Buildings, concepts and plans


Developers aim to improve Newaygo housing market

A home building company celebrated the start of the final phase of a pilot program in the city of Newaygo.

Merger expands TowerPinkster to Indiana, Kentucky

A Grand Rapids-based architecture firm merged with an Indiana firm in the same market.

GRCC to build Secchia Piazza

Grand Rapids Community College is adding a new piazza to its culinary program.

ICCF to build senior living facility

The Inner City Christian Federation (ICCF) is building its first senior living residence near downtown Grand Rapids.

John Ball Zoo becomes SITES certified

John Ball Zoo became the first zoo in the world to be awarded a SITES Gold certification under the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) rating system for its meerkat exhibition.

Adelaide Pointe development takes shape

A local developer is pouring $250 million into a multi-faceted development project to revitalize the Muskegon lakeshore.

ABC/WMC launching West Michigan Construction Institute

The Associated Builders and Contractors Western Michigan Chapter (ABC/WMC) is launching a new trade education center to fill the talent gap in construction.

Architecture firm appoints new associates

TowerPinkster promoted six employees to join its shareholder group as associates.

Progressive AE eyes growth with new hire

David Krysak, RA, joined Progressive AE’s leadership team as the director of practice development.

Progressive AE names new principal

Grand Rapids-based Progressive AE announced it named Bill Culhane, RA, a principal of the firm.

Progressive AE adds municipal practice leader

Progressive AE announced the hiring of industry expert Tim Bradshaw, PE, as municipal practice leader.

Experts: Sustainable design critical for 2021

In many ways, architecture was well positioned to weather 2020. But the COVID-19 pandemic emphasized the importance of sustainable design in future projects.

Fleis & VandenBrink adds six members to its staff

A local engineering and architecture firm added six new staff members at its Grand Rapids headquarters.

Former Young Architect of the Year launches own firm

Zach Verhulst, the American Institute of Architects’ Grand Rapids 2019 Young Architect of the Year announced the opening of PURE Architects.

Paradigm Design adds principal to leadership team

Paradigm Design promoted Senior Architect and Design Director Aaron Jenks to principal architect.

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...