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 Honor Awards

Three projects, St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, Mary Free Bed YCMA and Mercy Health St. Mary’s Cafeteria, brought home awards from the recent Grand Rapids Chapter of the American Institute of Architect’s (AIA) Honor Awards.

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.

Planning for Student Diversity

How do you create spaces that meet both the needs of the programs and the needs of those using them?

Welcome ai Design Group!

I am happy to announce that Progressive AE is expanding through a merger with ai Design Group, an architecture and interior design firm based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Choosing Furniture and Fixtures in Memory Care

When choosing furniture for memory care facilities, special attention must be paid to the fabric, cushion and design of the piece. Choosing the correct furniture can help make daily life easier for both residents and staff.

Neocon 2016: Cue the Hollywood Music (and the line for the elevator)

By Jessica Griffis I first started attending NeoCon while in design school and quickly became enamored with what is arguably […]

Building for Transformation – DeVos Family Center for Scouting Renovation

The local Grand Rapids Boy Scouts chapter recently launched a campaign titled “Build Character Today, Lead Tomorrow” to expand the DeVos Family Center for Scouting.

More than Attraction: What Makes Employees Stay?

Employers are scrambling to identify the best ways to bring talent in and keep them engaged.

Thom Danckaert Named “Young Architect of Year” by AIA Michigan

Thom Danckaert, Lead Design Architect with Progressive AE, has been named Young Architect of the Year by AIA Michigan.

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 […]


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