Ender Hall

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Client

Grand Rapids Community College

Area

3,850 sq.ft.

Total Cost

$3,500,000

Completion Date

08/2020

Ender Hall highlights the DeVos Campus of Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC). This historic structure, built by a Grand Rapids lumber baron for his family at the turn of the century, is being transformed into a student-focused, resource-filled hub for GRCC. The structure had seen a variety of tenants and uses over its life; consequently, the original integrity of the home was difficult to see. Progressive AE has worked to uncover the historical attributes of this majestic home to carefully integrate new programs there. The result is a place where students can gain access to needed resources for technology, skills development, mentorship, student success, and campus employment with career planning and recruiting.

Progressive AE engaged with the college, local building officials, and the Historic Preservation Commission as this project included a full renovation of the main, second, and third floors of the house as well as sensitive repairs to its exterior. The careful inclusion of an elevator central to the floor plan and a new external accessibility ramp provides the facility barrier-free accessibility. The project has achieved LEED Gold Certification for Commercial Interiors.

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