Description
Summit Landscape worked on the City of Grand Rapids parking ramp project located on the NW corner of Commerce & Cherry. The project consists of the construction of a 316 car parking facility. Summit Landscape was responsible for the following items:


Landscape, Irrigation and Brick Paver Installation


Summary
Title: Cherry/Commerce Parking Ramp - City of Grand Rapids
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Postal code: 49503
Phase: complete
Budget: $9,500,000.00

Grand Valley State University Lubbers Stadium Addition & Renovation

Description
Grand Valley State University’s Lubbers Stadium was renovated in 2004. A new student end-zone section was constructed inside the existing track as well as adding a south entrance and ticket booth. Additional concrete bleacher sections were added at the north and south ends of the existing home bleachers.


Summit Landscape was responsible for all turf renovation at the completion of the construction process and also installed all the pea gravel located below the student section of bleachers. Summit installed a grass paver pathway from the main roadway to the south entrance as well.


Summary
Title: Grand Valley State University Lubbers Stadium Addition & Renovation
Location: Allendale, Michigan
Phase: complete
Delivery method: Construction Management
Budget: $1,400,000
Size: 8,384 seats

Description
Highlight: 8,000 square foot rain garden collects a portion of the roof runoff from the facility and also the surrounding landscape. GVSU installed monitoring devices to measure inflow and outflow perameters. Native plants used are of local genotype. Seed was collected locally. grown locally. Two other rain gardens were installed on site as well.


Summit Landscape Provided:

  • Construction of rain gardens (filter fabric, soils, mulch and plant material).
  • Sod installation
  • Landscape
  • Volleyball and Basketball pole installation
  • Site furnishings
  • Maintenance of site until substancial completion

Due to the increased demand for space in the current Fieldhouse, the Laker Turf building was designed to provide more recreational opportunities to our student population. With the growth of GVSU came the growth of Fieldhouse programming. The Movement Science Department, Campus Rec. Department, Club Sport teams, ICA athletics, and general student recreation participation have all increased significantly. With the addition of the turf building comes more space opportunity for a variety of recreational use within the turf building as well as the current Fieldhouse.


When did it open?
Fall 2008


What are the amenities of the turf building?

  • 138,000 gross square feet
  • 6 lane 300 meter indoor track with 9 sprint lanes
  • Long jump and triple jump lane and pits
  • Indoor pole vault, shot put, and high jump
  • 100 yard indoor sport turf field
  • Multi-purpose rooms for various student activities
  • Day use student locker/shower rooms
  • Public restrooms
  • Athletic Training room
  • Concession area
  • Bleacher seating for 800 spectators
  • Field level bleacher seating for 260 student athletes
  • ADA accessible features

LEED Certified


Summary
Title: Grand Valley State University Kelly Family Sports Center
Location: Allendale, Michigan
Postal code: 49401
Phase: complete
Green: LEED Gold
Delivery method: Design-Bid-Build
Size: 138,000

Description
Crews completed the two-level green roof on Grand Rapids Community College’s Applied Technology Center at 151 Fountain Ave. in August, making this year’s students have been the first to learn about green roof science up-close and personal.


Level one of the roof creates a unique al fresco dining area for The Heritage Restaurant, part of the school’s culinary institute. The second level features an outdoor observation deck.


“We made a conscious choice to educate our students, staff and the public about what the roof is and how it works,” says Jim VanDokkumburg, director of facilities. “All areas of both roofs are accessible, with associated signage telling how a green roof works, the plant names, bloom times, and the benefits of green roofs.”


Those benefits include insulation, preserving the roof from sun damage, and better acoustics inside the building.


Besides the 20 different sedums that bloom throughout the year, the roof offers space for an herb garden where the culinary students can grow fresh spices for the restaurant.


“The restaurant has had a plaza for 20 years, but it was always cold feeling and sterile,” says David Wilkins of Holland-based GMB Architects-Engineers, designers of the project. “We created low walls that double as benches. The vegetative roof modules sit in those.”


The atrium runs through the building’s core and used to overlook an ugly flat roof. The new design includes three six-by-six-foot observation windows cut into the exterior wall and a new door that leads to the observation deck.


Originally, the second-level green roof was to cover all but 3,300-square-feet, but because the project came in under budget the rest of the roof will be “greened” next summer.


The roof came from LiveRoof of Spring Lake. Grandville-based Summit Landscape Management handled the installation. TerHorst & Rinzema of Ada was the general contractor.


Source: Jim VanDokkumburg, Grand Rapids Community College; David Wilkins, GMB Architects-Engineers, Courtesy Photos


Summary
Title: Grand Rapids Community College Applied Technology Center
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Postal code: 49503
Phase: complete
Green: Sustainable
Delivery method: Design-Build
Budget: $750,000.00
Size: 23000

GVSU The Meadows Golf Club

Summary
Title: GVSU The Meadows Golf Club
Location: Allendale, Michigan
Postal code: 49401
Phase: complete
Delivery method: Construction Management
Budget: $1.3 Million

GVSU Gordon Gallery Renovation

Description
This expansion of an existing art gallery consists of heavy millwork and the matching of the existing facade. Two large conference rooms were added and built using sustainable practices with 26.4% MBE / WBE / DBE participation. Summit provided the landscape and irrigation installation.

Summary
Title: GVSU Gordon Gallery Renovation
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Phase: complete
Green: Sustainable
Delivery method: Construction Management
Budget: $1 Million
Size: 2,868

Thirty-Eight

Description
Thirty-Eight is a public/private joint venture that includes an 8 story mixed-use mid-rise commercial and residential building combined with a 380 space public parking structure. The commercial building is a post-tensioned concrete structure with glass curtainwalls and architectural metal panels. The residential building is a post-tensioned concrete structure with brick veneer. It has retail store-fronts on the street level, 5 stories of luxury apartments and 2 stories of luxury condominiums. The parking deck is pre-cast concrete.


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Summary
Title: Thirty-Eight
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Postal code: 49503
Phase: conceptual
Green: LEED Registered
Delivery method: Construction Management
Budget: $20 Million
Size: 85,800

Verne Barry Place

Summary
Title: Verne Barry Place
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Postal code: 49503
Phase: complete
Green: LEED Gold
Budget: $13 Million
Size: 95,465

GVSU John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering

Description
The Kennedy Hall of Engineering building, dedicated on October 17, 2007, houses 14 electrical engineering labs, 6 classrooms, 36 facility offices, Dean’s suite and a clean room. When construction started in early 2006, major utility relocation was required. During the course of the next couple months, the bridge from the Eberhard Center to the Keller Engineering Lab took shape. The building is a 3-story steel structure clad with metal panels and curtainwall glazing. The building is slated for LEED silver certification. To make this achievable, the building has a live roof, extended building management system, rain gardens, low-flow toilets, waterless urinals and electronic faucets. The glass building allows for 75% daylight views. Summit was responsible for the installation of all landscape materials, underground irrigation systems and the rain garden.


Summary
Title: GVSU John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Postal code: 49504
Green: LEED Certified
Size: 25,000 SF

Spectrum Health Urgent Care Center

2014 New Facility

Description
Spectrum's new 2014 facility on 2750 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI.

Summary
Title: Spectrum Health Urgent Care Center
Subtitle: 2014 New Facility
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Postal code: 49525

Description
This project was completed in two weeks. The main focal point is the three-tiered water feature. Two pumps send five thousand gallons of water an hour to three different falls. This backyard getaway feels like a trip to the Upper Penisula’s streams and waterfalls.


Summary
Title: Residential - Hudsonville
Location: Hudsonville, Michigan
Phase: complete
Delivery method: Design-Build
Budget: $40,000 - $50,000

Description
Summit Landscape is contracted by Metro Hospital to install LED seasonal lighting materials to the trees and shrubs on the hospital campus during the holiday season. Metro Hospital has made the commitment to conserve energy by installing LED lights. LED lights are much more energy efficient and will out last incandescent lights.


Summary
Title: Metro Health Hospital
Location: Wyoming, Michigan
Postal code: 49519
Size: 448,000

Description
Summit has provided landscape renovation services over the past decade as a result of many construction projects on site.


Summary
Title: Fifth Third Ballpark
Location: Comstock Park, Michigan
Postal code: 49321-8910
Phase: complete

GVSU Laker Turf Building

Description
Summit Landscape provided all landscape services including the installation and construction of the rain garden areas.


Summary
Title: GVSU Laker Turf Building
Location: Allendale, Michigan
Postal code: 49401

Kent County Fuller Campus

Summary
Title: Kent County Fuller Campus
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Budget: $9 Million
Size: 36,600 Sq. Ft.

GVSU Gordon Gallery Renovation

Description
This expansion of an existing art gallery consists of heavy millwork and the matching of the existing facade. Two large conference rooms were added and built using sustainable practices with 26.4% MBE / WBE / DBE participation. Summit provided the landscape and irrigation installation.


Summary
Title: GVSU Gordon Gallery Renovation
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Phase: complete
Green: Sustainable
Delivery method: Construction Management
Budget: $1 Million
Size: 2,868