AcV2 Architecture becomes JLG Architects


AcV2 Architecture, a woman-owned, minority-owned architecture and interior design firm in Rapid City, has merged with JLG Architects. JLG is a 100-percent employee-owned, full-service architecture firm and was named one of the 50 Best Places to work in America by Inc Magazine and #56 of the top 300 Architecture Giants in the U.S.

“We have always prided ourselves on serving our clients with thoughtful design solutions, and merging with JLG will enable us to improve our inclusive design process and provide more responsive project leadership,” said Patri Acevedo-Riker, owner of AcV2. “We are excited to introduce the region’s premier architecture firm to the Black Hills, while still offering the great service our clients and community have come to expect.”

Patri grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where she studied Environmental Design at the Universidad de Puerto Rico, later moving to New York to earn a Master of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She and her husband John Riker, a former Air Force Officer and B-1B Weapons Systems Officer, moved to Rapid City in 2005 and founded AcV2 in 2010. By collaborating with a range of experts they have transformed several Rapid City historic structures, including The Garage-Rapid City, Parts Central, and Murphy’s Pub & Grill. Patri, John, and AcV2’s design team will join JLG’s staff.

What we do

For 28 years, JLG has worked hard to make life better for our families, co-workers, clients, and communities. From what was once a three-person design studio by Gary Johnson and Lonnie Laffen has grown to become the fastest growing architecture firm in America, according to Inc. Magazine. We have had the great honor to work with thousands of the most engaged and frankly, totally awesome, clients and communities in the Midwest, including 60 college campuses and some of the largest healthcare providers in the world. We recently turned the keys to the firm over to our staff and became 100% Employee-Owned. Because the best place to work – for this generation and the next – is the one you own.

WE BELIEVE IN MORE THAN JUST BUILDINGS; WE BELIEVE IN COMMUNITY.

WE DON’T CHASE PROJECTS; WE BUILD RELATIONSHIPS.

WE BELIEVE GOOD DESIGN MAKES LIFE BETTER.

WE DESIGN FOR THE CONSERVATION OF OUR CLIENTS’ AND OUR EARTH’S RESOURCES.

WE ARE A REFLECTION OF THE VALUES ON WHICH WE WERE RAISED.


COMMERCIAL & HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Most of our “old western towns” have rich heritages and bright futures, provided we create urban cores that are great places to live, work, and play. Preserving and enhancing the existing fabric adds to the livability and viability of our cities and towns.

HOSPITALITY

We create destinations that people want to return to. Working closely with our clients, together we define specific customer profiles and provide a desirable environment to meet their expectations.

Approach

Delivering inspired solutions

ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES

We offer fully licensed design services for commercial and residential architecture. We design new construction and renovation projects. We are licensed in the states of SD / ND / MT / WY / NE

HISTORIC PRESERVATION

We are committed to preserving our existing buildings, because they hold cultural value, and because they present significant financial opportunities. We guide your historic property throughout the historic approval processes, as well as prepare applications for property tax moratorium and Federal tax credits.

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

We design sustainably, in order to preserve our clients’ financial resources and to conserve our precious natural resources. We view LEED Certification as a worthy goal and key marketing tool for commercial real estate developers.

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT

We have a proven system for analyzing costs and revenues for commercial and real estate developments. Many times, you will need us to study feasibility or generate a series of cost estimates in order to secure financing or investment partners.

Our work

Enhancing individuals' lives and communities

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Our Team

A shared knowledge and learning collective

Patri Acevedo-Riker

PATRI ACEVEDO, AIA, CPHC

Owner / Principal Architect

Quite possibly the only Puerto Rican architect licensed to practice in the states of SD, ND, NE, WY and MT.

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John Riker

JOHN RIKER, Assoc AIA

Principal / Project Manager

Honed his leadership and problem-solving skills as an instructor and combat aviator.

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Alecia Skea interior design

ALECIA SKEA, Allied ASID

Interior Designer

Brings design acumen to a variety of disciplines, as well as a mastery of Spotify and iTunes radio.

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Jeremy Altman

JEREMY ALTMAN, Assoc AIA, LEED B+C

Architectural Designer / Project Manager

A leader in the community, Jeremy brings a great sense of service and a strong passion for puns and fake accents.

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AcV2(sday) Blog

(Almost) every week we write about recent projects, interview place-makers and artists, or let you in on our design secrets. Enjoy!

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DoubleTree by Hilton Southwest

Originally built in 1969 as a motor lodge, this hotel underwent a complete transformation. To say that the property was run down when our client purchased it is an understatement.

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Measuring Bag… What’s in there?

Rule number one: Don't touch anything while measuring a space. Rule number two: Wash hands thoroughly after measuring a space. Right before Patri and I take off to measure a

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A good transformation

We love to take on buildings in need of a transformation. Check out our "before-render-after" for the remodel of the old Radiology Associates building. Unkenholz Family Dental was recently completed,

About

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Growing up in Puerto Rico, Patri and her sisters could always identify their volleyball at the gym – it was the one tagged “ACV2” with black marker. Pronounced in Spanish, ACV2 sounds like “Acevedo,” Patri’s last name. So when it came time to name her practice, there was really only one contender. A long-standing nickname that is short and sweet and deeply personal, inviting clients an collaborators to share in her story.

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