The Coming Importance of Universal Design

Universal design (“UD”) of buildings, products, and technologies is not one of the most recognized subjects today. However, when you […]

The Science of Choosing Colors

The use of color is central to all work in interior design. Whether the designer is a trained professional or […]

Giving Back This Holiday Season

Part of the joy that comes with the holiday season are the abundant opportunities to give back and help support […]

Use Somebody Else’s Money for Energy Projects? Yes, Please!

If you’re like me, borrowing money is not your favorite thing. Especially for investments with long payback periods, even if […]

Mary Free Bed YMCA First Building in World to Receive Universal Design Certification

The new Mary Free Bed YMCA has received the world’s first Global Universal Design Certification from the Global Universal Design […]

Universal Design is a Team Sport: Collaboration Plays Key Role in Creating Spaces for Everyone

The Mary Free Bed YMCA is slated to open its doors on December 7 – and we couldn’t be more […]

Community Plumbing Challenge – Team USA Wins!

Well, I have very great news: the project was completed on time and Team USA came out victorious over Australia, […]

Community Plumbing Challenge – Day 2

Day 2 Construction started immediately this morning with a lot of unforeseen problems with the delivery of materials in a […]

Community Plumbing Challenge – Day 1

Day 1 School 125 received us with a welcome ceremony where the local public officials attended. I was invited to […]

Waterford Place Rehab Center Grand Opening

The building not only allows for state-of-the-art care to be delivered, but also provides a space for respite, socialization, reflection and a celebration of life.

The Inaugural Year: Kruizenga Art Museum

The museum will provide “hands-on” learning opportunities for all academic disciplines at Hope College.

Creating Value through Design

Research is growing and it is showing the positive impact architecture, planning and design has on learning environments and the associated outcomes.

Openness in Worship Spaces

Churches often have preconceptions about what their space needs, without understanding the impact space can have on the experience and performance of the environment.

Sustainability Solutions

Sustainability continues to be an important element in the retail industry, with 78.3% of all retail chains reporting the use of environmentally friendly material.

Rethinking Dementia

Grand Rapids played host to a recent summit that sought to bring together experts in the field of senior living to “Rethink Dementia”.

Design for the Digital Native

New technologies are immersive, even addictive. Environments saturated in these technologies can drain people’s energy and enthusiasm if employers aren’t […]

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Brightmoor Christian Church

Like a town square, the hub is sized to support the surge of all ministries gathering, and provides an inspiring experience that creates areas of intimacy and opportunities for social activity.

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Discovering the Benefits of Work Style Choice in the Office

Ensuring the right mix of collaborative spaces, focused work rooms, and technology are available is essential to an innovative workforce.

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RAPIDexpression – A competition entry for the reinvention of the Public Museum of Grand Rapids.

Inspired by the intricate mapping of social networks and the fabric of Grand Rapids communities.

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ArtPrize 2010 – Pique

This immersive installation is intended to delight and surprise by promoting active participation and providing points to observe that curious exploration.

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make [it] DETROIT – A competition to reinvent Detroit’s iconic Hudson’s department store site

Our proposal is artisanal at its heart, empowering the unique and encouraging the pirate in everyone.

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Bryan Koehn receives 2013 LTU Distinguished Alumni of the Year

“Exhibits the highest level of consideration, care and passion for his clients, co-workers and community” and “his mastery of design is exemplary” were used to describe Bryan’s character by those who nominated him for the award.

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ArtPrize 2009 – d.Ploi

We seek to investigate, develop, and build an engaging, joyful, and performative folly that welcomes people to laugh and play, sit and stay, listen and speak to each other.

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The Well – A competition to revitalize the Detroit Riverfront

Once recognized as an industrial leader, The Well will catapult Detroit to the forefront of research in Fuel, Food, and water filtration.