Bodwé is the Professional Services Group of Mno-Bmadsen, the non-gaming economic development enterprise of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi. Mno-Bmadsen, which means “the good path,” was formed in 2012 from the Tribal mandate to diversify business interests, revenue streams, and wealth for future generations. Under Mno-Bmadsen, the companies of Bodwé work to better serve the Pokagon Band and its people, building up its resources for continued growth and sovereignty. Bodwé Group is comprised of Seven Generations Architecture + Engineering, WBK Engineering, The Steelhead Engineering Company, and Blue Star Integrative Studio.
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.
Blue Star Integrative Studio was founded as an ally and responsible steward of tribal resources geared towards strengthening sovereignty, empowerment, and cultural expression. Our team has a long-standing track record of planning, design, and construction projects in Indian Country, from government facilities and pow wow arbors to health clinics and supportive housing.
Blue Star brings varied and deep experience in single and multi-unit housing and neighborhood development, including traditional design-bid-build, design-build, and integrated project delivery methods. Our housing experience includes elder, disabled, recovery, supportive, workforce, and mixed-use housing projects.
We understand and relish planning and development projects. Blue Star helps clients stretch, organize, and quantify their dreams and goals into clear and obtainable direction. Blue Star has expertise and resources to guide these efforts; from feasibility studies and existing building assessments to federal, Tribal, state, and local-level grant funding and historic documentation.
BSIS collaborates to find place-based solutions to better communities, including Native Nations, communities of color, and others who are marginalized, disabled, or disadvantaged. Blue Star brings deep experience in community master planning, cultural and community centers, and single and multi-unit neighborhoods.
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.
brenton l. carney, msm
Project Manager, Ponca Hope & Recovery Center
Artist & Founder, Thrive Unlimited
President, Jim Butler Construction Company
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.
320 S. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103