Architecture & Design

Buildings, concepts and plans

ARTICLES

Furniture maker wins Edison Award

April 28, 2016
A product by a local office furniture maker that helps workers maintain their focus has been recognized with an international innovation award. Read More

Spaces that learn

April 27, 2016
The spaces we use every day shape how we live, work, learn, shop, stay healthy and socialize. Many of them, however, aren’t keeping up with our rapidly changing world. Read More

Acoustic consulting firms merge

April 22, 2016
A local firm that offers acoustic consulting services for various applications has merged with a similar company. Read More

Architects conclude designTHUNK season

April 20, 2016
Design is at the forefront of architects’ minds every day, and Matt Gerard wants the general public to think about design more often, too. Read More

Furniture maker acquires $100M lifestyle brand

April 12, 2016
A furniture maker in the region is expanding its lifestyle offerings via acquisition. Read More

Downtown project receives national award

April 4, 2016
A project that has spurred revitalization in a previously underutilized section of downtown Grand Rapids has been recognized by a national organization for its contribution to the community. Read More

Future of city’s skyline shaped by past and present

Architect says every building is a response to its location and a reflection of its time.

March 25, 2016
With several new buildings going up in the downtown and older structures being brought back to life, the developers and architects working on the projects are cognizant that what they are doing will change the skyline of Grand Rapids for years to come. Read More

With architecture, good design ‘becomes who you are’

City is rife with examples of innovative design.

March 25, 2016
Nestled next to Van Andel Institute, Immanuel Lutheran Church plays an important role. Read More

300 Ottawa Building undergoes $3M facelift

International architecture firm Gensler helps restore the Class A luster.

March 18, 2016
A mid-century downtown office building is in line for a nearly $3 million makeover. Read More

Partners develop office and retail building

March 15, 2016
An interior design firm and an architecture firm are partnering to develop a building with offices and ground-floor retail in the downtown of a Grand Rapids suburb. Read More