Recent News at AMDG

window wall classrooms at south christian high school
Business of Furniture : AMDG Architects Creates a Beautiful Mess With New School Design
Students at South Christian High School in West Michigan are enjoying a new state-of-the-art school. Funded mostly by cash gifts from the community, the $43 million facilities in Byron Center, Michigan, was designed by AMDG Architects an built by Dan Vos Construction. The new building is 175,000 square feet and sits on a 140-acre campus. A few of the features include enough accommodations for 700 students, 56 classrooms, a 1,100-seat auditorium, STEM facilities, two football fields, a baseball diamond, and two gyms.
Hope Ministry Center meeting andprayer room
Welcome Home to the Hope Ministry Center Team
Congratulations to Hope College on your new Ministry Center Building and thanks for the honor of teaming with your wonderful staff. We hope you have an amazing time living into your new space!
Hope Ministries center
Hope College Campus Ministries Building: Dedication Ceremony
You're invited!
Thurs. Aug. 29th at 5:00pm
Join us for a celebration, dedication ceremony, and tour of the new Hope College Campus Ministries building.

Baudville Design
An office doesn't have to be a sterile environment. Why not bring some natural elements and pops of color? This office renovation aimed at improving employee workflow and efficiency by creating a fun environment that was more representative of the work they do and office culture. By infusing plants, wood elements, and colorful finishes, the new office is now a more exciting and welcoming environment for both employees and clients. Client: Baudville Interior Design: Villa Decor Photographer: Ashley Avila Photography
Bay Pointe Woods Open House
Bay Pointe Woods Open House
Had a great time at Bay Pointe Inn’s Open House yesterday! It was such a treat to walk through the space with all the different teams that made the project a success. If you’re looking for event centers this summer or fall, make sure to check them out!! Thank you for having us!
amdg team at neocon 2019
NeoCon Shows 2019
Another great experience at NeoCon Shows! We love getting the chance to check out the industry's latest in commercial design. And to top it off, it was a beautiful day in Chicago!
start garden desk
For us, great design centers on the needs and aspirations of our clients. By coming together, and hearing what you have to say, we’re able to translate your goals and dreams into beautiful, constructible design. Client- Start Garden
sjpii church construction progress viewing
St. John Paul II Church Construction Progress Viewing
This past Sunday, we attended the mid-construction open house of St John Paul II Parish's new building with Erhardt Construction. Parish families were able to explore the space and write their prayer intentions on the exposed steel beams of the new church.
window wall classrooms at south christian high school
Why hide the learning process?
Why hide the learning process? Many of South Christian’s classrooms feature glass curtain walls to reveal the beauty of the process inherent in forming young minds. It is exciting to see these spaces in use! with - South Christian High School & Dan Vos Construction Company
AMDG desk spaces
Spring time, big changes!
Spring time, big changes! With the new season, we've been making some dynamic changes to our work spaces to help improve the way we team and ultimately better serve our clients. Check it out!
AMDG admin team 2019
Happy Administrative Professionals Day!
In the hustle and bustle of project work, it’s often easy to overlook the incredible work our admin teams do to keep our offices running smoothly. In our office, Brenda, Nancy, Sheri, Sue, and Terri are vital to our daily work – from keeping track of all the numbers and coordinating schedules to serving our clients and more, we couldn’t be more grateful for their great work and commitment to AMDG. Take a minute today to thank your admin team for all the work they do behind the scenes!
AMDG Easter 2019
Easter 2019
Easter Blessings from all of us here at AMDG! We hope you have a fantastic holiday weekend.
Bay Pointe Inn - Bay Point Woods Banquet Center
Bay Pointe Inn – Bay Pointe Woods Construction Update
Such a dreary day for an exciting project site visit at Bay Pointe Inn with GDK Construction Company and Mary Collins LLC! This new event center & stylish cottages will be opening in June of this year.
AMDG Job Shadow
AMDG Spring Job Shadow
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.
Phil Lyzenga
Welcome to the team Phil!
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.
SCHS 2019 AMDG Architects retreat
AMDG 2019 Company Retreat
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.
Bay Pointe Woods Event Center
Bay Pointe Woods Project Update
Construction is coming along nicely at Bay Pointe Woods Event Center! Flip through to see what it will look like!
Bengtson center open house
Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery Open House
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 DesignVan Haren Electric IncDJ's Landscape ManagementFirst Companies, Inc., NAI Wisinski of West Michigan, JDH Engineering, Custer, Steelcase, Total Fire Protection & many more!      
Calvin Scholarship Recipient 2018
Congratulations, Rose! Rose was our 2018 Calvin College scholarship recipient. Tues. we had a great time getting to know her and showing her some of the work we do. Rose, we're excited for you as you continue your journey and wish you all the best!
Grand rapids winter
Veldhouse boys devote snow days to helping homeless
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!
South Christian High School
South Christian High School Contractor Open House
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!
Association for a more just society
Association for a More Just Society (AJS), Honduras – project update
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-
South Christian High School – the beginning
From a group of farmers back in 1951 to today, learn about the journey and inspiration behind South Christian's new innovative high school. read article here
South Christian High School exterior rendering
South Christian High School is open for classes
Congratulations to South Christian High School on the first week of classes in their new building. Wishing them a fantastic year to grow and learn in the new space! See the WoodTV interview with South Christian's Head of School Jim Peterson here.  
GRCHS town Hall
Prospective Learning Environments
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.
South Christian High School World View class office visit
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.
Celebrating Adam
Celebrating Adams 10th AMDG Work Anniversary
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!
Building Hope
The AMDG Project Benjamin's Hope was featured in the West MI design magazine Great Lakes By Design. Read this article to learn more about the story and inspiration behind Benjamin's Hope, an intentional community in which people of all abilities are able to live, work, play, and worship.
St. John Paul II Groundbreaking
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.
Illiana Christian High School Ribbon Cutting
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”
South Christian High School Building Tour
On May 15th AMDG Architects and Dan Vos Construction Company led a tour of our project at the construction site of the new South Christian High School building.
AMDG Company Retreat
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.
Timothy Christian Middle School Grand Opening
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.
SS Cyril
SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church – Completion of new Fellowship Hall
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!
Group of people with shovels
South Christian High School Groundbreaking
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!
Group of people at conference
AMDG Architects 2017 Retreat
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.
Group of people with shovels and hard hats
Rehoboth Christian Groundbreaking
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.
Rendering of exterior of building
The offical groundbreaking of the new South Christian High School Facility
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!