Can People See In? Why Visibility Matters for Places of Worship

What effect do visibility and the ability to see inside have on places of worship? For Brightmoor Christian Church, the change has been incredible and helped reintroduce the church to the community.

Design Fuel Newsletter Spring 2017

The latest edition of Design Fuel, Progressive AE’s biannual company newsletter, is out! In this edition we introduce the newest […]

Commuting on Foot: Mixed use Trends on the Urban Front

One of the single largest contributing factors to our lifestyle is mixed use development. Shopping, dining, and workplaces accessible by short walks, public transportation, and a density that links them all, are fueling the renewal of existing urban places, and a genesis of new placemaking.

Transforming Spaces for Advanced Manufacturing Education

By Ned Baxter What is advanced manufacturing? Manufacturing doesn’t look today how many still imagine it: large-scale, repetitive, and unskilled. […]

The Future of Workplace

What does the future hold for trends in the workplace, and what have been the long-term effects of past trends?

Progressive AE Named One of The Healthiest Places to Work in Michigan

Our Grand Rapids office earned a 2017 Governor’s Fitness Award for “Healthy Workplace.”

Worship Facility Discernment Toolkit

How do you know if it’s better to build new or expand your current facility?

Key Takeaways: PivotPoint Manufacturing Event

This past March we hosted an event for manufacturers featuring presentations from key leaders and professionals.

Seven Universal Design Changes You Can Make Today

By Mike Perry There is no such thing as “one-size fits all” when it comes to humans. According to the […]

Etiquette in the Age of the Open Office

By Melissa Powell Sheppard The first widely distributed reference on etiquette was written in 1922 when Emily Post authored “Etiquette […]

Redefining Technical Education

The design of the Hanson Technology Center celebrates the way technology and design can pair with precision manufacturing to create dynamic spaces that are environmentally and financially efficient.

St. Mary Magdalen Church Wins National Solomon Award

By John Van Houten and Jamie Benvenuto We are thrilled to share that St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church has been […]

Not Your Parent’s Dining Experience
Trends in On-Campus Dining

University dining halls have changed drastically over the past few decades, and the gap between them continues to widen. It’s amazing just how much it’s changed over the years.

Progressive AE Takes Home AIA Grand Rapids Awards

Three projects, St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, Mary Free Bed YMCA and Mercy Health St. Mary’s Cafeteria, brought home awards from AIA Grand Rapids.

Getting the Most Out of Your Facility Assessment

Is your worship facility working for you? Will it still be working 20 years from now? Planning ahead can help […]

Competitive On-Campus Housing Solutions

According to “The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2015,” an annual survey put out by UCLA, nearly 80 percent of incoming freshman lived in on-campus student housing last fall. And more than 40 percent of those same students said they chose their college based on a campus visit experience.

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