Rock Ventures purchased the 12-story Vinton Building in downtown Detroit, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, with plans to convert the vacant tower into a mixed-use facility that would include retail, restaurants and residential spaces utilizing adaptive reuse design.
PBA provided MEP engineering design services to our design partners for the 54,000 sf tower which included ground floor retail and a residential entrance. Floors 2-11 were renovated to house 20 residential units. The 12th floor includes a custom single residential unit with rooftop access. The project features the use of a single zone water-cooled HVAC unit with a single thermostat for temperature control. The mechanical and plumbing services are stacked vertically.
The living spaces at 28Grand complement the lifestyle of the residents who spend more time enjoying the city’s vibrant parks, arts, and cultural destinations.Learn More →
Michigan State University was looking to renovate its existing student residence building - Butterfield Hall, c. 1953, with improved living and communal spacesLearn More →
Serving the Central Residential Neighborhood on WMU’s main campus, the new Western Heights Residence Hall Complex is making a positive impact on student life through innovative concepts.Learn More →
Northern Michigan University, valuing the input of its students, put together focus groups in an effort to provide a campus-wide survey for the naming of the new housing complex.Learn More →
Recognizing the need for increased housing options, Oakland University opened its newest residence hall catering to upperclassman with a full-service living and learning environment.Learn More →
As part of its master plan, Wayne State University explored ways to increase student housing as more students choose to live in Detroit rather than commute.Learn More →
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