Davenport University, Donald W. Maine College of Business

Grand Rapids, Michigan

  • FIRM

    Integrated Architecture


    Davenport University

  • AREA

    60,197 sq.ft.





Learning and business happen everywhere, not just in the classroom. That philosophy drove Davenport University’s vision for the new Donald W. Maine College of Business. Through a process that was collaborative from the start, students and faculty had a hand in creating an environment that transcends traditional classroom learning and provides an education space that ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$226.00FEATURED IN2017 Educational Interiors ShowcaseINTERIOR CATEGORYClassrooms today’s business offices. The building applies the design tenets at work in corporate environments; it uses abundant natural light, flexibility, and modularity to create collaborative spaces that support learning.
The building has interactive classrooms with layouts that allow for reconfiguration and leverage modern furniture and technology to support traditional lecture-style learning as well as interactive team learning. Raised floors and operable walls create options to change and grow as needed.
The heart of the building (the “HUB”) promotes community, impromptu interactions, and connectivity with varied seating, operable options, alternative classroom layouts, and a café. The atrium provides views of student-controlled meeting enclaves, open offices for faculty, and the university’s W.A. Lettinga Campus outside.