Location: Kentwood, MI

The basis for any successful retail development is to create a design that establishes an uncommon destination. That is exactly what was designed for Jade Pig Venture’s new retail building featuring a Chipotle restaurant as the anchor tenant. Chipotle maintained its national identity and branding while allowing adjacent future tenants of the property to have a similar presence. 

The thoughtfully planned use of scale, proportions and materials provide a building unique to ownership, tenants and patrons.

Services: Architecture

28th Street Retail

28th Street Retail

Location: Kentwood, MI

The basis for any successful retail development is to create a design that establishes an uncommon destination. That is exactly what was designed for Jade Pig Venture’s new retail building featuring a Chipotle restaurant as the anchor tenant. Chipotle maintained its national identity and branding while allowing adjacent future tenants of the property to have a similar presence. 

The thoughtfully planned use of scale, proportions and materials provide a building unique to ownership, tenants and patrons.

Services: Architecture

Location: Grandville, MI

Size: 50,000 square feet

Designed to appear as vintage industrial age buildings developed over time and renovated to welcome contemporary retail, the new mixed-use center fulfilled ownership’s desire to entice high end retail and restaurant tenants. The polychromatic brick patterns, metal roof along with rough timber arches references an early twentieth century warehouse character. The center also successfully appeals to the city’s wish for a variety of architectural styles for the newly zoned retail area. 

Services: Architecture

Rivertown Circle

Rivertown Circle

Location: Grandville, MI

Size: 50,000 square feet

Designed to appear as vintage industrial age buildings developed over time and renovated to welcome contemporary retail, the new mixed-use center fulfilled ownership’s desire to entice high end retail and restaurant tenants. The polychromatic brick patterns, metal roof along with rough timber arches references an early twentieth century warehouse character. The center also successfully appeals to the city’s wish for a variety of architectural styles for the newly zoned retail area. 

Services: Architecture

Location: East Grand Rapids, MI

Size: 60,000 square feet

What was once the site of an obsolete department store, is now a spirited mixed-use project with locally owned restaurants, retail, banks and health care offices. This area of Grand Rapids was formerly home to an amusement park and commercial establishments dating from the turn of the last century. Taking inspiration from the historic architectural fabric of the community, facades are divided into singular store fronts allowing tenants a sense of individuality.  

To further the authenticity of the architectural design, a 1920’s bank façade was relocated from downtown Grand Rapids and incorporated into the new facades. A variety of honest materials including brick, limestone, wood and terra cotta provided a level of detail anchoring the project within the community fabric.  

A plaza fountain surrounded by cast bronze player pianos references a time when local pubs disposed of pianos by sending them to a nearby lake shortly after the introduction of the juke box. Anchoring the plaza is the entrance pavilion from the parking deck into the public court. Referencing the range of sail boats at adjacent Reed’s Lake, a 35-foot-tall regatta sculpture and its viewing platform have become a favored location for town meetings and community events.

Services: Architecture

Gaslight Village

Gaslight Village

Location: East Grand Rapids, MI

Size: 60,000 square feet

What was once the site of an obsolete department store, is now a spirited mixed-use project with locally owned restaurants, retail, banks and health care offices. This area of Grand Rapids was formerly home to an amusement park and commercial establishments dating from the turn of the last century. Taking inspiration from the historic architectural fabric of the community, facades are divided into singular store fronts allowing tenants a sense of individuality.  

To further the authenticity of the architectural design, a 1920’s bank façade was relocated from downtown Grand Rapids and incorporated into the new facades. A variety of honest materials including brick, limestone, wood and terra cotta provided a level of detail anchoring the project within the community fabric.  

A plaza fountain surrounded by cast bronze player pianos references a time when local pubs disposed of pianos by sending them to a nearby lake shortly after the introduction of the juke box. Anchoring the plaza is the entrance pavilion from the parking deck into the public court. Referencing the range of sail boats at adjacent Reed’s Lake, a 35-foot-tall regatta sculpture and its viewing platform have become a favored location for town meetings and community events.

Services: Architecture

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Size: 22,237 square feet, Southwest Building
         24,922 square feet, Southeast Building
         14,792 square feet , Northwest Building
         +/-171,354 SF facility with +/- 33,141 SF demolished, DeMall 

Rowland Design Master Planned the transformation of Breton Village Mall into a community center when it was acquired by Jade Pig Ventures in 1997. While existing lease agreements kept the full transition from happening earlier, most of that original plan has now come to fruition. Interior upgrades and a new main entrance kept the Mall current while incremental phases of the new plan came into being.

Challenges for the project included storm water management which is detained below a portion of the parking lot and the fact that the property is divided between two separate municipalities.

The renovation has placed the property at the top of the local high-fashion market. The success of the new, modern structures is reflected in the attractive mix of high-end national and local tenants including Anthropologie, West Elm, Houlihan’s, Lululemon, Jos. A. Bank, Talbot’s, Orvis, Free People and Leigh’s.

Services: Architecture & Experiential Graphics

Breton Village

Breton Village

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Size: 22,237 square feet, Southwest Building
         24,922 square feet, Southeast Building
         14,792 square feet , Northwest Building
         +/-171,354 SF facility with +/- 33,141 SF demolished, DeMall 

Rowland Design Master Planned the transformation of Breton Village Mall into a community center when it was acquired by Jade Pig Ventures in 1997. While existing lease agreements kept the full transition from happening earlier, most of that original plan has now come to fruition. Interior upgrades and a new main entrance kept the Mall current while incremental phases of the new plan came into being.

Challenges for the project included storm water management which is detained below a portion of the parking lot and the fact that the property is divided between two separate municipalities.

The renovation has placed the property at the top of the local high-fashion market. The success of the new, modern structures is reflected in the attractive mix of high-end national and local tenants including Anthropologie, West Elm, Houlihan’s, Lululemon, Jos. A. Bank, Talbot’s, Orvis, Free People and Leigh’s.

Services: Architecture & Experiential Graphics