Category Archives: Awards

First Prize at Custer ArtPrize Competition!


Thanks to Custer for inviting MMA to participate in their annual ArtPrize party design competition. MMA collaborated with LongRoad Distillery and were inspired by their MichiGin drink recipe, creating this table as a serving space. Way to go MMA design team! Custer’s Announcement of the Award: Custer and Steelcase distributed table bases to our West Michigan architecture and design partners and asked them to unleash their creativity by designing and building a customized, one-of-a-kind Bassline table top. The firms showcased their imagination and ingenuity by presenting their tables and vying for votes at last week’s annual Custer ArtPrize party. Six firms from Grand Rapids, Holland, […]

AIA of Michigan Awards Airport Park & Pavilion


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 […]

Congrats to our own Megan Feenstra Wall!


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 featured in West Michigan Woman Magazine


Thanks to West Michigan Woman magazine and Amanda Rogalski for the article featuring Megan Feenstra Wall and her award from AIA Michigan as Young Architect of the Year.

“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.

RapidChat: Megan Feenstra Wall


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.

Megan Receives Her Award


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.

Megan Feenstra Wall Awarded 2016 AIA Michigan Young Architect


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 […]

A building should compliment its site and landscape.


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 […]

Now that’s a trophy!


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 […]