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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Postponed: MI - Tour of Holland Michigan Civic Center Expansion and Redevelopment

Start Date: 11/1/2018 2:45 PM EDT
End Date: 11/1/2018 5:30 PM EDT

Venue Name: Holland Civic Center

150 West 8th Street
Holland, MI  United States  49423

Organization Name: Association of Licensed Architects

Joanne Sullivan
Email: ala@alatoday.org
Phone: 847-382-0630


The Holland Civic Center Place is the new vision for the Holland Civic Center, which has been a vibrant community, athletics and event center for the City of Holland, Michigan for over 50 years.  

This tour will focus on the community engagement process, conceptual ideas, architectural and engineering strategies, and the construction process to explain how the existing building was transformed from a traditional, inward-focused arena into an outward-focused and welcoming place. 
Features of the recently completed project include a new transparent lobby space seen as a “community living room,” an indoor farmers market and expanded flexible event spaces that now support a broader range of community, athletic and event functions.


Learning Objectives:
1. Identify methods for soliciting project input and feedback across a range of stakeholder groups, including public charrettes, to ensure the program addresses the needs of a diverse community.
2. Describe challenges and successes associated with providing a completely new identity and experience with the renovation and expansion, while at the same time leveraging much of the existing building to be good stewards of resources.
3. Illustrate the use of new and existing materials in combination with each other to create a hospitality feel for events, and yet remain approachable and comfortable for everyday use in a way that is durable and maintainable by city staff.   
4. Investigate how a project evolves from being disconnected from the surrounding urban and lakefront context to a place that now extends the vibrant pedestrian experience from Downtown Holland to the east one step closer to the Lake Macatawa waterfront to the west.

This program is ALA and AIA approved for 2.0 LUs / HSW.

Schedule - Times are Eastern Time
2:45 PM – Meet in the lobby of the Holland Civic Center
The George and Lucile Herringa Holland Civic Center is located at 150 West 8th Street, Holland MI 49423.  

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Experience a private tour of the Holland Civic Center and learn about the expansion and renovation project.
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Join for a discussion of the project over appetizers and drinks.

Presenter: Dan Tyrer, AIA, LEED AP, EDAC
Dan is the Design Team Director for GMB Architecture and Engineering, and provides leadership for the design expertise, culture and quality of the firm through collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of architects, designers and engineers.  He is a licensed architect in the state of Michigan, and has led architectural design for professional projects for almost 20 years. 


Cost: $45 Members / $60 Non-Members includes a drink ticket and appetizers.

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 10/24/2018 2:45 PM

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