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Waters Center

Waters Center


The primary challenges of this fast paced project were:

  • Space was limited 
  • Tight schedules needed to be maintained
  • The downtown location
  • Many architectural surprises consistent with a building originally built in 1896
  • The old system had to stay running until the new system was in place for the comfort of current tenants
  • Once tenant moves were completed, the old system was decommissioned and removed


  • Being prepared to offer solutions at a moments notice
  • Attention to detail
  • Critical thinking

A Closer Look

The Waters Center, a six-story building in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, boasts a rich history. It began as a furniture show place and is recognizable to residents as a historic landmark. In this third incarnation, the building saw a new life as a 107-room Hilton Homewood Suites hotel, a 44-unit apartment building, and an office building. The Waters building is using Automated Logic controls to control the water source heat pump system.