Design + Industry


Hospitals get creative amid COVID-19

Experts in the field of health care, as well as those in the design and construction of hospital systems, have been talking for many years about maximizing existing care space and expanding outpatient facilities and telehealth options, but COVID-19 exposed many flaws in hospital systems and brought these issues to the forefront of hospital innovation.

Well Design Studio outgrows Fulton location in just months

Community-focused design firm Well Design Studio continues to push itself.

Companies enroll in WELL certification for COVID-19 prep

Catalyst Partners recently enrolled its office building in the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facilities Operations and Management.

Vos Glass expands to Lansing

Vos Glass announced it is opening a second location in Lansing to service existing and new customers in the mid-Michigan area.

Educational platform caters to new audience

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Since March, when schools were ordered to close in Michigan, families have turned to the web for educational content for their children.

Downtown corporate suites prove to be popular

When Christine Carson, residential property manager for CWD Real Estate Investment, decided to convert some units at The Rowe and The Gallery in downtown Grand Rapids to corporate guest suites, she had no way of knowing the move would serve as a necessary temporary residence during a pandemic that forced hotels to close.

Commercial firms get creative with showings during pandemic

With some commercial real estate transactions stalled, companies are starting to get creative.

Design studio sells to Canadian buyer

A design firm in the region was acquired by a former Subway franchisee from Canada.

‘Handcrafted’ over mass-produced

When it comes to quality, Todd McClure isn’t playing around.McClure — who has experience on the retail side of the home game-room products industry...

German company opens local furniture testing lab

A nearly 150-year-old German product inspection company is making its first foray into West Michigan via a testing lab that will serve the region’s...

New prefabrication techniques reshaping West Michigan construction industry

Prefabrication, also referred to as “off-site construction,” allows various building elements to be manufactured and assembled in a factory and then erected on a...

West Side HQ earns LEED plaudits

A local sustainability consultant earned two awards for its headquarters renovations.Catalyst Partners’ LEED EBOM Platinum-certified office building renovation at 502 Second St. NW in...