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Franklin Partners, LLC

25 Ottawa Transformation
location
Grand Rapids, MI
size
Six stories

This six-story office and retail building in downtown Grand Rapids underwent a Class-A transformation to the exterior façade, lobby and shared tenant areas. The building is located next door to Van Andel Arena. All high-end finishes and upgrades were designed to heighten the original architectural style, showcasing the timber-frame construction and exposed interior structure.

Scope included:

  • Conversion of former storage space into state-of-the-art fitness center and business conference area
  • Refurbished skywalks
  • Miscellaneous tenant improvements and white box spaces
  • Reconfiguration of first floor exterior to glass panel storefront with metal framing and honed-marble
  • 50-foot-tall glass and steel marquee surrounding the new Ottawa Avenue entrance, installed on a canted angle, extending outward and upward
  • Demolition of existing lobby ceiling and stairwell (adjacent to former bar / restaurant space) to create a welcoming two-story atrium
  • Framing the improved entrance with a new exterior glass façade that spans four stories high
  • Installation of a chandelier sculpture consisting of 180 individual steel cables, each housing four LED down lights that illuminate suspended glass beads.
  • Radius back-painted glass wall separating the new lobby from future tenant space
  • LED back-lit aluminum feature walls on the first and third floors, showcasing the new “25 Ottawa” branding
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