BKV Group

Minneapolis, MN


About BKV Group


222 North Second Street
Minneapolis, MN

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Boarman Kroos Vogel Group (BKV Group) is a full-service architectural firm founded in 1978 with over 100 cross-disciplinary, team-focused experts. Our combination of insight, innovation, and inspiration provides our clients architectural solutions for all of their building projects. As creative design professionals, we engage our clients in the process of creating enduring designs that enhance our environment while providing responsiveness and flexibility to our client’s needs. BKV Group maintains an attention to detail and commitment to design quality which has earned national recognition, numerous awards, and citation for design excellence, including National Honor Awards of the American Institute of Architects.

Products and Press Releases

Paul Michell, AIA, has joined BKV Group as government practice leader and partner in the firm’s Minneapolis practice site.

BKV Group Adds Industry Veteran as Government Practice Leader and Partner

March 13, 2023
Paul Michell's notable recent projects include multiple fire stations in Shawnee, KS, and Lee’s Summit, MO.
Fire Chief Greg Martin

BKV Group Hires Retired Fire Chief as Public Safety Specialist

Oct. 25, 2018
BKV Group is excited to announce the addition of retired Fire Chief Greg Martin as our firm’s Public Safety Specialist.

Articles & News


What’s in Your New Fire Station Blueprints?

Jan. 12, 2024
Janet Wilmoth previews the future of fire station design and tells firefighters to take advantage of the technology being provided to them.
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SD Awards and Conference

2022 Station Design Conference is One for the Record Books

June 13, 2022
It was a record-breaking year with 591 total registrations, 68 exhibitors, 62 presentations and 74 speakers.
Photo courtesy of Mary McGrath Architects
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SD Awards and Conference

New Fire Station? Start Here

April 18, 2022
Fifty-two targeted presentations by end-users and architects provide a wealth of information for municipalities that are looking to build a firehouse, a combined public-safety...
Photos courtesy of BKV Group
The remodel of Company 6 of Spotsylvania County, VA, Fire, Rescue & Emergency Management will move lockers and equipment out of the apparatus bay to dedicated rooms elsewhere. This will minimize places where dirt/sludge/contaminants can collect, all in an effort to improve conditions for members from a health standpoint.

Station Design: Firehouses that Care for Their Occupants

March 14, 2022
Craig Carter explains that designs of future firehouses will contribute to better sleep, healthier mindsets and better physical wellness.
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2022 Station Design Conference Preview

Feb. 14, 2022
The 2022 edition of the Station Design Conference will provide firehouse design educational opportunities in the realms of reducing firefighter exposure to carcinogens, shared...
Photos by Steve Silverman
The Fridley, MN, Civic Campus, which was completed in late 2018 and cost $44.5 million to construct, combines a volunteer fire station, a police station, city administration, the city manager’s office and several other community departments.

Pros and Cons of Shared Facilities

May 1, 2020
The Fridley, MN, Civic Campus showcases the opportunities and challenges presented in the design and construction of a mixed-use facility.

Videos & Resources

BRW Architects
Career 1 Gold: Richardson Fire Station No. 1
SD Awards and Conference

2020 Station Design Awards

Nov. 1, 2020
Firehouse is pleased to present the seventh annual showcase of fire and emergency service facilities in our Station Design Awards program.

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