Minnesota-based BKV Group Brings ‘Holistic’ Design Approach to New Dallas Office

With the full-service architecture, interior design, and engineering firm's holistic approach, it views a design as part of a bigger system, considering the body as a whole and the elements within it.

BKV

A Minnesota-based full-service architecture, interior design, and engineering firm, is expanding to North Texas with plans to open a new office in downtown Dallas in the fall. 

BKV Group of Minneapolis plans to move into a 3,000-square-foot office with two people in the Adolphus Tower in October. CoStar News reported that BKV plans to eventually expand to as many as 24 employees.

Jonathan Delcambre, an associate partner wtih 18 years of experience, will lead the Dallas office. 

“We are an architecture and engineering company and one of the few companies that bring holistic design to our clients.”
Jonathan Delcambre

“We are bringing something a little bit different to the area,” Delcambre told CoStar News. “We are an architecture and engineering company and one of the few companies that bring holistic design to our clients.” 

Holistic design sees a design as part of a bigger system, considering the body as a whole and the elements within it.

BKV said it chose Dallas to expand because of the city’s central location in the United States, which could provide more business for the firm. Delcambre has begun recruiting project leaders in design, client management, and project management for the Dallas office, according to CoStar News.

Jack Boarman, the firm’s partner and chief executive in Minneapolis, told CoStar that rapid real estate growth in North Texas has created an opportunity for BKV to create economical high-rises for clients utilizing its specializations including architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering. 

“There’s been so much activity—the podium stick frame projects have used up all the easy opportunities,” Boarman told CoStar News. “We are able to use our holistic design platform to double the density of wood and help create density without the expense of concrete.” 

According to its website, BKV Group is has three main practice areas—multifamily housing, government, and corporate.

The firm recently was chosen by the develpment arm of the Minnesota Vikings’ ownership family to design a 17-story apartment tower in downtown Minneapolis near the stadium where the Vikings play, according to a report in the Minneapolis Business Journal.

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