NEWS

2023

November 2023

PLY+ Office’s Collaborative Project, the School at Marygrove Elementary, Featured on Dezeen.

October 2023

PLY+ Office Recognized Among AN Interior’s Top 50 Architects and Designers of 2023.

September 2023

The School at Marygrove Elementary Project is featured on Archello.

September 2023

The School at Marygrove Elementary Project is featured in the Architect’s Newspaper. The article, titled ‘Reimagined Without Restraint,’ highlights the innovative approach to transforming the historic Immaculata building into an experimental school. For more information.

August 2023

The School at Marygrove Elementary Project receives Honor Awards in SARA National Design Awards.

July 2023

The School at Marygrove Elementary project receives AIA Detroit Architectural Honor Award for Interiors.

June 2023

The School at Marygrove Elementary project is recognized with Building Awards at AIA Michigan Design Awards.

June 2023

PLY+ Architecture (in collaboration with Integrated Design Solutions and mpr arquitectos) is awarded the Design Awards of Excellence at SARA NY for The School at Marygrove Elementary project.

February 2023

PLY+ is honored to feature the St. Mary Chapel project in the “The Architecture of Prayer” exhibition at the Center Art Gallery, Calvin University.

“The exhibit showcases drawings and travel photography of historic church buildings in dialogue with new projects built between 1999 and the present—contributed by over 40 global architecture firms. Collectively, the work demonstrates a rich diversity of design thinking and applied theology from the Catholic and ecumenical Protestant traditions.”

2022

December 2022

Our work for the Ox Creek revitalization is included in the 2022 Michigan State of the Great Lakes Report, issued by the Office of the Great Lakes in Michigan’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE).

Herald Palladium covers Craig Borum’s presentation to the city commissioners of Benton Harbor for potential upgrades of a local park. Making a splash

October 2022

PLY+ attends the Grand Opening of the Immaculata building, the new K-5 building for the School at Marygrove Elementary.

October 2022

Jen Maigret presented the Brick by Brick research at the Prototyping Tomorrow event at Taubman College, University of Michigan.

June 2022

Craig Borum and Jen Maigret are leading a U of M team to develop a design framework for the revitalization of the Ox Creek Corridor in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Craig Borum and Kay Wright participated in Benton Harbor’s Planning Week working together with community members and city leadership to kick off the design process.

June 2022

Michigan Animal Rescue League is published on Archdaily. Michigan Animal Rescue League / PLY+

June 2022

PLY+ is awarded a 2022 AIA Michigan Design Award for the Michigan Animal Rescue League. AIA Michigan Design Awards

2021

November 2021

PLY+ is awarded a 2021 Architects Newspaper Best of Design Award, Honorable Mention (Healthcare category) for the Michigan Animal Rescue League. 2021 AN Best of Design Awards

October 2021

PLY+ is awarded a 2021 Society of American Registered Architects (New York Chapter) Design Award of Merit for the Michigan Animal Rescue League. 2021 Design Awards

June 2021

PLY+ is named in 2021 Architects Newspaper Best of Practice, Honorable Mention (small firm, Midwest). 2021 AN Best of Practice Awards

June 2021

Read about one of our recently completed residential projects in Architect’s Newspaper, “PLY+ injects bold color and unique geometries into the design of a single family home.”

May/June 2021

Read about us and our approach to our creative practice in the May/June 2021 Metropolis magazine article, “PLY+ Takes a Style-Meets-Science Approach to Projects Ranging from Animal Shelters to Art Museums.”

February 2021

The Architectural League of New York awarded PLY+ with its annual Emerging Voices Award. The award spotlights eight North American individuals and firms with distinct design voices that have the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. The jury reviews significant bodies of realized work and considers accomplishments within design and academia.

The awards are profiled in the Architect’s Newspaper, including a short profile on PLY+

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January 2021

The site plan for St. Mary Chapel was included in ArchDaily’s selection of the “Best Architectural Drawings of 2020

St Mary Chapel is nominated as Building of the Year by ArchDaily. VOTE HERE!!

Jen Maigret visits (via zoom) with AIA Toledo to share the recent work of PLY+. AIA Toledo

2020

December 2020

Jen Maigret participates in undergraduate design reviews at University of California, Berkeley.

October 2020

The Michigan Animal Rescue League opens it doors to (by appointment only) adoptions in the newly completed facility! A New Home for MARL

Craig Borum chairs the AIA Nebraska Excellence in Design Awards Jury.  AIA Nebraska Excellence in Design Awards

Craig Borum presents the work of PLY+ to AIA Nebraska.

September 2020

Jen Maigret presents the work of PLY+ to University of Detroit Mercy.

May 2020

Jen Maigret serves on the AIA Dallas Unbuilt Awards Jury. 2020 AIA Dallas Unbuilt Awards Gallery

April 2020

Olaia Chivite-Amigo is awarded licensure in the State of Michigan and promoted to Architect at PLY+.

March 2020

PLY+ relocates to new office in downtown Ann Arbor at 219 N. Main St. MLive Article

Jen Maigret serves on the AIA Chicago Small Projects Awards Jury. 2020 AIA Small Projects Awards Gallery

January 2020

St Mary Chapel is published on ArchDaily. St Mary Chapel ArchDaily

PLY+ (in collaboration with Integrated Design Solutions and mpr arquitectos) is awarded the commission to design the new Marygrove Teaching Schools (K-5 and 6-12). Marygrove Teaching School P-20 Initiative

2019

December 2019

St Mary Chapel wins 2019 The Architect’s Newspaper (AN) Best of Design Award Editor’s Choice in Cultural Category. St Mary Chapel AN Best Of Design Award

October 2019

Yusi Zha is awarded licensure in the State of Michigan and promoted to Architect at PLY+.

September 2019

PLY+ is awarded an AIA Detroit Architectural Honor Award, Building Category for the St. Mary Chapel. AIA Detroit Building Awards

September 2019- June 2020

Jen Maigret serves as faculty co-lead (with Lars Junghans) for the Building Standards Internal Analysis Team serving the President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality for the University of Michigan. President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality

October 2019

Jen Maigret serves on the AIA Regional & Urban Design Awards Jury. 2019 AIA Awards- Regional & Urban Design

July 2019

PLY+ is awarded a 2019 International Faith + Form Award for the St. Mary Chapel. Faith and Form Awards

Jen Maigret delivers a presentation titled, “Hydrological Assets: Lessons from the Detroit River” at the Think Tank 2019: Megaregion, Chicago Architecture Biennial partner program. Think-Tank 2019

April 2019

PLY+ is awarded a 2019 AIA Michigan Design Award for the St. Mary Chapel. AIA Michigan Design Awards