Grand Rapids Art Museum – GRAM – (2007)
Kulapat Yantrasast, Yo Hakomori, Aaron Loewenson, wHY Architecture; Architects
101 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids MI
Touted as the world’s first LEED Gold certified art museum, this brutalist bare concrete structure actually has very sophisticated details and beautiful spaces. The “green features” are integrated throughout the building. Some are obvious, and some are cleverly integrated and were only discovered by reading reports of all of the earth friendly features of the building.
Hungry? These are my favorite restaurants within a short walk that I discovered while visiting: