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2012 Recap

2012 has been a great year for Visbeen Architects.  We look back at the ups and downs and cannot help but be thankful.  Thankful for the opportunities we have had, the people we have met, the clients we have served and the projects we have worked on.  We have shared what has been happening along the way in our little corner of the architectural industry, so we thought we would give our own little countdown and recap of just some of our events of 2012 on this, the eve of a new year...

Top Five of 2012

5.  MoDiv:  Our project with Rockford Construction for a retail incubator downtown opened it's doors in January and finished off the year by winning the Ideation award from the ABC Construction Awards for Innovation.  It was a pleasure to be a part of such an innovative retail design in the heart of our hometown.
Read more here: 
MoDiv's grand opening - http://visbeen-associates-architects.blogspot.com/2012/01/modiv-grand-opening.html
MoDiv is a hit! - http://visbeen-associates-architects.blogspot.com/2012/01/modiv-is-hit.html
Ideation Award - http://visbeen-associates-architects.blogspot.com/2012/11/modiv-wins-2012-ideation-award-from.html


4.  The Parades:  This past Spring and Fall Parades proved to be shining moments for our business.  We had six stellar projects in the Parades here in the Greater Grand Rapids and in Kalamazoo.  Between the six projects, we took home 14 awards of excellence from the HBA!  What an honor!
Read more here:
Grand Rapids Spring Parade of Homes - 
   http://visbeen-associates-architects.blogspot.com/2012/05/gr-spring-parade-of-homes-domenico.html
   http://visbeen-associates-architects.blogspot.com/2012/05/gr-spring-parade-of-homes-pine-valley.html
   http://visbeen-associates-architects.blogspot.com/2012/05/gr-spring-parade-of-homes-warren.html
Kalamazoo Spring Parade of Homes - http://visbeen-associates-architects.blogspot.com/2012/06/kalamazoo-spring-parade-of-homes.html
Spring Award Winners -
   http://visbeen-associates-architects.blogspot.com/2012/06/spring-parade-of-homes-award-of.html
   http://visbeen-associates-architects.blogspot.com/2012/06/highfield-brings-home-four-awards.html
Fall Parade of Homes - http://visbeen-associates-architects.blogspot.com/2012/10/fall-parade-of-homes.html 
Fall Parade Winners - http://visbeen-associates-architects.blogspot.com/2012/10/awards-of-excellence-winners.html

3. AK Rikks: Visbeen Architects had the great pleasure of designing one of the most significant projects of our company history this year - AK Rikks.  This retail powerhouse was really a dream job for us and when we were able to see our vision come to life, with it's doors opening in August, it really doesn't get much better than that!
Read more here:
The Project Announced - http://visbeen-associates-architects.blogspot.com/2012/05/big-news-for-grand-rapids.html
Fashion's Night Out - http://visbeen-associates-architects.blogspot.com/2012/09/fashions-night-out.html


2. Happy Anniversary to us!:  We celebrated twenty years of business this past June.  For twenty years, we have had the pleasure of doing what we love to do, creating beautiful, functional, impactful architecture for the clients that have kept us in business.  Thank you again to everyone who has impacted our business!


1.  VAI + GMB = VA:  The biggest news of 2012 by far has been the merger of our company with GMB Architecture + Engineering.  In July, the two became one and Visbeen Associates, Inc. became Visbeen Architects.  We could not be happier to become a part of such a great company and look forward to the great things we can do together as an integrated team.

Read more here:
Visbeen and GMBae Join Forces - http://visbeen-associates-architects.blogspot.com/2012/07/visbeen-and-gmbae-join-forces.html

Looking back, 2012 has been a great year and now looking into the new year, we cannot wait to see the exciting things that 2013 will bring.

Happy New Year to you all and we look forward to doing business with you in the year to come!

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