Ghafari Receives AIA Michigan Honor Award for Design of Northpointe Bank Operations Center
Grand Rapids, MI – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Michigan has recognized global architecture and engineering firm Ghafari with an Honor Award for their design of the Northpointe Bank Operations Center, completed in 2021 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. AIA Michigan’s annual awards program honors exemplary projects within the industry. This year, six projects were selected by a panel of judges out of 60+ submissions throughout the state of Michigan to receive the award.
Led by their Grand Rapids office, Ghafari provided full-service architecture and engineering for the project, working alongside Visser Brothers Construction as the contractor, for the renovation and imaginative restoration of the building. Northpointe Bank’s continued growth drove the demand for the new space, and they engaged Ghafari to transform the former Cascade Commons, an aging, nearly vacant 91,000 SF building. The space now serves as an innovative national operations hub for their residential lending and servicing groups.