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Kent County Office of the Defender

Kent County Office of the Defender

Kent County Office of the Defender

250 Monroe Ave NW # 800
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Kent County Office of the Defender (KCOD) has been working with r.o.i. Design for over five years.  KCOD was funded and mandated by the State of Michigan to increase its capacity to serve more people.  Initially, we were trying to squeeze more people and efficiency into their small office. But the demand for space was growing, and it was clear a new and larger office was needed. The new office had to accommodate an increasing staff, be walkable to the courthouses downtown, and be connected to public transportation.  They also needed to maintain as much of the integrity of the space as possible (historical building, loyal realtors, and use type).

When KCOD leased the 8th floor at 850 Monroe, it had previously housed a law firm but was vacant for 10 years. The entry, lobby, reception, and training room needed minor updates and the office layouts were appropriate but too few. Generous corridors were narrowed so 12 offices and a conference room could be added. At their move-in in 2023, they had every office filled. To expand more, they would look to add space one floor down in the same building.

The suite’s previous design was quite dated and needed major finish updates to the lighting, paint, and flooring. r.o.i. Design added color-coordinated accents in quadrants: navy, green, and teal. The lunchroom, copy room, and client check-in received new case goods, and all received new laminates. It was decided to keep the original cherry paneling and marble floor in the Lobby.

The base paint color of the suite remained neutral, removing much of the wallcovering, and adding a lighter paint. All carpets were replaced with a mid-toned product which was better at hiding stains. Accent carpet tiles interrupt the pattern to enhance the color of the quadrant.

The lighting was inspected and converted to LED throughout. Very few decorative lights were added or needed. The restrooms had been updated just before the previous tenants left and worked very well for the group with just a few lighting tweaks.

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Kraft Business Systems – New Corporate Office

Kraft Business Systems – New Corporate Office

Kraft Business Systems

6980 Southbelt Dr.
Caledonia, MI 49316

Kraft Business Systems (KBS) sells printers, but more importantly, printing solutions and technical innovations. The business is built on solving problems for their customers, and r.o.i. Design took that approach as they made interior design decisions.

Each of the four key values were featured in their own areas:

  • Honor our company heritage in the print and printer industry.” (Orange)
  • Committed to continued innovation and I.T. for the paperless office.” (Green)
  • Focused on our clients and committed to interpersonal communication.” (Light Blue)
  • Look to the future with continued aspirations for creativity and growth.” (Dark Blue)

The colors of the five values are very bold, but the overall palette is white, grey, and black, creating a neutral background for the reds, oranges, yellows, blues, and greens. Not only did r.o.i. Design color block some of the walls in logo colors, we also created custom graphics for large-scale wall covering whose imagery is very “techy”.

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Royal View Senior Living

Royal View Senior Living

Royal View Senior Living

9100 Buchanan Rd.
Mecosta, MI 49332

Royal View Assisted Living is located just East of Canadian Lakes. This is an intimate property with a caring staff and sensitive amenities. The property had many features and finishes that remained. The remodel was focused on relocating medical equipment, improving staff spaces, and refreshing the residents’ dining room, beauty salon, and common areas.

For r.o.i. Design this meant furniture plans, lighting plans, finish, and furniture selections, as well as selecting wall art and décor. We also provided light construction and carpentry services supporting the owner’s facility staff.

Paying attention to our mantra: Budget, Brand, and Beauty, we designed with budget in mind, kept the beachfront theme of the property and the outcome was beautiful.

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Stellar Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

Stellar Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

Stellar Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

2380 76th St SW
Byron Center, MI 49315

Committed to the finest in dental care, Dr. Chris Powell married that with his passion for outer space to create a family-friendly office with surprising details. The front desk at Stellar Smiles Pediatric Dentistry resembles a spaceship, the lobby features Saturn-inspired floating light fixtures, and the exam rooms could be space pods looking out into the galaxy with life-like murals of outer space. The walk to the exam rooms features color-coded carpet accents and entry signs using the symbols of planets.

Dr. Chris worked with First Companies Inc. to lease space from Knapp Orthodontics and found an affordable way to open their doors to a welcoming neighborhood of families without compromising on design. As of November 2023, the second phase of the space is already in planning which will add open an exam bay and more space for staff.

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Knapp Orthodontics

Knapp Orthodontics

Knapp Orthodontics

2384 76th St SW
Byron Center, MI 49315

 We were introduced to Knapp Orthodontics through First Companies, who were working with them to develop the property. We are grateful that they recommended us to assist in the interior design of their new office and have learned a lot through the process.  

As a team, we learned that not all clients are colorphobic. Knapp Orthodontics welcomed the use of color in their design, especially when it complemented their brand colors of blue, green, and grey. We used those colors to accent the walls. We also introduced an acid yellow to the spectrum and used it in carpet and upholstery accents. 

We also learned that some clients are more forward-thinking about lighting and technology. Knapp Orthodontics embraced our design that incorporated recessed linear LED lighting in the lobby and the exam areas. While the overall light level was great, the effect of the smooth surface lighting was refreshing, and clean and took a step away from traditional lighting. 

Knapp Orthodontics invested in wall-mounted digital games for patients and their siblings to use while waiting which creates a positive experience for the kids. We responded to this detail by creating acoustic wall panels that incorporated the brand logo behind the games and providing kid-friendly ottomans that can be used while families play games or wait for treatment. 

Dr. Knapp and the team inspired us with their vision for booth seating in the waiting area, a combination of quartz and wood-faced materials on the reception desk, and full glass partitions between exam areas. 

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