For two decades, Melanie has gravitated towards projects that have a dramatic impact on the health and welfare of individuals, from treatment facilities that serve the most complicated mental health cases to social services centers where people feeling vulnerable are looking for help and dignity. Always seeing the people beyond the buildings, she gains an in-depth knowledge of the programming and nuances to create effective and impactful environments.

Melanie Baumhover

Joined BWBR in 2001
Named Principal in 2018

“Buildings and spaces have a great capacity for making lives easier or harder, better or worse. I love taking part in creating visions that people have for future spaces. What a wonderful gift to be invited to help envision and implement those future spaces. One project at a time, I strive to make the world better for others.”


MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center
Behavioral Health Unit Expansion and Renovation
Regions Hospital
Family Birth Center
SRF Consulting Group
Headquarters Relocation
The Family Partnership
New Social Services Headquarters Relocation
CLUES (Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio)
Social Service Agency Workplace Expansion
Washington DSHS
Maple Lane Community Behavioral Health Campus
Mayo Clinic
Generose Building, Psychiatry & Psychology Master Plan and Remodeling
Mayo Clinic
Saint Marys Hospital, Mary Brigh Building Center for Procedural Skills Mastery
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Minnesota Security Hospital Expansion and Renovation