Architecture & Design

Buildings, concepts and plans


Orion dips into Florida market

GR-based construction outfit uses personal relationships to forge marina deal in Sunshine State.

September 14, 2018
Orion Construction entered into new territory with its first project in the state of Florida. Read More

Furniture maker signs renewable energy deal

September 14, 2018
An office furniture company is offsetting its energy usage at a manufacturing campus in the region via a new renewable energy agreement. Read More

Interior design firm moves into downtown

August 29, 2018
An interior design firm has opened a location in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

What's next for the future of work?

August 13, 2018
Every summer, the commercial design industry celebrates the latest in workplace solutions at NeoCon. This year, our team joined nearly 50,000 attendees at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago for NeoCon’s 50th-annual show to explore innovative furniture, statement pieces and what’s new in office design. Read More

Calder Plaza redesign includes pavilion, café

Progressive AE hopes to have final design in place by next June.

August 10, 2018
The Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority approved the initial design phase to make permanent improvements to Calder Plaza. Read More

Furniture industry eyes threats

Executives now more worried about tariffs and trade war side effects than health care costs.

August 10, 2018
Michael A. Dunlap & Associates’ latest report shows commercial furniture executives are starting to worry. Read More

Flexible office space gaining traction in Grand Rapids

And it’s not just smaller entrepreneurs using the coworking units.

August 3, 2018
Flexible workspaces are not just for millennial freelancers and tech startups anymore, according to a report from JLL. Read More

City turns to public for bicycle input

Residents will be able to discuss Grand Rapids’ bicycle-friendly plan next month.

July 13, 2018
The city of Grand Rapids is once again tapping the public for input on transportation, this time to expand the city’s bicycle infrastructure. Read More

Former buffet site to house urgent care center

July 13, 2018
A health system plans to put an urgent care center in the building of a former buffet restaurant in the region. Read More

Developer plans $32M apartment building

July 12, 2018
A local developer aims to breathe new life into a historic building in the region. Read More