Roger “Lars” Larson
Senior Project Architect/ Code Analyst

Joined BWBR in 1989

Roger “Lars” Larson is a licensed architect and code analyst who has an excellent understanding of the International Building Code (IBC), and Building Code standards for states across the Midwest, especially the highly technical requirements for health care facilities which reference the Life Safety Code and many NFPA (fire protection) standards. In his home state of Minnesota, he has been active on the State Building Code Advisory Committee, State Fire Chiefs Committee for Fire Code Amendments, and the Minnesota Building Code Appeals Board. He works as a code resource for projects in Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

“Growing up on a large North Dakota family farm, I learned humility and respect for my elders. I learned teamwork and to see things from others’ viewpoints. As I worked with sick animals, I learned to help others selflessly. As we built things, I learned innovation. As hard work was expected, work is not hard. As planting crops anticipates harvest, I learned goal-oriented thinking. As no one could deserve the wonderful life I had on the farm, I learned gratitude. Not a day goes by when I don’t use what I learned.”


North Dakota State University
A. Glenn Hill Center for STEM Education
Gustavus Adolphus College
Anderson Hall Renovation
Gustavus Adolphus College
Anderson Hall, Bonnier Multifaith Center
University of Minnesota
Athletes Village
Avera McKennan Hospital
Avera on Louise Health Campus
UW Health
BerbeeWalsh Emergency Department Expansion
Bottineau County
Bottineau County Jail Addition and Remodeling
Park Nicollet
Clinic and Specialty Center – Burnsville
Park Nicollet
Clinic and Specialty Center – Maple Grove
Park Nicollet
Clinic and Specialty Center – Burnsville Parking Ramp
Crossing Rivers Health
Crossing Rivers Health Hospital and MOB
University of Minnesota
Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Laboratory
Carroll University
Doug and Nancy Hastad Hall
Medical Device Manufacturer
Dry Room Addition and Renovation
University of Minnesota
Fraser Hall, Chemistry Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory Facility
Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Oshkosh Correctional Institution
Health Services Unit Building Addition and Renovation
Gustavus Adolphus College
Lund Center Expansion and Renovation
University of Wisconsin-Stout
McCalmont Residence Hall Renovation and Addition
Park Nicollet
Methodist Hospital Surgical Services Expansion and Remodel
Carroll University
Michael and Mary Jaharis Science Laboratories
Minnehaha County
Minnehaha County Jail Expansion
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Minnesota Security Hospital Expansion and Renovation, Phase I
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Minnesota Security Hospital Expansion and Renovation, Phase II
Lake Region Healthcare
New Ambulatory Care Center and Hospital Remodeling
City of Waukesha
New City Hall
University of St. Thomas
New Schoenecker Center for STEAM Education
Regions Hospital
Northeast Building, Inpatient Mental Health Center Third Floor Buildout
Lifecore Biomedical
Pharmaceutical Clean Production Facility Addition
Lifecore Biomedical
Quality Control Lab
Carroll University
Rankin Hall Renovation
Hennepin Healthcare
Redleaf Center for Family Healing Remodel and Addition
Monument Health Custer Hospital
Replacement Critical Access Hospital and Clinic
Tomah Health
Replacement Health and Wellness Campus
Fortune 500 Company
Research & Development Building
University of Minnesota
Shepherd Laboratories, College of Science and Engineering Gemini-Huntley Robotics Research Laboratory
Spooner Health
Spooner Health Critical Access Hospital
Memorial Medical Center
Surgery Addition and Remodel
R & D Innovation Center
Mayo Clinic
Generose Building, Psychiatry & Psychology Master Plan and Remodeling
Ochsner Health
Debra H. and Robert J. Patrick Neuroscience Center
University of Minnesota
Biomanufacturing Innovation Center