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 […]

Student Dining Halls as a Recruitment Tool

It’s a never ending struggle, a numbers game. Colleges and universities with the biggest and newest offerings compete for the […]

Population Health Management: Strategies That Work

The words “population health management” are now part of almost every planning conversation with our healthcare clients.

The Michigan Battle of the Buildings!

An energy reduction war, a crusade against kilowatts, a barrage against BTU’s.

Meet Drew: Anticipating Workplace Needs and Styles

“I want to work in an environment that makes me happy – that inspires my curious mind, encourages my unique voice, and enables me to collaborate”

So You Still Think Solar Energy is Too Expensive? Debunking in Three Graphs

In many cases, solar power is now cheaper than traditional grid electricity.

Celebrating Design Success with Saint Mary’s Foundation

The Progressive AE interior design team won the award for hospitality space under 10,000 square feet featuring Saint Mary’s Foundation project.


Mary Free Bed YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids

The inclusive atmosphere of this facility encourages kids, seniors, and families to spend quality time together, and neighbors to connect.

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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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ArtPrize 2014 – alone | among

The project offered an opportunity to explore how a small urban project might create a “third space” beyond the home or workplace to engage with ourselves, our community and the city.

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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.


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.