Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards

This is BKV’s first entry and first finalist nomination into this prestigious platform, with the awards ceremony bringing together Chicago’s top architects, brokers, developers, property managers, interior contractors and design professionals to celebrate outstanding achievements in the industry, and to support GCFD.

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05/17/2022 | Social Media

Tonka Station Breaks Ground

In collaboration with our developer partners, Linden Street Investments and JDM Real Estate Solutions, BKV Group recently took part in the groundbreaking for Minnetonka Station – a 275-unit multifamily project, with a portion of the units being affordable, located at the Opus Park site southwest of the Twin Cities

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05/12/2022 | Social Media

Kelly Naylor Promotes Wellness-Oriented Design Strategies

BUILDINGS Magazine caught up with BKV’s Interior Design Practice Leader and Senior Partner, Kelly Naylor, to discuss how market-rate residents are increasingly looking for a wider range of wellness offerings to find harmony between their professional and personal lives. 

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05/10/2022 | Social Media

Dynamic 15-Acre Project in Brooklyn Picks Up Steam

Located in the northwest suburbs of Minneapolis, the city has planned to redevelop 15 acres of an 80-acre Opportunity Zone Site with Alatus, LLC, Project for Pride in Living (PPL), and Resurrecting Faith World Ministries serving as the development team.

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05/09/2022 | Social Media

BKV Makes Annual Top Projects List from Finance & Commerce

Exciting news! Two of our firm’s projects – 240 Park Avenue (Minneapolis, MN) and Emrik SV (Shoreview, MN) – were named to Finance & Commerce’s Top Projects of 2021!

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05/06/2022 | Social Media

Ellie Ziaie Showcases NuLoop in USGBC Twin Cities Forum

Ellie joined the USGBC Twin Cities Forum to rethink redevelopment and district planning partnerships using the North Loop Root District (see: NuLoop) as a case study, with the goal being to create a district guide that will be a flexible net-zero framework of strategies to address climate, equity, and inclusion as well as ensure district identity,

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05/05/2022 | Social Media

Jonathan Delcambre Addresses Evolution of Student Housing at Interface

Jonathan Delcambre (second from left), was a featured speaker for the “Architecture & Design Update” panel at the Student Housing InterFace Conference. During the session, Jonathan addressed the collision of market-rate and student housing, the emergence of co-living residential models, and how the dispersal of community programming with enhanced amenities is key in rounding student living communities.

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05/04/2022 | Social Media

Today’s Student Housing Designs Balance Wants and Needs

Senior Design Leader and Managing Partner, Jack O. Boarman, was featured in the latest issue of Student Housing Business, discussing how there “is an increasingly large preference to build in core pedestrian markets that are within or close to big cities.” Read more about Jack’s insights into how “Today’s Student Housing Designs Balance Wants and Needs:”

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04/28/2022 | Social Media

Student Housing Spotlight Series – Trinitas Regent Street

BKV Group is excited to share our Trinitas Regent Street project underway in Madison, Wisconsin. Situated along the city’s Southwest Commuter Path, this project replaces an existing parking lot to activate the street level experience and embrace the commuter path; plus it features multiple elevated outdoor landscaped terraces and a rooftop pool. 

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04/27/2022 | Social Media

Student Housing Spotlight Series – The Standard at Bloomington

The Standard at Bloomington incorporates 439 units and 1,064 beds within three residential buildings. Amenity spaces will include a lobby, clubroom, fitness, study areas, business center, mail, basketball court, and facility leasing/management space.

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04/26/2022 | Social Media

Student Housing Spotlight Series – Trolley Square

Currently underway in Utah between downtown Salt Lake City and the University of Utah campus, Trolley Square is is a 7- and 8-story student living community with approximately 3,000 SF of commercial space at ground level and houses 562 beds in 239 units with 336 parking spaces.

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04/25/2022 | Social Media

Student Housing Spotlight Series – University Village at Innovation Town Center

On April 22nd, BKV Group celebrated a groundbreaking at George Mason University for a dynamic and multifaceted development called University Village at Innovation Town Center. BKV is spearheading the master planning and architectural design for the multi-phase development, starting with Building C – the student housing component.

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04/25/2022 | Social Media

Renewed UD+LA Qualifications and Expertise

From masterplans to main streets, BKV Group draws on our global resources to provide clients with the most comprehensive set of end-to-end planning, urban design, landscape, and creative services available in the marketplace today. Click the link to learn more about our emerging Urban Design & Landscape Architecture team, design approach, and experience.

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04/20/2022 | Firm News

BKV Group Hires Nick Ramirez as Director of Business Development for Firm’s Chicago Practice Site

The 243-unit community is among one of first opportunity zone projects completed in the area, with the partial-wrap residential concept engaging with the adjacent Mississippi River through a mix of public and private spaces.

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04/18/2022 | Social Media

Jonathan Delcambre Speaks with Built Blog about Total Building Design Using Prefabrication

Total building design strategy requires prefabrication (also known as modular construction), and in the latest Bluebeam Built Blog, BKV Senior Design Leader and Managing Partner, Jonathan Delcambre, details how to better pave the way for improved standardization to enhance this innovative construction process.

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04/05/2022 | Social Media

The BKV Commercial Team Helps Clients Navigate Change

Virtual and remote work has changed the way workplace design can be envisioned, and at BKV Group we have adjusted our workplace strategy to reflect this new way of working. The BKV Commercial Team calls this “Navigating Change:”

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03/30/2022 | Culture

Honoring BKV Group Structural Leaders During Women in Construction Week

During Women in Construction Week (and as part of International Women’s Day), BKV Group was proud to share two in-depth articles celebrating our Directors of Structural Engineering in Minneapolis and DC.

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03/29/2022 | Social Media

The Parlor Encapsulates Luxury Student Living in San Marcos

BKV has recently completed a new student housing project, The Parlor – a vibrant student housing community located in the heart of downtown San Marcos, Texas where a wellness-based approach to student living was employed.

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03/24/2022 | Social Media

Brookings County Detention Center Expansion and Remodel

With an aging law enforcement and jail facility located within a courthouse annex building, Brookings County tasked BKV to find the most operational and fiscally efficient building design.

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03/23/2022 | Social Media

Five Unique Projects Named as Finalists in 2022 MREJ Awards

Thank you to the Minnesota Real Estate Journal Awards for naming BKV Group to their finalists list for the following projects: Preserve at Shady Oak, Kid Zone Early Learning Center (more on this project below), Bren Road Station, Emrik SV, and 240 Park Avenue. Great work, teams!

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03/22/2022 | Social Media

New Renderings Released for The Standard Dinkytown

BKV Group is leading the design for The Standard Dinkytown – a 17-story student living community we’re currently developing with Landmark Properties, Inc., the client’s very first project in Minnesota.

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03/18/2022 | Social Media

Aitkin County Government Center Addition and Renovation

This unique project addressed a variety of issues the county was facing, including spatial deficiencies in County departments, poor circulation and wayfinding, and significant security concerns.

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03/16/2022 | Social Media

Colorful Cottage Row

This energizing and vibrant student living community provides a unique experience and series of environments in Statesboro, Georgia provides for Georgia Southern University students.

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03/15/2022 | Social Media

GC Magazine Names BKV Group to “Best Multifamily Architects in Minneapolis” Rankings

For the past 43 years, our Minneapolis practice site has been in the North Loop neighborhood, and we feel we’re a part of the Twin Cities fabric while “enriching lives” through our impactful work. Well done, MSP!

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03/14/2022 | Social Media

Craig Carter Publishes Cutting-Edge Article Focused on the Future of Fire Station Design

In the March issue of Firehouse Magazine, BKV Group’s Senior Facility Planner and Associate Partner, Craig Carter, explains how the design of future firehouses can contribute to better sleep, healthier mindsets, and improved physical wellness.

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03/10/2022 | Social Media

Kid Zone Opens in Hopkins

BKV Group is proud to announce the completion of Kid Zone Early Learning Center – an early childhood education facility that relocated to a former medical office building, providing expanded teaching and learning space for infants through six-year olds.

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03/09/2022 | Social Media

Joan Sizemore Forecasts Boutique Hotel Trend in HOTELS Magazine

BKV Group’s Director of Interior Design and Associate Partner, Joan Sizemore, offered ideas to HOTELS Magazine for how a hotel of any size and in any location can deliver a curated guest experience through intentional design and diverse programming that’s rooted in the surrounding community.

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03/07/2022 | Firm News

BKV Group-Designed Waterford Bay Brings Luxury Apartment Living to Mississippi River in St. Paul

The 243-unit community is among one of first opportunity zone projects completed in the area, with the partial-wrap residential concept engaging with the adjacent Mississippi River through a mix of public and private spaces.

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03/04/2022 | Social Media

The Washington Post Takes a Deep Dive into Artspace Silver Spring

The Washington Post showcased our affordable housing and arts community, Artspace Silver Spring, describing how BKV transformed a Third District Police Station into an arts and cultural hub that includes housing.

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03/03/2022 | Social Media

High-End Interior Design at The Shale

The Shale is a new luxury apartment complex located in the historic Longfellow community of Minneapolis. Providing a youthful spin on housing, The Shale exudes comfort and elegance through well-appointed apartments and thoughtfully planned amenities, making day-to-day living enjoyable and eco-friendly.

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02/25/2022 | Social Media

Building Design+Construction Showcases BKV’s Bold Work in Detroit

Building Design+Construction profiled two recently completed BKV Group multifamily projects in downtown Detroit: CCA CBD Detroit and CCA CBD Lafayette. CCA CBD Detroit is the first mixed-use high-rise in Detroit’s central business district in nearly 30 years, and CCA CBD Lafayette involved rebranding and transforming a 1970s building to align with the eccentric and inviting City Club Apartments brand. 

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02/22/2022 | Social Media

Dallas Takes Part in Form Follows Fitness 5K

Members of our Dallas team recently participated in Blackson Brick’s Form Follows Fitness 5K. The 5K took place amongst the iconic architecture of Downtown Dallas.

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02/17/2022 | Social Media

In-Progress Construction Footage at Duffey Lofts

KV Group’s engineering team effectively employs the DELTABEAM® slim-floor system in multi-story projects such as the in-progress Duffey Lofts project in Minneapolis’s North Loop (captured in this link below courtesy of project partner, RJM Construction).

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02/14/2022 | Social Media

Time-Lapse Video at The Bowline

Kudos to our construction partner, Frana Companies, for posting this terrific time-lapse of The Bowline at Mississippi Crossings – a two-phase, Planned Unit Development (PUD) featuring market-rate apartment style units and community amenity space within a highly landscaped, park-like setting overlooking the Mississippi River

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02/11/2022 | Social Media

The Value of Prefabricated Steel Cells is Captured in Latest CorrectionalNews

CorrectionalNews highlighted the new Ingham County Justice Complex – an in-progress project where prefabricated steel was selected because it costs less than other alternatives, [and] because of the quality, durability and longevity.

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02/07/2022 | Social Media

Light Gauge Steel Constructions Helps The Fynn Go Vertical

BuildSteel recently covered BKV’s light gauge steel construction process which has received industry recognition in supporting vertical, high-density structures yielding lower project costs and shorter construction times.

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02/04/2022 | Social Media

BKV Group Helps Solve Sustainable Construction’s Affordability Problem

n an era of high costs and limited materials, BKV Group is helping our clients find ways to build more affordably and sustainably through our light gauge steel construction methodology.

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02/03/2022 | Firm News

BKV Group Brings Bold Design to Newly Completed City Club Apartments Developments in Detroit

Continuing our nearly 20-year relationship with City Club Apartments, BKV has completed two multifamily projects in downtown Detroit – the 288-unit City Club Apartments CBD Detroit and 192-unit City Club Apartments Lafayette Park – and has been tapped to design the 350-unit CCA Detroit Midtown.

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02/01/2022 | Social Media

Woodlawn Fire Station Named Project of the Year by APWA

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Public Works Association honored our Woodlawn Fire Station project in their 2022 awards program for this two-story, 15,149-square-foot facility we designed in partnership with Pacheco Ross Architects.

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01/26/2022 | Social Media

Susan Morgan Speaking to The Future of Education Facilities at February MNCREW Event

The impact of the pandemic on K-12 facilities and operations is significant, and to discuss design strategies resolve these challenges, BKV Group’s Education and Library Practice Leader and Partner, Susan Morgan, is taking part in an upcoming MNCREW panel focused on “Past, Present, & Future of K-12 Education Facilities and Operations.”

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01/25/2022 | Social Media

David Banta Speaks with Realtors Magazine on Continuing Care Retirement Communities

With a sizeable wave of baby boomers leaving the workforce, BKV’s Senior Living Practice Leader and Associate Partner, David Banta was interviewed by Realtors Magazine article about “Helping Boomers Make Their Next Move.”

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01/20/2022 | Social Media

Projects Profiles Released for Student Housing

We invite you to flip through The Standard at New Brunswick: a luxury high-rise student living community; and, The Deacon: a versatile, experiential, and amenity-rich student housing project – both representing how light gauge steel construction can create inventive solutions for the next generation of students.

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01/19/2022 | Social Media

BKV Travels to NMHC Annual Meeting

BKV Group was excited to travel to Orlando for the National Multifamily Housing Council Annual Meeting. Rob Muller, Mike Krych, Tracey Bush, Garick Malcom, Kelly Naylor, and Julie Lux were able to meet with our regional and national multifamily clients, and enjoy some sun!

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01/16/2022 | Social Media

Chad Kurdi is IAEI-Minnesota Chapter President

Chad Kurdi, Electrical Engineering Discipline Lead and Partner, who was just named to the International Association of Electrical Inspector (IAEI) Minnesota Chapter Presidents for the year 2022. Congratulations, Chad!

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01/12/2022 | Social Media

General Contractors Magazine Puts BKV at the Top of Multifamily Architects List

We highly value the collaborations with our industry and trade partners, and even more the relationships we’ve been able to cultivate over years of project work. That said, with our firm founded in the Twin Cities over 40 years ago, it’s gratifying to be named to General Contractor’s Magazine‘s “13 Best Multifamily Architects in St. Paul”

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01/10/2022 | Firm News

BKV Group Announces New Partners and 2022 Staff Promotions

We are incredibly proud of our colleagues who are receiving leadership and position advancements in 2022!

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01/07/2022 | Social Media

ConstructionDive Highlights BKV in CRE Trends Report

ConstructionDive highlighted our public relations firm, Taylor Johnson, and their recently launched Trends Report focused on the commercial real estate market. In it, the BKV-designed 525 South Wabash was mentioned as an example of a hospitality project embedded within a grocery-anchored, retail, and residential project. 

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01/05/2022 | Social Media

Take a Ride Through B-Side

Take a video fly through the BKV designed B-Side Apartments – the residential phase two portion of our mixed-use, transit-oriented work at Lake & Hiawatha (L&H) Station in South Minneapolis.

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01/04/2022 | Social Media

Place Informing Space at The Fynn

Urbanize Chicago recently examined how place informs space, using one of our newest completed projects in Chicagoland – The Fynn – as a primary example for incorporating geographic inspiration into the interior spaces.

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12/21/2021 | Social Media

In-Progress Photos of Duffey Lofts

In Minneapolis’ North Loop along historic Washington Avenue, BKV is deep into a revitalization project at the former Duffey Paper Company’s site where we’re transforming a manufacturing building into a contemporary, high-amenity multifamily development.

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12/20/2021 | Year in Review

Our Best Bits of 2021

A comprehensive look back at the past year, showcasing project and thought leadership highlights from around the firm.

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12/17/2021 | Social Media

Artspace Silver Spring Helps Remedy Shortage of Artist Housing in DC

Recently, BKV Group completed a new project with nonprofit developer, Artspace, delivering 68 apartments for artists with rents affordable to those earning up to 60% of AMI. Bisnow showcased the project in a recent article titled, “Meeting the Moment in Building Art Space.”

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12/16/2021 | Social Media

Crossroads Kansas City Honored with Design Excellence Award

We are excited to announce that City Club Apartments Crossroads Kansas City won silver in the Development & Design: Mid-Rise category of the 2021 Multi-Housing News Excellence Awards!

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12/13/2021 | Social Media

BKV Ranked #14 Among BD+C Multifamily Giants

BKV is honored to be named to the 2021 Building Design+Construction Multifamily Giants which annually ranks A/E firms for multifamily work carried out nationally. Our firm ranked #14 in this sector – our highest position to date! 

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12/10/2021 | Social Media

CCA CBD Minneapolis Receives Cover Feature

Our City Club Apartments CBD Minneapolis project was featured on (and in) the publication, with the market-rate development’s lobby getting the spotlight with its eccentric color, pattern, and texture energizing and inspiring residents and visitors alike. 

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12/09/2021 | Social Media

Mary Riley Library is LEED Silver Certified!

We are extremely excited to announce that our latest public library project, Mary Riley Styles Library in Virginia, has formally received LEED Silver Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council!

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12/08/2021 | Social Media

Trace Jacques Discusses Hotel Resiliency in BUILDINGS

Senior Design Leader and Partner, Trace Jacques, was asked to comment on hotel resiliency in a recent BUILDINGS feature, noting ways to create more resilient hotels to help offset industry labor shortages, vacillating occupancy rates, and other pandemic-related impacts.

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12/06/2021 | Firm News

The Fynn Brings Urban Rental Model to Chicago Suburbs

The 212-unit community in Elmhurst, Illinois, utilizes light-gauge steel construction to achieve desired height while controlling costs and limiting environmental impacts.

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12/06/2021 | Social Media

Firehouse Magazine Spotlights Woodlawn Fire Station #24 in Quarterly Profile

Firehouse Magazine released a terrific feature on our award-winning Woodlawn Fire and Rescue Station just south of Washington, DC.

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12/06/2021 | Social Media

Project Architect, Tom Erickson, Achieves Passive House Certification

Tom recently completed Passive House training and exams to become a “CPHC” – a Certified Passive House Consultant. Congrats!

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12/03/2021 | Social Media

LEDA Honors Detroit Lakes and Rochester

Our recently completed Detroit Lakes Police Station and Rochester North Police Station and Government Center were awarded the Silver and Bronze awards respectively in their categories. Congratulations to our law enforcement design & public safety teams on this terrific award!

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12/02/2021 | Social Media

Welcoming New Directors of Structural Engineering!

To further bolster our engineering expertise and diversity of design talent, it’s our pleasure to welcome Rose Rodriguez and Siobhan Dvergsten as Directors of Structural Engineering in our DC and Minneapolis practice sites, respectively.

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11/24/2021 | Social Media

Celebrating Thanksgiving Through Our Commitment to Rebuilding Community

In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, BKV highlighted our in-house, pro-bono design committee, BKV Workshop, who recently had the opportunity to showcase one of our mission-driven projects called “The Transition Stage.”

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11/23/2021 | Social Media

Anthology of Tuckahoe Pushes the Envelope for Senior Living Design

Our recently completed Anthology of Tuckahoe project in Virginia is a prime example of this dynamic and experiential senior living community in featuring 56 independent living units, 62 assisted living units, and 32 memory care units alongside a robust series of amenity spaces. 

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11/22/2021 | Firm News

BKV Group-Designed Woodlawn Fire Station Completed in Mount Vernon, Virginia

The $9.5 million facility targeting LEED Gold certification replaces a smaller station that was built more than 50 years ago, bringing state-of-the-art emergency readiness and enhanced emergency medical rescue services to Fairfax County.

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11/18/2021 | Firm News

BKV Group Completes Design of Artspace Silver Spring in Suburban Washington, D.C.

An affordable mixed-use community in Silver Spring, Maryland, the project transformed a former police station site into affordable housing and studio space for local artists.

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11/16/2021 | Social Media

Mike Krych Describes the Transformation Process at CCA Crossroads

REJournals spoke with Mike Krych of BKV Group and our developer partner, City Club Apartments, about turning a 1915 hotel into a new, seven-story building that preserves the historic structure and brings 283 apartment units to an emerging Kansas City neighborhood.

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11/10/2021 | Social Media

Joan Sizemore Provides Insights on Apartment Design in the Pandemic Era

Director of Interior Design and Senior Associate in our Dallas practice site, Joan Sizemore, weighed in on the space saving and space reallocating strategies she’s leveraging in multifamily communities.

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11/09/2021 | Social Media

CCA Lafayette Offers Immersive Living Experience

BKV Group is excited to play a role in revitalizing Detroit through the recent transformation of a 1970s building who’s newly enhanced interior design aligns with the eccentric and inviting City Club Apartments brand. 

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11/08/2021 | Social Media

Jonathan Delcambre is Featured Panelist at Dallas BMAC Event

Senior Design Leader and Managing Partner, Jonathan Delcambre was a panelist at the Bisnow Multifamily Annual Conference (BMAC) in Dallas, Texas speaking about “How the ‘15 Minute City’ is Shaping Future Development.”

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11/05/2021 | Social Media

Preserve at Shady Oak Debuts in Minnetonka

Am urban design development in a suburban neighborhood that separates two buildings with an expansive courtyard, creating an interplay between the buildings and the surroundings.

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11/02/2021 | Social Media


BKV Senior Practice Leader, Bruce Schwartzman, with Senior Project Architect, Michael Healy attended the annual Minnesota Police of Chiefs Conference.

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11/01/2021 | Firm News

Associate and Architectural Designer, Ellie Ziaie, Selected to AIA Next to Lead Program

Ellie was 1 of 17 diverse women to participate in a national AIA program that supports diverse future female leaders in the architecture profession.

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10/29/2021 | Social Media

Chris Palkowitsch Takes Part in MREJ Senior Housing Summit

BKV Partner, Chris Palkowitsch, was a featured panelist at the Minnesota Real Estate Journal’s 15th Annual Senior Housing Summit, discussing new design elements reshaping senior living options, construction trends impacting the sector, and our recent and notable work for 55+ senior living communities across the country. 

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10/22/2021 | Social Media


BKV Government Practice Leader and Senior Partner, Bruce Schwartzman, and Associate and Senior Project Architect, Michael Healy (shown here), spoke with first responders at the 2021 Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association conference.

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10/21/2021 | Social Media

Inaugural Partnership Between AIA CAE and EDspaces

For the first time, the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) has partnered with the EDspaces Conference to design an experiential outdoor classroom with BKV Group Senior Associate and Senior Interior Designer, Margaret Lafferty, part of the national team of architects and designers helping shape this unique environment.

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10/20/2021 | Social Media

Mary Riley Styles Library Project Page Now Live

We invite you to take a look at the recently completed addition and renovation project at Mary Riley Styles Public Library that created a community anchor for the Falls Church, Virginia neighborhood.

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10/19/2021 | Social Media

2021 BKV Brand Book

For all things BKV – people, culture, committees, mission, and history – check out our new and enhanced Brand Book which represents what our firm stands for and what impacts we wish to have on communities nationwide. 

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10/18/2021 | Social Media

Woodlawn Receives 2021 James M. Scott Exceptional Design Award

Congratulations to our team for receiving the 2021 James M. Scott Exceptional Design Award for Woodlawn Fire Station 24 in Fairfax County, Virginia! 

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10/14/2021 | Social Media

The Latest on the New Library in Dakota County

Dakota County, along with BKV Group, is planning a potential new library in South Saint Paul. With a first phase of public engagement just completed, our team of architects and designers incorporated feedback into schematic design strategies that were shared at a public open house on November 10th.

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10/14/2021 | Social Media

Staying Busy in Salt Lake City

BKV with Alta Terra Real Estate is excited to announce the recent closing of another amazing property in Salt Lake City (extending off our current co-living project in the Sugarhouse neighborhood). This closing is in the Trolley Square neighborhood, and it will be a combination of adaptive re-use and redevelopment.

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10/13/2021 | Social Media

A New Student Living Community in South Carolina

This newly constructed off-campus community draws inspiration from the scenery of South Carolina and pays homage to the university’s historic campus. Soft, natural colors combined with wood accents and greenery allow residents to feel immersed in the natural beauty of South Carolina.

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10/12/2021 | Social Media

Final Photography at Detroit Lakes

This recently completed project was constructed within the city’s downtown district, and has since become an integral part of the City’s long-range masterplan for the area, providing much needed office space for administration, investigations, and patrol, along with secure evidence processing and storage.

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10/08/2021 | Social Media

Office Transformation at 451 Hungerford Drive

Currently our interiors team members in DC are renovating a seven-story office building to upgrade its spaces while occupants are working remotely and reimagining the building’s lobby (shown here) to compete with a new Class A office structure across the street.

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10/07/2021 | Social Media

Architectural Designer, Joe Iglesias, Named 2022 AIA Dallas COTE Vice Chair

We are excited and proud to announce that the incoming 2022 AIA Dallas COTE Vice Chair (and 2023 Chair) is BKV Group Architectural Designer, Joe Iglesias! Joe believes in taking a holistic approach to his projects, while developing environmentally sustainable designs that improve individual wellness, economic, and social conditions of the surrounding communities he works within.

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10/05/2021 | Social Media

New project going up in San Antonio

With our developer partner Weston Urban, we are proud to announce the latest project update on The Continental – a ground-up, mixed-use development in downtown San Antonio designed via light gauge steel construction.

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09/30/2021 | Social Media

Beckert’s Park Recognized for Excellence in Construction

Beckert’s Park was honored with the Association Builders and Contractors (ABC) Metro Washington’s Excellence in Construction Awards in the Mixed-Use, Over $50M category.

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09/27/2021 | Social Media

David Banta Lends Senior Living Expertise to Multifamily

In the latest issue of Multifamily Executive Magazine, BKV Senior Living Practice Leader, David Banta, notes that rehabilitated structures positioned for market-rate residences offer “a good option as places to age gracefully within an urban context, [providing] access and walkability to lakes, rivers, trails, city parks, and other downtown amenities.”

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09/24/2021 | Social Media

CCA Minneapolis Wins NAIOP Award of Excellence

BKV Group is thrilled to announce that our City Club Apartments CBD Minneapolis project was honored with the NAIOP Minnesota Award of Excellence for providing a timeless design at 10th Street and Marquette Avenue.

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09/16/2021 | Social Media

Rob Muller Provides Workplace Insights for Healthy Buildings

Senior Design leader, Rob Muller, provided recent insight to Chicagoland Buildings & Environments about our firm’s heightened “focus on how important it is that buildings are healthy” regarding physical, psychological, and social well-being.

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09/09/2021 | Social Media

Green Space Complementing Social Space at The Fynn

At The Fynn in Chicago, amenity and social spaces are seamlessly integrated withgreen space and green roofs to provide a level of design that raises a community’s overall impact on residents and the surrounding context.

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09/08/2021 | Social Media

New on – Our Purpose

For us, passion is an output, and BKV’s culture and design initiatives are centered on inclusivity and supporting the next generation. Read about BKV’s on-going efforts to contribute and improve our communities.

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09/07/2021 | Firm News

Mary Riley Styles Public Library Reopens Following BKV Group-Designed Renovation & Expansion

Mary Riley Styles Public Library, a staple of the Falls Church, Va., community since 1957, reopened its doors this week following a nearly 18-month renovation and expansion designed by BKV Group.

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09/03/2021 | Social Media

Sneak Peak at CCA CBD Detroit

Encircled by the iconic Detroit People Move and adjacent to Grand Circus Park, this new market-rate community in downtown Detroit offers 13,000-square-feet of apartments and penthouses, a restaurant, pet store, and gourmet market.

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09/02/2021 | Social Media

Jonathan Butler-Knutson – New IIDA Vice President of Membership!

We are happy to announce that Interior Designer, Jonathan Butler-Knutson, from our Washington, DC practice site has officially joined the IIDA Mid Atlantic Chapter (IIDAMAC) Board of Directors as the Vice President of Membership.

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09/01/2021 | Social Media

Liza Kapisak Discusses Apartment Design Strategies at MREJ’s Annual Mid-Year Conference

Liza took part in the “Emerging Trends in Apartment Interior Design” session where she spoke to work-from-home units, amenity redesign in a post-pandemic world, and how best to navigate lead times on FF&E and construction materials. 

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08/30/2021 | Social Media

525 South Wabash Proceeds to Next Stage of Development

The BKV-designed 525 South Wabash project has cleared an important hurdle in the entitlements process, being unanimously approved by the Chicago Department of Planning and Development in August.

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08/27/2021 | Social Media

Rob Muller Featured in Forbes Article Focused on New Workplace Design

Senior Design Leader, Rob Muller, was quoted in a new Forbes article focused on how the workplace might pivot towards residential design for their office returns.

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08/26/2021 | Social Media

BKV’s Design Inspiration

We’ve always taken pride in our design culture, and one of the inspirations for our design “ethos” has been Scandinavian design – something which our founder and CEO, Jack Boarman, has spearheaded having explored present-day, world-class Scandinavian cities.

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08/24/2021 | Social Media

BKV at SDC 2021

BKV’s fire station design leaders attended the annual Firehouse Magazine Station Design Conference where Henry Pittner presented about the importance of soft costs, and Craig Carter presenting about the importance of project studies.

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08/23/2021 | Social Media

David Banta Spearheads Sessions at EFA 2021

At this year’s Environments for Aging Expo & Conference, BKV Group’s Senior Living Practice Leader, David Banta, gave two presentations: the first on “Innovations in Senior Living Design Research,” and the second on how to “Create a Resilient Community, Reduce Costs, and Be an Agent for Environmental Change.”

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08/20/2021 | Social Media

Progress at Piazza Terminal

Our next Philadelphia project, Piazza Terminal, is coming to life and bringing a new mixed-use/market-rate community to the Northern Liberties neighborhood.

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08/18/2021 | Social Media

Final Photography at 240 Park Avenue

Introducing our latest residential community in Minneapolis: 240 Park Avenue. This 17-story, 204-unit mixed-use development has an impactful urban presence with an especially strong focus on the pedestrian experience.

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08/17/2021 | Social Media

Broad & Washington Making Waves in Philly

BKV is taking market-rate housing to new heights in Philadelphia with permits officially issued for Broad & Washington – a project situated at one of the busiest and most prominent intersections in South Philadelphia. 

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08/16/2021 | Social Media

Mike Krych Highlights Trend-Setting Affordable Housing Projects in Affordable Housing Business

BKV Senior Design Leader, Mike Krych, contributing insights to an “Affordable Meets Luxury In the Midwest” article, detailing specific approaches for incorporating multi-family trends into next-generation affordable living projects.

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08/13/2021 | Social Media

At the Forefront of Hospitality Industry Trends

Check out our latest Hospitality brochure to see where our expertise and experience lies for an industry looking to rebound.

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08/06/2021 | Social Media

BKV Hospitality Leaders Attend AAHOA

Our Dallas hospitality team attended the AAHOA Convention to network with developers and owners/operators working in the hospitality industry.

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08/05/2021 | Social Media

Chris Palkowitsch Takes Part in Active Adult Summit

Our senior living leadership team contributed to InterFace’s Active Adult summit held in Dallas, Texas with BKV Partner, Chris Palkowitsch being a featured panelist during a highly engaging session titled “The Architecture, Design and Construction Considerations for Active Adult.” 

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08/04/2021 | Social Media

Kelly Naylor Discusses Pandemic-Influenced Changes on Multifamily with UNITS Magazine

BKV Interior Design Leader, Kelly Naylor, contributed insights to the National Apartment Association’s UNITS Magazine on what’s in and what might be out for future residential environments.

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08/02/2021 | Thought Leadership

Rewriting a Classic: How to Thoughtfully Renovate a Beloved Library

The library is an integral part of our lives – as a place, and as a resource. Yet, when the library building is so beloved, what do you do when it is time for a change?

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07/27/2021 | Social Media

University Center Receives 2021 Innovator Award

BKV Group was honored to be awarded at the 2021 Student Housing Business Innovator Awards for our transformative University Center project in Chicago which earned top marks in the “Best Renovation of an Existing Project” category.

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07/23/2021 | Social Media

CCA Kansas City Reaches Completion

In the booming Kansas City region, this project sets the bar incredibly high for a new type of downtown residential experience embedded within a thriving arts, theater, and food epicenter.

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07/20/2021 | Social Media

BKV’s San Antonio Project Seeks Conceptual Approval

BKV Group is designing a new ground-up, mixed-use development in downtown San Antonio – a unique project that will bring in a 15-story, market-rate tower, plus refurbish the historic Continental Hotel and renovate the Arana building.

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07/19/2021 | Social Media

Kelly Naylor and Megan Van Beck Discuss Student Wellness with Multi-Housing News

Both were interviewed in 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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07/14/2021 | Firm News

Executive Appointments Bolster BKV Group’s Growing National Design Practice

Industry veterans join our holistic firm to support continued expansion across project sectors and disciplines.

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07/13/2021 | Social Media

BKV Assembles Before/After Stories Focused on Multi-Family Repositioning

BKV Group is an industry-leader in multi-family, market-rate repositioning with our work attracting national-level recognition and clientele. From small renovations to extensive redevelopments, our team will work with any project size or budget.

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07/12/2021 | Social Media

BKV Debuts “Student Health & Wellness”

Leading into the InterFace Student Housing Conference, we’d like to announce the release of a brand new thought leadership piece highlighting our design strategies surrounding Student Health & Wellness. 

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07/10/2021 | Firm News

Ingham County Breaks Ground on New BKV Group-Designed Justice Complex

$70 million development will house the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office, Correctional Facility, and 55th District Court facilities

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07/09/2021 | Social Media

Mike Krych Sits Down with Affordable Housing Business

In the May/June issue of Texas Multifamily & Affordable Housing Business, Senior Design Leader, Mike Krych, was interviewed about how affordable housing developers in Texas can use a variety of programs and incentives to bridge the gap between tax credit equity and construction costs.

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07/07/2021 | Social Media

Rob Muller Addresses Union League of Chicago

Rob Muller Addresses Union League of Chicago Senior Design Leader and Managing Partner, Robert Muller, spoke to a Union League Club of Chicago on July 29th about “Designing for the Work-Life Spectrum.”

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07/06/2021 | Social Media

The Legends of Minnetonka and The Preserve at Shady Oaks Buildings Go Solar

Via drone, we can see how this affordable / independent senior living project features solar panels on all roof tops.

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07/05/2021 | Thought Leadership

Revitalizing Existing Environments

BKV Group’s Interior Design team contributes to renovations across our five sectors with projects of varying size and scale. Read the stories behind the repositioning and renovation work BKV has recently completed.

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06/30/2021 | Social Media

BKV Celebrates CCA Grand Opening in Detroit

BKV Group celebrated the grand opening of City Club Apartments CBD Detroit – a new, mixed-use, urban lifestyle residential community in Detroit’s re-emerging downtown.

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06/28/2021 | Firm News

Beckert’s Park Completed in Washington, D.C.

A 2.75-acre mixed-use project bringing 325 luxury apartments and a new 60,000-square-foot Safeway grocery store to a prominent corner in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of DC.

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06/25/2021 | Social Media

Robert Ewert Featured in Workplace-Focused CommercialCafé

BKV Group’s Corporate/Commercial Practice Leader, Robert Ewert, was recently featured in a CommercialCafe article where workplace experts discussed what the future of office spaces will look like.

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06/24/2021 | Social Media

Jonathan Delcambre Takes Part in Real Estate Journal’s Multifamily Summit

Senior Design Leader, Jonathan Delcambre, was a featured panelist at the RE Journals Dallas/Fort Worth Multifamily Summit in the “Developing, Designing and Building a Successful Project” session.

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06/23/2021 | Social Media

Exemplary Design Honor Given to Fridley Public Safety Campus

The Firehouse Magazine Station Design Awards (SDA) exemplify the best in fire station and training facility designs and renovations across the country. In the sixth edition of these awards, the BKV Group-designed Fridley Public Safety Campus won Bronze in the Mixed-use Facility Category.

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06/22/2021 | Social Media

Automatic Lofts Pushes Forward with New Renderings

In recent months, BKV Group has been working on a student housing refresh project in Chicago’s West Loop.

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06/21/2021 | Social Media

Pioneering in Engineering at Duffey Lofts

BKV Group tells the story of how our firm constructed the very first Peikko Group Corporation DELTABEAM® project in Minnesota at the in-progress Duffey Lofts project in Minneapolis.

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06/20/2021 | Social Media

In-Progress Transformation at the City of Independence

A substantial transformation is in-progress with the BKV Group team spearheading the city hall renovation project that will create a sense of welcome with expansive daylight and views to Pioneer Creek.

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06/16/2021 | Social Media

Liza Kapisak Describes Interior Design Strategies in Senior Housing Business

Director of Interior Design, Liza Kapisak, was a major contributor to an article just issued by Seniors Housing Business titled, “Interior Designers Seek Perfect Balance.”

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06/15/2021 | Social Media

CCA Minneapolis Honored with Diversity and Design Awards

We are excited to announce that BKV Group was honored with two awards at this year’s IIDA Illinois RED Awards – both for our City Club Apartments CBD Minneapolis project which won in the Multifamily and DEI design award categories.

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06/14/2021 | Social Media

BKV at the 2021 NMHC Annual Meeting

Managing Partners Jack Boarman, Mike Krych, and Jonathan Delcambre, along with our business development team members, had a very successful conference in sunny San Diego at the 2021 NMHC Annual Meeting.

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06/08/2021 | Social Media

BKV at the 2021 Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association’s Summer Conference

Our jail and law enforcement experts Bruce Schwartzman and DuWayne Jones shared their years of experience with sheriffs at the Minnesota Sheriffs’​ Association’s Summer Conference.

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06/08/2021 | Social Media

Jack Boarman Discusses Student Housing Market in UNITS

Senior Practice Leader and Managing Partner, Jack Boarman, spoke with author, Barbara Ballinger, about how the student housing sector is adapting to pandemic-related challenges.

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06/01/2021 | Social Media

BKV Workshop Making a Difference in Minneapolis

BKV Workshop – our internal design outreach group specializing in social impact projects – recently helped prepare a site in Minneapolis for the installation of a community sculpture envisioned by the artist Angela Two Stars and the Native American Community Development Institute.

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05/21/2021 | Social Media

Elk River Fire Station #3 Groundbreaking

The station, located near Twin Lakes Elementary, will provide fire services to the eastern part of Elk River and will be essential in maintaining response times after the Highway 169 Redefine project.

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05/20/2021 | Social Media

The Next Project Profile Showcases Abiitan

We’ve continued building our Project Profile Collection with a new piece focused on the senior living development, Abiitan. Constructed on a downtown site, Abiitan creates intimate connections between the building, the river, and the broader Twin Cities context. 

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05/18/2021 | Social Media

BKV’s Light Gauge Steel Construction Process Saves Time and Costs

ConnectCRE published a story on how BKV Group employed a light gauge steel construction process on Modera Katy Trail, yeilding the most cost-efficient and high-density system for the site.

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05/15/2021 | Social Media

Take a Deep Dive Look into Interior Design

BKV Group’s interior design solutions focus on telling an authentic story – something we’ve captured in our latest Look Book that showcases our dynamic cross-section of interior design projects:

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05/14/2021 | Firm News

Modera Katy Trail Tops Off in Uptown Dallas

Developed with Mill Creek Residential, the 216-unit mid-rise apartment tower is slated for delivery in spring 2022.

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05/14/2021 | Social Media

Marquee Makeover

Our interior design team captured the in-progress transformation of Marquee – one our latest student housing renovation projects located in Orlando, Florida.

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05/12/2021 | Social Media

Spotlight on Engineering

Our multidisciplinary firmyields such areas of expertise such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and structural engineering – all of which are showcased in our latest Engineering Spotlight brochure here.

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05/04/2021 | Social Media

F&C Awards Rochester North Service Center and Police Station

We are proud to announce that the BKV Group-designed Rochester North Service Center and Police Station has been named a Top Project of 2020 by Finance & Commerce.

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04/30/2021 | Thought Leadership

The BKV Brief: Affordable Housing

An at-a-glance view of our latest affordable housing projects and thought leadership pieces from April 2021.

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04/30/2021 | Social Media

Construction Begins on the Federal Fire Station at the Y-12 Security Complex

In Oak Ridge, Tennessee at the Y-12 National Security Complex (part of the National Department of Energy), BKV Group began construction on replacing a 1947 structure with a new emergency operations center.

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04/30/2021 | Social Media

BKV Group Assists Stearns County in Weighing Options

In the Star Tribune, an April article focused on the future of the Stearns County jail facility with Partner Henry Pittner quoted about how best to potentially renovate the law enforcement center.

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04/29/2021 | Social Media

Jonathan Delcambre Named Jury Member at CTBUH Annual Awards

At this year’s Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat – CTBUH Tall + Urban Innovation Conference (happening May 18-20), Partner and Senior Design Leader, Jonathan Delcambre, is a juror for the 2021 CTBUH Annual Awards, evaluating the Awards of Excellence winners. 

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04/27/2021 | Social Media

Phase 2A Completed at The Fynn

Our design team wrapped up the design of the model units for The Fynn this month – a new market-rate development located in Elmhurst, Illinois. Shown here are the one and two-bedroom model units which reflect the sleek and modern look of the brand.

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04/26/2021 | Social Media

Ingham County Justice Complex Breaks Ground

The event ushers in an exciting time for the project which will allow the existing building to remain operational during construction, and take advantage of the site’s sloping grades to allow for a public entrance above the jail, and positioning the core spaces towards a plaza to provide ample daylight into the facility.

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04/23/2021 | Social Media

MFE Spotlights the Clubroom at CCA Minneapolis

Multi-Family Executive Magazine showcased the “cabin in the sky” clubroom at City Club Apartments CBD Minneapolis, highlighting how the high-rise gathering area embraces its state’s roots and invites residents to “take a trip up north” to the top floor which recalls authentic Minnesota cabin details. 

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04/14/2021 | Social Media

Artspace Silver Spring Featured in AHB

The latest issue of Affordable Housing Business zeroes in on how to convert aging buildings into affordable housing, and how it can be a “big win for developers, economic development agencies and preservationists.”

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04/09/2021 | Firm News

BKV Group Expands Library Practice

As part of National Library Week, BKV Group is excited to announce that we are designing a new library in Howard Lake, Minnesota, extending off recent work at Wadena Library also in Minnesota, and the nearly completed Mary Riley Library in Virginia.

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04/06/2021 | Social Media

Jack Boarman and Mike Krych Speak with BuildingGreen on Office-to-Housing Conversions

Senior Partners Jack Boarman and Michael Krych weighed in on this emerging project type with BuildingGreen detailing how you can create an end product that can become “a catalyst to anchor and spur continued development.” Read more about how repurposing historic office build­ings to housing is increasingly valuable in the latest “Spotlight Report.”

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04/02/2021 | Social Media

Chris Palkowitsch Interviewed in UNITS Magazine on Innovations in Parking Garages

In the latest issue of the National Apartment Association’s UNITS Magazine, Partner and Senior Project Architect, Chris Palkowitsch, was interviewed about design strategies guiding apartment parking garages, with garages themselves undergoing interesting changes of late and developers reexamining where best to construct them.

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03/31/2021 | Social Media

Dynamic Affordable Housing Project Now in Design Development

We are proud to announce that our Shelby Commons project is now in the design development phase to bring 46 affordable housing units to Minneapolis (using a 9% tax credit), with seven of the units set aside for high-priority residents who have experienced homelessness, and five units reserved for people with disabilities.

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03/30/2021 | Thought Leadership

The BKV Brief: Senior Housing

An at-a-glance view of our latest senior housing projects and thought leadership pieces from March 2021.

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03/30/2021 | Social Media

Liza Kapisak to Steer REJournal Panel

As a silver sponsor at the annual RE Journals Minnesota Apartment Summit on April 29th, we are excited to announce that Director of Interior Design (MSP) and Associate Partner, Liza Kapisak, will moderate a panel during the stalwart industry event being held in person and virtually. 

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03/26/2021 | Social Media

The Penfield Honored with a 2021 Fitwel Best in Building Heath Award

The Penfield in St. Paul, MN is a 2021 honoree in the annual Fitwel Best in Building Health Awards. The Penfield is the very first market-rate residential property in the state to receive a Fitwel rating, a measure of how well a building meets the health and wellness needs of its occupants.

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03/25/2021 | Social Media

Detroit Lakes Police Station Nearing Completion

The 21,000-square-foot building in Minnesota will provide much needed operational space for a growing department, as well as create unique opportunities to support the needs of those who serve us. 

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03/24/2021 | Social Media

Joan Sizemore Juries NEWH Green Voice Design Competition

Director of Interior Design (DAL) and Senior Associate, Joan Sizemore, partook as a judge in the annual NEWH (The Hospitality Network) Green Voice Design Competition, evaluating student design submissions which focused on “utilizing the very best in sustainable design products and practices.” 

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03/22/2021 | Culture

Women In Construction Week 2021

As part of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (March 8th), we are honoring our team members who are construction leaders at BKV Group during Women In Construction Week.

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03/22/2021 | Firm News

BKV Group Hires Kobita Mukherjee as Director of Interior Design for Washington DC Practice Site

We announced today that Kobita Mukherjee has joined the firm as director of interior design and associate partner for our Washington, D.C. practice site. In this role, Kobita will support the firm’s continued growth in the hospitality sector both locally and nationally – working with clients to create world-class environments that are reflective of their brands.

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03/18/2021 | Social Media

Student Housing Business Quotes Rob Muller

Featured in Student Housing Business’s round up of the latest themes in design, Partner Robert Muller was quoted on behalf of our CA Ventures Dinkytown project in Minneapolis, highlighting how we’re bringing students together, while also giving them room to breathe.

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03/04/2021 | Social Media

Phase One Complete at The Fynn

With LMC, A Lennar Company, BKV Group is through the phase one install of The Fynn in the outer-rim Chicago suburb of Elmhurst. Featuring artful interior elements and blending comfort with modern aesthetics, The Fynn creates a high-end, yet approachable residential experience.

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02/28/2021 | Thought Leadership

The BKV Brief: Market-Rate Housing

An at-a-glance view of our latest market-rate housing projects and thought leadership pieces from February 2021.

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02/24/2021 | Social Media

New Photography at New Brunswick

Developed with Landmark Properties and serving students of Rutgers University, this beautifully designed building also includes 4,480-square-feet of amenity space, with retail space on the ground floor, and parking for 111 vehicles.

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02/22/2021 | Social Media

Stunning Views at The Standard at Bloomington

Providing us with a creative spark are the interior and exterior clubrooms of The Standard – one of our latest student housing projects with Landmark Properties in Bloomington, Indiana. The integration of hospitality elements and the seamless indoor/outdoor connection creates a high-end design experience that accommodates a range of activities benefiting the whole student.

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02/16/2021 | Social Media

Project Profile Brochure Available for 525 South Wabash Avenue

In Chicago, BKV Group is in the planned development phase with Interforum and Eterra Plus of a dynamic, mixed-use development in the Near South Side – 525 South Wabash Avenue. For in-depth look at this impactful, two-tower project, view our newest project profile:

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02/10/2021 | Social Media

Early Tour of 240 Park Avenue

Working alongside Garden Homes, MV Ventures, and Kraus-Anderson, this mixed-use building is now open and leasing, providing an impactful urban presence with an especially strong pedestrian experience. Take an early tour of this stunning project through our design team’s sneak peek photographs.

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02/05/2021 | Social Media

Piazza Terminal Continues It’s Fast-Moving Pace

A little snow hasn’t stopped Piazza Terminal in Philadelphia from making progress where work is on-going to the top floor where the parking garage will soon become beautiful rooftop pools. With our developer partner, Post Brothers, we begin paving the way for warmer days ahead.

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01/31/2021 | Thought Leadership

The BKV Brief: Student Housing

An at-a-glance view of our latest student housing projects and thought leadership pieces from January 2021.

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01/29/2021 | Social Media

CCA Lakeview on Lakeshore

Renderings were revealed for our mixed-use development on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood which positions a two-tower concept connected by a one-story structure, with the overall site featuring a reflecting pond and courtyard space between the towers.

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01/27/2021 | Social Media

Emerging Residential-Office Project in Edina

BKV Group is spearheading a mixed-use office and apartment building “designed to create a positive impact for the community through the redevelopment of the site into a high-quality visual, pedestrian, resident, employee, and patron experience.”

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01/26/2021 | Social Media

Joan Sizemore Contributes to Latest Construction Dive

In a post-pandemic world, we’re seeing hospitality move away from traditional food services such as self-serve meals, and move towards more secure pantry offerings with grab-and-go options. BKV Group’s hospitality leader and Associate Partner, Joan Sizemore, weighed in on this topic within the latest Construction Dive issue.

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01/20/2021 | Firm News

BKV Group Announces New Partners and 2021 Staff Promotions

We are incredibly proud of our colleagues who are receiving leadership and position advancements in 2021!

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01/15/2021 | Social Media

“The Big Dig” at Duffey Lofts

In Minneapolis’s North Loop along historic Washington Avenue, BKV Group is deep into a revitalization project at the former Duffey Paper Company’s site, transforming the manufacturing building into a contemporary, high-amenity multifamily development.

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01/12/2021 | Social Media

Progress Made at Dinkytown

BKV Group is partnered with CA Ventures on a student housing project that will rezone the iconic Dinkytown McDonald’s property into a seven-story, 300-unit apartment building with 30,000+ square feet of commercial space.

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01/07/2021 | Thought Leadership

BKV Group Releases Look Book and Project Profile Collections

BKV Group released two, new captivating collections that we’ve packaged and released together the first week of 2021.

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01/07/2021 | Social Media

525 South Wabash Avenue Spotlight in Chicago Tribune

BKV Group was featured in the Chicago Tribune with our proposed 525 South Wabash project in the Near South Side of Chicago now being in the planned development phase of design, marking a huge leap forward for our firm’s footprint in Chicago.

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01/05/2021 | Social Media

Historic Cotton Annex Project Featured in Bisnow

BKV Group, with Douglas Development Corporation, is reviving and redeveloping the historic Cotton Annex property in southwest DC. This adaptive reuse project will rehabilitate the existing structure and add 370,000 SF of new construction to the site, plus an apartment building. The development will form a C-shape around a central courtyard, and feature 1,400 SF of

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12/22/2020 | Social Media

Landmark Touts New Brunswick in SHB

We’re proud to see our student housing project, The Standard at New Brunswick, be featured in the latest issue of Student Housing Business. Cheers to our developer partner, Landmark Properties, for promoting this fantastic project.

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12/17/2020 | Social Media

New Justice Center at Ingham County

Our Ingham County project made substantial progress in tearing down their old jail facility, with BKV Group replacing it with a new justice center complex featuring a new jail, sheriff’s department, administration offices, and district court facilities along with 410 beds. Opening in mid-2023, read more about this project in the Lansing State Journal.

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11/30/2020 | Social Media

Ramsey Fire Station #2 in Firehouse Magazine

In the latest Firehouse Supplement issue, BKV Group was pleased to see our Ramsey Fire Station #2 shown on the cover (completed March 2016). In addition to its exemplary design, this project is an energy-efficient facility featuring three drive-through apparatus bays.

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11/11/2020 | Social Media

Presenting to the Industry About Designing for Change

Dallas Director of Architecture and Associate Partner, Sam Watkins, and Minneapolis Project Manager and Associate Partner, Susan Morgan both spoke to the COTE measure Design for Change as part of AIA Dallas’s Design Excellence summit, with the virtual session hosted by BKV Group Architectural Designer in Dallas, Joe Iglesias.

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11/06/2020 | Social Media

Union Flats Wins Environmental Impact Award

At November’s Minnesota Brownsfield Rescape Awards, our Union Flats project was recognized as an exemplary development for its high levels of innovation in sustainability and restoration, earning a 2020 Environmental Impact Award in the Large Projects category.

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11/04/2020 | Social Media

Site Tour at Beckert’s Park

In DC’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, BKV Group is putting the finishing touches on Beckert’s Park – a 5-story, 325-unit luxury apartment community above a new ground-floor Safeway. The development has a setback penthouse for residential use and amenity space, with the grocery anchoring the first level and underground parking.

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11/02/2020 | Social Media

Renovations Complete at Circle Pines City Hall

In Minnesota, Circle Pines received CARES Act funding, and our design team quickly completed a project to update their work space, delivering an environment that allows city staff to have clear sight lines and flexibility for shared service responsibility for prompt service delivery. 

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10/29/2020 | Social Media

Chris Palkowitsch Speaks to Safer and More Habitable Senior Living Environments

Safely distancing from his fellow panelists, BKV Group Partner and subject matter expert, Chris Palkowitsch was featured in MN Minnesota Real Estate Journal Annual Senior Housing Summit today, speaking about making senior living more safe and habitable – now, and in the future.

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10/28/2020 | Social Media

Ebrahim Shemshadian Co-Authors Study in ASCE Practice Periodical

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) publishes monthly studies in their Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction journal. Ebrahim Shemshadian, Structural EIT based in Minneapolis, co-authored a recent paper which investigates the use of advanced manufacturing techniques for intermeshed steel connections.

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10/22/2020 | Social Media

Mixed-Use Along the Mississippi

This two-phase development features market-rate apartment-style units, community amenity space, and street-level walk-up units within a highly landscaped, park-like setting overlooking the Mississippi River.

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10/21/2020 | Social Media

Angel Valtierra in Arquitectos

In October, Senior Project Architect, Angel Valtierra, was featured by Arquitectos (The Society of Hispanic Professional Architects) in their #hispanicheritagemonth social media campaign spotlighting members and their professional backgrounds and contributions to their firms. Congratulations, Angel!

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10/08/2020 | Social Media

Groundbreaking at Brookings County Detention Center

BKV Group has been working with Brookings County in South Dakota for the last four years to address their long-term jail and justice planning needs. In mid-October, a groundbreaking was held, with the on-budget project slated for completion in spring 2022.

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10/04/2020 | Social Media

Henry Pittner’s Thought Leadership Piece Published in Firehouse Magazine

Partner and Senior Project Manager, Henry Pittner, authored “Station Construction: Budgeting for Soft Costs” in the October 2020 issue of Firehouse Magazine. In the article, Henry explains how to thoroughly break down hard costs, owner contingencies, and soft costs to prepare clients and trade partners to answer the difficult questions about a project’s budget.

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10/02/2020 | Social Media

DBJ Awards Modera Katy Trail

Our building footprint in Dallas is expanding, led by a project the Dallas Business Journal named as one of the Best Real Estate Deals for Urban Multifamily category. Located directly off Katy Trail in uptown Dallas, the under-construction Modera Katy Trail is a 395,000 SF, 14-story residential project that uses light gauge steel construction.

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10/02/2020 | Social Media

BKV Wins Big at 2020 MREJ Real Estate Awards

Minnesota Real Estate Journal’s Real Estate Awards honored three BKV Group projects – Union Flats (Affordable Housing), City Club Apartments LLC Minneapolis CBD (Urban Multifamily), and The Legends of Woodbury (Senior Housing). We are proud of our design team members for creating best-in-class projects across a dynamic range of scales and project types. Congrats!

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09/17/2020 | Culture

Navigating Through a Pandemic: Celebrating Our CA Team

For National Construction Appreciation Week, we are recognizing our outstanding Construction Administration team, and learning from them the safe and effective best practices for team communication and project site coordination in the age of COVID-19.

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09/15/2020 | Culture

Navigating Through a Pandemic: Celebrating Our IT Team

For National Information Technology Professional’s Day, we are recognizing our outstanding IT team members for the initiatives they spearheaded prior to and during COVID-19 to allow our staff to remain as productive and connected as possible whether in the office, at home, or through a hybrid working style.

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09/09/2020 | Culture

BKV Group Soft Opening Update

While the pandemic has been challenging for all of us, we’ve also come together in many positive ways. Read how BKV Group is implementing a Soft Opening for staff and clients, and what lessons we’ve learned along our road to reentry.

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08/26/2020 | Firm News

Our Fifth Practice Site in Hanoi, Vietnam

Our new colleagues in Hanoi will work collaboratively with our U.S. practice sites functioning as an extension of our holistic services, provide BKV Group access to the Asian market, and bolster our high-rise and hospitality portfolios.

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08/25/2020 | Firm News

Joan Sizemore Joins the Dallas Office of BKV Group as Director of Interior Design

Joan will spearhead the growth of the interior design team in Dallas as it undertakes more complex, nationwide projects in the housing, hospitality, and corporate/commercial sectors. Joan brings her experience with dynamic hospitality brands to our firm, in addition to an equally deep list of clients within market-rate and multifamily, workplace and commercial, and museum and art galleries.

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08/23/2020 | Social Media

A New Development Precedent with One Southdale Place

The Star Tribune recently focused on luxury apartments being adjacent to shopping centers, detailing the ease of access to dining, fitness, retail, and more these mixed-use residences provide. The article featured our One Southdale Place project as their case study, stating that developments like it have become a win-win-win strategy for the trio of stakeholders.

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08/20/2020 | Social Media

Le Sueur County Justice Center Receives Fanfare in Finance & Commerce

Finance & Commerce  released their annual Top Projects issue, with BKV Group having three projects featured. One of these included the new Le Sueur County Justice Center which entailed replacing a 1912 jail with a modern-day justice center housing booking areas, holding cells, a library, fitness room, classroom, and medical facility.

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08/13/2020 | Social Media

Archinect Showcases Piazza Terminal Leading the Way for Development in Philadelphia

Archinect details the surge of development occurring in the Philadelphia area, spotlighting our under construction Piazza Terminal project adjacent to the Delaware River, Schmidt’s Common Plaza, and Girard Station. The 935,000 SF development will provide residential and retail space, and seamlessly incorporate a pedestrian experience to connect to the larger Germantown Ave neighborhood.

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07/01/2020 | Culture

New Normal

In response to COVID-19, BKV Group has moved to staff working remotely from home where we will continue to provide our design services while protecting the health of our colleagues, families, and communities.

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06/30/2020 | Thought Leadership

Paris Affordable Housing Challenge

France is 800,000 to 1 million units short on housing and BKV Group submitted a design solution for the city of Paris to Architecture Competitions // Bee Breeders that is both sustainable and modular, while also preserving the historic fabric of the city.

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06/30/2020 | Social Media

Virginia Gains New Senior Living Community

Our in-progress Parham Road Senior Living Building’s architecture is inspired by the Colonial/Georgian style, with a focus on symmetry and use of brick and ornamentation. The design is further enhanced with projected bays that include balconies, along with red brick featuring decorative herring bone and Flemish bond panels to add to the overall visual interest.

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06/23/2020 | Firm News

Tracey Bush, RID, Joins the Dallas Office of BKV Group as Director of Business Development

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05/06/2020 | Firm News

Welcoming Ron Butler and Jeff Swanson as Senior Designer and Senior Project Manager in Dallas

Both will help lead the development group in Dallas office in undertaking more complex, nationwide projects in the market-rate housing, student housing, commercial, and hospitality sectors.

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04/28/2020 | Thought Leadership

World Landscape Architecture Month

In April, BKV Group wants to recognize the great work our in-house landscape architecture experts do to enhance the communities we serve.

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04/14/2020 | Firm News

Welcoming New Partner in Chicago, Robert Muller

As the managing partner of the development group in Chicago, Rob will provide design, marketing, client relationship, and internal leadership to the entire practice site, collaborating with our local contingency of studio experts.

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11/06/2019 | Firm News

Welcoming New Director of Landscape Architecture, Jeff Johnston

As Director of Landscape Architecture, Jeff brings a well-rounded design aesthetic and a new layer of expertise that will integrate seamlessly with the development and government work Dallas currently leads.

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07/20/2019 | Thought Leadership

A Five-Fold Case for The Penfield: How A Blighted, Historic Block Become Valuable and Desirable

How a transformational project preserved the historic Saint Paul Public Safety Building, resulting in an underutilized block and stalled development becoming a success story.

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06/24/2019 | Firm News

Welcoming New Associate Partner, Susan Morgan

Susan will begin to rebuild our Education and Library sectors by translating BKV Group’s deep experience in collaboration, learning, and communal spaces into education design.

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05/10/2019 | Thought Leadership

BKV Group at the 2019 Station Design Conference

As a Platinum Sponsor at this year’s SDC in Illinois, BKV Group is an active contributor to the conference through networking events, presentation sessions, and releasing a new, client-focused film.

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04/24/2019 | Firm News

Welcoming New Associate Partner, Chris Sachse

By joining the Chicago office, Chris will establish best practices for his architectural team members, integrate improved technologies into daily work flow, and conduct research into new, innovative building materials to incorporate into our projects.

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04/23/2019 | Thought Leadership

Quoting Kelly Naylor and Megan Van Beck in Student Housing Business

Kelly Naylor, Partner, and Megan Van Beck, Senior Associate, were quoted in the March/April issue of Student Housing Business magazine about recent interior design trends that impact student housing residences. Naylor and Van Beck were sources for the article, “Maturing Style,” which described shifting tastes among Generation Z students.

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03/15/2019 | Culture

Doing Our Part for #IWD2019

Annually, #InternationalWomensDay encourages action, and to align with that message, BKVGroup asked select voices around our firm to describe a piece of literature that’s inspired or motivated them to improve themselves, or their world.

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03/07/2019 | Thought Leadership

Revitalizing an Entirely Blighted City Block

In a part of Minneapolis where few historically significant buildings still stand today, Millworks Lofts stands out as a unique historic adaptive reuse project which was just honored with a 2019 AIA Minnesota Preservation Award.

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02/13/2019 | Firm News

Announcing 240 Park Avenue

The high-rise, multi-family residence has an impactful urban presence with the design pulled back at the street edges to provide added space in the pedestrian realm, allowing green space to come forward, and creating a welcoming retail experience within Minneapolis’s emerging East Town neighborhood.

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02/11/2019 | Awards

Building The Vertical Sustainable City

BKV Group’s inaugural submission to the eVolo Skyscraper Competition creates an architectural depiction of what the future of housing might look like.

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02/10/2019 | Culture

Competing in IIDA’s Stitch

Our Chicago office is participating in Stitch, a local competition in which design firms collaborate with product and manufacturer representatives to create haute couture in preparation for a spring fashion show.

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02/09/2019 | Firm News

Welcoming New Associate Partner, Paul Andresino

As a facilitator of the profession of architecture, Paul, AIA, will leverage his 30 years of experience in delivering successful projects and mentoring and managing staff in his new role as Associate Partner and Director of Architecture in Washington, D.C.

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01/07/2019 | Firm News

Launching Our Texas Office

BKV Group will open our firm’s fourth office in Dallas, Texas in Adolphus Tower in downtown Dallas. Vibrant and expanding, Dallas provides the platform for BKV Group to grow their urban and high-rise design specialties, while offering innovative pre-development services.

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01/07/2019 | Firm News

Celebrating the Fridley Civic Campus Grand Opening

BKV Group celebrated the grand opening of the Civic Campus in Fridley, Minnesota alongside Mayor Scott Lund and community development director Scott Hickok. The 184,000 square-foot campus was conceived as a “City Center” – a nexus point situated in the heart of Fridley on a 38-acre property.

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01/06/2019 | Firm News

Turning 40

Check out what BKV Group is up to in 2019

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11/15/2018 | Thought Leadership

Quoting Kelly Naylor in Multifamily Executive Magazine

Kelly Naylor was quoted in Multifamily Executive Magazine about the popularity of repurposing former industrial buildings in modern housing and mixed-use architecture. She spoke about choices she and the design team made in the creative reuse of the Schmidt Artist Lofts, formerly known as the Schmidt Brewery in St. Paul shown here.

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11/02/2018 | Awards

Winning Gold in Firehouse Magazine’s Annual Station Design Awards

Short Pump Fire House 19 in Henrico, County, Virginia was announced by Firehouse Magazine as a Gold Award winner in the 2018 Station Design Awards. The design took top honors in the satellite station category.

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12/08/2015 | Thought Leadership

Protected: The Intersections Between K-12 and Higher Education

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