Strategic Insights

Seven Universal Design Changes You Can Make Today

By Mike Perry There is no such thing as “one-size fits all” when it comes to humans. According to the […]

Etiquette in the Age of the Open Office

By Melissa Powell Sheppard The first widely distributed reference on etiquette was written in 1922 when Emily Post authored “Etiquette […]

Redefining Technical Education

The design of the Hanson Technology Center celebrates the way technology and design can pair with precision manufacturing to create dynamic spaces that are environmentally and financially efficient.

St. Mary Magdalen Church Wins National Solomon Award

By John Van Houten and Jamie Benvenuto We are thrilled to share that St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church has been […]

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 […]