Strategic Insights

Progressive AE Named One of The Healthiest Places to Work in Michigan

Our Grand Rapids office earned a 2017 Governor’s Fitness Award for “Healthy Workplace.”

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.

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.

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.

Giving Back This Holiday Season

Part of the joy that comes with the holiday season are the abundant opportunities to give back and help support […]

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 […]

ArtPrize 2014 – alone | among

The project offered an opportunity to explore how a small urban project might create a “third space” beyond the home or workplace to engage with ourselves, our community and the city.

RAPIDexpression – A competition entry for the reinvention of the Public Museum of Grand Rapids.

Inspired by the intricate mapping of social networks and the fabric of Grand Rapids communities.

ArtPrize 2010 – Pique

This immersive installation is intended to delight and surprise by promoting active participation and providing points to observe that curious exploration.

make [it] DETROIT – A competition to reinvent Detroit’s iconic Hudson’s department store site

Our proposal is artisanal at its heart, empowering the unique and encouraging the pirate in everyone.

Bryan Koehn receives 2013 LTU Distinguished Alumni of the Year

“Exhibits the highest level of consideration, care and passion for his clients, co-workers and community” and “his mastery of design is exemplary” were used to describe Bryan’s character by those who nominated him for the award.

ArtPrize 2009 – d.Ploi

We seek to investigate, develop, and build an engaging, joyful, and performative folly that welcomes people to laugh and play, sit and stay, listen and speak to each other.

The Well – A competition to revitalize the Detroit Riverfront

Once recognized as an industrial leader, The Well will catapult Detroit to the forefront of research in Fuel, Food, and water filtration.