October 2019 - Elevate Studio was awarded the Unbuilt Project Award by AIA Grand Rapids for the American Mission Hospital Chapel located in A’ali, Bahrain, and owned by the Reformed Church in America (Consulting Architect: Aref Sadeq Design Consultants).
October 2018 - Elevate Studio was awarded the Small Commercial Project Award by AIA Grand Rapids for the Behavior Analyst of West Michigan building in Walker, MI.
September 2017 - Elevate Studio's Steve Fridsma leads one of ArtPrize's Top 5 Outstanding Venues
February 2016 - Elevate Studio featured in the Grand Rapids Business Journal
February 2016 - Elevate Studio work, the Mulder Chapel at Western Theological Seminary, used as an example to discuss the theology of worship space at Reformed Worship
November 2015 - Elevate Studio Presents at WFX Nashville
August 2014 - Interview with Church Designer Magazine
May 2014 - Here We Are Now, Entertain Us? in Church Designer Magazine
April 2014 - The Great Outdoors - West Michigan WOMAN Magazine
September 2012 - Excellent Review of Elevate Studio's WFX Presentation
May 2012 - 3 Mile Project in Worship Facilities Magazine
February 2012 - 3 Mile Project featured in "Church Executive" magazine
December 2011 - Elevate in Christianity Today's The High Calling
November 2011 - Elevate Studio featured in MiBiz Magazine: Elevate Studio Seeks Higher Calling
November 2011 - 3 Mile Project celebrates its 1 year anniversary having enjoyed hosting over 6,000 separate students from over 85 school districts.
November 2011 - Elevate Studio wins a 2011 Worship Facilities Magazine "Solomon Award" for best "Special Project or Initiative"
October 2011 - Elevate Studio presented on "Sustainability and Houses of Worship" at Aquinas College for the "Leaps of Faith" conference put on by Michigan Interfaith Power and Light
September 2011 - Western Theological Seminary wins a Design Award from the AIA Grand Valley in the category of Unbuilt Architecture
July 2011 - Elevate Studio Presents at the Christian Schools International Leadership Convention in Baltimore, MD on the subject of Faith and Sustainability
- March 2011 - Kids have started to post their videos of 3 Mile Project events:
- Skate Video
- Dunk Contest
- Reball - Are You Ready?
February 2011 - Jim and Steve were interviewed for a Worship Facilities Magazine article on Green Churches
February 2011 - Jim VanderMolen of Elevate Studio is helping paralyzed shooting victim redesign house for life in wheelchair
January 2011 - Monroe Community Church featured at Clayfire Curator for its ArtPrize Setting; team led by Steve Fridsma of Elevate Studio
November 2010 - Elevate Studio's "3 Mile Project" Opens - WOOD TV
October 2010 - Steve Fridsma from Elevate Studio contributes to article in Worship Faclities Magazine: "When a Building Becomes a Welcoming Hand"
September 2010 - Elevate Studio wins AIA Grand Valley Design Award: Honorable Mention in the Unbuilt Project category