Architecture & Design

Buildings, concepts and plans


KCAD architecture students follow a new blueprint

Director helps shape a master’s program with local focus, global perspective.

July 1, 2016
The Grand Rapids architectural community has been waiting for its first class of architects to graduate from a master’s program for nearly 30 years, and they finally crossed the stage in May. Read More

Shaking up GR’s comfort zone

Low-key UK furniture spinoff gets ready to make some noise with its acoustic pods.

July 1, 2016
The West Michigan furniture industry could receive a healthy shot of originality from an overseas company very soon. Read More

Office building comes full circle

June 30, 2016
A $3 million downtown office building renovation is complete. Read More

Renovations begin at two city parks

June 29, 2016
The city of Grand Rapids on Thursday is breaking ground on two of six city parks slated for renovations this year. Read More

But where can I put my picture of Fido?

Furniture makers design to balance nomadic workers, need for connection.

June 24, 2016
Choice has become a buzzword in the office furniture industry. Read More

The purpose-driven office

Herman Miller study finds Living Office is catalyst of workspace transformation.

June 17, 2016
Herman Miller Inc. says its Living Office concept isn’t about furniture, it’s about people. Read More

Architecture association names award winners

June 16, 2016
Several West Michigan individuals and firms recently won awards from a statewide architecture association. Read More

Haworth discusses design of award-winning chair at NeoCon

June 15, 2016
Haworth’s award-winning Fern chair was four years in the making and required a blended digital and analog process to develop. Read More

Office lighting maker rolls out re-branding at NeoCon

June 14, 2016
A maker of lighting products for the office environment is rolling out its re-branded identity at NeoCon — as part of its “sharpened focus” on task lighting and shift toward design-centric products. Read More

Downtown architecture firm expands space

June 13, 2016
A downtown architecture firm has expanded into another floor in its building. Read More