"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
The goals for this renovation project at MAISD included:
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Gerald R Ford International Airport's renovated 'viewing park' where people can come and watch aircraft landing and taking off has quickly become one of the most popular attractions in the county.
Indeed, the Mathison I Mathison Architects (MMA) designed park is already a magnet for aviation enthusiats, families and photographers either living in or visiting the Michigan city of Grand Rapids.
Prior to the renovation, there was only a parking lot, picnic tables and a grassy strip.
The American Institute of Architects – Michigan awards 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 given “in recognition of design excellence within the constraints of a small budget (under $2 million), scale, and size”. The design award jury commented: “This simple and expressive pavilion provides a serene viewing platform beneath a soaring dynamic form.”
This community-focused project was funded by both the Cascade Community Foundation and the Gerald R. Ford International Airport, and it included the addition of a shelter with restrooms and a gathering plaza, a…
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.