Here is a report from the Business Review West Michigan on Ferris State University's involvement in the restoration of the old federal building in Grand Rapids for Kendall College of Art and Design.
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A major downtown Grand Rapids project — the renovation of the Old Federal Building — kicked off today.
Ferris State University’s Kendall College of Art and Design, the city of Grand Rapids and The Christman Co. are working together to turn the building at 148 Ionia Ave., which has served as a courthouse, a post office and the Grand Rapids Art Museum since its dedication in 1911. Scheduled to open in spring 2012, the building’s next life will add to Kendall’s campus with 91,000-square-feet of new classroom, studio and gallery space.
“We will restore this landmark building to its finest hour,” Ferris State University President David Eisler said in a statement. “When the project is complete, Kendall will occupy three contiguous city blocks dedicated to a community of student artists, designers and creative thinkers living and learning in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids.”
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