Strategic Insights

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.

Design Fuel Newsletter Spring 2017

The latest edition of Design Fuel, Progressive AE’s biannual company newsletter, is out! In this edition we introduce the newest […]

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.

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.”

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 […]

Master Planning: Unlocking Campus Performance

Campus master planning is a methodical process that includes analysis, benchmarking, visioning and aligning the institution’s stakeholders.

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 […]