Architecture & Design

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Corporate look is intentional at Davenport

College of Business latest to get new digs in campus growth spurt.

August 19, 2016
Eleven years ago, Davenport University bought a flat piece of green land along Kraft Avenue. Read More

Recession wake-up call spurred drive for merger

Progressive AE acquires design firm to become more resilient.

August 12, 2016
Progressive AE has served a diverse set of industries for decades, but the Great Recession showed the architecture and engineering firm’s leadership its Midwest connections were hampering growth. Read More

Downtown landmark’s renovation complete

Restyled Waters Center now features apartments, offices and Hilton hotel.

July 29, 2016
For more than two years, there has been a lot of activity inside the Waters Building. Read More

Furniture maker opens friends-and-family sale to public

July 29, 2016
A local office furniture maker is opening a friends-and-family sale to the public on Saturday. Read More

Architecture firms merge

July 27, 2016
A local architecture firm has expanded its presence outside of Michigan via a merger. Read More

California manufacturer picks West Michigan for plant

July 27, 2016
A California maker of wood planking for interior design applications is planning to expand its business with a new manufacturing and distribution facility in the area. Read More

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