Hope College Graves Hall Renovation

Originally dedicated in 1894, Graves Hall located on the campus of Hope College in Holland, Michigan, has served in a variety of capacities over the past 113 years; multiple renovations and years of weathering necessitated a complete revamping of the facility.

Heavy renovation design work was developed by FTCH, restoring much of the architectural heritage for meeting and presentation use, and technology-rich classrooms. The east-side addition was designed to blend with the original structure and the exterior scope of work was intended to restore some original finishes and remediate the effects of a century of weathering and wear.


2011 Award for Excellence in Masonry Design - Masonry Institute of Michigan and American Institute of Architects/MI

2010 Award of Excellence/Historical Renovation and Electrical Categories - Associated Builders and Contractor/West MI Chapter

2010 Honorable Mention Award/Historic Preservation/Adaptive Reuse Category - American Institute of Architects/Grand Valley Chapter