Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus

Warehouse space for expansion of the engineering and art programs.
Mt Vernon rendering photo

Mount Vernon Pedestrian Mall


The project proposes a pedestrian mall to replace the space that is currently Mount Vernon Ave SW, between Secchia Hall/Winter Hall and Seidman College of Business. 


  • Further interconnectivity within the downtown campus
  • Pedestrian-oriented pathway
  • Decorative concrete and masonry
  • Green spaces
  • Tables and benches along the walkway
  • Raised planters and seat walls
  • Decorative landscaping and trees
  • Large lawn area for outdoor events
  • Art wall that showcases the history of the removed road and railroad
  • Entrances/exits at Secchia/Seidman parking lots re-worked
  • Overhead utilities relocated underground



  • Project Construction:  March 2021 – August 2021 (2 separate bid packages)


Architect: Fishbeck

General Contractor: Dykema Excavators

Page last modified October 4, 2021