Architecture & Design

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Upscale playhouse designs get some love

Architect finds a high-profile home for his most playful ideas.

July 15, 2016
Extravagant playhouses might be on the rise as Grand Rapids architect Wayne Visbeen will be featured on a television series designing and building playhouses for clients. Read More

Architecture firm adds to team

July 13, 2016
A local architecture firm has hired six new employees. Read More

New tech streamlines review of construction documents

Builders will have easier access to state agencies.

July 8, 2016
Michigan has become the first state to fully implement the new Accela Inc. technology plan. The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs recently announced that plans can be submitted to the Bureau of Construction Codes through a new Accela e-PlanCheck progam. 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

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

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