Great Lakes by Design: Energy in Scale
Great Lakes by Design featured the innovative new operations hub for Northpointe Bank in an article about resilience and adaptability in the workplace. Ghafari was tapped in late 2019 to design and lead a comprehensive study for the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based financial service organization that sought a cutting-edge facility that would accommodate their rapid growth, create an authentic and engaging recruiting tool, and ensure their real estate offerings remained flexible for the future.
“They were looking to be able to find more space for more people, but they really needed a new recruiting tool as well. They were looking to hire a lot of new talent and they really wanted the best and the brightest,” says Michael Lubbers, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Ghafari’s Director of Design in Grand Rapids. “Northpointe is passionate about their people both internally as well as their clients and customers, so they wanted that to be authentic as an offering when younger recruits or talented recruits walk in for interviews.