Van Andel Institute


Feyen Zylstra, LLC

The VanAndel Institute is a state-of-the-art research facility that houses over one hundred scientists. Partnering with two other area electrical contractors, under the name of Contech, Feyen Zylstra had the leading role with regard to project management. The Electrical Construction group installed redundant power supply to all laboratories, which ensured interruption-free operation of computer systems, temperature control, and sterilization systems critical to research. The Communications group installed an Avaya Systamax System incorporating Category 6 Cables. The scope of work also included a vertical backbone infrastructure of copper, coax, multi-mode fiber and single-mode fiber from the basement to the fifth floor. The unique construction of the facility presented challenges installing the cable in concealed areas with very limited access.

Pioneer Construction

Pioneer Construction was the Structural Steel Erector for Phase I of the Van Andel Institute's new research facility, erecting over 1,200 tons of steel.

SecurAlarm Systems, inc.

The Van Andel Institute is dedicated to conducting biomedical research, with a focus on cancer and Parkinson's disease, and with an emphasis on translating scientific research results into clinical applications.  The six-story, 165,000-square foot facility features massive concrete towers, a large column free lobby, and cascading glass roofs.  It houses laboratories and support areas for 100 researchers, administrative offices and a 350-seat auditorium.


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333 Bostwick Ave NE Grand Rapids MI 49503
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