Engineering Architecture Firm Relocates


    GRAND RAPIDS — Everybody who has visited downtown Grand Rapids within the past year is familiar with the work of Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr and Huber (FTC&H).

    At least they should be, because that’s the engineering and architectural firm that is responsible for realigning Monroe Avenue to make room for the expansion of the DeVos Place convention center.

    And while that project has caused drivers more than a few detour headaches — with the project involving the relocation and installation of almost a mile of downtown sanitary and storm sewer lines — the consulting firm was facing a few logistical challenges of its own.

    But like the convention center project, FTC&H can see the light at the end of the tunnel. The firm has now finished moving its headquarters from its previous Ada Township location to a new 60,000-square-foot office building on Arboretum off the intersection of Cascade Road and Spaulding Avenue.

    The last of the relocation’s landscaping is complete for the three-building complex, which is linked by glassed-in walkways. The center abuts a wetland and many of its offices look out over it.

    FTC&H, which has been in operation nearly a half century, has a staff of more than 260 people.

    It serves both the public and private sectors in the disciplines of civil engineering, architecture, environmental engineering and related services.

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