Betsy Vohs '04
M.Arch. ’04 (College of Design)
Alumni Association Life Member
Collegiate Council Director, U of M Alumni Association Board of Directors
About Studio BV
Betsy Vohs 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.
The team at Studio BV is multidisciplinary in background and experience, which affords them the unique perspective of seeing a design dilemma through myriad lenses. Studio BV designs everything with equal importance and integrates their design concepts across many scales. Studio BV is devoted to fostering authentic, intimate, and bold connections to people and places. Building intimacy is not easy and often does not come quickly.
Betsy founded the architecture and design firm Studio BV in 2015 in order to dedicate her ideas and energy to clients who want transformational design solutions. Her firm has garnered national and international publications and awards. She was named one of Twin Cities Business’s Top 100 People of 2021. She was named top Women in Architecture in 2021 from Twin Cities Business. Betsy was named a Power Women in Real Estate in 2021 and was named Mpls St. Paul Business Journals Top Women in Business in 2018. Betsy was named Contract Magazine’s 2020 Designer to Know in their March 2020 issue.
Her work has been featured in numerous publications including, Architectural Record, Arch Daily, Architecture MN, Contract Magazine, Interior Design Magazine, numerous online journals, and in several Interior Design Magazine’s Best of Design book released in December 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Betsy is passionate about giving back to the design community, often by working with the next generation of architects and designers. She taught design as an instructor at the University of Minnesota in both architecture and interior design programs. Betsy started Design Forward, a pro-bono division of the firm’s practice that is focused on doing design work for mission driven organizations helping over 50 organizations leverage design to change the community. She is completing her first three-year term on the Alumni Association Board of Directors and is the Co-Chair of the Housing Task Force and serves as a Collegiate Council Director.