Strategic Insights

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 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.

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.