Recent News at AMDG
April 2, 2019
We invited local high school students to our space to learn about different aspects of architecture, from design to leveraging virtual reality technology. It was fun to show not only what we do at our work, but why we love what we do.
March 7, 2019
We would like to welcome our newest team member, Phil Lyzenga! As a Project Designer, Phil, is passionate about the relationship between people and the built environment. He believes thoughtful and intentional design has a positive impact for not only the end user, but also for the surrounding community.
March 4, 2019
Last Friday, we held our annual company retreat at South Christian High School and it took us back to our days in school!! Aside from spending time in the new building and with students, we were thankful for the opportunity to stop, reflect, and engage in meaningful conversations.
February 7, 2019
We had an an excellent time celebrating the completion of the Bengtson Center with the rest of the teams who contributed to the success of this project. Thank you for having us, Bengtson Center! Kathryn Chaplow Interior Design, Van Haren Electric Inc, DJ's Landscape Management, First Companies, Inc., NAI Wisinski of West Michigan, JDH Engineering, Custer, Steelcase, Total Fire Protection & many more!
February 4, 2019
Conrad Veldhouse (eldest son of resident AMDG architect Kyle) stepped up to raise money for those experiencing homelessness during this past week of extreme weather. With the direction of Mel Trotter Ministries, boots, socks, mittens and hats were purchased with the money raised, the items going directly to those in need in our community. See news article linked for the full inspiring story!
January 28, 2019
South Christian High School Contractor Open House! It has been such a joy and honor to be a part of the many teams that have made this project a success!
January 23, 2019
Association for a More Just Society (AJS), Honduras - Check out these in-progress photos of AJS's new headquarters in Honduras! To read more about AJS, their incredible team, and mission, follow this link- https://www.ajs-us.org/who-we-are
January 9, 2019
January 2, 2019
How can technology and client-centered design better equip schools for 21st century learning? Read about it in this article by Great Lakes by Design magazine featuring AMDG's President, Peter Baldwin.
December 14, 2018
Last week we welcomed students from the South Christian High School World View class into our office to discuss what it means to practice architecture with a Christian worldview.
December 13, 2018
Happy 10 year AMDG anniversary, Adam! Adam is a Project Manager and Associate, and can be best described as conscientious. His desk is meticulously organized, you can always count on his calendar to be updated (even months in advance), and he will never forget to return your pen!
November 13, 2018
September 4, 2018
On August 19th 2018 AMDG was proud to celebrate the Rite of Blessing of the Site on our project of a new church for St. John Paul II with Most Reverend David J. Walkowiak, Bishop of Grand Rapids, for presiding over the event. It was incredible to witness the parish’s excitement and joy at taking this next step in growing their community.
August 31, 2018
On Monday, August 20, 2018, AMDG was proud to celebrate the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Illiana Christian High School in Dyer, Indiana. This project culminates a 5 year journey we have been on with the Illiana community. Our hope is that this project will help Illiana deliver its mission, to: “graduate academically capable people with a comprehensive Christian view of life committed to the challenge of serving God and others”
February 19, 2018
On March 2nd, AMDG Architects held its annual company retreat. We kicked off the day with a round of personal sharing, with each team member being given the floor to share accomplishments from the past year and goals for 2018. Hearing reflections from each other’s professional and personal lives deepens our relationships and helps us to work together as a team and to honor each other’s lives outside of the office.
December 27, 2017
On September 14th, members of the AMDG team celebrated with the Timothy Christian Schools community the grand opening of their new middle school, and the completion of Project IMPACT. We would like to thank the Timothy Christian Schools community for the opportunity to be a part of the team which delivered their new building; a space that will strengthen and support their mission: Serving God and His people, Timothy Christian Schools develops academically prepared Christian disciples who embrace Christ’s call to transform the world.
Our team is happy to have delivered a building with state of the art athletics facilities and 21st century learning spaces to equip Timothy Christian to more powerfully deliver their mission.
May 21, 2017
AMDG was honored to serve SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church Gun Lake Parish and team with GDK construction on the new fellowship hall for the parish as is celebrates it's 100 year anniversary!
May 18, 2017
Yesterday we witnessed a deeply meaningful groundbreaking dedication for South Christian High School. We are grateful to God for the privilege of serving the South community in being a part of the design and construction of the new school. Our prayer is that it will change the trajectory of how South delivers on its mission to equip students to live Christ-centered lives and serve God to their greatest potential!
May 12, 2017
This past Friday AMDG Architects held our annual company retreat to reflect on our personal and professional accomplishments of 2016. Our thanks goes out to Rockford Construction for letting us use their beautiful conference space.
May 8, 2017
AMDG is honored to partner with Rehoboth Christian School and LAM-Rockford in the planning and construction of a new High School! We celebrate with the Rehoboth Christian School and local community, and are excited to have participated in the groundbreaking for construction of a 21st century learning environment that will strengthen the Rehoboth Christian School’s enduring commitment to vigorously academic, beautifully diverse, and thoroughly Christian education.
April 27, 2017
The entire team at AMDG is excited to celebrate The Official Groundbreaking of the new South Christian High School Facility with the SCHS community, Dan Vos Construction Company and all of our other committed project partners on May 18th, 2017!