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Architecture Firm Progressive AE Partners with VR Collaboration Software, The Wild
Portland, Ore. & Grand Rapids, Mich. – December 14, 2020 – Today, commercial architecture and engineering firm Progressive AE, and […]
Riverbend Village Wins Heavy Hitters Award
Riverbend Village, a 1 million-square-foot mixed-use development in northwest Charlotte has received the 2020 Heavy Hitters’ Top Retail Development award […]
The Future of Retail: Recovering from a Global Pandemic
If there’s one thing we know about the future of retail, it’s that there are still a lot of unknowns. […]
Inspiring the next generation: West Michigan’s first ACE Mentor Program
By: John Rizor, AIA “Founded in 1994, the ACE Mentor Program of America (ACE) is a free, award-winning, after school […]
Creative Leadership: Elegant Simplicity
The ability to reach people where they are, both in their physical location and in their individual development, is a mark of a creative leader. Creative leaders inspire, bring […]
Progressive AE Named “Firm of the Year”
We are thrilled to announce that Progressive AE has been named “Firm of the Year” by the American Institute of […]
Five Things Higher Education Can Learn from Corporate Workplace
By: Jessica Griffis, Senior Interior Designer As designers, we are dedicated to understanding the needs of our markets, from healthcare […]
Renovating the Traditional University Mid-Century Building
By Ned Baxter, AIA Mid-century buildings form the heart of many American college and university campuses. Built to satisfy the […]
Trends in Childhood Disability Inclusion
Last summer, I presented at the first annual YMCA Inclusion Summit in San Antonio, TX. The event took place at […]
The Pedagogy of the Digital
The Y2K bug (that’s the year 2000 for you younger readers) seems like ancient history. Eighteen years ago, we pondered […]
Mall Survival Guide: Demalling, Adaptive Use and the Mall of Tomorrow
It’s a problem retailers have been up against for years – as technology continues to influence how and when we […]
Welcome Tod R. Stevens, AIA! New Learning Practice Leader
Progressive AE has hired industry expert, Tod R. Stevens, AIA, as a dedicated practice leader in the learning market. Stevens […]
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 […]
Brightmoor Christian Church Wins National Design Award
Brightmoor Christian Church in Novi, MI, has received a national Solomon Award for excellence in design. The large expansion and […]
Can People See In? Why Visibility Matters for Places of Worship
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.
Commuting on Foot: Mixed use Trends on the Urban Front
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.
Transforming Spaces for Advanced Manufacturing Education
After a period of under-investment in technical training, community colleges and universities are now creating teaching environments that prepare their students for successful careers in today’s manufacturing workplace.
The Future of Workplace
What does the future hold for trends in the workplace, and what have been the long-term effects of past trends?
The Impact of Local Culture on Workplace Design
Sharing “aha moments” from our work with MLive Media Group and the national roll-out with parent company, Advance Publications.
Worship Facility Discernment Toolkit
How do you know if it’s better to build new or expand your current facility?
Key Takeaways: PivotPoint Manufacturing Event
This past March we hosted an event for manufacturers featuring presentations from key leaders and professionals.
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 […]
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 […]
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…
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.
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.
A Learning Facility’s Influence on Outcomes: Have You Assessed Yours Lately?
With shrinking resources and budget limitations, it is critical to understand the utilization and condition of your current facilities and infrastructure.
The Downtown Market: Earning Awards and National Recognition
Kudos to our community leaders who had the foresight to understand all great cities have a downtown urban market.
Tri County Area Schools Break Ground on Building Updates
School safety has become an important topic over the past several years. According to the National Center for Education […]
The Great Commission – Fishing is More Than a Weekend Hobby
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.
Building an Affordable City
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.
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.
The Inaugural Year: Kruizenga Art Museum
The museum will provide “hands-on” learning opportunities for all academic disciplines at Hope College.