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Michael J. Bjornberg, FAIA, CID, NCARB

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Michael Bjornberg leads project consulting services for PVN (Preservation Design Works). He has focused his nationally-recognized career on historic preservation and restoration. 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, such as 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 many preservation and non-profit 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

RECENT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Principal
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     

LICENSES AND QUALIFICATIONS

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

EDUCATION

University of Minnesota, School of Architecture

  • Bachelor of Architecture