Architecture & Design

Buildings, concepts and plans


Steelcase aims to give teams more control

Company’s NeoCon showroom will display products that offer the ability to shift between group and private work.

May 17, 2019
Steelcase says today’s hyper-collaborative teams have moved from a relay race to a soccer game format, and the company’s NeoCon showroom will display products designed for that evolution. Read More

Haworth to debut Social Spaces at NeoCon

Furniture maker will promote gathering — and privacy — settings in double its usual showroom footprint.

May 17, 2019
Haworth is shining a spotlight on the social side of work life — and the need for privacy solutions — at NeoCon this year. Read More

Trendway bundles offerings with Snap!

Furniture maker will tout new packaged solutions at NeoCon 2019.

May 17, 2019
Trendway wants its customers to have it all — in a “snap.” Read More

Furniture veterans grow mobile carts business

Altus co-founders invented a lifting technology for standing desks that gained traction in health care.

May 17, 2019
The co-founders of Altus were in the right place at the right time when electronic medical records (EMRs) became the industry standard. Read More

Architecture firm appoints shareholders

May 15, 2019
A West Michigan architecture firm has named a new group of shareholders. Read More

University housing sees big changes for the modern student

April 29, 2019
Student housing no longer means confining concrete walls, bunk beds and communal bathrooms. Instead, universities are changing their student housing models to provide today’s students with more space and top of the line amenities. Keeping students engaged and living on campus helps to promote campus life and student participation in university organizations. Read More

Furniture maker creates new collection for work teams

April 26, 2019
A local office furniture manufacturer has developed a new collection designed to facilitate better teamwork. Read More

Couple launches flooring franchise

April 18, 2019
A couple has launched a mobile floor coverings franchise that serves greater Grand Rapids. Read More

Architecture association hires first executive director

April 15, 2019
The local chapter of an architecture association has named its first executive director. Read More

Old churches provide alternative for developers

Location is often ideal as industrial buildings inventory continues to shrink.

April 12, 2019
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) As Grand Rapids’ old industrial buildings are turning into mixed-use developments, housing developers are running out of inventory. But vacant houses of worship are proving to be an attractive alternative. Read More