Strategic Insights

Design Fuel Newsletter Fall 2017

The latest editions of Design Fuel, Progressive AE’s biannual company newsletter, are out! This time around we’ve produced two newsletters […]

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.

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.

A Lesson in Employee Satisfaction: What Healthcare Can Learn From Traditional Offices

Workplace studies have shown that engaged employees are more productive. Even a slight increase in staff performance can cover the initial cost of a better work environment.

Why Lighting Is So Important When Designing for Dementia Patients

Good lighting can help dementia patients by allowing them to easily see what is around them.

Developing (or Updating) Your Primary Care Master Plan

The importance of a health system’s primary care network has become increasingly important, especially when you consider the idea of […]

Understanding Thermal Comfort for Memory Care Residents

Having a clear understanding of how thermal comfort can affect those with dementia played a large role in the recent design for an HVAC system for a facility specializing in memory care.

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.

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”.

Population Health Management: Strategies That Work

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

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”

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.

Envisioning the Future of Senior Living

PACE and Adult Day programs are allowing seniors to age in place. Download a FREE visioning synthesis from our one-day community forum.

How Outpatient Strategy Affects Facilities (Part 2 of 2)

To support the focus on wellness care over medical care, facilities need to change.

How Outpatient Strategy Affects Facilities (Part 1 of 2)

Health networks are working hard to deliver alternative options to keep lower acuity patients off the main campus and out of the inpatient system.

The Environment’s Impact on Healing the Mind

With a significant sector of the population affected by mental illness it is imperative that we understand how to design space to aid in the healing process.