Frederik Meijer Gardens

Job Type:  Audio/Visual, Communications

Client Type:  Public Works


Recently ranked in the top 100 most-visited art museums worldwide, Frederik Meijer Gardens has grown to become an international destination.  Under the support of Fred and Lena Meijer, the facility was developed to created a legacy of lifelong learning, enjoyment, and a rich cultural experience for generations to come.

Parkway was contracted in 2008 to propose a site-wide system upgrade.  After considering several companies, the Gardens selected Parkway to provide design and installation.  The new system provides a site-wide, networked, expandable solution which includes audio routing, room combining, background music, emergency EVAC & paging, digital messaging, and self monitoring fault and error reporting.  A custom designed graphic user interface allows the staff to configure, control, and monitor the entire facility from a single centralized computer.  Local room control is accessed by wall-mounted wireless touch panels.

This complex installation had to be coordinated around the Garden’s busy schedule without any loss or cancellation of a single engagement.  Since the original installation, Hearing Loop Systems (a division of Parkway) has incorporated inductive loop hearing assistance systems into all the large meeting spaces.

Recent Work

Inside greenhouse of Frederik Meijer Gardens Museum Public Audio Video control panel at Frederik Meijer Gardens Public Museum Audio Visual Equipment of Frederik Meijer Gardens Museum Public