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Van Andel Institute – Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.

Posted in Built by Michelle Gilhousen on September 28, 2012


Building: Van Andel Institute
Location: 333 Bostwick Avenue Northeast  Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Status: Completed 2001
Architect: Rafael Vinoly Architects
Structural Engineer: Dewhurst MacFarlane & Partners
Construction Manager: Erhardt/McCarthy
Glazing Subcontractor: Architectural Glass & Metal, Inc./ Visionwall

AE Interest: Curved glass canopies light laboratory levels, dramatic stepped silhouette enspired by the sloping topography of its surroundings, natural light, originally built as a phased-growth facility to allow for expansions and adapt to needs of researchers inhabiting the building, second phase expansion along the vertical concrete service core has three sky-lit floors for offices.


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