Strategic Insights

Progressive AE Hires Matthew VanSweden as New Sustainability Lead

Progressive AE is committed to regenerative, climate-responsive design practices and offering our expertise to clients, communities, and professionals to maximize […]

Donald Green Recognized by U.S. Green Building Council Carolinas for Community Impact

Senior Project Manager Donald Green was recognized at the US Green Building Council (USGBC) Carolinas Green Gala Leadership and Community […]

Seth Horton Named Principal of Progressive AE

Progressive AE has named Senior Project Manager Seth Horton, PE as principal of the firm. In this role, Seth will […]

Progressive AE Names New Health and Wellness Regional Practice Leader

Progressive AE has promoted Senior Design Architect Jonathan Clark, AIA, LEED AP, EDAC, ACHA, to regional practice leader for health […]

Talent Acquisition a Driving Force for Progressive AE to Open Detroit Office

As Progressive AE continues to grow, evolve, and serve clients nationally, there is a parallel need to recruit and onboard […]

Welcome to the Team: Jeff Roman Joins Firm as New Director of Engineering

Progressive AE is committed to bringing innovative engineering consultancy to our clients and target prospects. To that end, the firm […]

Firm Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Visit for more info April 2022 marked 60 years in business, and the firm’s theme for the year is […]

West Michigan ACE Mentor Program Wraps up Year Three

written by Jacob Loew, Graduate Structural Engineer Making a Connection Virtual setting – Real impact The West Michigan Chapter of […]

Urban Planner Suzanne Schulz Named to Prestigious AICP College of Fellows

Suzanne Schulz, Urban Planning practice leader at Progressive AE has achieved the planning profession’s highest honor by being named to […]

Architect Tod R. Stevens Named to Prestigious AIA College of Fellows

Tod R. Stevens, learning practice leader at Progressive AE has achieved the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) highest honor by […]

Paul Hausler Named Water Resources Practice Leader

Progressive AE has named senior scientist Paul Hausler as the new water resources practice leader for the firm. Over the […]

David Krysak Selected for Leadership Detroit Class of 2022

David Krysak, Director of Practice Development has been selected to participate in the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit program.

Maureen Kozel Named Principal of Progressive AE

We are pleased to announce Progressive AE has named senior mechanical engineer, Maureen Kozel, a principal of the firm. In […]

Rock Hill Miracle Park Becomes First Park in the World Awarded Universal Design Gold Certification through the GUDC

We are excited to share that Miracle Park in Rock Hill, SC has been awarded Universal Design Gold certification from […]

Q&A with Retail Partner Rand Harder

We are excited to announce a new partnership with renowned design architect Rand Harder. Rand has 36 years of national […]

Progressive AE joins American Institute of Architects 2030 Climate Challenge

Progressive AE has joined the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2030 Challenge, committing to ensuring that all new buildings, developments, and major renovations shall be carbon-neutral by 2030.

Supporting our Healthcare Partners: Planning for Vaccination Clinics

In March of 2020 very little was known about COVID-19 and the impact it would have on our community. It […]

Welcome to the Team: David Krysak Joins Progressive AE

Progressive AE is excited to announce that David Krysak, RA, has joined the firm’s leadership team as the director of […]

Bill Culhane Named Principal of Progressive AE

We are excited to announce Bill Culhane, RA, has been named a principal of Progressive AE. As principal, Culhane will […]

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 […]

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 […]

Design Fuel Newsletter, Fall 2019

The latest editions of “Design Fuel” are now available! CHARLOTTE In this issue, we meet two new practice leaders, discuss […]

Welcome to the Team: Suzanne Schulz Joins as Urban Planning Practice Leader

Progressive AE has hired expert Suzanne Schulz, AICP, as the firm’s first urban planning practice leader. In her role, Schulz will […]

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 […]

Welcome to the Team! Bill Culhane Joins Progressive AE

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Bill Culhane, RA, as a Senior Project Manager. In this role, Culhane […]

Progressive AE Announces New Office in Holland, MI

  WE’RE GROWING AND HEADING FOR THE WEST MICHIGAN LAKESHORE! Progressive AE is growing its commitment to West Michigan’s lakeshore […]

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 […]

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 […]

ai Design Group Adopts Progressive AE Name

Following their merger in 2016, ai Design Group officially adopted the Progressive AE name on November 1, 2017. The two […]

Free Webinar: Navigating Your Church’s Growth Program – Join Us!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 NAVIGATING YOUR NEXT GROWTH PROGRAM A webinar specifically for worship organizations. Renovate and expand or build […]

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 […]

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.