Architecture & Design

Buildings, concepts and plans


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

Big design ideas fill smaller homes

Flexible features are part of residential ‘rightsizing’ trend.

June 10, 2016
The increase in downtown living might be an indication, but an area architect said downsizing is up-trending in standalone homes as well. Read More

Furniture industry not sitting still

Manufacturing reductions, tech, crossover products drive sector: analyst.

June 10, 2016
Furniture makers from across the country are in Chicago this week to show off their newest products for the workplace, classroom, health care and other commercial environments. Read More

Creative class pumps $674M into GR economy

Report reveals Michigan’s creative industry is strong, but job creation is not keeping pace.

June 3, 2016
Grand Rapids is becoming a hotbed for creative talent. Read More

Furniture industry needs a breakthrough product

Analyst expects that innovation to arrive shortly, maybe even at this year’s NeoCon.

June 3, 2016
Mike Dunlap is hopeful. Read More