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Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI

Visually understanding each project environment is imperative when managing a new build or remodel. R.A. Yarling and Company presents solutions that support and are respectful of existing architecture and/or environmental conditions.

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Hired as the owner’s representative and project management consultant for this unique museum/arts school building, R.A. Yarling and Company managed a 30,000 square foot addition and 44,000 square foot remodeling project reflecting the structures' International Style of Architecture. Additionally, as the owners representative, we managed the architect, contractor, and other owner requirements including security, telecommunications and computer systems, and relocation of staff into temporary quarters.

We also collaborated with the building and grounds committee to optimize operational costs through preventative maintenance procedures including maintaining temperature and relative humidity parameters. The maintenance schedule directs weekly, monthly and annual upkeep of equipment. This allows the facility to pursue the opportunity to host national and international exhibits.

Livonia Civic Center
In an effort to consolidate numerous remote locations and departments, the City of Livonia worked with R.A. Yarling as project architect to remodel their existing City Hall and add a new 66,000 square foot Civic Center facility. This $6.5 million project was one of the first of its kind to incorporate a five-story open atrium and utilize office-landscaping practices to better facilitate interdepartmental teaming.





Livonia Civic Center, Livonia, MI

“Unless you are personally competent in construction project management from architectural design through the final punch list, you need R. A. Yarling and Company.”

Tom Fox, Director of Finance and Personnel, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts


“Anyone can take a process out of a book and use it but all projects encounter difficulties. Rick was able to manage project conflicts with skill making sure they didn’t impact the cost, schedule, or design of our project.”

Fred J. Einspahr, former Board President of Kalamazoo Institute of Arts





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