Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Vote for the Northpointe Bank Operations Center in ArchDaily’s 2022 Building of the Year Awards

The Northpointe Bank Operations Center is a nominee for the ArchDaily 2022 Building of the Year Awards in the Offices category!

Now in its 13th year, the Building of the Year Awards gives ArchDaily readers the chance to recognize and reward the outstanding projects that inspire, are making a difference, and transform the way we experience the built environment.

Northpointe’s award-winning operations center involved the expansive transformation to the former Cascade Commons building, an aging, nearly vacant 91,000 SF big box and former design showcase center on the southeast side of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Ghafari designed an immersive interior and exterior user experience that balances diverse workstyles and high-tech meeting spaces with engaging and expansive social spaces. Key to the design’s success is the introduction of vast amounts of natural light, coupled with a design vision that mimics Michigan’s natural beauty and seasonal change. We drew upon the renovation of a massive interior skylight that spans the entire depth of the building – a key feature that is a major element of the building’s past, now a renewed driver and symbol of Northpointe’s future.

Vote for the Northpointe Bank Operations Center here. You have until February 9 to place your vote.