The Rapid Looks to the Future with Completed Operations Center
Grand Rapids, MI Industry: Public Transportation
The Rapid has been growing steadily since its start in 2000. They required an updated and expanded space which could support current and future growth. That is just what they got with the new Wealthy Street Operations Center. The center is a LEED certified building which uses natural light to illuminate much of the building. Bus washes have water reclaim systems and the building will collect rainwater to further reduce water consumption. Solar collectors will help heat the water the facility uses, compact rooftop wind turbines will provide much of the energy needed to operate the center, and the building materials are primarily durable/recycled.
When it came to the interior of the facility, the Rapid desired a color scheme to match the blue-and-white buses that ferry passengers in Grand Rapids and the five surrounding communities. Kentwood Office Furniture suggested furnishings from Kimball including custom laminates to fit The Rapid’s aesthetic vision for the space. The Rapid felt that this custom offering provided the best solution for the private offices and open office space.