We get our hands dirty. We collaborate with unexpected partners. We make things happen that haven’t been done, fueled by the vision we unearth together. We don’t just build upon our experience; we create new human experiences. We bring together interdisciplinary teams, from research and conception through design and fabrication, where skills and solutions intersect as doers across disciplines collaborate with technology and the earth to develop distinctively apt designs. And as a family of Bodwé companies, we operate as unified, holistic teams so that our processes don’t get in the way of our potential.
We make notable impact on how people live and move in relationship with built and natural environments. The Buildings Services branch of the Bodwé Group partners with Indigenous, federal, and community clients to deliver full-service AE solutions and projects from planning and development through construction administration and occupancy.
The Bodwé Infrastructure Services branch offers civil engineering, planning, and environmental consulting for municipal, federal, Indigenous, and transportation clients. We work as full-service, multi-disciplinary teams across the Bodwé family of companies and in partnership with our waterways and ecosystems.
For more than 10 years, Bodwé has provided contract support services to federal agencies as an extension of Seven Generations A+E design services. Today, our Federal Support Services branch is a significant and expanding focus for the Bodwé Group, with a field staff of dozens of experts serving diverse roles within federal agency teams.
We were founded along with Mno-Bmadsen in 2012 by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi diversify the Band’s financial interests and advance Tribal sovereignty. Today, Seven Generations A+E is as dedicated to Indigenous relationships as on day one, and this commitment now holds true with Indigenous clients and partners and friends from coast to coast.
Focusing on clients that offer us preference as a result of our tribal ownership by the Pokagon Band has been imperative since our founding. This has resulted in successful past performance on hundreds of projects for many federal departments and agencies, as well as a Bodwé federal support services business that significantly grows year after year.
The Pokagon Health & Wellness Center was an early project that set the stage for more than a decade of healthcare work with tribes, Indian Health Service, Veterans Health Administration, and private healthcare clients. We’ve designed many shapes and forms of physical, emotional, and behavioral health and wellness facilities. We are passionate about healthcare work.
Our team includes key personnel who have spent much of their careers working on public, private, and Native school projects. Today, the Bodwé companies collaborate on many school projects, including building assessments, campus planning and site development, classroom and assembly buildings, athletic fields and facilities, and student dorms and staff housing.
Our experience includes many tribal housing projects, including supportive housing for elders and those with behavioral health challenges. We bring creative solutions to design and build affordable, durable, and nurturing homes that integrate culture and respect the environment. We are also designing a growing portfolio of multi-story, mixed-use residential projects.
Master planning and site development work has been a mainstay of services since our early years helping to design the Pokagon government campus. We are now working with many tribal clients, federal agencies, and cities and communities to design neighborhood sites, retail town plazas, health and wellness master plans, and natural experiences.
When you grow from a local firm to a national client footprint, everyone wants to keep doing work in the community, at least some of the time. Most people care deeply for where they live and the truth is, there needs to be more caring and more intention. That is the kind of work we do where we live, projects that support and uplift people, culture, and community.
Our mission is to benefit future generations of Pokagon citizens and with that long view in mind we choose the often-hard work of doing what’s meaningful and good. We choose it again and again to benefit wellness and missions and opportunities for people.
Contracting Officer, Oyate Health Center
Contract Specialist, Conata Basin Picnic Area
Former Health Director, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi
If you are interested in beginning a new project, you are a potential teaming partner, or you just want to chat about great architecture and engineering, please drop us a note.
600 East Michigan Ave., Suite B
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
San Antonio Office
3463 Magic Drive, Suite T15
San Antonio, TX 78229