At Barton Coe Vilamaa, we create spaces for what happens inside of them—dreaming, learning, growing. That means a thorough, collaborative process to identify what you need, now and in the future. From the boardroom to the classroom, we help you imagine, and realize, a day-to-day where you focus less on the structure, and more on the people inside of it. We design Spaces to Inspire.


Barton Coe Vilamaa is an architecture and engineering firm specializing in K-12 educational facilities and serving Central and Northern Indiana and beyond. Founded in 1969, our deep roots serving school districts has positioned us to best support our clients and their publicly funded projects.

Together, we create Spaces to Inspire.


Dana Wannemacher AIA


23 Years at BCV

Brian Bohlender AIA, LEED AP, ALEP

Vice President

23 Years at BCV

Ryan Bowland P.E., Certified Energy Manager

Director of Engineering

18 Years at BCV

Karen Fisher AIA, LEED Green Associate

Partner | Architect

10 Years at BCV

Adam Weesner AIA

Director of Architecture

9 Years at BCV


Our process isn’t about what we do, it’s about who we do it for. And that’s what makes our approach so simple—it’s centered around you.

Hands working
Woman working on computer CAD


We’re your turnkey partner—from discovery to realization, we take every step together to develop a rigorous plan that gives students the spaces they need to learn, grow, and dream.

  • Architecture & Interior Design
  • Environmentally Conscious Planning & Design
  • Budget Analysis & Cost Estimating
  • Staff Input Collection & Integration of Ideas
  • Interior Design & Color / Material Selection
  • Space Planning & Furniture Selection Advisement
  • Engineering System Evaluation
  • Mechanical & Plumbing Systems Design
  • Electrical & Technology Systems Design
  • Security Systems Design
  • Structural Systems Design
  • Civil Site Design
  • Facility Evaluations and Needs Assessments
  • Project Feasibility Studies and Advisement
  • Building Planning and Space Programming Design
  • Building Master Planning and Phasing Analysis
  • Site Master Planning and Phasing Analysis
  • Code Reviews
  • Energy Audits and Energy Conservation Planning
  • Delivery Method Advisement
  • Capital Projects Fund Advising and Planning
  • Pre-Referendum Planning
  • Short- and Long-Term Facility Maintenance Planning
  • Warranty Follow-up
  • Issue Resolution Management
  • Future Project Planning
  • Construction Observation and Administration
  • System Commissioning Services
  • Post-Occupancy Evaluation
  • Referendum Campaign Planning and Implementation
  • Community Engagement and Public Relations Assistance
  • Sports Field, Site Lighting, and Landscape Design
  • Project Related Graphic Design
  • 3D Modeling and Visualization
  • Traditional Design-Bid-Build with Enhanced Construction Oversight
  • D-B-B Integrated with 3rd Party Construction Management
  • Hybrid Guaranteed Energy Savings Projects
  • Design-Build Criteria Development (Front End)
  • Design-Build via Teaming with Contractor(s)
  • CMA – Construction Manager at Risk

“The most important qualities in an architectural partner are trust, responsiveness, and follow-through. BCV communicated with us every step of the way and even accommodated design changes as issues arose in construction.”

— Dr. Tracey R. Shafer, Superintendent, Danville Community School Corporation
Interested in joining the BCV team?