BKV Group adds director of interior design to Dallas office

BKV Group, a multidisciplinary design firm, hired Melanie N. Hanna as director of interior design and senior associate in the company’s Dallas practice site.

In this role, Hanna will support the firm’s continued growth, with a concentration in the corporate and hospitality sectors both in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and across the Sun Belt, partnering with clients to create immersive environments reflective of their brands.

Hanna brings 17 years of experience in interior design and brand strategy, most recently as a senior project designer and senior associate at BOKA Powell, where she specialized in corporate interiors and helped to launch the firm’s hospitality studio, 8080.

A proponent of creating rich design narratives to elicit emotion and establish a distinct sense of place, Hanna’s extensive portfolio includes corporate, historic preservation, civic, healthcare, education, religious and hospitality projects, such as Venetian Macau Parcel 5 & 6 including Shangri-La, Traders and Sheraton Hotels in Macau, China, and the Waterloo Park Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton in Austin. More recently, she was part of the design team behind the renovation of International Plaza III, a 13-story office tower in Dallas, and led the design of Roam Grandscape, a hospitality-driven coworking space in Grandscape, Texas.

Hanna holds a B.S. in interior design and hospitality from Stephen F. Austin State University and has since earned several industry credentials and certifications. Her professional affiliations include American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Committee on Climate, Health, and Equity (CoCHE), CoreNet Global North Texas, Friends in Real Estate (FIRE), Ladies in CRE (Dallas + Addison), and MILEstone 2024-25 Designer Advisory Council.