Michael J. Bjornberg, FAIA, CID, NCARB


Michael Bjornberg leads and manages design services for PVN. He has focused his career on historic preservation and restoration. He has extensive expertise in and passion for historic buildings. Michael is a strong organizer and facilitator with the ability to align diverse interests and perspectives. His expertise includes developing strategies for integrating modern codes and sustainability in historic buildings, working with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, and the preservation regulatory process, like Section 106 compliance and working with local Heritage Preservation Commissions. Michael has planned, designed, and led historic projects across the United States, spoken at local and national conferences, and provided leadership in preservation organizations.

His historic preservation practice includes: Professor in Practice at the University of Minnesota College of Design, National Advisor for the AIA Historic Resource Committee (2018 Committee Chair, past Board Chair and Board Member of The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota), member of the Cass Gilbert Society, Minnesota Society of Architectural Historians, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. 

Contact Michael: Bjornberg@pvnworks.com


PVN (Preservation Design Works, LLC), Minneapolis MN

Associate Vice President, Senior Project Manager, Preservation Specialist
HGA Architects and Engineers, Minneapolis, MN

Project Designer/Architect
Miller Dunwiddie Architects, Inc., Minneapolis, MN     


Registered Architect, Minnesota

Certified Interior Designer, Minnesota

(NCARB) National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards (36 CFR Part 61)

  • Historical Architect
  • Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
  • Section 106 Essentials Training Course in Chicago, Illinois
  • Section 106 Advanced Training Course in Portland, Orego


University of Minnesota, School of Architecture

  • Bachelor of Architecture