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.
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 model on display at the UICA of a residential project that we have under way.
Be sure to stop by both events and check out all that West Michigan Design Week has to offer!
Learn more about the airport viewing park & pavilion project.
We went LIVE during the installation on our Facebook Page.
The model was originally created for West Michigan Design Week in early 2016.
We secured the model and added information about the location, timeline and project supporters:…
We enjoyed seeing the range of interesting exhibits in the process gallery, from graphics to grills to architecture. The exhibit allowed you to consider design not as one discipline but as a way of looking at how we interact with time, space and things in the real world whether graphics, pen design or architecture.
We loved seeing families enjoying the experience and how the exposure to great design will change the perspective of our children growing up in West Michigan. …
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 such as West Michigan Design Week, her participation on the Board of Formation for the new Master of …
Design happens in West Michigan. There is a rich history of industrial design and that is translating now to design in IT and tech spaces. The West Side is becoming a tech corridor where creative startups are consolidating. Our building alone is full of creative companies. We’re meeting people and talking about how we can partner and create connections with those in the design community outside of architecture.
The maker culture exemplified by GR Makers and The Geek Group brings an innovative thought process, shared work space and equipment and creates different types of design. Major events inspired by creatives like Design Week and ArtPrize bring design to the community.
Industrial design is inspirational to us. We interact with sleek, designed equipment every day with our smart phones but that hasn’t translated to our spaces yet, our homes. We are starting to see trends toward higher performing houses, houses that better our environments. Industrial design is pushing…