Projects

601 Bond Apartments

Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Client

  • Time Equities, Inc.

    Project Size

  • 310,000 SF

UNDERSTANDING THE CHALLENGE

Located north of downtown sat a vacant lot that was formerly a foundry. Recognizing the demand for the “downtown experience” in housing and the steady growth in the Grand Rapids market, the owner selected this site for a new apartment building.

We are providing architectural and interior design services for 601 Bond, collaborating closely with the owner, contractor, and our consultants to address the unique concerns of a downtown redevelopment site. Our team faced myriad challenges with this project, from designing around the context of the area and its adjacent properties to addressing what was left behind from previous uses and structures.

TAILORING THE SOLUTION

When completed, this new 16-story building will have a modern, high-end appearance with views of the Grand River and downtown. It will contain 202 apartment units, five stories of parking, and 4,000 SF of storefront for retail or restaurant use, in addition to boasting amenities such as a rooftop deck, fitness center and lounge, and a pet grooming station.

The design recalls the past while utilizing modern practices to create a building that is both distinguished and contemporary, while still contributing to the fabric of the neighborhood. For instance, the exterior is comprised of red-blended brick, which is an intentional nod to the turn-of-the-century buildings nearby, and steel stash windows with dark metal window wall expressions.

SUPPORTING WHAT MATTERS

The project’s location is vital to attracting tenants due to its close proximity to the city’s major healthcare systems and lifestyle amenities. At 16 stories, each with cast-in-place post-tension concrete floors, it will be the 11th tallest building in Grand Rapids.