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Arcus Center For Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College in Michigan by Studio Gang Architects

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Article source: Studio Gang Architects 

Historically, convening for social justice has taken place in informal settings—a church basement, a living room, or even around a kitchen table.

The Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership brings these discussions up from the basement and squarely into public consciousness.

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan


801 West Lafayette Blvd. Parking Garage in Detroit, Michigan by Albert Kahn and Associates

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Article source: LarsonO’Brien

Banker Wire recently collaborated with architects in Detroit to deliver a custom metal mesh solution for the renovation and historical preservation of a more than 90-year-old parking garage in the heart of the city.

Originally built in 1924, the parking garage at 801 West Lafayette Blvd. was one of two buildings on the Detroit News complex – the other being the home of the namesake newspaper. The garage was constructed for Detroit News employees and delivery vehicles. In 2014, Bedrock Management bought both buildings to serve Bedrock employees and other corporate tenants. Renovations began immediately with the preservation of their historic design elements top-of-mind.

Image Courtesy © LarsonO'Brien

Image Courtesy © LarsonO’Brien


G.G. Brown Building Addition – University of Michigan in Ann Arbor by Banker Wire

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Article source: Banker Wire

The design architect of a new building addition and renovation project at the University of Michigan says the firm “pushed the envelope” with the help of Banker Wire.

Banker Wire metal mesh was specified for the railing infill of a new pedestrian bridge, which provides access to the new Center of Excellence in Nano Mechanical Science and Engineering building – an addition to the George Granger Brown (G.G. Brown) Memorial Laboratories building on North Campus in Ann Arbor.

Spanning more than 50 feet, the bridge had a significant impact on the overall design, and as a result needed to mimic the new building’s predominant design feature – a giant LED wall showing abstract samples of active lab work.

Image Courtesy © Banker Wire

Image Courtesy © Banker Wire


  • Manufacturer: Banker Wire
  • Project: G.G. Brown Building Addition – University of Michigan
  • Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A


Birmingham Renovation in Michigan by McIntosh Poris Associates

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Article source: McIntosh Poris Associates

McIntosh Poris Associates transformed a 1,900-square-foot historic farmhouse, maintaining its blend of existing raw and rustic details, and refreshing others for a contemporary feeling. A consistent palette of materials includes solid-wood floors, crisp white walls, original molding refinished in black, and neutral-toned furniture. Local artists and crafters created much of the furniture from re-used and salvaged industrial materials.

Image Courtesy © Brett Mountain

Image Courtesy © Brett Mountain 

  • Architects: McIntosh Poris Associates
  • Project: Birmingham Renovation
  • Location: Michigan, USA
  • Photography: Brett Mountain
  • Size: 1,900 square feet


MLS Detroit Stadium in Michigan by ROSSETTI

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Article source: ROSSETTI 

The development, designed by ROSSETTI and proposed by Rock Ventures and Platinum Equity, will mark the main entry point to downtown Detroit, forming a welcoming gateway to the city at the intersection of I-375 and Gratiot. The site is currently an unfinished jail site owned by Wayne County. ROSSETTI’s portfolio includes five Major League Soccer (MLS) stadiums – more than any other architecture firm in the world. 

Image Courtesy © ROSSETTI

Image Courtesy © ROSSETTI

  • Architects: ROSSETTI
  • Project: MLS Detroit Stadium
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • Client: An investor partner group spearheaded by Tom Gores and Dan Gilbert
  • Size: 15-acre urban site


Kruizenga Art Museum in Holland, Michigan by C Concept Design

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Article source: C Concept Design

The new Kruizenga Art Museum (KAM) at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, has been described as a “breath of fresh air”. The uniqueness of the 15,000 gsf Museum building is largely due to its unorthodox, saw-toothed granite exterior.

Image Courtesy © Tom Wagner

Image Courtesy © Tom Wagner

  • Architects: C Concept Design
  • Project: Kruizenga Art Museum
  • Location: Holland, Michigan, USA
  • Photography: Tom Wagner
  • Software used: Rivet, Autocad, 3DMax
  •  Lead Architect: Matthew VanderBorgh, C Concept Design, the Hague, the Netherlands
  • Design Team (C Concept Design): Matthew VanderBorgh, Donald Battjes, Craig Nicely, Lisa Warren, Chad Gould, Euan Cameron and Mirjan van den Heetkamp
  • Local Architect: Progressive AE, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Program Lead: Donald Battjes,former chief of Operations, LACMA Los Angeles California
  • Programming: Timothy J. Chester & Associates LLC Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Museum Director: Charles Mason, Hope College, Holland Michigan
  • Engineers: Progressive AE, Grand Rapids, Michigan Dailey Engineering, Onsted, Michigan
  • Size: 15,000 gsf / 1,394m²
  • Completion Date: Fall 2015


Detroit School of Arts in Michigan by Advanced Glazings Ltd.

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Article source: Advanced Glazings Ltd.

Detroit School of Arts is a new building housing 1200 students. The public high school is located in the heart of Detroit’s cultural centre. The building opened in February of 2005, they chose a green design as it has been shown to raise student and staff performance. The building is designed so that spaces that benefit from daylighting are on the perimeter and the spaces not requiring daylighting are in the core of the building. Mostly recycled-content materials, low emitting materials and products manufactured within the region were chosen for the building. The project team also diverted almost 60% of the construction waste by weight, from landfills.

Image Courtesy © Advanced Glazings Ltd.

Image Courtesy © Advanced Glazings Ltd.

  • Project: Detroit School of Arts
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. (more…)

MSU Spartans Store in East Lansing, Michigan by Harrison Horan

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Article source: Harrison Horan

In 2013, Michigan State University’s football team won every single game played at Spartan Stadium. This year, the players will grab their gear from lockers featuring Banker Wire mesh before walking onto the field that saw so many victories.


Image Courtesy © Harrison Horan

  • Architects: Harrison Horan
  • Project: MSU Spartans Store
  • Location: East Lansing, Michigan


Glen Lake Tower in Michigan by Balance Associates, Architects

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Article source: Balance Associates, Architects

High on a wooded hilltop above a lake in Michigan, the Tower House is the result of an inspiring collaboration between Balance Associates, clients with a passion for architecture as well as their site, and a skilled local contractor.

Directed to create \”a sustainable retreat that reflects the timeless beauty and simple comforts of the area,\” the architects responded by raising the primary living space above the dense surrounding woods in order to gain light, air and views of Glen Lake and Lake Michigan beyond. Two fin-like, metal-clad walls rise from the crown of the hill to support a three-story plywood box suspended a full story above grade.

Image Courtesy © Balance Associates, Architects

Image Courtesy © Balance Associates, Architects


Phase 2 of the renovation of the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Michigan by Lord, Aeck & Sargent

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Article source: Lord, Aeck & Sargent

Phase 2 of the renovation of the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Laboratory (MMPL) – originally built in 1955 as a living memorial to honor the men and women of the University of Michigan community who lost their lives in World War II service – is now complete. In addition to a renovation of the existing building’s second level as research laboratories, Phase 2 also included the design and construction of a new building addition that houses the University of Michigan Energy Institute (UMEI).

Image Courtesy © Curt Clayton

  • Architects: Lord, Aeck & Sargent
  • Project: Phase 2 of the renovation of the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Laboratory
  • Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Photography: Curt Clayton
  • Software used: Revit
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