Local Airport Viewing Park Receives Statewide Architecture Design Award The American Institute of Architects – Michigan awards Mathison | Mathison Architects for their design of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Viewing Park and Pavilion. Grand Rapids, MI – June 20, 2018 The viewing park and pavilion at Gerald R. Ford International Airport is the latest recipient of a statewide architecture design award. The architect of the park and pavilion, Mathison | Mathison Architects (MMA), from Grand Rapids, received the recognition. MMA received the “Small Budget Award” from the Michigan Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The award, according to AIA, is […]
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We are honored to accept the AIA Grand Rapids award for Residential Architecture for our Berkshire Residence! Check out more information and photos of the project HERE.
Megan Feenstra Wall was named as a finalist for the West Michigan Woman Magazine Brilliance Awards in the Emerging Leaders category. The MMA team is very proud of her commitment to her work, her community and her family. See all finalists HERE. We celebrated her nomination on April 26, 2017 at Egypt Valley Country Club.
“Megan Feenstra Wall, recently honored with the Young Architect Award 2016 by the American Institute of Architects – Michigan, rarely considered until recently what it meant to be a woman in architecture. While 50 percent of graduating architectural students are women, they only constitute 17 percent of licensed architects.”
Read the full article HERE.
Thanks to Rapid Growth Media and Jenna Morton for featuring Megan Feenstra Wall and her Michigan Young Architect Award during a “RapidChat” interview.
“Not only was she recently named the Michigan Young Architect of the Year by the American Institute for Architecture (AIA), Megan Feenstra Wall is also a very passionate community member. With her involvement in the Children’s Healing Center, Design Week West Michigan, and KCAD’s Master of Architecture program, she advises novices to “keep taking risks, especially in this time of your life when failure is less likely to affect anyone but yourself.”
Read the full article HERE.
On Friday, June 10 we made the trip down to Detroit and the Henry Ford Museum for the AIA Michigan awards ceremony where our own Megan Feenstra Wall accepted a Young Architect 2016 award for her work in architecture and the community. Congrats again Megan and all award winners! See a full list of awards and recipients in this Grand Rapids Business Journal article.
Mathison | Mathison Architects is proud to share that Megan Feenstra Wall, AIA (American Institute of Architects), has been named a recipient of the 2016 AIA Michigan Young Architect Award. AIA Michigan describes this award: “To recognize proficiency and exceptional accomplishments in, and contributions to the profession by an architect who has been a member of AIAMI for a minimum of three years and is 40 years old or younger.” This state-wide honor is in recognition of Megan’s contributions and commitment to AIA Michigan through her service on the Board of Directors for AIA Grand Rapids, her leadership on programs […]
Excerpts from our “Ask the Expert” segment with Shelley Irwin on December 17: Q: Do you do landscape design? A: We don’t choose actual plants but rather focus on the buildings connection to landscape. We are always thinking about the ground plane and how that relates to interior spaces and how the building interacts with the landscape. Once complete it should feel simple and like it was meant to be there. Q: Let’s talk about sustainability. A: Sustainability is a foundation of our practice. Everything we do has sustainability in mind ranging from energy efficiency to choices about materials and incorporating […]
One our favorite builders, Matt Reinsma of Bespoke Homes stopped by with a pretty incredible surprise for our own Megan Feenstra-Wall. They are working on a residential project together and when Matt presented the trophy to Megan he said he has never worked with an architect as good as her. She helps keep the project moving forward responding efficiently and effectively to the client needs and requests. He emailed later saying, “I meant every word about how the effort from you and MMA is second to none. Keep up the great work. Thanks Matt – we think you’re pretty great too […]
The MMA team and family had a great night celebrating Evan’s 40 Under Forty award from the Grand Rapids Business Journal last night at the Grand Rapids Civic Theater (side note: Tom Mathison designed the historic theater’s renovation a few years back). See more photos over the event HERE.