PABI Launches a Revised Plan
The Board of Directors of the Preservation Association of Beaver
Island announced the selection of the architectural firm of Cox,
Medendorp & Olson of Grand Rapids, Michigan to design the
new Community House.
Cox, Medendorp & Olson have completed a number of historic
restoration and civic projects since the firm was founded in 1981.
From the restoration of the oldest church in Grand Rapids to the
green wonder of the Frederik Meijer Gardens, the firm has a solid
history of integrating design and function.
obert E. Olson, President, stated: The uniqueness of Beaver
Island will need to be reflected in the architecture. We will
not be giving you a version of any other project we have completed.
This Center will be specific to your Island community, and will
reflect its cultural heritage and values. Our goal is a Center
that serves and enhances your diverse and artistic community,
while on a purely emotional level providing a new beacon of sorts,
welcoming residents and visitors back home.
Community ideas and dreams are an important ingredient in the
planning process, along with the financial contribution of generous
donors. As of this date twenty-five Founding Families
have contributed generously to move closer to the dream. We
have faith that the support will continue all the way to our goal
and beyond, said Judy Lanier, Board President.
Robert Olson and Bob Pomeroy will be on the Island for three
days, July 28, 29, & 30, to hear from community members and
develop a schematic design. Additional community interaction and
presentations will be scheduled over the next few months.
For more information, contact Judy Lanier, 448-2441.
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