Knape & Vogt acquires CompX furniture operations for $59M and Diamond Storage Concepts

Knape & Vogt celebrated the New Year by announcing it has acquired companies in Canada, Taiwan and Nevada.CompX (NYSE MKT:CIX) sold its furniture parts...

Fremont High School’s $40M building ranks as sixth ‘techiest’ in nation

The sixth “techiest” high school in America is in Fremont.The new and improved Fremont High School, located at 5421 South Warner Ave., is featured...

Ford Airport designs new concession area and sit-down restaurant

Conceptual designs for the new single security checkpoint leading into a new concession and retail area at Gerald R. Ford International Airport were introduced...

616 expands its urban community

When the new version of the Grand Rapids Brewing Co. opens on the ground floors of 616 Development’s newest renovation next week, the former...

Bath Planet names Kodiak Construction new dealer

Kodiak Construction was launched in Grand Rapids 11 years ago by Greg Olson, just two months after the 9/11 attacks brought the U.S. economy...

‘Morphing Shelf’ takes top Design Quest award

Entries were submitted from 13 countries this year for the 2012 Design Quest Furniture Design Competition in Grand Rapids, with the grand prize awarded...

Third Coast boys are back in town

It’s been a while since Third Coast Development Partners has taken on a project in what is, essentially, its backyard. But partners Dave Levitt...

New developer revives old building into apartments

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Mike Jacobson may be a new developer in downtown, but he isn’t a newcomer to the district.Jacobson’s firm,...

Architects involved in more than project design

When someone outside the field thinks of architects, they likely think of design and not of legislation. But architects do think of legislation. Not...

Federal Building celebrates redevelopment award

Walking through the Federal Building at 17 Pearl St. NW in downtown Grand Rapids, one might never be able to tell it was once...

Architects change name by design

The local chapter of the American Institute of Architects revived a few bylaws and changed its name this year. Instead of being known as...

Integrated Architecture named a top sustainable firm

Architecture Magazine recently ranked Integrated Architecture No. 32 on its list of top sustainable firms in the nation. The firm also was ranked 64th...

Historic ballroom sees new life as part of CityFlatsHotel expansion

Though a ballroom was not in the long-term plans when CityFlatsHotel opened just over a year ago in downtown Grand Rapids, when owner Charles...

Steelcase pitching online DIY office design

Steelcase has unveiled an online tool for designing simple office spaces in 3D using the Unity gaming platform, which it says “turns small business...

ArtPrize brings fashion and designer Liesl Geneva to the forefront

The Grand Rapids fashion community found its way into ArtPrize this year with Fashion Force Challenge, a new event introduced by ArtPrize and Spotlight...

Heritage Hill named one of America’s ’10 Great Neighborhoods’

Grand Rapids’ Heritage Hill neighborhood has earned a spot on the list of 10 Great Neighborhoods of 2012 by the American Planning Association.Heritage Hill...

Its an ideal match

While Progressive AE and Design Plus merged last week to form, perhaps, the largest architectural firm in the region’s history, with a staff of...

DeVries Landscape refinances through Huntington SBA 7a

The new owner of DeVries Landscape Management in Jenison — said to have been one of the first companies in the area to offer...

GMBae acquires Visbeen Associates

GMB Architecture + Engineering Inc. in Holland has just gotten larger — and increased its presence in the residential and retail development markets —...

Is the US Green Building Council going too far

A West Coast architect, who is noteworthy for being ahead of the sustainable design curve by about a decade, said once the U.S. Green...

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