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Burco, Inc. Updates Their Walker Offices

Burco, Inc. Updates Their Walker Offices

We met Mike and Lisa Mervenne through an introduction by West Michigan Office Interiors. They are the owners of Burco, Inc., an amazing company that supplies automotive mirrors for new and after-market. This multi-generation business is an entrepreneurial inspiration. It’s reflective of the business creativity in West Michigan, but more specifically of their corporation.

Our year-long relationship of designing and budgeting resulted in a great remodel thanks to Erhardt Construction and Joe Kuhn. The project was completed early this year.

The remodel included more open office areas, an expanded break room, more efficient office layouts, and branded décor. Building on their amazing brand, r.o.i. Design developed an interior design scheme that reflects their brand colors, culture, and needs.

In addition to interior design, we were able to provide graphic design for custom branded décor, as well as providing new furnishings for their break room.

Funky Buddha Arrives at Studio Park

Funky Buddha Arrives at Studio Park

In January, Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse opened its fourth location in the exciting new Studio Park development in downtown Grand Rapids. Anna Baeten, Executive Director, and Michele Bookie, Operations Manager, see this new location as the opportunity to align the look of their facility with their updated clean brand that’s on their website and marketing.

“It was time to become clear with our brand; we are intentional and simple in our approach. We believe in Growth through Practice. We want our spaces to reflect our values: Respect, Integrity, Intentionality, Caring, Honesty, and Humility,” says Baeten.

With that direction in mind, r.o.i. Design assisted in developing an interior that minimized their previous scheme of tropical fruit colors to a neutral palette of black, white, gray, cork, and wood. With touches of greenery and a focus on cleanability, there was still room for some “funk”.

A variety of shapes of wood shade lamps hang in the lobby. The desk and retail area are built from reclaimed pallet wood from Grand Rapids Pallets. Their diamond logo is featured in the tectum acoustical panels applied to the yoga studio’s ceiling. Indirect lighting was added to the waiting area as well as the studio.

We thank our collaborators Jon Blair from r2Design for architecture, First Companies for construction, and Ken Kearney for specialty millwork build-out.

For more about Funky Buddha please visit their website.

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West Michigan Pediatric Dentistry’s New Office

West Michigan Pediatric Dentistry’s New Office

Doctors Daniel Bolt and Thomas Bouwens

Doctors Daniel Bolt and Thomas Bouwens had outgrown their existing Holland, Michigan office. With the help of Dixon Architecture and T2 Construction, they agreed to design a new building. r.o.i. Design was invited to the project by Ken Dixon, and we set out to create a space that met the needs of both doctors and patients.

When r.o.i Design learned that, between patients and family members, the practice could see up to 500 people a day, we began to understand their energetic approach to dental care. We also learned that they wanted to remain a “kid and family-friendly” environment yet avoid a theme-park-like feel.

Many pediatric dentists overlook the opportunity to create a calming and comfortable space for busy families. With these factors in mind, our goal was to take their West Michigan caring brand forward, which meant keeping a more “Montessori-approach”. This calming approach intentionally included a plan to create smaller, focused areas of interest for young patients. r.o.i. Design happily developed the interior design, lighting design, and furnishing finishes for the new location.

In addition to the interior finishes, we assisted in introducing the practice to an experienced Lionel train expert, who designed the new miniature train that winds throughout the space on a raised track.

We also designed their new logo and provided many of the key furnishings.

Some of our favorite details include:

  • Decorative acrylic at the reception and checkout desks
  • Dark blue board and batten wall treatments
  • Accent carpet and painted wall “stripes”
  • Fun light fixtures throughout the space
  • Acoustic wall panels in the open exam area
  • Lit ceiling details at the checkout

We are grateful for the opportunity to work on this project and wish West Michigan Pediatric Dentistry the best as they settle into their new space, which opened on February 3, 2020.

For more about this practice, please visit their new website!

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New Logo for West Michigan Pediatric Dentistry

New Logo for West Michigan Pediatric Dentistry

West Michigan Pediatric Dentistry’s New Logo

West Michigan Pediatric Dentistry provides specialized dentistry for infants, children, and adolescents, including those with special needs. As their practice grew, so did the need for a new dental office. Currently located in Holland, MI, at 844 Washington Avenue, their new location is being built on 16th Street near Lighthouse Insurance. r.o.i Design was brought on to design the interiors of the new building, along with the project’s architects, Dixon Architecture.

At the beginning of the design process, the suggestion was made to also look at redesigning the practice’s logo. We offered our graphic design services, and West Michigan Pediatric Dentistry asked us to create some concepts.

Through the graphic design process, we supplied them with a few ideas that they narrowed down for further development. One of the featured elements of the new office design is a scale model train and track which winds throughout the waiting area, hallway and open operatory spaces. They decided that it would be fun to incorporate a train into the logo. We went back and forth a few times with ideas and finally landed on a simple, but fun, circular logomark with the train motif.

The construction of the new office will be wrapping up soon, and we are excited to see how the whole space comes together. Be sure to look for a post with photos of the space in the near future!

Old Logo

For more information about West Michigan Pediatric Dentistry, please visit westmipeddent.com.

Logo Design for View Point

Logo Design for View Point

When the logo, the architecture, and interior design all align, a brand appears. At r.o.i. Design we strive to be engaged in all parts of the design to achieve a cohesive brand appearance to create the “return on investment” look and feel that delivers results for our customers.

We have designed logos for a variety of types of identities, including medical practices, restaurants, and more. A logo typically includes a mark of some kind, and then words that are seen in particular fonts and styles.

It is quite common that a logo tries to do “too much” and we spend a lot of time pruning and editing a message, so the final logo can last over time.

In the case of View Point, we collaborated with Campus View’s marketing staff, going back and forth with ideas until a concise visual was realized that included the “peak” of the building but also connected with the View of Campus View, the corporate brand.

Other logos we have designed recently include ABC Pediatrics, Van Haren Dentistry, Wok & Mortar, and HealthBridge.

Custom Décor at View Point

Custom Décor at View Point

For r.o.i. Design, the View Point project allowed us to use all our skills and resources. In addition to planning and interior design, we took on the challenge of adding the finishing touches to a warehouse-loft-look by designing, procuring and installing décor. We used numerous reclaimed items, along with new items to complete the look.

We shopped Pitsch Wrecking and came away with some old windows, bikes, and a few feet of chain-link fencing. We stripped the bikes and painted them in their entirety, and then hung them from the ceiling. We disassembled some of the bikes and just mounted their painted wheels on the wall. We cleaned up the windows, made them shatterproof, and arranged them in the lounge area.

We wanted to use some old warehouse doors but couldn’t find any. So, we built them in our shop and faux painted them to create the look we wanted, then installed them in key areas.

We found an artist who had some great “old sign” graphics and asked them to change the verbiage and design to accommodate some Grand Valley State University words and icons.

And with the addition of a few IKEA mirrors and some faux painting by Michael Pfleghaar, the warehouse-loft-look took shape.