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Fishbeck Receives AIA Grand Rapids Award

Architecture/Interior Design

November 2, 2023

Fishbeck is pleased to announce the Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health (DCIH) has won an AIA Grand Rapids Honor Award. The award was received at the annual chapter awards ceremony November 1, 2023. 

The awards are presented to those submissions that best tell the story of a project, its design concepts, and its lasting impact. Integrating AIA’s Framework for Design Excellence is also heavily considered. The DCIH won the award in the Building Category, which recognizes projects that most successfully demonstrate design resolution and are exemplary in technical and environmental advancement.

The DCIH is a 166,000-sf academic building located on Grand Rapids’ Medical Mile. The facility is adjacent to the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences and supports the tremendous growth of GVSU’s academic programs in the Kirkhof College of Nursing and the College of Health Professions. The project features healthcare teaching labs, simulation labs, learning commons and library labs, computer labs, active learning classroom/labs, departmental suites, and faculty offices. Student study spaces are strategically placed throughout the building and serve to transform circulation elements into vital building features. The facility has five floors plus a penthouse with two levels of parking below.

GVSU’s new building is designed to provide a teaching/learning environment that will support and promote interdisciplinary, experiential problem-solving, and mutual respect among healthcare students, faculty, and researchers. 

This project has achieved LEED Gold Certification and has been recognized as the Consumers Energy 2021 Project of the Year in the Large Commercial Category.