Thursday, June 10, 2010

Ferris Continues Work On Old Federal Building Project In GR For Kendall College of Art And Design

Rapid Growth Media development news editor Deborah Johnson Wood published an article that quotes Ferris State University Vice President for Advancement and Marketing John Willey (pictured) on the progress toward acquiring the Old Federal Building in Grand Rapids for Kendall College of Art and Design.

Here is an excerpted portion of the article:
Plans are far from complete, but officials at Kendall College of Art and Design say they're working to get approvals by summer's end for a $27.9 million reconfiguration of the Old Federal Building into a creative space where the college, the public and the arts intersect.

"Kendall is growing and like any flourishing college involved with the arts, creative space is so important," says John Willey, Ferris State University's vice president for university advancement and marketing. Kendall is Ferris State's creative arts and design college. "

For about seven years we've been thinking about how we could expand in a meaningful way," he says. "Because of the federal building's proximity to Kendall (17 Fountain St. NW) and to our other building at 25 Lyon, we're thinking it would help connect several pieces that we're trying to do with Kendall College in downtown Grand Rapids."
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