Strategic Insights

Creating Value through Design

Research is growing and it is showing the positive impact architecture, planning and design has on learning environments and the associated outcomes.

Openness in Worship Spaces

Churches often have preconceptions about what their space needs, without understanding the impact space can have on the experience and performance of the environment.

Sustainability Solutions

Sustainability continues to be an important element in the retail industry, with 78.3% of all retail chains reporting the use of environmentally friendly material.

Rethinking Dementia

Grand Rapids played host to a recent summit that sought to bring together experts in the field of senior living to “Rethink Dementia”.

Design for the Digital Native

New technologies are immersive, even addictive. Environments saturated in these technologies can drain people’s energy and enthusiasm if employers aren’t […]

Student Dining Halls as a Recruitment Tool

It’s a never ending struggle, a numbers game. Colleges and universities with the biggest and newest offerings compete for the […]

Population Health Management: Strategies That Work

The words “population health management” are now part of almost every planning conversation with our healthcare clients.

The Michigan Battle of the Buildings!

An energy reduction war, a crusade against kilowatts, a barrage against BTU’s.

Meet Drew: Anticipating Workplace Needs and Styles

“I want to work in an environment that makes me happy – that inspires my curious mind, encourages my unique voice, and enables me to collaborate”

So You Still Think Solar Energy is Too Expensive? Debunking in Three Graphs

In many cases, solar power is now cheaper than traditional grid electricity.

Celebrating Design Success with Saint Mary’s Foundation

The Progressive AE interior design team won the award for hospitality space under 10,000 square feet featuring Saint Mary’s Foundation project.

Trust: Building a Sound Foundation

A little bit of knowledge can go a long way in building trust. Learn the basic differences in construction delivery methods to make the right choice for you.