Architecture & Design

Buildings, concepts and plans


Traditional malls are out — and de-malling is in

January 18, 2017
In today’s fast-paced world of tight schedules and front-door deliveries, mega-mall shopping is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Read More

New ownership leads company to best sales year

Interphase Interiors wins Best In Class distinction for fifth year in a row.

January 13, 2017
For Interphase Interiors, 2016 has been a terrific year. The company, which changed hands in 2015, said it logged its best sales year and was one of 30 Haworth dealerships to be awarded the 2016 Best In Class distinction. Read More

Wellness center wins gold

January 11, 2017
A West Michigan tribe’s wellness center has been certified for its efforts in sustainability. Read More

Seating maker selling division and laying off 80

January 3, 2017
A local seating maker is selling a division to a competitor in town and laying off about 80 workers. Read More

GRBJ Podcast: Bruce Thompson of Urbaneer

January 3, 2017
Bruce Thompson — co-founder and president of Urbaneer — is the featured guest in episode 15 of the GRBJ Podcast. Read More

Furniture maker offers grants for 'active-learning' classrooms

December 27, 2016
Schools across the country can apply to receive a classroom makeover worth $65,000 from a local furniture maker. Read More

IDEO CEO joins furniture maker's board

December 21, 2016
A local furniture maker has appointed a design industry leader to its board. Read More

Furniture maker partners on urban 'agrihood' project

December 12, 2016
A furniture maker is teaming up on a building renovation project that will bring a community resource center focused on agriculture to a Detroit neighborhood. Read More

Travel guide names hotel Michigan's Luxury Design Hotel of the Year

December 6, 2016
A luxury travel guide published in the U.K. has named a hotel in the region its Luxury Design Hotel of the Year for Michigan. Read More

Your workplace can be a strategic resource

November 30, 2016
Talent recruitment and retention have been a major focus for many companies in West Michigan. To be successful in these areas, we tell our clients they must consider many underlying factors. Read More