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TowerPinkster forges ahead with first-floor expansion of historic Heartside office space




Since 2013, when TowerPinkster moved its operations to the second floor of the former Junior Achievement building at 4 East Fulton Street, the architecture, engineering, and interior design firm poised itself with plans to grow. 
 
It didn’t take long for the TowerPinkster team to develop and implement its own three-year strategic plan, aimed at fostering the growth of everything from clientele, markets, and services offered to acquiring and retaining talent, as well as expanding its team into the Grand Rapids community. 
 
From there, it only took about a year to double the size of its staff and take over the remainder of the building’s second floor, and with the firm’s overall growth holding steady throughout 2015 and 2016, TowerPinkster found itself on the cusp of the 2017 new year poised once more to expand.
 
While still remaining in its existing second floor office suite, TowerPinkster showcased the newest addition—the south side of the Heartside building’s first level—at an open house earlier this month attended by Mayor Rosalynn Bliss. 
 
“I want to thank TowerPinkster for really reimagining this space, which sat empty for so long and bringing it back to life,” she told community members during the event. “I’m so excited to see that they are growing and doing so much incredible work in this community...In addition to all of the work that they do in this community, they are attracting incredible talent to our city, which we all know is crucial to the success of our city.”
 
TowerPinkster provided the architectural design and engineering services to building owners at Locus Development, who brought on Pioneer Construction as the project’s general contractor.The interior office furniture and workspace equipment was provided by Interphase Interiors and Haworth, Inc. 
 
Bringing the first-floor of the old building into the 21st Century, workstations feature cool tech like electric sit-to-stand desks, large collaborative spaces, private conference rooms, and the latest in-video conferencing technology. 
 
“We have opened the first level suite in an effort to continue the vision of the company to strengthen the firm and its presence in the Grand Rapids community,” says TowerPinkster President and CEO, Bjorn Green. “We aim to support the community at large, bring talented employees to the West Michigan area, and support our clients in everything that we do.”
 
Written by Anya Zentmeyer, Development News Editor
Images courtesy of TowerPinkster 
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