Rachael Spires
Specifications Writer

Joined BWBR in 2016

Rachael Spires is a licensed architect and works as a code and specifications resource to projects across the Midwest. She has an excellent understanding of the International and Minnesota Building Codes, especially as they relate to accessibility and the nuance between requirements for existing and new construction. Rachael is a member of the International Code Council.

“Life is about saying ‘yes’ to new experiences. To practice this philosophy, there are some years when I try one new activity each week for the entire year. Meeting and marrying my husband, visiting new and historic architecture while traveling to conferences, and accepting the AIA St. Paul President-elect position have all been possible because I was brave enough to say ‘yes.’ It’s wonderful how one simple word can change everything.”


University of Minnesota
Athletes Village
Cotter Schools
Classroom Building Renovation and Residence Hall
HealthPartners, Inc.
Corporate Headquarters New Parking Garage
Medical Device Manufacturer
Dry Room Addition and Renovation
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Fraternity and Sorority Life Housing
University of Minnesota
Gopher Wrestling Training Facility
Minneapolis Community & Technical College
Hennepin Skyway Renovation
City of Waukesha
New City Hall
University of St. Thomas
New Schoenecker Center for STEAM Education
The Family Partnership
New Social Services Headquarters Relocation
North Dakota State University
Sugihara Hall
League of Minnesota Cities
Workplace Remodel
Hennepin Healthcare
Redleaf Center for Family Healing Remodel and Addition
Avera Missouri River Health Center
Replacement Critical Access Hospital and Clinic Campus
University of Minnesota
Shepherd Laboratories, College of Science and Engineering Gemini-Huntley Robotics Research Laboratory
Shoreview Community Center
Shoreview Community Center Addition and Remodeling
University of Minnesota
Biological Sciences Center, Third and Fourth Floors Renovations
Southeast Community College
Sandhills Global Technology Center for STEM Education
Jefferson Community Health & Life
Clinic and Workplace Addition & Remodel
University of St. Thomas
Morrison Family College of Health and Nursing Simulation
R & D Innovation Center
Bryan Health Crete Area Medical Center
Critical Access Hospital Addition and Remodel
Eagle Brook Church
Eagle Brook Church – Apple Valley
Eagle Brook Church
Eagle Brook Church – Minneapolis

Previous to BWBR:

Hunt Electric, Inc., Hunt Electric Headquarters

Clark Engineering Corp., Clark Engineering Headquarters

Jordan and Jamie Leopold, Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens

City of Ramsey, Ramsey Municipal Ramp Addition