How Unique Spaces Are Helping Churches Reach New People

This is the second part of a three-part blog series focused around unique ways that worship facilities can work to attract new members.

The Secret World of Engineering

The world of a structural engineer tends to be one of quiet, focused work. We are the ones after all who are responsible for the integrity of entire systems, including the building where you currently sit.

Applying Universal Design to Aquatic Environments

Taking the time to step back and look at how the space will be used, and who it will used by, can help determine the overall layout and degree of flexibility required for the space.

Tri County Area Schools Break Ground on Building Updates

  School safety has become an important topic over the past several years. According to the National Center for Education […]

Designing Interiors That Work for Memory Care Residents

This blog was written in collaboration with Senior Interior Designer, Meeghan Mooney. With more than 13 years of experience, Meeghan […]

A Lesson in Employee Satisfaction: What Healthcare Can Learn From Traditional Offices

Workplace studies have shown that engaged employees are more productive. Even a slight increase in staff performance can cover the initial cost of a better work environment.

Designing Spaces That Work For a Multigenerational Workforce

It seems that everyone is talking about generations these days – generation gaps, generational differences, maximizing your [business development, marketing […]

Building Culture through Community

This year marks Progressive AE’s 10th consecutive year on the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For list.

Why Lighting Is So Important When Designing for Dementia Patients

Good lighting can help dementia patients by allowing them to easily see what is around them.

Interior Design or Decorating?

An interior design solution is functional, improves the quality of life, culture, health, safety and wellbeing of its occupants

The Great Commission – Fishing is More Than a Weekend Hobby

The most successful church expansions are ones that support specific ministry goals. Unique ways that worship facilities can work to attract new members. This is part one of a three-part blog series focused around unique ways that worship facilities can work to attract new members.

Developing (or Updating) Your Primary Care Master Plan

The importance of a health system’s primary care network has become increasingly important, especially when you consider the idea of […]

Building an Affordable City

When communities support the development of affordable housing, it spurs economic development and ensures people and families of all income levels have a place to live. That push for affordable housing in Grand Rapids is a major goal of the City’s new master plan.

Understanding Thermal Comfort for Memory Care Residents

Having a clear understanding of how thermal comfort can affect those with dementia played a large role in the recent design for an HVAC system for a facility specializing in memory care.
Mechanical engineering is a specialized field that involves the design, production and operation of machinery, including HVAC systems. Senior Mechanical Engineer, Maureen Kozel, took a lead role in creating an HVAC system that would meet the specific needs of dementia residents.

The Road Less Traveled: How Rethinking Circulation Can Change Your User’s Experience

As designers, circulation (which refers to the way people move through and interact with a space) is often seen as […]

The Coming Importance of Universal Design

Universal design (“UD”) of buildings, products, and technologies is not one of the most recognized subjects today.

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