NEWS

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 […]

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 […]

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. Read the full article HERE.

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.

Finished Photography Added to our Lake House Project


Thanks to Bill Lindhout Photography for the beautiful finished photography of our Lake House project. This evening shot is our favorite. This modern lake residence is located north of Grand Rapids, Michigan and is perfect for entertaining. The design embraces the narrow lake lot providing privacy but maintaining lake views throughout. See all images and more information about the project HERE.

MMA Airport Tour Photos


Thanks to everyone who attended the West Michigan Design Week tour of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Viewing Park & Pavilion! Thanks to Owen-Ames-Kimball and the Cascade Community Foundation for your participation. It was exciting to be able to share our design inspiration and thought process around the project. Look for the grand opening in May! Read more about the project HERE.

St. Cecilia’s Renovation Photos


Check out the beautiful finished photography of the renovation at St. Cecilia’s Music Center. We were honored to be part of this project. We have always loved St. Cecilia’s, their mission and programs. It was a pleasure working with their team on this renovation of their historic space. Learn more about St. Cecilia’s and their upcoming programs HERE. See all finished photography and read more about the renovation HERE.

MMA Loves West Michigan Design Week


MMA is excited to be participating in West Michigan Design Week again this year. Last year MMA had a model of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Viewing Park & Pavilion project in a gallery at the UICA. This year we are excited to follow up that model preview last year with a tour of the airport viewing park & pavilion which is currently under construction. The tour will be held on March 29 at Noon. Registration is FREE. Join our team along with the builder, Owen-Ames-Kimball and representatives from the Cascade Community Foundation. We will also have a new […]

MLive: This super-efficient home blends mid-century modern architecture


Thanks to MLive and Jim Harger for another great article! EAST GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Architect Evan Mathison and builder Matt Reinsma have combined the best of mid-century modern design and the latest in energy efficiency in the home they created for Todd and Kelli Mulderink. The decor may hearken back to the 1950s, but the methods and materials used to build the five-bedroom house are among latest advancements in sustainable design. Triple-paned windows and doors were imported from Europe and feature sophisticated locks and jambs designed to keep out the cold, heat and moisture. The floors are heated with […]

Airport Viewing Park: The Steel is Set!


  The steel for the pavilion is set at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport viewing park and pavilion! Standing underneath the structure, you really start to get a sense of the enclosure and the framed view of the runways and landscape. The experience of standing inside the nonlinear ‘forest of columns’ is exciting and provides the sense of wonder and meandering that we were after. The sense of contact with the architecture is also enriched by the ultra-smooth finish we specified for the metal columns. Carpenters are now fast at work blocking out on the steel and concrete block, […]