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Finished West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (WMCAT)

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GVSU Dining Commons Completed

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Posted by: Ritsema Associates | Jul, 24th

Project: GVSU Dining Commons

This project consists of a new dining commons as well as the renovation of the lower level of the existing building, including 4 new service venues and a complete renovation of the dining room. All work was completed while the space was occupied. The project is built using sustainable practices with 27% MBE / WBE / DBE participation.

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Amway Grand Plaza Hotel Health Facilities Finished

Pioneer Construction was asked to take an existing facility that was over 20 years old and give it an entire face lift. All of the surface materials throughout the area were removed, the locker rooms, men’s and women’s, were gutted, resulting in an entire design for these areas. The biggest challenge facing the architect as well as Pioneer was to add a 20’ x 10’ steam room in the men’s locker room within the existing space. Pioneer and Grooch Design not only met this challenge but exceeded all expectations by creating additional walls and raising the level of the floor. the Health Facilities serve over 400 members as well as daily use by the guests of the hotel. The entire project took less than three months from start to finish.

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Lettinga Campus Academic Center, Davenport University Completed

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Women's Health Center of Grand Rapids Completed

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Founders Bank and Trust Building Finished

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Posted by: Ritsema Associates | Jul, 24th

Project: Founders Bank and Trust Building

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The Grill at 1913 @ The Amway Grand Plaza Completed

After realizing the 1913 Grill was in need of renovation, Wendell Gooch Design carried over the same theme as the Lumber Baron Bar. The rick, dark woods and the accented lighting provide a warm, welcoming atmosphere for casual businesslike dining. This has been recognized by the patrons of the restaurant making it one of the most popular spots in town.

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Campbell Insurance Headquarters Completed

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Posted by: Ritsema Associates | Jul, 24th

Project: Campbell Insurance Headquarters

The Campbell Group is one of the largest “independent” insurance providers in Michigan and today operates out of their new headquarters in Caledonia, MI. The 52,000 square foot two-story conventional steel office building features a large open floor plan allowing for a custom tailored systems furniture layout. The first floor will include the reception area, entryway, offices, and a 4,000 square foot café.  An additional 8,000 square foot walk-out basement will house a fitness area with locker rooms, training room, IT room, mechanical room, and storage space.    The exterior is mostly made up of tinted glass, stone veneer, and horizontal metal panel accents. All four sides of the building have spectacular views of wooded areas and ponds.   LEED construction techniques were incorporated minimizing the facility’s impact on the environment, reducing operational costs, and promoting a healthy workspace for occupants.  

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Spectrum Health: Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion Finished

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GVSU Niemeyer Living Center & Honors College Completed

This facility includes two, three-story residence halls totaling 186,735 SF and 447 beds in 168 units and a 40,866 SF Honors College that includes classrooms, caserooms, reading room, computer lab, student work area, lounge, multi-purpose room, gallery area, meeting rooms, kitchen, breakout areas, and restrooms. Acoustics By Design was retained by Grand Valley State University to review some troublesome fan noise issues for the Honors College and provide mitigation recommendations. Total construction cost for the entire project is approximately $28,500,000.

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Van Andel Institute - Phase II Finished

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Posted by: Ritsema Associates | Jul, 24th

Project: Van Andel Institute - Phase II

Phase 2 is a 240,000 square foot addition to the existing 162,000 square foot facility.  The Administrative floor and 5 levels of labs are supported by basement and penthouse mechanical levels. The lab includes BSL-2 labs, open “dry” lab, media prep, crystallography and a vivarium expansion including animal holding, necropsy, quarantine and procedure rooms. Both the lab and vivarium spaces are supported with centralized glass wash and autoclave sterilizers on each level. Mission critical building systems have built-in redundancy via diesel powered emergency generators, fly-wheel uninterrupted power supply, and electric steam generators. The building enclosure includes cascading skylights facing the downtown area.  The design and construction teams targeted high-level LEED certification.  Founded by Jay and Betty Van Andel, Van Andel Institute’s goal is to have a worldwide impact on medical science and education. The Institute supports Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) and Van Andel Education Institute (VAEI) in achieving this goal. VARI conducts biomedical research, with a focus on cancer and Parkinson disease and with an emphasis on translating scientific research results into clinical applications. VAEI strengthens science education and prepares and motivates individuals to pursue science or science-related professions.

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River House at Bridgewater Place Finished

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Project: River House at Bridgewater Place

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Cygnus 27 at The Amway Grand Plaza Finished

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Project: Cygnus 27 at The Amway Grand Plaza

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Amway Grand Plaza Hotel - Lobby Renovation Finished

When the decision was made to remodel the entire lobby of the Grand Plaza Hotel, two major issues had to be overcome during construction: The first was to keep the hotel up and running while the renovations were underway. The second was to provide absolute safety and comfort for all the guests as well as hotel staff. Both of these issues were achieved by organization of the project to the highest level. The length of the project was only nine months from start to completion.

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Grand Rapids Art Museum Completed

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Posted by: Ritsema Associates | Jul, 24th

Project: Grand Rapids Art Museum

From a Greek revival home to its new location in the heart of downtown, the Grand Rapids Art Museum sets a high standard. The talented tradesmen from Ritsema have created yet another masterpiece. The ceilings in the grand entryway, theater and the three inverse pyramids, which are visible from the outside, are finished with BASWAphon which provides a seamless, smooth, sound absorbing surface that is as beautiful as it is functional. Another testament to aesthetic design is the one inch ceiling reveal. The unique one foot reveal throughout hides recessed lighting, heating and window shade pockets. The combination of recessed bulkheads and lighting along with an abundance of natural light leave the impression not only of a floating ceiling but of a warm, inviting atmosphere. An amazing feature in this "state-of-the-art" building is the two seemingly floating stairways. This provided a drywall and framing challenge which Ritsema met and exceeded. The finished product is a work of art which will only serve to enhance the art showcased on its walls. This stunning architecture is as awe inspiring as the art that it houses and it is this exceptional workmanship that has earned Ritsema Associates the Award of Excellence. Budget $2,340,000 Supervision Andrew Walenga, Project Manager, Dave Walters, Foreman and Brian Becker, Superintendent.

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Macatawa Legends Finished

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Project: Macatawa Legends

The Macatawa Legends is a residential development with golf course that occupies approximately 800 acres and has over 1,000 residential units. The project is being completed as a Planned Unit Development (PUD) due its mixed uses of single family attached and detached homes as well as recreational amenities that include a swimming pool, tennis and golf facilities

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Resurrection Life Church - Grandville Campus Completed

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