This park includes a small gazebo and monument dedicated to all the Ball Band Workers of Mishawaka. It overlooks the site of the former Mishawaka Woolen Company, which later became Ball Band, then Uniroyal. The beer garden structure is equipped with restrooms and a concession area. City officials promote the event space as an area that will be open for
Nestled in a heavily wooded site, these 2-story elevated, open-air treehouses create a sense of living amongst the trees at Camp Eberhart. Four tree houses each accommodate 12 campers and a counselor. The upper sleeping platform is roofed and screened covering a lower platform for gathering and social time.
The City of Mishawaka desired a bandshell to support the growing number of events at Central Park. The structure needed to function as a bandshell while also creating an artistic statement. The space frame supporting structure has a wood deck underside a metal roof and embodies a sculptural sense while protecting the stage and being aesthetically sensitive to the context
This architecture project included the demolition of the existing 1895 Corby Hall Building and the construction of a new congregate living facility with a chapel and an attached underground parking facility. The new facility provides living suites for the congregation as well as several parlor and lounges, an exercise room, library, and multiple outdoor living spaces. There are large dining
Construction Administration for a 53,000-SF student residence building. The site and landscape design at the new higher education building and residential quad, including patio spaces, integrated seating elements for student gatherings, and play fields for informal sports. Southwestern Michigan College has experienced significant growth in enrollment over the past several years, with two student housing buildings recently completed. The increased
An underutilized 1,850-SF space was renovated into Studio 304, a digital lab where patrons can create a variety of digital media. The space accommodates modern equipment, individual workstations, casual seating, private recording rooms, and a staff workroom.
The office addition and renovation of Everence’s corporate headquarters were completed in multiple phases to allow for continued business operation. The project provided a new street-facing façade, additional office space and conference rooms, lobby, client lounge, staff break room, and employee wellness center, along with three new office suites. Incorporating a variety of sustainable design features, this building achieved LEED
The corporate administration office addition was designed with amenities to attract and maintain the best employees. The exterior complements the existing building, while the interior incorporates contemporary workstations, collaboration spaces, and an employee fitness room. This addition provided a new corporate office for the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago Service Corporation. The project includes 19 private offices, two conference rooms, an
The addition of a drive-under front entrance canopy at the main entrance provides shelter for arriving residents and visitors. Renovation of entry circle landscape and lighting. A new patio and landscape for outdoor seating at the Bistro café. Working with Hubbard Hill and DJ Construction, Arkos Design designed a new front entrance canopy and associated site improvements that tied seamlessly
A new German Township Branch Library evokes the feeling of a cottage in the woods. Special feature areas were created, including cozy window seats for reading, a lounge area with a fireplace, a teen zone, and a children’s area in a turret with a whimsical storybook mural.
The Glen Oaks Community College concourse renovation brings color, vibrancy, and energy to a space previously cold, dark, and gray enveloped mostly by concrete. The concourse bridges the gap between the two academic wings of this community college. They desired to create a new dining area for student seating, food service, and delivery. Various sizes of meeting spaces for student
Entrance, Dining & Bistro, Library The 7,330-SF renovation of the Main Entrance, Dining Area, and Bistro sets the stage for the hospitality indicative of this assisted senior living facility. The new drive-under canopy welcomes residents and visitors and guides them to the reception area where they are greeted by a staff host. Immediately adjacent is a new Bistro, complete with
The existing 55-bed Marycrest facility was razed and replaced with a new facility offering long-term care, short-term rehab, and assisted senior living—all private suites with individual bathrooms. TSLC’s mission of providing “Sanctuary” is accomplished through the many amenities. The new skilled nursing facility is divided into four distinct neighborhoods with 98 beds. Each is supported by an open kitchen and dining area.
This country club renovation included additional features for a competitive swimming program and teen activity zone. The new pool house provides showers/restrooms, outdoor event space, and concessions for the pool and golfers. Dining amenities were improved to offer comfort for the pub crowd, family dining, and formal member dining. Event spaces were all renovated with new finishes and increased seating
A community gathering place that houses three distinct uses: a café, ice rink, and event center.
A new office building was designed with flexibility in mind to accommodate mixed-use or multiple office tenants. All floors benefited from outdoor terraces and balconies with views of Beutter Park and the St Joseph Riverwalk. The three-story office building, situated along the park and river district in downtown Mishawaka, serves as one of the anchor buildings in the 35-acre mixed-use
The residence hall selective renovations for this women’s hall included renovation of the patio space and accessibility, new bike loops and walkways, stormwater improvements, and landscape renovation. All work, including the interior improvements also led by Arkos Design, was constructed during the 11-week summer break. Key Features
Phase 1 Renovation of a multiple-phase project included renovating the dining and hearth areas. A central kitchen provides food to the communal dining area and neighborhood kitchens, which offer a more intimate setting along with the hearth. Following the phase 1 renovation, interior design services, furniture and finish selection, and construction administration for a 48-room, 48,000-sf two-story addition and wellness
This commercial architecture renovation included extensive renovation of a building originally constructed in 1925 to create a unique dining and drinking experience for the Nappanee community, including a bistro, brewery, and distillery. Updated structural work, along with interior furnishing and fixture selection were included. Renovation Project Key Features
The SJCPL renovation updated all three stories, creating more engaging spaces on the main levels. Children’s, Teen, and high circulation materials are located on the main floor, non-fiction and study rooms on the second floor, and local history, computer labs, and administration offices on the third floor. The reshuffling of spaces along with completely updated finishes will bring a more
The 47,000-SF building renovation for higher education includes science labs, classrooms, offices, and commons; replacing exterior cladding, windows, and roofing; improving efficiency with new insulation, lighting, and HVAC; and upgrading accessibility, finishes, and furniture. Upgrading the O’Leary and Daugherty science and classroom buildings was a priority in accomplishing SMC’s commitment to improving the appearance and functionality of their buildings in
This event space renovation repurposed an old procession plant to accommodate a banquet facility with a 350+ capacity. The original cooler was converted into a bar with an outdoor patio. Site improvements included signage, drive, and parking areas. The bar was later expanded, incorporating overhead doors to open the space to the outdoors and retain views of the river. This
A new restaurant designed to emulate classic old Italian charm. A 210-220 patron seating capacity in a variety of dining experiences ranging from fine dining to a martini bar. This 11,400-square-foot restaurant is the focal point of a newly developed campus of shopping and dining experiences. It is designed to emulate classic ‘old Italian’ charm in architecture, atmosphere and the
The multi-phased Townes at Kamm Island Park are residential condominiums with private decks overlooking Kamm Island and the St. Joseph River.
This renovation project included the interior design and renovation of approximately 11,000 square feet of the Southern Michigan Bank and Trust Building in Three Rivers, Michigan. The Project included demolition, reconfiguration of rooms, interior finish replacement, electrical modifications, new light fixtures, mechanical system modifications, new restrooms, a new sprinkler system, and an elevator replacement. A key element of the design