April 2022 Issue
No 'Sea of Sameness': Local commercial architects on their top projects, industry trends
From restaurants to movie theaters to innovative mixed-use development, the work of Traverse City’s commercial architects balances beauty with function and classic design flourishes with modern ones. One building at a time, these architects and their creative teams are reshaping the look and feel of Traverse City and northern Michigan as a whole. The TCBN touched based with three of the area’s leading commercial architecture companies to learn more about their projects, their thoughts about pervasive industry trends, and their opinions about a rapidly growing Grand Traverse community.
Environment ArchitectsProfile: Founded in 1978 – but called Clark & Walter …
The Power of Regret: How Looking Backwards Moves Us Forward
By Daniel Pink
Reviewed by Chris Wendel
Like most of us, accomplished author Daniel Pink has regrets, including his choice early in life to attend law school. Studying law was not a good fit, but during this time he also met the woman who would become his wife. In his bestselling book “The Power of Regret," Pink presents his case for regrets being more than a negative experiences to flee. Instead, regret is something to …
Nature's Call: Internationally accomplished eco-architect brings sustainability home
When Jess Glowacki’s parents’ house on M-22 burned down in 2012, he knew what he needed to do.
The world traveler and eco-architect moved back to Traverse City to design a new home in two weeks, per the insurance company’s requirements.
Glowacki considers the house fire a turning point, leading him that year to launch Traverse City-based EcoPhi Architecture.
In the decade since, Glowacki has traveled the globe working on various sustainable design and Leadership …
Sweetening the Pot: Employers upping benefits to combat Great Resignation
With record numbers of Americans leaving their jobs in pursuit of greener pastures, employers are scrambling to up their game in ways that will lead to better talent retention and stronger recruitment power.
For many employers, that’s led to a reevaluation of the one part of the benefits package that tends to be most under scrutiny these days: insurance.
According to David Ford, principal of Traverse City’s Ford Insurance Inc., “virtually every conversation” his team …