6650 Crossings Dr SE # E
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Architectural Concepts has been a friend of r.o.i. Design since 2000. We have collaborated on many projects where we have brought the conceptual planning and interior design, and they delivered the architecture and managed the construction.
While that relationship was long lasting their original office interior was not. In 2018, Ken Watkins, principle and owner, decided his team deserved to work in the kind of space they create for others.
It was with great satisfaction that r.o.i. Design was hired to assist them to update their space with selections for new flooring, new paint, new details, and providing new window coverings, new furniture and overall support for their continued success.
While it all looks wonderful, the updating of the half wall that surrounds the new meeting space was the greatest improvement. Exposed metal studs were incorporated into the design as a finished element, we saw this as a celebration of architecture as well as the Ken’s honest and “exposed” style.
Ken, while a passionate architect for their commercial and industrial client, is also earnestly involved with a second business alongside his wife, Shelly. They own a non-profit, Genesis Waters, dedicated to bringing clean water to communities around the world. They travel quarterly to locations to work with teams to create clean water systems and related infrastructure. Photos of the people they serve are featured in the office, which is beautiful décor but also an inspirational reminder of the meaning of “work”.