What we do

AcV2 architecture is a collaborative design practice in Rapid City, South Dakota. Our design process starts with listening to each client’s unique needs and aspirations for their project. We value close communications with our clients and consultants, as we solve each design challenge. AcV2 specializes in adaptively reusing and renovating buildings [commercial and residential] and creating infill solutions that catalyze smart growth and renewal. We strive to make sustainable strategies simple to implement and environmentally responsible buildings easy to operate for our clients.

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.


Rarely are there empty lots available in well-established neighborhoods for new construction. Improving an existing home is the best way to get a great house in a great part of town.


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.


Delivering inspired solutions


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


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.


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.


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


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


Principal / Project Manager

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

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Alecia Skea interior design


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


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!

By Jeremy Altman

Mind Blown at the Homestake Mine

A few weeks ago, the South Dakota professional organization for architects (AIA South Dakota) hosted its summer meeting, called Design in the Hills. Our day-and-a-half conference included a lot of

By Patri

1 Question, 3 Books

Yesterday we had, what we would consider, a pretty intimidating interview with a prospective client... The client asked Patri a pretty smart but tough question. The clients are looking for an

By Patri

Why is Patri in Los Angeles again?

For the past few months Patri has been traveling a lot - mostly to California. When asked about her whereabouts, people expect to hear that she has been working on


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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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