Architecture & Design

Buildings, concepts and plans


Door maker acquires Illinois business

August 25, 2015
A maker of entrance systems has entered into an agreement with an Illinois company to purchase a business line to expand its portfolio. Read More

Inside Track: Creating meaningful public spaces for everyone

As Grand Rapids’ new Parks & Rec director, David Marquardt wants to be thoughtful about where funds will be spent.

August 14, 2015
David Marquardt is new to Grand Rapids. Read More

Association names Michigan Contractor of the Year nominees

August 13, 2015
The sixth annual MCOY Award nominees have been announced. Read More

MLM restores the glory

Dilapidated Heritage Hill mansion makes a beautiful comeback.

July 31, 2015
The rehabilitation of a historic mansion in Heritage Hill by Mary Mishler could give a TLC home improvement show a run for its money. Read More

Architecture firm’s growth indicative of industry

TowerPinkster adds 14 employees this year as design business booms again.

July 31, 2015
Arnie Mikon would like to think TowerPinkster is a dramatic exception among local architecture companies — it has 14 new employees so far this year — but he said actually the whole industry is expanding. Read More

How do you identify value?

July 20, 2015
I was having breakfast with a friend, and we were discussing value versus price. Read More

Furniture maker acquires North Carolina company

July 14, 2015
A furniture maker has made its second acquisition in the last two years. Read More

Beauty in the eye of the beholder

Norton Shores building earns first place award in interior design.

July 10, 2015
A West Michigan health care building has been acknowledged for its interior design by the Michigan Chapter of the International Interior Design Association. Read More

Developer plans fairytale complex

July 10, 2015
A local developer is hoping new residents to the area will soon be able to live like royalty. Read More

Home organization brand expands Murphy bed line

July 10, 2015
A home organization brand is rolling out three additions to its retractable Murphy bed product line. Read More