February 2018


Featured Project:

Consumers Credit Union Headquarters

We are proud to have partnered with Consumers Credit Union to build their new 92,000 square foot headquarters. Completed in December 2017, this state-of-the-art facility raises the bar for office environments in Southwest Michigan. It includes a 300 car parking structure, which preserves much of the natural wooded surrounding, and features a 400 foot long x 42 foot tall glass south elevation that takes advantage of the 23 acre natural area surrounding the building. The complex design of the new building, both in terms of architecture and systems, made executing this project both challenging and fulfilling. We look forward to seeing the positive impact this new facility will have on the Consumers Credit Union team and the future development of more ergonomic work environments in our community.

Welcoming New Townhomes at Walden and Phase IV of Walden Woods

The anticipation for Phase IV of our popular Kalamazoo condominium community, Walden Woods, is growing. Located off of Arboretum Parkway in the city of Kalamazoo, Walden Woods Phase IV will consist of both duplex and triplex style condominiums, starting from the high $200,000’s. We will also be introducing our new townhome neighborhood, The Enclave. Site development has already begun with site grading and infrastructure installation. 

 Walden Woods condominiums will be set amidst 80 acres of woodland and rolling meadows of which over 40 acres are greenspace. This condominium community features private roads and a host of amenities including natural trails, a fitness center, and a private clubhouse. The clubhouse includes gorgeous outdoor patio for entertaining with a pool, as well as a classroom. It also features a grand community room equipped with a full kitchen and a caterer’s kitchen that makes the clubhouse the perfect place for hosting gatherings. Walden Woods offers walkout, garden, and flat home sites. All home sites will be serviced by city water, city sewer, natural gas, electrical, cable TV and telephone.  

For more information on Walden Woods Phase IV or to join the interest list, contact Shelly Worden at 269.488.8800 or at sworden@avbinc.com. To discover more details about our new townhome neighborhood or to join the townhome interest list, contact Fatima Saheb at 269.323.2022 or at fsaheb@avbinc.com.

AVB Completed Old National Bank Headquarters 

Old National Bank’s new regional headquarters and banking center opened December 2017. Their new two story, 15,640 square foot facility includes a spacious lobby, private customer service areas on the main level, a mix of private and open offices on the second level, and a drive through. The new facility is anchored by a stone rotunda that is a defining landmark within Corner @ Drake. We are excited to see Old National Bank thrive in this new year! For more details, please contact Jack Michael at 269.329.3612 or via email at jmichael@avbinc.com.

“AVB did an awesome job of explaining each issue and providing a plan to address them. They communicate with architects, owners and sub-contractors with a high level of respect. They are great communicators and possess a very high level of "emotional intelligence" when dealing with people in the industry.”

      - Mike Galovan, TowerPinkster, Architect for Old National Bank

Corner Shoppes @ Stadium Coming Soon

Located at the corner of Stadium Drive and Drake Road in Kalamazoo, the new Corner Shoppes @ Stadium is under construction. This 20,000 square foot addition is being constructed as multi-tenant space and will be attached to the existing 13,000 square foot Trader Joe’s. Neighboring tenants include Costco, Field & Stream, Old National Bank, Firehouse Subs, Orangetheory Fitness, Drake Road Tap House, SVS Vision, and Menchie's Frozen Yogurt. Watch for more progress at the new shopping center on Facebook.

Projects to Watch for in 2018

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WMU Earnest Wilbur Building Renovations, Kalamazoo, MI

AVB is renovating the first and second floor of Western Michigan University’s Ernest Wilbur Building to create a functional space for the expansion of their Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. Featuring common areas, classrooms, and clinical space, this 14,000 square foot renovation will continue to take shape over 2018. For more information contact Jack Michael at  jmichael@avbinc.com.

 

 

 

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Whisper Rock Community Phase II, Portage, MI

Whisper Rock, located near the intersection of Oakland Drive and Centre Avenue, will be opening Phase II this winter. The new phase, overlooking the Gourdneck state forest, features walkout, garden level, and flat home site options on both duplex and triplex style condominiums. Homes will start at the high $200,000’s. For more information, contact Jennifer O’Neill at joneill@avbinc.com.

 

 

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WMU Central Kohrman Hall Renovations, Kalamazoo, MI

Western Michigan University has partnered with AVB to renovate the first and third floors of their Central Kohrman Hall Building in order to accommodate WMU’s growing need for a product design focused curriculum. This 14,000 square foot renovation will feature a state-of-the-art, ergonomic design and will continue to take shape over 2018. For more information contact Jack Michael at  jmichael@avbinc.com.

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