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    Alma Opera House | Alma, Michigan

    Alma’s Opera House, formerly known as the Wright Opera House, will house student apartments and retail space in 2019.

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    Northwood University Founder’s Garden | Midland, Michigan

    The Northwood University Founder’s Garden is a commemorative expression that brings together past, present and future elements in the landscape. With a focus on inclusive design, the garden celebrates the existing Recognition Park and expands to crea...

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    Alma Mitchell + Newberry Halls | Alma, Michigan

    Mitchell and Newberry Halls are two of the main undergraduate dorms on Alma College’s campus. As part of Alma’s Master Plan Implementation Strategy, these 1960’s vintage buildings were upgraded with improved mechanical and electrical systems, buildin...

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    Jackson College Central Campus Mall Transformation | Jackson, Michigan

    TowerPinkster is currently working with the College to create a plan for redeveloping its Central Campus Mall: a 5.1-acre green space spanning between five of the most centrally located buildings.

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    Aquinas College Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel | Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Since the College’s inception in 1886, they have never had a structure solely devoted as a campus chapel. In the spring of 2014, the College determined the need for a permanent chapel that addressed the role and prominence of faith on the Dominican c...

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    Delta College Midland Center | University Center, Michigan

    TowerPinkster is working with Delta College to design a new facility at their satellite campus that will focus on flexible teaching spaces for general education, skilled trades, and healthcare. The STEM-based classes offered in the new building will...

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    Northwood University’s Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center | Midland, Michigan

    TowerPinkster worked with Northwood University to renovate and add on to an existing building, creating the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center. This new space is a hub for undergraduate learning, featuring flexible classrooms, faculty offices,...

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    Western Michigan University On-Going Engineering Services | Kalamazoo, MI

    Since 2013, TowerPinkster has completed over 200 engineering projects for WMU of varying size and scale

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    Alma College Learning Commons | Alma, Michigan

    Alma College is creating a center for collaboration through the addition and renovation of Kerhl Library to become the signature Learning Commons. As students transition to a more collaborative pedagogy, the College is developing the Learning Commons...

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    KVCC Health Living Campus Master Plan | Kalamazoo, Michigan

    The mission of Kalamazoo Valley Community College (KVCC) strives to enrich the lives of students and communities by providing quality educational programs and services. Following this objective, the college identified an opportunity to offer addition...

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    Grand Valley State University Pew Campus | Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Grand Valley State University’s Pew Campus, located in downtown Grand Rapids, could not include any roof-top mounted mechanical equipment - all of it was to , . Also, the traditional materials and detailing for architectural finishes created the nece...

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    KVCC Healthy Living Campus | Kalamazoo, MI

    Kalamazoo Valley Community College (KVCC) had a vision to create a new campus for its Culinary Arts and Allied Health Programs in order to respond to the rising trend of simulation in academics. In phase one of a two-phase effort, TowerPinkster worke...

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    Jackson College Central Campus Mall | Jackson, Michigan

    TowerPinkster is currently working with the College to create a plan for redeveloping its Central Campus Mall: a 5.1-acre green space spanning between five of the most centrally located buildings. The site has some challenging grade issues, inadequat...

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    Northwood Campus Master Plan | Midland, Michigan

    When Northwood University recognized that it needed to continue to improve and maintain the campus and its facilities, they teamed with TowerPinkster to develop a new Master Plan for their Midland Campus.

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    Aquinas College Campus Master Plan | Grand Rapids, Michigan

    TowerPinkster completed the 2015 Campus Master Plan update for Aquinas College, a 107-acre campus with a student population of 2,400. The Master Plan is a 10-year update focused on the rich Catholic Dominican traditions, the wooded campus setting, an...

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    Aquinas College Main Entrance | Grand Rapids, Michigan

    As part of the 2015 Master Plan that TowerPinkster completed for Aquinas College, it was identified that the main entrance to the college needed to be enhanced in order to build the brand of the college in the broader community.

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    FSU East Campus Housing | Big Rapids, Michigan

    In order to attract and retain students in today’s competitive higher education environment, TowerPinkster’s design had to offer the academic and social environments and amenities today’s millennials expect on campus. Three new, 3-story complexes wer...

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    Kellogg Community College Student Service Center | Kalamazoo, Michigan

    TowerPinkster worked with user groups and stakeholders to gather input for reconfiguring the building to better serve students and staff. A new glass entry was also designed to create a greater prominence on campus as the original entry was non-descr...

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    Kellogg Community College Lane Thomas Building | Battle Creek, Michigan

    Kellogg Community College’s original industrial art building was housed in the Lane Thomas Building which had many uses over the years with minimal upgrades. The building did not meet the requirements needed to instruct EMS and Criminal Justice progr...

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    LSSU Campus Master Plan | Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

    Established in 1946 to address the needs of returning World War II veterans and to provide educational opportunities to the people of Eastern Upper Peninsula, Lake Superior State University still embodies the essence of earlier times. TowerPinkster c...

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    Muskegon Community College One-Stop Center | Muskegon, Michigan

    Originally a geographical disconnect between student service departments, creating an inconvenient and confusing admission process, TowerPinkster reorganized all functions into a single area at the main entry. This space is also located near other im...

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    FSU Professional Golf Management Program | Big Rapids, Michigan

    The Katke Golf Course is home to FSU’s Professional Golf Management (PGM) program. The combination of a highly rated public golf course and a degreed program, led FSU to a new addition on the existing facility for enhanced student instruction and to...

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    WSCC Arts and Sciences Center | Scottville, Michigan

    The expansion and renovation of the Arts and Sciences Center successfully unifies programs including graphics, digital photography, traditional art, music, performing and language arts functions into a single location. The former campus library house...

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    Northwood University DeVos Graduate School of Management | Midland, Michigan

    Northwood University opened its Graduate School of Management, featuring flexible classrooms for business programs at the masters and doctoral levels. The addition to the Midland campus provides increased presence and extended offerings. This is Nort...

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    Kellogg Community College Davidson Visual and Performing Arts | Battle Creek, Michigan

    Kellogg Community College underwent several renovation projects as part of Phase II of their Capital Improvement Program. Projects include additions and renovations to the Eastern Academic Building, Miller Physical Education Building, Binda Performin...

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    Kellogg Community College Binda Theatre Renovation | Kalamazoo, Michigan

    Originally constructed in the 1960s, Binda Theatre was outdated with a small lobby and minimal space for receptions or gatherings. TowerPinkster renovated the building to include the addition of a new, technology-equipped atrium which is now large en...

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    Montcalm Community College MTEC Expansion | Greenville, Michigan

    The new Advanced Technology Center allowed MCC’s existing renewable energy program to expand while providing up-to-date classroom, laboratory, office and support spaces. The design optimizes advanced technology programming and provides for future fle...

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    Kalamazoo College Hicks Student Center | Kalamazoo, Michigan

    The center portion of the 1930’s building was renovated to create a new atrium that provided visual connections inside and out. Student service functions were consolidated and radiate from this central atrium. Multiple floor levels were reduced to th...

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    Albion College Science Complex | Albion, Michigan

    TowerPinkster provided engineering services for a new Science Complex and the remodeling of three existing buildings on the Albion campus with MacLachlan Cornelius & Filoni Architects. Our engineers were able to design a heat recovery system that mee...

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    Kalamazoo College Natatorium | Kalamazoo, Michigan

    TowerPinkster is currently working with Kalamazoo College to design a replacement natatorium which will serve the men’s and women’s swim teams as well as the local community. The design will include an NCAA competition-compliant pool with wet offices...

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    Aquinas College Albertus Magnus Hall of Science | Grand Rapids, Michigan

    TowerPinkster worked with Aquinas College to establish a new face for their science program. The team created a design concept for the future of the science building, which was completed in two phases. Redeveloped areas feature research space, classr...

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    University of Notre Dame North Dining Hall | South Bend, Indiana

    The University of Notre Dame’s North Dining Hall, built in 1957, was last renovated 1988. The building’s amenities not only required updating, but the University also wished to enhance the look and experience of the dining hall for students and facul...

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    Northwood University Troy Campus | Troy, Michigan

    To support its mission, Northwood found it necessary to provide a larger, more suitable facility with greater street presence. TowerPinkster transformed an old call center into an inspiring educational environment.

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    University of Notre Dame Eck Baseball | South Bend, Indiana

    The University of Notre Dame wished to build an addition to their Eck Baseball Stadium in order to provide better amenities to the athletes who play there. The new building addition houses a team room and associated support spaces to serve the Univer...

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    Central Michigan University Theunissen Stadium | Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

    Due to the University's overcrowded Indoor Athletic Complex, the baseball program needed more space of their own. TowerPinkster designed an addition to the building located adjacent to the bullpen area, offering easy access for both indoor and outdoo...

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    WSCC Schoenherr Campus Center | Scottville, Michigan

    This facility consolidates student services - including a state-of-the-art library, advising, testing and tutoring, women’s resource center, bookstore, student lounge and café - to create greater accessibility and a centerpiece of student activity. T...

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    Central Michigan University Grawn Hall | Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

    Central Michigan University desired to renovate and design an architecturally-consistent and student-friendly academic environment. TowerPinkster worked with the University to change the perception of Grawn Hall from a simple classroom building, to a...

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    Northwood University North Village Housing | Midland, Michigan

    TowerPinkster worked with Northwood University to design two new 21st-century apartment-style facilities within a recently purchased wooded property along the north side of campus. The buildings are nestled into the trees with views to adjacent wetla...

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    KVCC Food Innovation Building | Kalamazoo, Michigan

    Kalamazoo Valley Community College (KVCC) had the vision to add new facilities to support its Culinary Arts and Allied Health Programs. One of three buildings within the new Bronson Healthy Living Campus development in downtown Kalamazoo, the new Foo...

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    KVCC Culinary and Allied Health Building | Kalamazoo, Michigan

    As a part of the Arcadia Collaborative, TowerPinkster worked with KVCC in order to bring the Culinary and Allied Health Building to the new Bronson Healthy Living Campus. The building focuses on the interconnection of the college's Food and Health St...

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    WMU Heritage Hall Alumni Center | Kalamazoo, Michigan

    The legacy of WMU was founded in 1903 when its historic home, “East Hall,” was built atop of Prospect Hill. The building's historic character was restored and transformed into an Alumni Center featuring campus displays, artifacts, and historic elemen...

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    FSU KCAD Federal Building Renovation | Grand Rapids, Michigan

    TowerPinkster, Hopkins Burns, and The Christman Co. transformed the Federal Building into a modern classroom building. The main floor boasts an art gallery and converts the original post office into gathering spaces and metal shop. Courtrooms were co...

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