Strategic Insights

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.

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.

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.

Building Culture through Community

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

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.

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 […]

Mary Free Bed YMCA First Building in the 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 […]

The Inaugural Year: Kruizenga Art Museum

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

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.

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”

The Downtown Market: Earning Awards and National Recognition

Kudos to our community leaders who had the foresight to understand all great cities have a downtown urban market.

Senior Living: Harvesting Food & Friendships

The benefits of gardening are evident through all stages of life, but is becoming much more prominent in senior living environments

Evolution of Sustainable Thinking

While “sustainability” means something different to everyone, there are underlying tenets that have become generally understood.

Sustaining Transportation…and Relationships

With shared goals and commitment to the community, the partnership between Progressive AE and The Rapid has been a natural fit.