BWBR is a design solutions firm with a diverse practice in architecture, interior design, and master and strategic planning. With over 100 years of history and experience, BWBR has a well-established reputation for service and quality designing complex, owner-occupied facilities with especially deep proficiency in the healthcare, behavioral health, education, and science + technology markets.Get in Touch
We serve as a trusted advisor to our client organizations, often across decades, and believe that the right space can enhance an organization’s culture, impact the ways in which people work, and be an effective tool for change and growth. Clients trust us because we bring design thought leadership to the table, are committed to maintaining project budgets and schedules, collaborate with internal teams and construction managers, and create facilities that support their long-term operational success.
We excel at designing within existing facilities, often in challenging conditions or within significant constraints.
When you’re ready to start fresh, our team makes sure you get exactly what you need, creating a right-size design that maximizes every inch and opportunity.
Our experienced designers are skilled at re-envisioning and transforming existing facilities, taking a fresh look at functionality and imagining a new future.
We are committed to learning from our experience, continuously refining our design approach by observing the true impact of our spaces post-occupancy.
An Engaged Process
We ask good questions, keep discussions focused, build consensus, and stay flexible while exercising good judgment, uncompromising in the quality of service we provide.
Avera McKennan Hospital
To meet growing needs and actively shape the future of healthcare in Sioux Falls, S.D., Avera Health embarked on the...01
To accommodate the health needs of a growing population in the Twin Cities south metro, Park Nicollet worked with BWBR...02
City of Waukesha
The former City Hall was built in 1965 and was beginning to pose significant maintenance and operational concerns. By designing...03
Parish Community of St. Joseph
Parishioners gathered with the BWBR team as this project began, sharing their thoughts about what made their community unique. The...04
Securian Financial has a long history of collaboration with BWBR, including the design of the 400 Robert Street tower in...05
Gustavus Adolphus College
As part of a Gustavus Adolphus College comprehensive improvements campaign, the 1980s-era Lund Center will receive the first expansion of...06
March 29, 2022
We’re committed to continuing to tell stories. And, more than that, we’re committed to continuing to spotlight inequities.
October 17, 2022
High-quality design demands a unique blend of art and science — plus a constant, renewable source of inspiration.
November 17, 2022
For our most recent podcast episode, we sat down with 13 BWBR team members to ask them: How did you know you wanted to be in the design field?
March 14, 2022
One thing that clients are often surprised to hear is that in many cases it’s possible to renovate an existing facility into an efficient, effective, state-of-the-art lab space.
December 21, 2022
Interior design and architecture are often described as perfectly blending art, science, and technology.