NBS Case Study Danberry Realtors

Danberry Realtors and Design Loft by Saba

Building a Residential Brand with Contemporary Design    When you’re in the real estate and residential building market, projecting the right image with your office space matters. NBS helped Danberry Realtors/Prokup Group and Design Loft by Saba create office spaces that wow visitors and meet the needs of agents, designers and staff.  The two groups […]

NBS The Veteran Project at Sugar Hill

The Veteran Project at Sugar Hill

Trauma-Informed Design to Promote Health and Healing for Veterans      NBS and Steelcase were pleased to collaborate with NORR Architects and other partners to furnish apartment units for veterans in Detroit. The project was guided by the principles of trauma-informed design, which uses design and furnishing elements to create spaces that promote safety, wellbeing, […]

NBS Kirco Webasto T1V Displays


An Image Upgrade for an Automotive Leader Webasto is a growing innovation leader providing systems solutions to major automakers in the U.S. and globally. A new headquarters location provided the opportunity to optimize their space for growth and flexibility and upgrade their image for visiting clients.   With more than 300 employees at the site, […]

NBS Rhoads & Johnson Mezzanine

Rhoads & Johnson

An Edgy Industrial Space for a Collaborative Office Culture When Rhoads & Johnson faced the end of their lease term in 2020, they had a decision to make: continue to lease, or buy land and build? Owner, Kevin Johnson decided to take the opportunity to create a fun, engaging space that showcased their construction talent […]

NBS Tier 1 Client Return to Work

Automotive Tier 1 Client

A Safe Return to Their Space NBS recently helped one of our major corporate clients return to their space. To aid in the safe return of employees, NBS reconfigured existing benching stations by rotating height adjustable desks 90-degrees and adding additional worksurfaces, desk screens and personal storage at each station. Shifting all the desks to […]

Savage and Associates

New Building Perfectly Balances Privacy and Collaboration Savage and Associates is a well-known financial institution providing investment, insurance and group benefit plans to corporations across a variety of disciplines.  This industry-leading corporation experienced growth so significant, they needed to move into a new building with plenty of space to continue expanding. With their financial advisors […]

Merit Network

Strategic Partnerships Execute Client’s Vision Merit Network is a non-profit organization that owns and operates America’s longest-running regional research and education network. When Merit Network decided it was time to move into a new building, they were eager to create a new space that fostered a spirit of community and reflected a modern, rustic design […]


Magna Office Gets Recharged, Inspiring Innovation Magna is recognized worldwide as a competitive engineering company that provides leading technologies for automated driving. As a proudly innovative company, Magna wanted a revamped, state-of the-art office space that matched its progressive culture. Magna acknowledged that updating its old offices could require similar expenses to building new, so […]


New Office Seamlessly Integrates Technology and Space When technology and software innovator Microsoft decided to leave their building of 30 years, they wanted their new hub to support the needs of their mobile sales team. The move brought Microsoft out of the suburbs and into a new space in downtown Detroit’s central business district. They […]

Detroit Diesel

Forward-Thinking Office Space Captivates Top Talent With goals of attracting and retaining new talent in mind, Detroit Diesel decided it was time to modernize their office space in the historic M1 Building in Detroit, which dates back to the 1930s, to accommodate a growing workforce. NBS partnered with NORR Architects to draw inspiration from the […]

Ghafari Associates

A Wall System That Opens Up Possibilities In business, collaboration is everything, but creating the right balance between openness and privacy can be a challenge. When Ghafari Associates needed to renovate their second-floor offices to create more private meeting spaces, they didn’t have to look far for an innovative and customized solution. Ghafari turned to […]

Serra Automotive

Stylish Custom Offices Inspire Employees Serra Automotive, headquartered in Michigan, is a sprawling network of automotive dealerships and franchises throughout the United States. When Serra Automotive decided it was time to move in to a new building, they hired NBS to design a workspace perfectly tailored to their executive team. NBS worked closely with a […]

Oerlikon Metco

A Fresh Office Space Attracts Top Talent As a leading global technology group, Oerlikon Metco needed an office space that reflected their corporate values. Their forward-thinking culture appealed to top talent, but their previous office space lacked a physical manifestation of Oerlikon’s culture. As Oerlikon planned ground-up construction of a new headquarters, they knew their […]

DTE Energy

A Vibrant Public Space Reimagined for Business Among the great new ideas in commercial building design is one that is centuries old: namely the town square. In Detroit, DTE Energy has created a dynamic, multipurpose gathering place with great appeal. The 40,000-square-foot, glass-enclosed Town Square is striking for its scale and flood of natural light. […]

NBS The Scott at Brush Park

The Scott at Brush Park

An Oasis for Urban Living At the heart of downtown Detroit’s residential renaissance, one building has found the sweet spot. The Scott is a modern, mixed-use development with high-end amenities among the restored gems of historic Brush Park. To carry out their unique concept for the interiors, the architects at Neumann/Smith partnered with NBS to […]

NBS Kelly Services Interior

Kelly Services

How a Fresh Design Can Revolutionize Company Culture Kelly Services may be a global leader in workforce solutions, but even leading companies need an occasional brand refresh. These experts in staffing and hiring knew what their next generation of new hires valued, but their old office wasn’t doing them any favors. In fact, the dated […]

NBS Promedica Toledo

ProMedica Health System

Former Power Plant Goes from Deserted to Dynamic Toledo’s ongoing riverfront revival got a big boost when ProMedica Health System saw an opportunity to consolidate its workforce in a single iconic location. Partnering with HKS Architects, ProMedica renovated an 1895 landmark, designed by famed architect Daniel Burnham, into a stunning new headquarters. Situated on the […]


The New Rules of Engagement Change is natural for every business. It can be disruptive or it can be transformative. When Hylant set out to reshape its corporate offices, it proved to be a catalyst to engage and re-energize team members. Steelcase and NBS first guided Hylant management and staff through a discovery exercise. By […]

NBS Plunkett Cooney Project Profile

Plunkett Cooney

On the Docket: an Office Evolution What does the modern law office look like? It’s an interesting question considering the law profession stands on tradition. But those highly polished, dark wood domains are making room for the shifting values of an evolving workforce. Plunkett Cooney is a great case in point. Their goals went beyond […]


Learning Care Group

Knowledge is Power in this Workplace When the Learning Care Group (LCG) decided to upgrade its corporate offices, they were studious in their approach. To help them gather facts, NBS led a field trip to Steelcase headquarters. One insight that appealed to LCG was the Power of Place to boost employee engagement and performance. Applying […]

NBS Solomon Plumbing

Solomon Plumbing

New and Used Boost Form and Function When NBS was commissioned for a redesign of Solomon Plumbing’s corporate offices, the challenge was twofold: create a space that reflects the organization’s brand—engaging, friendly and successful; and incorporate existing furniture into the new plan in fresh ways. As a crucial first step in the process, NBS conducted […]



Why Environment Matters to a Changing Workforce Recruiting and retaining the best talent has never been more competitive. So what are successful companies doing to attract the brightest minds? Hint: it’s less about free haircuts or onsite acupuncture, and more about purpose and engagement. In planning their new North American headquarters, Autoneum envisioned a place […]

NBS Great Lakes Bay Region Showroom

Creating a Place Where People Do Their Best Work What happens when a growing, forward-looking commercial interiors firm commits to building a new office space for itself? The most innovative ideas are put to the test. Walk through the front doors of the new Great Lakes Bay Region showroom and it radiates creativity, in both […]

Urban Science

The Drive to Innovate By inventing new methodologies to mine data for their automotive clients, Urban Science has become a model for innovative thinking. So it’s no surprise they’d want to meld rigorous thinking about how workplaces work with innovative space planning. Applying those two concepts is at the core of NBS’ expertise. To maximize […]