Engineering firm honored for energy-saving design

TowerPinkster engineers were recognized for their work at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.The...

Local architect earns national honor

A national society for architects elevated a local member to its College of Fellows.The American Institute of Architects (AIA) said last week that it...

Deidre Interiors adds architect

A husband and wife in Grand Rapids have joined forces to coordinate architecture and interior design.Deidre Remtema, owner of Deidre Interiors, recently hired her...

Design firm receives woman-owned small business certification

An architectural and landscape design firm received certification as a woman-owned small business (WOSB).The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently granted WOSB certification to...

Architectural firm taps new EVP

A global architectural firm promoted a new leader in its Grand Rapids office.Ghafari Associates promoted Tom Tooley, AIA, to executive vice president and business...

Hotelier planning ‘boutique’ hotel

A hospitality company is planning a new hotel in Ada.AHC+Hospitality today shared initial concepts for the development of a 24-room hotel in the Village...

AIA Grand Rapids names board president for 2020

A local architect was appointed president of AIA Grand Rapids.Ghafari Associates Project Architect Matthew Christie, AIA, LEED AP, recently was appointed president of the...

Homebuilder ranks among tops in US

A West Michigan homebuilder was recognized among the best in the country.Rockford-based Sable Homes was honored as one of the top 250 production homebuilders...

Nonprofits eye new campus

Grand Rapids city staff are mulling over the rehabilitation of a disused property into a consolidated campus for Samaritas and other local nonprofits.The Grand...

Wheeler begins due diligence on ‘wedge’

Wheeler Development Group last week held its kickoff meeting with the city of Grand Rapids, marking the beginning of its due diligence period to...

Furniture maker celebrates 75 years

Making office furniture is a family affair at Comstock Park-based Nucraft.The company — now headed up by President and CEO Matt Schad and his...

$7.5M mixed-use building planned for Creston

A Grand Rapids native has come home after leaving the 2008 market crash and plans to bring his development experience to a new project...

Kent OKs funding for three new buildings

Kent County set aside $18.7 million to construct three new government buildings.The $12.5 million North County Campus will be on 14 acres of property...

Engineering firm adds to staff

A local engineering firm has added four new hires.Fleis & VandenBrink has added four new staff members at its headquarters in Grand Rapids, including...

Office furniture maker leans on clean

Sometimes, the best way to know where a manufacturer is headed is to look at its recent past.For Grand Rapids-based office furniture maker Steelcase,...

Manufacturer completes office renovation

A manufacturer has rejuvenated a 12,000-square-foot office facility in the region.Hastings-based Flexfab Horizons International, a maker of high-performance silicone and polymer products, this fall...

Developer eyes brownfield reimbursement

Two major reactivation projects in Grand Rapids’ downtown core and West Side are up to be considered for brownfield reimbursement.The Grand Rapids City Commission...

Software advances shape phone usage for work tasks

Cell phones have become more than a tool for entertainment.Whether it’s an iPhone or an Android, phones have revolutionized the way we carry out...

Students develop electric swing for girl with special needs

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A group of engineering students at Grand Valley State University recently delivered a custom-built electric swing to help...

Architecture firm hires director of education

A global architecture firm has a new locally based director of education.Southfield-based Ghafari Associates hired Doug Campbell, A.I.A., L.E.E.D. A.P., for the role, according...

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