Michael Belisle, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
The Design Forum, Inc.
Michael Belisle has worked for The Design Forum Inc. for 13 years. Despite his years of experience, people still mistake him for being right out of school as he was born with a baby face. Luckily, after 3 children, he is starting to see some wrinkles and his wife has noticed a few gray hairs here and there.Read More >>
AIAGR Membership Services Director
Matthew Gerard, AIA
Matt Gerard is design architect at TowerPinkster Architects | Engineers and a licensed architect in the State of Michigan. Matt believes that if the design process is engaging, interactive, and fun; the end result will be the creation of meaningful places that inspire.Read More >>
Thomas Danckaert, AIA, LEED AP
Senior Architectural Designer, Architect
Creating space to empower is Thom’s philosophy. He believes that craft is the conduit to mastery while intrinsic drive is what makes our work engaging, fun, and inspiring. Thom seeks to be inquisitive, empathic, passionate, and socially responsible.Read More >>
AIA Grand Rapids has selected four women to receive its annual student scholarships to assist in continuing their architectural educations. Typically, a scholarship is awarded to one or two students, but this year the committee felt all four of these women deserved the scholarship.Read More >>
It will be an event not to miss for all who are a part of the West Michigan architecture and construction community. Please feel free to invite staff, clients, contractors, students, and others with whom you would want to celebrate a successful year in architecture.
Photo by PAE and Chuck Heiney PhotographyRead More >>
In 2012, the AIA Michigan Board approved the establishment of a separate Architect’s Political Action Committee to provide financial support to those Michigan lawmakers that support legislation beneficial to Michigan architects. APAC takes a non-partisan approach: we support democrats, republicans, and independents who have demonstrated their support for our goals and objectives.Read More >>
It all started in 1894 when Hendrick Eikenhout opened his roofing supply company on Wealthy Street. Still headquartered at the original site at 346 Wealthy Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Eikenhout has expanded over the decades to seven branches throughout the state.Read More >>