Architecture & Design

Buildings, concepts and plans


Hinman scales back skyscraper

Downtown building will be reduced from a 42-story hotel and apartment complex to a 13-story hotel with ground floor retail.

June 22, 2018
After several years of planning, Hinman Company is scaling down its downtown development strategy. Read More

Furniture makers unveil new products

Annual Chicago trade show gives manufacturers a chance to demonstrate innovations.

June 22, 2018
As West Michigan furniture companies continue their pattern of acquisitions and partnerships, the array of product offerings on display at NeoCon keeps growing. Read More

Storage brand designs 'contemporary' closet line

June 22, 2018
A storage brand has introduced a closet line with a “contemporary” aesthetic and “modern” accessories. Read More

Architecture projects win statewide awards

June 21, 2018
A group of local firms and projects recently won statewide awards from an association of architects. Read More

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. hires leader for urban planning and design

June 11, 2018
A local architect is leaving the private sector to become managing director of planning and design for Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. Read More

Downtown forecast looks positive

During past two years, construction companies added 377 units between six buildings.

June 8, 2018
Construction continues to be a common sight in the city of Grand Rapids. Read More

Furniture maker acquiring company in education market for $145M

June 8, 2018
A local furniture manufacturer has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a maker of furniture for the education market. Read More

Furniture maker partners with West Elm

June 8, 2018
A local furniture manufacturer is partnering with a home furnishings brand. Read More

Furniture maker buys stake in Danish company for $66M

June 7, 2018
A furniture maker in the area has spent $66 million to acquire part of a global ancillary furnishings brand. Read More

Furniture maker acquiring stake in $65M Dutch company

June 6, 2018
A furniture maker in the area is acquiring part of a Dutch company that designs and manufactures modular walls. Read More