Out client is Convexity Properties, a DRW Company, based out of Chicago. They are a fully integrated real-estate development firm. They develop properties all over the country.
Located immediately across the primary entry to Michigan State University, 100 W Grand River boats 363 bedrooms, as well as 13,000 sq ft of retail at the base. Across the street will include a 194 room hotel with meeting space, scheduled to be completed in Q4 2020.
This property sits in the heart of the most active location on the MSU campus, with activity happening almost 24 hours a day. Thus we were asked to develop a security solution that would achieve the objective of keeping their residents safe but not making them feel as though they were being confined. The end user experience has been incredibly important to them.
Working with our long time partners at Solomon Cordwell Benz (SCB) we proposed and are implementing a design that both will allow the building management to fully secure their building but more importantly, scale the level of that security. For example, certain measures may be implemented during events (like Football and Basketball games) that might otherwise not be active.
We look forward to receiving the feedback of the operations team and residents when the building opens in late 2020.