Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Consumers Energy and Grand Valley State University (GVSU) celebrated the opening of the John G. Russell Leadership Center on GVSU’s Pew Grand Rapids Campus in February of 2017. The facility located south of GVSU’s L. William Seidman Center adds to the synergy of the GVSU’s urban business campus and gives Consumers Energy access to university services, academic talent, and future employees with its presence on the campus.
With a design to provide professional development for Consumers Energy employees from across the state at a central location, the building features a variety of spaces to support large and small groups. The building boasts state-of-the-art training rooms and meeting spaces where facilitators can reconfigure furniture to accommodate their specific needs ranging from a traditional to collaborative classrooms setup, conference or board room meeting setup, lectures, or banquet setup.
Functional spaces loaded with comfort and technology provide employees with a home away from their office giving them the ability to stay connected and productive. The second and third floors feature unique, collaboration spaces for casual interaction or smaller break out meetings. Private enclaves also serve employees when not in training.