Architecture & Design

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Design tenets apply regardless of size

Visbeen Architects’ Matt Gerard speaks to professional architects, Kendall students.

September 23, 2016
Matt Gerard believes the design process is the same, no matter the scale of the project. Read More

A roundabout solution to tight traffic congestion

Consulting firm engineers smaller roundabouts to improve limited roadways.

September 9, 2016
A lot goes into engineering traffic, an area in which a department at Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber specializes. Read More

Exhibitors Building to house office space

Structure attached to Amway Grand Plaza will be ready for tenants next spring.

September 2, 2016
The Exhibitors Building has been an underutilized and mostly forgotten building attached to the Amway Grand Plaza for decades, but a portion of the building is set to become Class A office space. Read More

Architecture firm gathers ideas for Calder Plaza

Discussion items include food trucks, shaded pavilions, pedestrian walkways, fountains and more.

September 2, 2016
Ideas for a makeover of Grand Rapids’ iconic Calder Plaza are coming into focus. Read More

Universal Forest acquiring $303M consumer environments company

September 1, 2016
Universal Forest Products is buying an out-of-state maker of consumer environments with about $303 million in annual sales. Read More

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