2015 AIA Awards MN

Solutions Enhancing What People Do.

BWBR is a design firm with a diverse practice in architecture, interior design, and master and strategic planning. Since 1922, BWBR has empowered clients to discover what it means to be innovative, cutting-edge, engaging, and efficient. We help bring clarity to visions, lead discussions, and design effective solutions that elevate organizations to the next level. Through our mission and values, we create solutions that enhance what people do.


To Produce Distinguished Architecture

Great architecture must be honest and appropriate in its environment. We must strive for beauty in proportion, detail, color, and texture without sacrificing the practical program or functional and economical requirements of the project.


To Develop Well-Satisfied Clients

The client will use the building for many years. This entitles the client to the greatest satisfaction we can provide. We must solve their program needs and meet their budget and time schedules. This requires patience, diplomacy, and effective rapport and communication.


To Foster the Development of Our Staff

The more experienced will encourage younger staff members and provide the benefit of their knowledge so they can develop to their full potential as professionals over a full range of experiences. Ample opportunity exists within the firm for advancement and professional growth for those who have the capacity and initiative to succeed.


To Earn a Reasonable Profit on All Jobs

No business can continue to operate successfully without earning a profit. Each project should have a fee adequate to do a good job and provide a reasonable profit. We will keep all those responsible informed as to the time allowable and cost status of each project. To manage rising costs, we must continually strive for greater efficiency.


Be Curious

We thrive on learning what others do. Our genuine interest guides us to discover possibilities through a constant quest for knowledge, pursuit of innovation, and creative exploration.


Be Inclusive

Every voice is respected, valued, and heard with equality, empowerment, and empathy.


Be Grateful

We’re privileged to work with others who positively impact the world. We appreciate the opportunities this work brings and celebrate the differences of those with whom we do it.


Be Obsessed

We’re committed to making the world and people better through design excellence, dedicated to getting it right by continually improving who we are and what we know.


Own It!

Trust is at the heart of our work. We do the right things as well as things right. We encourage others. We communicate effectively. And we take responsibility for all we do.