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What effect do visibility and the ability to see inside have on places of worship? For Brightmoor Christian Church, the change has been incredible and helped reintroduce the church to the community.
One of the single largest contributing factors to our lifestyle is mixed use development. Shopping, dining, and workplaces accessible by short walks, public transportation, and a density that links them all, are fueling the renewal of existing urban places, and a genesis of new placemaking.
By Ned Baxter What is advanced manufacturing? Manufacturing doesn’t look today how many still imagine it: large-scale, repetitive, and unskilled. […]
What does the future hold for trends in the workplace, and what have been the long-term effects of past trends?
How do you know if it’s better to build new or expand your current facility?
This past March we hosted an event for manufacturers featuring presentations from key leaders and professionals.
By Mike Perry There is no such thing as “one-size fits all” when it comes to humans. According to the […]
By Melissa Powell Sheppard The first widely distributed reference on etiquette was written in 1922 when Emily Post authored “Etiquette […]
By John Van Houten and Jamie Benvenuto We are thrilled to share that St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church has been […]
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.
Is your worship facility working for you? Will it still be working 20 years from now? Planning ahead can help […]
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.
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.
Thom Danckaert, Lead Design Architect with Progressive AE, has been named Young Architect of the Year by AIA Michigan.
School safety has become an important topic over the past several years. According to the National Center for Education […]
The most successful church expansions are ones that support specific ministry goals. Unique ways that worship facilities can work to attract new members. This is part one of a three-part blog series focused around unique ways that worship facilities can work to attract new members.
When communities support the development of affordable housing, it spurs economic development and ensures people and families of all income levels have a place to live. That push for affordable housing in Grand Rapids is a major goal of the City’s new master plan.
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 museum will provide “hands-on” learning opportunities for all academic disciplines at Hope College.
Research is growing and it is showing the positive impact architecture, planning and design has on learning environments and the associated outcomes.
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 continues to be an important element in the retail industry, with 78.3% of all retail chains reporting the use of environmentally friendly material.
It’s a never ending struggle, a numbers game. Colleges and universities with the biggest and newest offerings compete for the […]
“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”
A little bit of knowledge can go a long way in building trust. Learn the basic differences in construction delivery methods to make the right choice for you.
By balancing technology and human interaction, retailers can have an active online and physical presence.
With shrinking resources and budget limitations, it is critical to understand the utilization and condition of your current facilities and infrastructure.
Using images to capture details can be your team’s most powerful tool for progress.
Kudos to our community leaders who had the foresight to understand all great cities have a downtown urban market.
A collection of 10,000 photographs from the Advance Publications national roll-out.
Sharing “aha moments” from our work with MLive Media Group and the national roll-out with parent company, Advance Publications.
PACE and Adult Day programs are allowing seniors to age in place. Download a FREE visioning synthesis from our one-day community forum.
To support the focus on wellness care over medical care, facilities need to change.
Find out how MLive Media Group changed everything about the way they do business.
Faced with reinventing itself, the media industry looks to design a workplace that nurtures in-office collaboration, innovation and productivity.
The inclusive atmosphere of this facility encourages kids, seniors, and families to spend quality time together, and neighbors to connect.