The Grand Rapids Downtown Market has received the Good Design is Good Business Award from Architectural Record.

Each year a jury of editors selects designs from around the world. These editors are searching for designs that best achieve the strategic objectives of rebranding, boosting productivity, and attracting customers.

They look closely at metrics such as sustainability/energy efficiency, work environment, and employee performance and productivity. The LiveWall vertical gardens featured at The Downtown market helps maximize each of these areas.

The vertical garden is constructed of recycled components and sourced locally, which helped contribute to the sustainability of the facility. The living wall also creates a healthier work environment that boosts employee performance and productivity.

Lush, green plants fill a LiveWall green living wall in Grand Rapid's Downtown Market.

To learn more about the Downtown Market’s Good Design is Good Business award, visit the Architectural Record website.