Media + Press //Press Press Derek Jeter holds ribbon-cutting for new baseball, softball diamonds at Kzoo Central HS Baseball legend Derek Jeter stopped by Kalamazoo Central High School Tuesday to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the school’s new baseball and softball diamonds. Press Derek Jeter returns to Kalamazoo roots with $5 million baseball, softball field renovation Baseball Hall of Famer and former Kalamazooian Derek Jeter unveiled a multi-million-dollar gift to Kalamazoo Central High School Tuesday. Press Grand Rapids Public Museum begins construction on $50 million expansion The museum announced the expansion project in August, saying that a major focus will be on increased river access. Press From News and Tribune: TowerPinkster opens new office in new Albany TowerPinkster opened its new office in New Albany on Thursday after the merger of Kovert Hawkins Architects in 2021. Press From Inside Indiana Business: Architecture firm relocates to New Albany Michigan-based architecture, engineering, and interior design firm TowerPinkster has completed the relocation of its southern Indiana office from Jeffersonville to downtown New Albany. Press See inside Byron Center’s new $43M school before classes start The books are on the shelves, the classrooms are decorated, and the state-of-the-art technology is charged up and ready to go, as Byron Center Public… Press From News and Tribune: New Albany Fire Department opens new firehouse The TowerPinkster team attended the ribbon cutting for the new firehouse on Charlestown Road in New Albany, IN. The building is modern, sleek, and fully… Press From Fox 17: John Ball Zoo pursuing Living Building Challenge Petal certification for upcoming exhibit John Ball Zoo’s upcoming pygmy hippo habitat will feature the most rigorous sustainability standards in the building industry. The exhibit is scheduled to open in… Press From NPR: Schools redesign for student safety “When a community makes a significant investment, that’s one of the top things they’re asking for is…” said Matt Slagle, the director of K-12 education… Press From News Channel 3: Proposed Event Center to be 100% Privately Funded The proposed event center is expected to support over 200 events per year, create nearly 700 jobs, see almost 55,000 attendees annually, and infuse nearly… Press Holland Township will lease rec center space for $100 per year During its regular meeting, the Holland Township Board of Trustees reviewed and agreed to a lease agreement with Westshore Mall Investors LLC (The Shops at… Press Justice Facility Combines Multiple Services with Safety and Sustainability in Mind A new approximately $95 million Downtown Justice Center in Kalamazoo County is moving closer to completion and will consolidate courts, prosecutors and criminal justice services… Press Grand Rapids Business Journal: TowerPinkster Names New Principals A multi-disciplined design firm in Grand Rapids has two new principals. TowerPinkster this week announced two new firm principals: Marika Hawes-Ruhrup and Shawn Parshall. Press Western Michigan Athletics Announces Lead Gifts for Women’s Basketball Locker Room Renovation Project The renovation would expand the square footage of the existing space by nearly 50% and add a new team lounge area and nutrition station. Press Jenison High School to unveil upgraded field house An area high school is opening a massive new athletic facility as part of a $60 million school improvement project. Jenison Senior High School will… Press Kalamazoo housing project by ex-WMU standout gets another boost in funding The project, a mixed-use, live-work development by Bogan Developments, will be located at 315 E. Frank St. in Kalamazoo. A new youth development center and… Press TowerPinkster Works for a Sustainable Future Mechanical Engineer Kelsey Groesbeck, and Design Architect John DenBoer were interviewed on the Grand Rapids Chamber’s “Back to Business” Podcast to talk about how TowerPinkster… Press A Look Inside School Safety K-12 Director Matt Slagle talks with Fox 17’s Tessa DiTirro about integrating safety into K-12 school design. Press Grand Rapids Public Museum Designs $64M Expansion The museum on the Grand River at Pearl Street is planning a $64 million expansion. It would be the first since it was moved there… Press TowerPinkster Interior Design Team Brings Home Two IIDA Awards TowerPinkster announces two projects have been named the best in the state by the Michigan Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). The large corporate campus of… Press Ford International Airport Celebrates Beam Raising on $110 Million Expansion of Concourse A The Gerald R. Ford International Airport raised a ceremonial beam Wednesday, April 27 to celebrate its $110 million expansion of Concourse A to accommodate passenger… Press Zoo to construct new habitat The campaign donation has allowed the zoo to rebuild its infrastructure and add a new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible entrance, habitats and animals… Press Historic renovation of City Hall project receives national awards from Associated Builders and Contractors The renovation of Greenleaf Trust’s new office in Traverse City, Michigan was recognized with a national Excellence in Construction® Eagle Award, presented during ABC Convention… Press New Indoor Athletic Facility Coming to Jenison High School Athletes at Jenison High School will soon have a brand new facility to use for practices. Construction of a 64,000-square-foot multi-purpose building is underway, made… Press USGBC Detroit Region announces Michigan leadership award recipients Nominated projects were judged based on the categories in the LEED rating system – Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, Indoor… Press Grand Rapids Public Museum moves forward on next phases of $64 million expansion The Grand Rapids City Commission on Tuesday, Jan. 11, gave initial approval to allocating $1,087,929 additional funds for the design work for those two phases.… Press Operation Care and Comfort: Michigan Veteran Homes Offers Extraordinary Skilled Nursing Care in a Home-Like Setting CAM Magazine recently featured the new Veteran Home locations in Chesterfield, MI, and Grand Rapids, MI. We were thrilled to partner with SFCS (design architect)… Press Architecture firm to open new office TowerPinkster will open a new West Michigan office next year. The design firm in January will open a new office at 1 S. Harbor Drive… Press Mixed-use Warner Building development, Haymarket Plaza completed in Kalamazoo Catalyst Development Co. LLC’s seven-story project includes 45 apartments at 180 E. Water St.: 20 efficiency units, 21 one- and two-bedroom units, and four premium… Press The 9 Best Commercial Architects in Grand Rapids, Michigan For almost 70 years, TowerPinkster has been a multidiscipline design firm dedicated to integrity, excellence, and sustainability initiatives. From just six staff members at its… Press Architecture firm appoints new associates Associates are chosen based on demonstrated leadership within the firm and community, commitment to advancing the firm’s mission and dedication to mentoring the next generation… Press From alley to art haven, Kalamazoo’s Haymarket Plaza nears completion The yearslong transformation of a Kalamazoo alley into an art haven is almost finished. Contractors are putting the final touches on Haymarket Plaza, located between… Press Ascension St Joseph Celebrates Nuclear Medicine Additions The Nuclear Medicine Department at Ascension St. Joseph’s Hospital recently completed installation of some new state-of-the-art equipment and additions that will greatly enhance patient safety… Press Grand Rapids Home for Veterans to house 128 veterans, replace old facility The new Grand Rapids Home for Veterans is finally finished after two years of construction and $62 million of investment. Funding sources include the U.S.… Press Leaders break ground on new Kalamazoo County justice facility Work is now underway on the more than $94 million project to build a new Kalamazoo County justice facility. The project will consolidate almost all… Press Byron Center breaks ground on 5/6 school School board members, administrators, students and project partners of Byron Center Public Schools recently broke ground on the new Nickels Intermediate Building. The new Nickels Intermediate 5/6… Press Coldwater School Board approves projects at Jefferson and LMS The Coldwater Community School Board of Education gave the district permission on Monday night to move forward with installing a new heating and cooling system… Press BISD Board approves bids for Careers Center renovation project The long awaited renovation project at the Branch Area Careers Center has finally gotten the green light after several years of discussions. Two alternates were… Press Kalamazoo County prepares to break ground on $95M justice facility project Plans for a new county courthouse in Kalamazoo took a step forward this week as the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners voted to authorize contracts… Press Kalamazoo County Commissioners approve construction for new justice facility, completion expected in 2023 The Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners voted to authorize Construction Manager CSM to move forward with awarding contracts for the county’s nearly $95 million Justice… Press Metro Detroit’s first veterans home to open in Chesterfield Township The ribbon-cutting was held Friday morning for the massive facility. It sits on the site of old barracks for the Selfridge Air National Guard Base.… Press Plan to replace Kalamazoo County courthouse moves forward with approval of justice facility plans Plans have been approved for the new Kalamazoo County justice facility in downtown Kalamazoo. The site plan for the the 165,000-square-foot building at 335 W.… Press West Michigan executives reflect on a year of leading through a pandemic After a year of reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic, it becomes increasingly difficult to capture all of the nuanced and at times discordant effects it… Press Allegan Public Schools putting bond proposal on May ballot The Allegan Public Schools Board of Education has voted to place an $87.5 million bond proposal on the May election ballot to fund district-wide facility… Press New building on track for fall opening The 62,000-square-foot facility, designed by TowerPinkster with Owen-Ames-Kimball leading construction, includes more natural lighting; air conditioning throughout the building; more space for movement, including a… Press TowerPinkster Upgrades Spec Writing Solution Across Firm of Diverse Users Chalkline, Inc. has published a Case Study on TowerPinkster’s evaluation, selection, and success of deploying and using VisiSpecs. TowerPinkster wanted to better utilize their BIM… Press Kalamazoo’s future arts and entertainment plaza meets crowdsourcing goal While the COVID-19 pandemic may have slowed plans to be open by the end of year, the city’s soon-to-be Haymarket Plaza has met its crowdsourcing… Press School bond projects provide reliable work for firms during pandemic K-12 school bond projects have emerged as an increasingly reliable source of work for West Michigan construction and architecture firms, even though some districts opted… Press Project delays, Zoom meetings, worksite safety: Construction lessons learned from COVID-19 The construction industry was one of many that was forced to switch up its workflow and get creative this year with the drastic changes, uncertainties,… Press Higher ed capital outlay projects screech to a halt State funding uncertainty during the pandemic has been a key factor in the lack of large construction projects this year at community colleges and universities.… Press What are we grateful for? // Fall 2020 Newsletter This year, we’re more grateful than ever for all the moments we share as a team and as a community. We’re reflecting on our overwhelming… Press Kalamazoo County’s $90M justice facility on track for groundbreaking in spring 2021 Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners reviewed the latest renderings of the $90 million justice facility project during the Tuesday, Dec. 1, meeting. Commissioners got a look at… Press County to pursue loan for courthouse upgrade There appears to be some movement regarding the on-again, off-again proposed renovation project involving St. Joseph County’s courts building. Plans for the potential task date… Press Mean Green Leadership Machines Early training and support for young professionals and high potentials is a crucial investment. The first few years of anyone’s career are an unanticipated and critical… Press May bond passage projects underway Students at Crossroads Middle and West Oakview Elementary schools are being greeted with a change this year right at the front doors. Vestibule construction and… Press Haymarket Plaza to transform Kalamazoo alley into new artsy entertainment space Named after the historic district it will soon be a part of, Kalamazoo’s new Haymarket Plaza is expected to offer up a new place to… Press What were we curious about this Summer? // Summer 2020 Newsletter We were curious about sustainable design, advanced manufacturing, and seeing the new Stryker Instruments building under the stars. Learn more in our Summer 2020 Newsletter. Press Treystar announces development plan for Haymarket Plaza downtown Kalamazoo-based development company Treystar, along with its partners Catalyst Development and the City of Kalamazoo, has announced plans in creating the Haymarket Plaza. Designed by… Press Special meeting scheduled to hire BACC construction manager The Branch Intermediate School District Board of Education is scheduled to select a construction manager for the renovation project at the Branch Area Careers Center… Press Bronson Healthcare opens flexible testing lab in time to help with COVID-19 Tests for COVID-19 that had to be sent out of state and required more than a week to process when the pandemic started last spring,… Press BISD Board gives go ahead to renovate Careers Center TowerPinkster estimates project will cost $6.8 million and would be done in three phases. Press BISD board to take action on Careers Center renovation After getting an update last month from architect Shawn Parshall of Tower Pinkster, the Branch Intermediate School District Board of Education is scheduled to take… Press What were we curious about this Spring? // Spring 2020 Newsletter From helping hospitals navigate the COVID-19 pandemic to celebrating the grand opening of the new Stryker Instruments Divisional Facility, we had a busy Spring! Learn… Press Dunbar Hall renovations to bring glass walls and fourth floor dance studio, building to close this summer Dunbar Hall will close at the end of this semester for renovations. The decision was formally announced at a public town hall on Tuesday, Feb. 4.… Press Final beam is in place for Delta College Downtown Midland Center A milestone in the construction of Delta College’s Downtown Midland Center was reached on Wednesday, as Spence Brothers Construction placed the last steel beam to… Press Michigan school designed to foil shooters: ‘It slows them down’ Inside the new $48 million Fruitport High School, extensive window glass, elegant lighting, wide-open gathering spaces and modern furniture give this West Michigan public school the feel of an… Press County Making Progress On Bids For Courts Building Renovation The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners received an update on the planned renovation of the courts building from County Administrator Teresa Doehring during their… Press Construction of new elementary still on schedule Despite a setback a couple of weeks ago when nearly eight inches of snow was followed by record cold temperatures, Superintendent Terry Whelan told the… Press Delta College Making Plans For Renovating Electronic Media And Broadcast Space Delta College trustees awarded a contract Tuesday, November 12 to TowerPinkster to provide architectural and engineering services for A-Wing renovations, including the Electronic Media and… Press Community meeting raises questions about future of Barry County’s jail and COA The Barry County community discussed Monday what to do with two major facilities experts say are in need of repairs, and how far they’ll have… Press Third Phase Of Centreville Public Schools Bond Project Kicks Off The Centreville Board of Education received a pre-planning presentation for the third phase of its bond project during their regular meeting Monday. Shawn Parshall and… Press Eau Claire schools review infrastructure needs The Eau Claire school board is taking a look at the district’s infrastructure needs, with members hearing a report from the TowerPinkster consulting firm at their meeting… Press A Michigan high school features mass shooter defenses in its design School shootings have become so commonplace that a Michigan high school has been designed with the possibility of one in mind. The half-completed $48 million… Press What were we curious about this Summer? // Summer 2019 Newsletter We were curious about innovative school security, modular healthcare design, and renovating the spaces of our past. Learn more below. Press TowerPinkster Creates Immersive Experience for Kent ISD Students Members of the TowerPinkster team engaged with more than 120 students in five classrooms within the Kent Intermediate School District this past semester. The STEM… Press PSMJ Resources Announces the Top-Performing Architecture and Engineering Firms for 2019 PSMJ Resources, Inc., the world’s leading authority on the effective management of architecture, engineering, and construction firms, announces the members of the 2019 Circle of Excellence.… Press What were we curious about this Spring? // Spring 2019 Newsletter We were curious about innovative care for Veterans, designing with our education friends, and trends in workplace design. Learn more below. Press Delta College to break ground in Midland on Monday Delta College plans to kick off construction of a new $13 million learning center in Midland on Monday, with a groundbreaking ceremony set for 3:30… Press News and Insights from TowerPinkster // Winter 2019 News and Insights from the TowerPinkster team.