Betsy Vohs, CEO, Partner
Betsy founded Studio BV in 2015 in order to dedicate her ideas and energy to clients who want transformational design solutions. Transformational design comes from investigating the places, contexts, and people that will be shaped by the design. How people feel, what they touch, how they interact — these human experiences are central elements of design.
Vohs’s background in interior design and architecture gives her a distinct perspective on how to approach design problems. As a result, her work has been featured in local and national publications and has won multiple design awards.
Vohs is passionate about giving back to the design community, often by working with the next generation of architects and designers. Vohs taught design as an instructor at the University of Minnesota, lectured at South Dakota State University, and acted as guest design critic at the University of Minnesota, Dunwoody College, and South Dakota State University.
Vohs’s other outreach work includes serving as the Alumni Board President of the University of Minnesota College of Design and on the University of Minnesota Alumni Association Collegiate Council. Betsy has been a past board member of IIDA Northland Chapter and has juried numerous design competitions.
Courtney Armstrong, Partner
Courtney is a partner at Studio BV. She believes that design is a powerful tool to influence brands, environments, and people. She is a strategic designer working with clients to create a platform for design transformation that she stewards throughout each project. She has experience with diverse projects types, ranging from corporate headquarters and startup companies to hospitality and building repositioning projects. She finds inspiration for her work in service to not for profit organizations, using design to aid their mission of improving the world.
Megan Eckhoff, Interior designer
Megan is an interior designer at Studio BV. She has deep expertise in leading design teams and complex projects. Megan works with clients to create rich design stories layered in meaning and contextual references. Her passion for refined details is consistent in her work and this approach makes her design solutions personal and rich with discovery. Her work is highly conceptual and her diverse experience provides insight across project typologies. She has won numerous national and local awards for her design work. Megan’s experience ranges from workplace, hotels, libraries, and multi-family housing.
Charla evenson, project architect
Charla has over fifteen years of experience as an architect. She has worked on projects from retail spaces, new office buildings, workplace and master planning projects.
She is a technical expert but she balances that expertise with a cool under pressure attitude that reassures all who work with her. Driven to delivery projects that exceed expectations, she is focused on the smallest details but never loses sight of the larger design concepts. She excels at design process management and leads teams through complexity with ease.
Marie parish, architectural designer
Marie is an experienced architectural designer and job captain at Studio BV. Her interests lie in the connection between the design of the exterior and the experience of the interior. She thrives at detailing and bridging this boundary through all components of the design. Her training in architecture has prepared her to lead teams through all design phases and in a variety of project types. Parish’s experience is versatile from complex healthcare projects to small retail environments. Her creativity comes through in her design work and her passion for craft. She was a past board member of the AIA Minnesota and is involved with the Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild.
Lauren Barry, interior designer
Lauren is an interior designer at Studio BV. She draws inspiration for her work from the world around her. She is unafraid to explore design ideas that are nontraditional, graphic and sculptural. Her passion for design is contagious. Her commitment to solving client’s problems is strong and present in her design work. Trained as an interior architect with a passion for graphic design, Lauren looks at design solutions through many lenses and creates solutions that are both technical and conceptual.
Madeleine dittmer, interior designer
Madeleine was trained in interior architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and believes that good design can change behavior. She understands that design at the scale of the body is one that can influence how people create, learn and live. She has experience working in both residential and commercial project types. Her passion for sustainability is clear in the work she does and she believes that good design solutions that are adaptable and flexible are inherently more sustainable.
rebecca Jerbi, mba, Business management
Rebecca is the business manager at Studio BV. She has over ten years’ experience in leading operations and finance teams for architecture firms. She leads the business strategy and studio operations for Studio BV. Her dedication to client service is demonstrated by helping make happiness and design passion central to the everyday interactions with Studio BV’s clients.
Amy Barthel, Brand Designer
Amy is a brand designer at Studio BV. She has deep expertise in environmental design and brand design. She has won numerous awards for her work shaping interior environments to reflect client’s values, aspirations, and brand strategy. Barthel’s expertise ranges from environmental graphics, signage, print, and web design, as well as brand development.