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Triangle Associates Creates New Office Interior Environment

Triangle Associates Creates New Office Interior Environment

Triangle Associates has been keeping up operationally with its rapid growth over the last few years. And most recently that meant updating their corporate office interiors. “Who we are as a company, our values, and our attitudes need to be represented in our workplace. It was time to make our office a more transparent and collaborative space to match our...

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Wolverine Power Cooperative

Wolverine Power Cooperative

While Michigan has been “rich” with energy for several generations, recently r.o.i. Design has learned more about how communities are powered. Through the invitation of Richard Skendzel of Architectural Technology in Traverse City, MI we met Wolverine Power Cooperative in Cadillac, MI and were engaged as interior designers for their new 40,000...

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Re-purposing 100 Year Old Spaces

Re-purposing 100 Year Old Spaces

Not that long ago, we showed up at the City of Grand Rapids building department offices and we were greeted by “What old building are you working on now?” How did we get that recognition? Maybe its because we renovated a 110 year furniture manufacturing building for our own offices, or maybe it’s because we were the designers of the first...

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COAA Workshop: Construction Owners Association brings National Experts to MI

COAA Workshop: Construction Owners Association brings National Experts to MI

Where do you learn about drones, BIM, Design-Assist? Turns out at the Fall COAA Workshop in Novi, Michigan. Over 75 construction and design professionals gathered for a day of learning and networking in September 2015. Mary Witte, from r.o.i. Design attended. The second session of the day was a presentation by three members of COAA, an owner, an architect...

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Can’t Live with Them, Can’t Live without Them: The Design Team

Can’t Live with Them, Can’t Live without Them: The Design Team

Who is the design team? The building architect, interior designer, site engineer, landscape architect, structural engineer, civil engineer, casegood designer, furniture designer, and art consultant all make up the design team. Construction managers are dealing with a variety of team types: One Stop Shopping Large architect and engineering firms who offer...

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Division 09 and the Budget Impact

Division 09 and the Budget Impact

Recently, r.o.i. Design was at a bid opening and after hearing the bids for Division 09, it was clear to all that something was “up”.  We all are seeing a steady increase in the percentage of costs spent in finishes in projects. r.o.i. Design has been able to balance budgets by applying specialty finishes with discretion in key areas and...

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