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Amway Grand Plaza Hotel Completed

Posted by: WPF Engineering | Sep, 23rd

Project: Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

This project was challenging as this space is where three different buildings connect, all with very different styles.  The lighting design needed to combine all these styles as well as provide suitable lighting for convention exhibitions as well as evening events.   RGB LED cove lighting was utilized to illuminate the ceiling.  This allows the hotel to modify the color of the ceiling based on rental requests. A mock-up of the ceiling panels was done to aid in finalizing the details of the custom cove ceiling sections which covered up the original open steel tube truss ceiling.   Natural daylight is coming in from above just West of the cove ceiling, dimmable fluorescent downlights can be adjusted for energy savings.  Small glass LED pendant clusters give an  elegent feel to the space.  Three Ring LED pendants were used to depict the three buildings coming together. Existing exterior lighting was reused to wash the exterior of the exhibitors building which can be viewed from inside the concourse. The architectural finishes along with the lighting provide a sophisticated, intriguing space.

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Finished work for Reserve

Posted by: WPF Engineering | Sep, 23rd

Project: Reserve

The Reserve is an eloquent wine bar.  WPF Engineering was responsible the electrical engineering and lighting design.  Working closely with Via Design, the lighting in the wine bar was provided within a set budget and no fixtures were custom made.  The lighting gives a warm feeling to the space.  Lighting control was provided to allow multiple lighting levels within the space.  As with any renovation we worked within the limits of the existing ceiling to provide just the right lighting effect and levels desired.

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Courtyard Marriott Completed

Posted by: WPF Engineering | Sep, 23rd

Project: Courtyard Marriott

The  Courtyard Marriott, located in Downtown Grand Rapids, is over 20 years old with little renovation done to the property during this time period. The Marriott Corporation design team recommended a complete demolition of the lobby, restaurant and offices on the main floor with major changes to the interior. We also renovated the second  floor concourse of the facility.  A whole new look was given to the space.  New pendants in the atrium lobby and in the elevator lobbies were customized for the space.  LED downlights were used throughout minimizing maintenance and overall energy draw for the space.  Lighting and power in the restaurant/bar was modified throughout the space meeting the new look and updated design for laptop use in the space.  This provides a comfortable environment for business travelers to grab a snack while catching up on work.

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Wedgwood Christian Services Completed

Posted by: WPF Engineering | Sep, 23rd

Project: Wedgwood Christian Services

The prominent new single-story facility houses Wedgwood’s specialized prevention, counseling and educational services. Built adjacent to Wedgwood’s Huizenga Center, the facility also provides corridor access between two existing buildings. The floor plan is comprised of discrete counseling spaces for individual interaction, common support areas for group counsel, spacious open offices and conference rooms for support staff and common spaces where staff can comfortably unwind. Entering the facility, patients are welcomed by a twenty-seven foot, custom curved wood veneer reception desk, complimented by a lighting trellis and decorative lit resin panels. The warm and inviting décor not only creates an immediate level of comfort, it truly represents the agreeable nature of the Wedgwood staff.

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Finished work for Stifel Nicolaus

Posted by: WPF Engineering | Sep, 23rd

Project: Stifel Nicolaus

This was a building in need of a renovation.  WPF Engineering was contacted to help provide a new look to the run down office space.  After extensive demolition, we helped create a warm atmosphere for Stifel Nicolaus Grand Rapids office.  WPF Engineering provided lighting design services as well as power design, data and A/V coordination.

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Metro Health Hudsonville Finished

Posted by: WPF Engineering | Sep, 23rd

Project: Metro Health Hudsonville

Metro Health Hudsonville opened in the Spring of 2009.  WPF was responsible for the lighting design as well as power and fire alarm design. 

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Midtowne Surgical Center Completed

Posted by: WPF Engineering | Sep, 23rd

Project: Midtowne Surgical Center

WPF Engineering was responsible for the electrical engineering and lighting design for this new surgical center. Provject included 3 surgergical suites and one future as well as Pre-op, PACU I and PACU II locations.  Space also includes office area, break room and locker rooms. 

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Metro Health Allendale Finished

Posted by: WPF Engineering | Sep, 23rd

Project: Metro Health Allendale

WPF Engineering was involved with three portions of the this project.  Metro Health's fitout for medical offices  has been submitted for LEED Commercial Interiors certification.  WPF also did the electrical engineering for the Core & Shell and also for the Orthodontist fitout in the building.  WPF Engineering was resposible for the power, emergency, lighting, fire alarm and site power/lighting.

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Zion Lutheran Church Finished

Posted by: WPF Engineering | Sep, 23rd

Project: Zion Lutheran Church

40,279 SF Remodel and expansion of Zion Lutheran Church including classrooms, offices, state licensed preschool, gathering and fellowship spaces and Sanctuary.  Power, lighting and fire alarm design were provided.  Special attention to Relighting of existing sanctuary to increase light level and reduce maintenance and energy cost. 

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First Wesleyan Church Completed

Posted by: WPF Engineering | Sep, 23rd

Project: First Wesleyan Church

First Wesleyan Church needed a new auditorium for their growing church.  The new auditorium is connected to their existing administration and children's programs building. Project included upgrading the electrical service to provide power not only for the new auditorium but for the growth of their children's programs.  The new auditorium includes a large gathering corridor which connects to the existing cafe, A/V edit suites, restrooms, green room and other adjoining rooms.  The existing lighting control system and fire alarm system was replaced with new systems.

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP Completed

Posted by: WPF Engineering | Sep, 23rd

Project: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

WPF Engineering provided lighting design and electrical engineering for this high end tenant fit out.  9th and 10th floors of the City Bank building in downtown Grand Rapids were renovated as office, conference space and lobby spaces.  Designed to LEED silver certification for commericial interiors this space achieved a reduction of lighting density by 25% while still achieving a dramatic lighting affect.  In addition controllability of lighting systems point was achieved by allowing all employees to control lighting level in their space to further reduce energy and provide comfort to occupants.

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Harvest Bible Chapel - Auditorium and Gym Addition Finished

Goss/Pasma Blomquist Architects contracted with Lynn Surdock first at Design Plus and then moved with her to WPF Engineering.  This project was an addition of a 6500 seat auditorium and associated sound/video editing spaces, gym, dining space, lobby, gathering spaces and classrooms.  The gym was completed in phase two of the project.  The Dining space is not yet finished out. Project required close coordination with A/V contractor for the auditorium and video/sound editing spaces.  Project was followed through CA phase.

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Riverside Church - Addition and Renovations Finished

WPF Engineering was hired by Jeffrey Parker Architects, for electrical and lighting design.  This was a 12,000 SF addition and 8,500 SF renovation to what was an existing high school.  We transformed this school building into a functional space which includes a kitchen, café, large commons space for large events and gathering, green room, preschool rooms and other classrooms.  On the second floor adult classrooms and additional gathering space was provided overlooking the commons space below.   Beta Calco’s decorative lighting was utilized in the two story church commons space.   The existing electrical service was relocated to the other side of the building requiring refeeding the entire facility.  The fire alarm system was replaced. 

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Dendrimer & Nanotechnology Center Finished

Posted by: WPF Engineering | Sep, 23rd

Project: Dendrimer & Nanotechnology Center

The nataional Dendrimer & Nanotechnology center is a state of the art wet laboratory facility.  Renovations to existing office building and addition provided 17,000 square feet of laboratory space with 15 leasable laboratory spaces and 12,000 square feet of office and conference rooms. Emergency Generator and back up power were provided to safe guard ongoing laboratory experiments.  WPF Engineering provided electrical construction observation services.  Amy Zeboor while employed at Design Plus, Inc.  provide power, lighting design for wet lab project.

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True North Building Finished

Posted by: WPF Engineering | Sep, 23rd

Project: True North Building

WPF Engineering is providing MEP LEED schematic design for Dewey office building located in furniture renaissance zone in Grand Rapids.  The brick and timber building will be renovated adding a new third floor.  It will be LEED certified for core and shell showcasing alternative energy and energy efficiency.  Engineering design will be provided for design build construction and LEED documentation.  The following LEED points will be designed for this core and shell project.  Optimization of energy, reduction of water, Renewable energy using photovoltaics and wind power, measurement and verification of tenant spaces.

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Trendway showroom Finished

Posted by: WPF Engineering | Sep, 23rd

Project: Trendway showroom

WPF Engineering provided costruction administration for electrical and lighting design.  Amy Zeboor provided electrical and lighting design while at Design Plus Architects.  This project renovated an existing building in downtown Chicago.  Stringent Chicago electrical and energy codes were adherred to while providing an exciting and budget conscious lighting design. this factility had very low ceiling space and large concrete beams which required coordination of lighting and unique layout. 

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Midtowne Surgical Center

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Electrical-Engineering

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Center Concourse Renovations
Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Reserve

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Electrical-Engineering

Stifel Nicolaus

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Electrical-Engineering

Metro Health Hudsonville

Hudsonville, Michigan

Electrical-Engineering

Metro Health Allendale

Allendale, Michigan

Electrical-Engineering

Zion Lutheran Church

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Electrical-Engineering

First Wesleyan Church

Battle Creek, Michigan

Electrical-Engineering

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Electrical-Engineering

Electrical-Engineering

True North Building

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Engineering

Electrical-Engineering

W.K. Kellogg Auditorium Repairs

Battle Creek, Michigan

Electrical-Engineering

Electrical-Engineering

Electrical-Engineering