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Ada Hospital for Animals Finished

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Posted by: InterActive Studio | Jul, 24th

Project: Ada Hospital for Animals

This project was a new Animal Hospital venture for two Ada Veterinary Doctors.  The building was strategically located along a natural setting adjacent to the Grand River and offered walking trails for pets and their owners.  The site proximity to the Grand River did classify the property within the 100 year flood plain and as such required additional development by the design team to meet federal and state regulations.  The building design was simple in approach and reflective of the local residential context.  Interior spaces were organized around a central reception lobby that provided control points at exam rooms and pet owner exits to separate potential animal conflicts.  Supporting spaces included  X-Ray, Isolation, Surgery, Treatment, Kennel, and Retail.  Materials and finishes were developed around a stress and maintenance free animal environment.

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NAI West Michgan Finished

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Posted by: InterActive Studio | Jul, 24th

Project: NAI West Michgan

This project involved renovation for a new tenant space to support the newly formed business merger of NAI West Michigan.  The design generated from key workshops with the users that identified individual work styles and common group meeting needs.  The core of the design layout provided a open reception and cafe space to support NAI users and customers.  Individual and group work environments were organized around this common space and provided reconfigurable settings to support individual work styles and privacy needs.  New materials and lighting were layered into existing infrastructure to allow the historical character of the space to co-exist with the new brand identity of NAI.

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Completed work on 100 Grandville

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Posted by: InterActive Studio | Jul, 24th

Project: 100 Grandville

This project involved renovation of en existing 72,000 SF tenant office building located in downtown Grand Rapids.  The approach was to layer in a new design aesthetic at select locations that would revitalize building appeal and preserve the historic character.  A limited budget required a strategic approach for the degree of renovation and location.

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Cancer & Hematology Center of West Michigan - Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion Completed

This project involved new interior construction for a medical oncology suite within the Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion.  The design concept involved a layering of spaces and flow for patients, carepartners, and caregivers that would allow degrees of privacy and support.  Signficant research was done prior to the design to respond to appropriate patient care settings for infusion treatment that were configurable to a variety of needs by the patient, carepartner, and caregiver.  Supporting environments included an outdoor healing garden, retail pharmacy, family visit|relief lounges and resource cafe.  Materials, lighting, and sound all contribute to a environment of healing and hope. 

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Finished work for Tony's Bistro

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Posted by: InterActive Studio | Jul, 24th

Project: Tony's Bistro

This project involved designing a new space and brand for an established iconic eatery located in Muskegon, Michigan.  The design aesthetic was reflective of the broad menu offerings and created mutliple dining settings for patrons of multiple generations.  Settings included a Bar, Private Dining, Exterior Patio Dining, and Deli Support.  Natural materials, lighting and openess to views between dining, bar, and kitchen created a sense of community place and energy.

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Johnson Family Center for Cancer Care Finished

This project involved a new addition and renovation of an existing medical office on the Mercy Health Partners campus.  The design reflects a blending of Radiation and Medical Oncology treatment for cancer care.  The environment includes state of the art rediation equipment including two Linear Accelerators, a CT Scanner, HDR station, and Mobile PET docking.  The medical oncology space was developed with new innovative infusion treatment stations designed around extensive research on the patient care experience.  The healing garden and daylit galleria were also designed into the environment to stimulate a comfortable and healing experience for the patient, care partner, and care giver.

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Rackspace Global Headquarters Finished

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Posted by: InterActive Studio | Jul, 24th

Project: Rackspace Global Headquarters

This project involved renovation of an existing 1 million square foot Mall into a new corporate global headquarters for a high tech and innovative IT hosting company called Rackspace.  The design approach was to layer in new architectural elements to define highly collaborative work zones that would stimulate "Rackers" culture and project the Rackspace brand of "Fanatical Support".  The existing building infrastructure was exposed and integrated with new architectural forms and patterns to provide a renewed image.  Selection of materials and systems were about sustainability and identified for LEED Gold Certification.

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Finished work for Workspring

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Posted by: InterActive Studio | Jul, 24th

Project: Workspring

Workspring is a high performance meeting and hosting environment created as a rentable collaborative space for off-site users.  The design involved renovation of a third floor site located in the Historic Medinah Court of downtown Chicago.  The space is designed as a range of small group meeting environments supported by a high level of technology and hospitality.  Materials, lighting, and furniture were all developed with sustainable techniques and organized around the physical and psychological comfort needs of groups and teams.

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Wedgwood Christian Services Completed

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Posted by: InterActive Studio | Jul, 24th

Project: Wedgwood Christian Services

This project involved planning, renovation, and new construction of the campus buildings for Wedgwood Christian Services.  Design includes master planning of existing campus and upgrade of current institutional facilities to better serve the mission and program growth for Wedgwood Christian Services.  Building design and campus development included a School, Wellness Center, Residence Halls, Counseling Center, and Administrative Offices.  The school facility was also LEED Certified

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Xrite Corporate Headquarters Completed

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Posted by: InterActive Studio | Jul, 24th

Project: Xrite Corporate Headquarters

This project involved renovation of an existing multi-tenant office|production facility into the new home for Xrite Corporate Headquarters.  Our role was teaming up with Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc. as design consultants for review and recomendations of interior and exterior design approach.

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Aquinas Academic Building Finished

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Posted by: InterActive Studio | Jul, 24th

Project: Aquinas Academic Building

This project involved renovation of an existing Library floor (22,000 SF) into a new innovative learning environment for students and faculty.  The environment is made up of classrooms and faculty offices with additional "in-between" spaces dedicated for informal interface between faculty and students.  The concept developed from a number of "stakeholder workshops" with administrators, faculty and students.  The response reflects an effort to enhance communication|collaboration between the administration, faculty and students, through shared ideas, visioning and learning from one another.

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Steelcase Leadership North Completed

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Posted by: InterActive Studio | Jul, 24th

Project: Steelcase Leadership North

This project involves renovation of the Executive Leadership floor for Steelcase Global Headquarters located in Grand Rapids Michigan. The concept was to create a community work environment for corporate leadership that would stimulate leader's strategic thinking, facilitate decision making, and enhance communication and innovation.  The design needed to support leadership team members in strategic exchanges through collaboration together and with other members of the corporate community.  The environment was designed as a collection of open and enclosed teaming spaces to support projects.  A cafe and forum space were included as common space to encourage group gatherings and information|knowledge exchange.

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Steelcase Leadership South Completed

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Posted by: InterActive Studio | Jul, 24th

Project: Steelcase Leadership South

This project involves renovation of the Executive Leadership floor for Steelcase Global Headquarters located in Grand Rapids Michigan. The concept was to create a community work environment for corporate leadership that would stimulate leader's strategic thinking, facilitate decision making, and enhance communication and innovation.  The design needed to support leadership team members in strategic exchanges through collaboration together and with other members of the corporate community.  The environment was designed as a collection of open and enclosed teaming spaces to support projects.  A cafe and forum space were included as common space to encourage group gatherings and information|knowledge exchange.

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Muskegon Commerce Bank Finished

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Posted by: InterActive Studio | Jul, 24th

Project: Muskegon Commerce Bank

This project involved a new corporate headquarters for Muskegon Commerce Bank.  The design provided a 2-story glass entry lobby connecting the front and back of building for customer friendly access and wayfinding.  Retail customer service was supported on the main floor and included a vehicle drive-thru canopy for service of up to 5 customers at one time.  The upper level provided private offices and meeting environments for bank executives and private lending support.  The lower level environment included additional staff work, break and conferencing spaces. 

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Completed work on Karpata

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Posted by: InterActive Studio | Jul, 24th

Project: Karpata

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Finished work for Design Tex

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Posted by: InterActive Studio | Jul, 24th

Project: Design Tex

This project involved a new retail and tenant fit out environment for Design Tex at the Merchandise Mart Plaza in Chicago.  The design response celebrates the fresh and innovative surfaces and solutions that Design Tex is known for.  The space was organized around a open studio and showroom that would engage client and staff interaction.  Project collaboration with the owner, design, and construction teams were key to an accelerated schedule and successful occupancy of space for NEOCON show. 

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Xrite Corporate Headquarters

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