Evan Mathison

October 25, 2018

Deer Haven House Wins AIA Award

MMA accepts an AIA Grand Rapids residential design award for Deer Haven House.

Each year the AIA recognizes excellence in design from its architectural members. Mathison I Mathison Architects is humbled to accept a residential design award from AIA Grand Rapids for their Deer Haven House project.

October 11, 2018

MMA Celebrates 5 Years!

MMA celebrates 5 years in business with their team, family, friends, clients and partners.

"Five years has flown by. We are thankful to our team, our amazing clients, our partners and vendors for your support." - Co-founders, Tom & Evan Mathison

July 14, 2017

Michigan Architectural Foundation: Build Imagination

This article was sent in the June 2017 Michigan Architectural Foundation (MAF) newsletter. We share it here to celebrate MAF and their Build Imagination book collection for children.

"You could say the roots of the Michigan Architectural Foundation go back as far as the fur trade. The Michigan Society of Architects formed the MAF in 1957 to save the Biddle House, a Mackinac Island fur trader's home dating back to the 18th century. "The organization saw an important artifact that was in dire need of repair," explains MAF Vice President Tom Mathison. Saving the house became the catalyst, he notes, to establish the Foundation as the Society's fundraising arm.


May 31, 2017

The Airport Viewing Park & Pavilion is Now Open!

We celebrated a beautiful day at the grand opening of the new Gerald R. Ford International Airport Viewing Park and Pavilion.

With our friends at the airport, the Cascade Community Foundation and Owen-Ames-Kimball we re-opened the viewing park to the public introducing additional parking, the new pavilion for shade, new restroom facilities, new picnic tables and benches and new trash receptacles (which are large enough to slide a pizza box in after lunch!).

We were honored to to provide the design of the pavilion which was inspired by flight with the roof lines reflecting airplane wings and following the lines of flight that planes take as you watch them land and take off. The wood on the interior of the roof is rare as is the location of the park being the closest to any active runway in the United States.

Be sure to bring your family to the park to enjoy this incredible local gem!

May 25, 2017

Ground Breaking at Kellogg Community College Miller Gym!

MMA was proud to participate in the ground breaking ceremony at the new Kellogg Community College Miller Physical Education Building!

After many many hours, multiple options, multiple cost estimates over a number of years, this project is finally underway!  A proud moment for KCC and its student athletes, as well as the entire design and construction team led by MMA on the design side, and construction managers Walbridge / Schweitzer for implementation.

It had been pouring rain for twenty minutes before the ceremony, and it stopped just in time for a few photos.  This ceremony was followed by a dinner and then a Board of Trustees meeting.

April 29, 2017

GRBJ Highlights Architectural Mentor Program

Thanks to Pat Evans and the Grand Rapids Business Journal for featuring our own Tom Mathison and the architectural mentor program he started back in 1999.

For 15 years Tom worked to connect students from the accredited architectural universities in Michigan to mentors around the country. Some years he had up to 250 student participants.

The program continues today through the AIA Michigan= and with its latest program participant the Master of Architecture program at Kendall College.