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Design Collaborative Announces Promotions and New Employees

FORT WAYNE, IN – Design Collaborative (DC) continues to grow as the firm recently added new Mechanical Engineer, Thomas Harber in September, and welcomed back Electrical Engineer, Cooper Hill in early November.

Harber brings his HVAC and plumbing design expertise to the Workplace Studio at DC. He is passionate about …

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Fort Wayne Architecture Firm Elevatus Announces Promotions

FORT WAYNE, IN – Fort Wayne architecture firm Elevatus Architecture recently announced it has recently promoted five members of its team to Associates.

  • Brandon White, Design Technician, was promoted to Associate with the firm.
  • Emily Hower, Architect, was promoted to Associate with the firm.
  • Brett Gauger, Marketing …
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ISA Promotes Kate DeHaan to Associate Executive Director

INDIANAPOLIS – Kate DeHaan has been promoted to Associate Executive Director of ISA. Having worked with ISA for 3 years as the association manager, DeHaan’s role is expanding to include running the day-to-day operations of the association and participating as an integral part of the leadership team and ISA …

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Schmidt Associates Hires Kathryn Giles as Business Development Representative

INDIANAPOLIS – The leadership of Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates, a regional architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, is pleased to announce that Kathryn Giles, MBA has been named business development representative for the firm’s Louisville office.

With a Bachelor of Science in Statistics from Eastern Kentucky University and a …

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Celebrating the Life and Legacy of James T Kienle

INDIANAPOLIS – Long-time Indianapolis architect James T. Kienle, FAIA, died at his home in the historic Lockerbie neighborhood on Dec. 7, 2022. He was 80.

Kienle, a member of the American Institute of Architects Indiana (AIA) since 1976, was an icon at AIA Indianapolis meetings and events where he …

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ERMCO Announces Executive Level Changes

INDIANAPOLIS – At ERMCO’s recent 60th Anniversary and Holiday Celebration, President and CEO Greg Gossett announced that effective January 1, 2023, he will move to the CEO role. Gossett will stay with the organization in that role throughout 2023, working with the executive team to create and enact the …

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krM Promotes Andrew Jackson to Associate

INDIANAPOLIS – krM Architecture recently announced that architect, Andrew Jackson (AIA) has been named Associate. Jackson has been at krM for nearly ten years and has continued to grow as a leader. Jackson is thoughtful and dedicated in taking responsibilities to the finish line while remaining humble, patient, and motivated. …

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MKM architecture + design Appoints Zachary Benedict as President

FORT WAYNE, IN – MKM architecture + design recently announced the appointment of Principal Zachary Benedict, AIA, as its President. Benedict has been instrumental in MKM’s strategic growth, especially as it relates to the firm's commitment to evidence-based design solutions that focus on enhancing community health and well-being throughout …

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AIA Indiana Design Awards

Libraries and Public Spaces Capture Judges’ Attention
Schmidt Associates and HBM Architects take home top design award for the West Perry Branch Library

There was plenty of celebration this summer when Indianapolis Public Library’s West Perry Branch opened on Indianapolis’ southside. The celebration continued this weekend when Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates …

Ambrose Continues Strategic Growth with Three New Team Members

INDIANAPOLIS – Ambrose Property Group continues its trajectory with the announcement of three new hires. The additions represent the company’s ongoing growth as it expands to new markets.

“We are incredibly fortunate to add such skilled individuals with extensive experience to the Ambrose team,” said Grant Goldman, Ambrose executive …

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Exhibit Columbus Announces Theme and Key Participants for 2022

COLUMBUS, IN – The theme of the fourth cycle of Exhibit Columbus, Public by Design, builds on the legacy of Columbus, IN to explore how collaborations between communities and designers can revitalize and reimagine historic downtowns as equitable, beautiful, healthy, and joyful places. Public by Design serves as a …

Rick Conner Elected to National Academy of Construction

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – American Structurepoint President Rick Conner has been elected to the National Academy of Construction (NAC) class of 2022.

The NAC recognizes individuals who have made outstanding, lifelong contributions to the design and construction industry. The rigorous selection criteria include leadership, exceptional service, a continued commitment to making …

Schmidt Hires Joseph Jarzen as Community Studio Client Liaison

INDIANAPOLIS – The leadership of Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates, a regional architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, is pleased to announce that Joseph Jarzen has been named a client liaison for the firm’s community, lifestyle, and workplace studio.

With a Bachelor of Arts in History from The Ohio State University …

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American Structurepoint's Rick Conner Achieves ASCE Fellow Distinction

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – American Structurepoint President and Chief Operating Officer Rick Conner, PE, SE, has achieved a career distinction by being named an American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Fellow. Just 3 percent of ASCE members hold this prestigious honor; members elected to Fellow status have made celebrated contributions …

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Ben Braun Selected for the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series

INDIANAPOLIS – American Structurepoint Executive Vice President and Partner Ben Braun is among 25 Central Indiana leaders selected to participate in the Stanley K. Lacy (SKL) Executive Leadership Series. This highly competitive program seeks to grow the ranks of emerging community leaders by encouraging them to help address communitywide issues …

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Design Collaborative Welcomes Four New Hires

FORT WAYNE, IN – Design Collaborative (DC) continues to grow, with four new recent hires joining the team. DC welcomes Eric Till, project manager, Taylor Tropp, architectural designer, Megan Hodge, interior designer, and Laura Zerla, mechanical designer.

Till brings over 14 years of design experience and …

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Roberto Medina Joins Elevatus Architecture

FORT WAYNE, IN – Elevatus Architecture is excited to welcome Roberto Medina to the team. A recent graduate from the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State, Medina served on the executive board for Ball State’s chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students.

As a native of …

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Browning Day Announces Newly Elected Principals & Associate Principals

INDIANAPOLIS – 2022 has seen some amazing changes within Browning Day. Many new team members with exceptional talent have joined the team, others have been promoted, and the firm is excited to share its newest Principals and Associate Principals.

New Principals
Drew Braley, Director of Landscape Architecture has …
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Fanning Howey Hires Dennis Bane, AIA, as Project Executive

INDIANAPOLIS – Fanning Howey, an architecture, interiors and engineering firm specializing in learning environments, has hired Dennis Bane, AIA, ALEP, to serve as a Project Executive for the firm’s Indianapolis office. Bane will serve K-12 school clients in Indiana and across the nation.

“We are thrilled to have …

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Greg Litteral Joins Schmidt Associates as Electrical Designer

INDIANAPOLIS – The leadership of Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates, a regional architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, is pleased to announce that Greg Litteral, RA, RCDD has joined the organization as an electrical designer.

A graduate of Ball State University, Litteral holds dual bachelor's degrees in architecture and environmental …

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American Institute of Architects Elects 100th President, Dowdell to Become First Black Woman President in AIA History

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently made history when the delegates at the 2022 AIA Annual Meeting elected Kimberly Dowdell, AIA, NOMAC, NCARB, SEED, LEED AP BD+C as 2023 First Vice President/2024 President-elect. As the 100th AIA President, Dowdell will be the first Black woman and first Millennial President. …

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A Student-Centered Approach to School Security

The shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, has once again brought the issue of school security into the national conversation. Each time a tragedy like this occurs, the dialogue inevitably turns to the idea of "hardening" our schools.

While active security strategies have their place, the Fanning Howey …

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Chris Eberhardt Certified by State Board of Registration for Architects & Landscape Architects

MISHAWAKA, IN – Chris Eberhardt is a graduate of Ball State University with a degree in Landscape Architecture. He came to Arkos Design with years of experience in the contractor field and combines this important hands-on knowledge with the design and documentation of all site-related work. He is detail-oriented and …

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CSO Introduces New Design Professionals

INDIANAPOLIS – CSO recently announced the hiring of eight new employees in addition to the cadre of fifteen CSO summer interns who will be assisting them. The new CSO team members, including seven Architectural Graduates, and one Visualization Specialist are listed below.

Architectural GraduateCollin Beresford, Ryan Carlton …

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Fort Wayne Architecture Firm Elevatus Adds Brian Bracht to Team

FORT WAYNE, IN – The team at Elevatus Architecture is excited to welcome Brian Bracht as an Architectural Graduate. Bracht joins the team as Elevatus experiences significant growth through their core market sectors. New projects are expanding from the state boundaries of Indiana to additional clients throughout the country.

Bacht …

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Trisha Martin and Melissa Ferise Join Schmidt Associates

INDIANAPOLIS – The leadership of Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates, a regional architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, is pleased to announce the appointments of Trisha Martin as an architectural graduate, and Melissa Ferise as a construction administration assistant.

With dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Art History from …

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Browning Day Partner John Dierdorf Announces Retirement

INDIANAPOLIS – Browning Day announces the retirement of John Dierdorf, one of the original architect partners of the firm. It is with a combination of happiness for him and sadness for Browning Day that he is moving on to the next phase of his life.

A Designer of Possibilities …
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Design Collaborative Adds Two New Employees and Welcomes Back Three Colleagues

FORT WAYNE, IN – Design Collaborative is growing. The Design Collaborative team recently welcomed new mechanical engineer Camden Reece from Purdue Fort Wayne, along with electrical engineer Nicholas Biegel from Trine University.

Biegel started out as an intern for Design Collaborative in May of 2021 and is now a member …

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Ed Joniskan Joins Patriot Engineering as Indiana Environmental Group Manager

INDIANAPOLIS – Patriot Engineering and Environmental, Inc. (Patriot) recently welcomed Ed Joniskan, LPG to the Patriot team.

Joniskan is joining Patriot as the Indiana Environmental Group Manager, based out of Patriot's Indianapolis office. Joniskan is a licensed professional Geologist with over 32 years of experience providing environmental services to …

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Growing Architecture Firm Elevatus Onboards Ambitious Interns

FORT WAYNE, IN – Elevatus Architecture recently welcomed a large class of interns to the industry. Internships in the architectural industry are instrumental in producing a skillset matched for the technical world of architecture and design.

Abigail Redick joins the team as a 4th year Interior Design student at Indiana …

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Jeff Carlson Promoted to Director of Construction Services at Superior Construction

INDIANAPOLIS – Superior Construction is thrilled to announce the promotion of long-time employee Jeff Carlson to Director of Construction Services. In the newly created role at Superior, Carlson will manage labor relations, collective bargaining negotiations, man-hour allocations and workforce development across the Midwest region.

“I am honored and excited for …

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MKM architecture + design hires Lauren Hoffman as Office Manager and Jackson Haynes as 2022 MKM Fellow

FORT WAYNE, IN – MKM architecture + design (MKM) recently announced Lauren Hoffman as Office Manager and Jackson Haynes as an MKM Associate Fellow.

Hoffman joins MKM with over eight years of background in the construction industry. Hoffman's experience in the arenas of business development and marketing, to contract management …

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Regan Miller Registered with National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ)

MISHAWAKA, IN – As an Interior Designer at Arkos Design, Regan Miller helps clients select finishes and furnishings, develops presentations, and evolves drawings for a variety of projects. She uses her skills in AutoCAD and Revit with technical accuracy, while keeping in mind the final aesthetic.

Miller recently completed …

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Reidy, Wolcoxon Join Hanson’s Indianapolis Office

INDIANAPOLIS — Jeff Reidy, senior right-of-way specialist, recently joined Hanson Professional Services Inc.’s Indianapolis office. He will collaborate with the right-of-way team on the drafting and documentation necessary for land acquisition.

Reidy has more than 20 years of experience in the engineering industry, most recently as a computer-aided design …

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Labor Shortage is a Universal Issue in the Construction Industry

The ever-growing labor shortage is a universal issue, affecting nearly every business sector that relies on the availability of a workforce. It’s an issue that was happening before the COVID-19 pandemic and has persisted.

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, there are 11.3 million job openings in the U.S., …

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Ambrose Adds Communications Manager to Expanding Team

INDIANAPOLIS – Ambrose Property Group has welcomed Kelly Dickey as its new communications manager. In this role, Dickey will manage Ambrose’s external communications strategies, including public relations, social media, website and more.

“Kelly’s previous experience in the Architecture/Engineering/Construction industry and journalism world provides valuable strategic insight into growing Ambrose’s visibility …

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Design Collaborative Welcomes Jordan Keil as New Director of Finance

FORT WAYNE, IN – Design Collaborative (DC) recently welcomed Jordan Keil to the team as the new Director of Finance. His experience in financial forecasting models, budgeting, financial reviews, and data management made him the perfect fit for this role, while his positive attitude, humility, and passion for his work …

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Elevatus Hires Seasoned Construction Design Technician John E. Taylor, Jr. and Architectural Graduate Emma Ocken

FORT WAYNE – Elevatus Architecture is pleased to onboard John E. Taylor, Jr., CDT , to a Construction Administration & QA/QC role. Taylor Jr. will assist the firm’s specifications writing, QA/QC operations, Construction Administration site visits and reports. His professional background consists of construction administration, project design and management, …

Hagerman Recognizes Team Members with HAYGEE Awards

FISHERS, IN – During Town Hall meetings in April for Fishers/Louisville and Fort Wayne, The Hagerman Group presented six team members with HAYGEE awards for the second quarter of 2022. Winners received bobblehead trophies in the likeness of the late Ted Hagerman, The Hagerman Group's president from 1948 to …

Indianapolis Business Leader Sarah Hempstead Awarded Junior Achievement USA's Top Volunteer Leadership Award

INDIANAPOLIS — Junior Achievement of Central Indiana (JA) announced that Sarah Hempstead has been chosen from among tens of thousands of U.S. volunteers as one of ten recipients of the organization’s most prestigious national award for volunteerism, the Gold Leadership Award.

Junior Achievement’s Gold Leadership Award honors volunteer excellence, presented …

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Julie Kost Earns CPSM Certification

INDIANAPOLIS – The leadership of Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates, a regional architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, is pleased to announce that Marketing Manager Julie Kost has successfully passed the Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) test.

The CPSM credential is a voluntary certification designed to elevate the professional standards in …

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Meyer Najem Announces 2021 Golden Hammer Award Winners

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Meyer Najem knows that the success of a project is dependent upon the strength of the company's relationships with its subcontractors.

Meyer Najem finds itself fortunate to work with many fantastic partners, creating safe and successful projects together for clients. In an effort to recognize those partners, …

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Schmidt Associates Adds Jake Baughman to Team

INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates, a regional architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, has hired Jake Baughman, PE, CSWP as a plumbing designer.

A graduate of the Purdue University College of Technology, Baughman holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering technology. Before joining Schmidt Associates, Baughman served …

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Ambrose Property Group Begins Construction on Expanded Mount Comfort Logistics Center

INDIANAPOLIS – Ambrose Property Group recently announced that the expansion of its Mount Comfort Logistics Center is now underway with the start of construction on Building V. This 753,000-square-foot Class A distribution building is expandable to 1,122,000 square feet and scheduled to be complete by November 2022. It is part …

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Architect and Partner Kevin Scully Moves to Design Collaborative's Charlotte Office

FORT WAYNE, IN – Design Collaborative (DC) opened a second location in Charlotte, North Carolina in February of 2021. DC took time to carefully consider what the permanent DC Charlotte team would look like. People-first places is the core of DC, and nobody knows this better than someone who has …

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Browning Day, Perkins&Will Design New IU School of Medicine Medical Education Building

Indiana University’s Board of Trustees recently approved the architectural design of the IU School of Medicine Medical Education Building in Indianapolis.

Perkins&Will and Browning Day designed IU’s new medical education building to act as a centerpiece to IU Health’s planned $1.6 billion downtown campus.

Located just south of the IU …

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Fanning Howey Hires Dan Powell as National Director of Business Development

INDIANAPOLIS – Fanning Howey, an architecture, interiors and engineering firm specializing in learning environments, has hired Dan Powell to serve as National Director of Business Development.

Powell possesses more than 20 years of experience in the design and construction industry. He will lead efforts to grow the firm’s already …

Howard Companies, Formerly Harding Group, Announces Evolution of Brand

INDIANAPOLIS – Howard Companies, formerly Harding Group, revealed its new company name and logo in early February 2022. Howard Companies, an Indianapolis-based diversified asphalt, concrete, site preparation, and transportation company operating in central Indiana and surrounding areas, has been in operation since 1960 under the Harding Group name. …

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Indiana Landmarks Welcomes Blake Swihart as New Northwest Field Office Director

GARY, IN – Indiana Landmarks recently welcomed Blake Swihart as director of the Northwest Field Office in Gary. In his new position, he will manage Indiana Landmarks' preservation efforts in Jasper, Lake, Newton, and Porter counties, including working with the historic preservation commissions in the area and seeking solutions for …

Milhaus Hires Jon Fryling as Vice President of Construction

INDIANAPOLIS – Milhaus, a national award-winning developer, general contractor, owner and operator of Class-A multifamily properties, announced recently that Jon Fryling has been hired as Vice President of Construction. Fryling brings with him 20 years of experience in procurement, warranty, field construction and resource planning in the residential homebuilding …

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Purdue University and American Structurepoint Receive National Engineering Award for Newman Road Underpass Project

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Purdue University and American Structurepoint, an architectural/engineering consulting firm, have earned a national award for exceptional engineering excellence for the Newman Road underpass project in West Lafayette.

The National Recognition Award is from the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards competition. …

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Ryan Grogg, Karla Buchan, and Abby Bryan Join Elevatus Architecture

FORT WAYNE, IN – As of February 2022, Ryan Grogg has joined Elevatus Architecture as a Project Design Technician.

The team at Elevatus said it looks forward to the great contributions Grogg will provide through his skillset.

Grogg was born and raised in the Decatur, IN area and is a …

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VPS Architecture Welcomes New Architectural Graduate Clint Johnson

EVANSVILLE, IN – VPS Architecture has welcomed Clint Johnson back to its Evansville team.

Johnson received his undergraduate degree in Architecture from Ball State and his Master of Architecture degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He previously worked for VPS as an Architectural Graduate before obtaining his Master of …

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BCA Announces 2022 Board of Directors and Officers

FORT WAYNE, IN – The Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana (BCA) announces the election results for its 2022 Board of Directors.

Emily Brough of K&H Construction and Kelli Warner of Design Collaborative were newly elected to the BCA Board of Directors. In addition, Greg Lynch of Almet, Ben …

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CSO Introduces New Design Professionals

INDIANAPOLIS – CSO recently announced two new employees have joined the firm since January. The new CSO team members, including one Senior Project Architect and one Graduate Interior Designer, are listed below. They will both be working in CSO’s Education Studio.

  • Senior Project Architect - Peter Kim
  • Graduate Interior Designer …
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Design Collaborative Founding Partner Retires

FORT WAYNE, IN – Back in 1992, three young men sat down with a dream and lots of ambition – Pat Pasterick, Ron Dick, and Terry Wagner. 30 years later, their legacy lives on as a thriving, energetic multi-disciplinary design firm – Design Collaborative (DC). Wagner – …

Hannah Arthur and Corey Clark Become Registered Architects

FORT WAYNE, IN – MKM architecture + design (MKM) is proud to announce Hannah Arthur and Corey Clark have both passed their Architect Registration Examination (ARE) and are now registered architects in the state of Indiana. Architectural licensing is gained after candidates complete sufficient professional education, gain comprehensive real-world experience …

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Ambrose Property Group Adds Two New Hires to Expanding Development Team

INDIANAPOLIS – Ambrose Property Group recently announced it has welcomed two new development managers to its growing team. Dan Kmiecik and Clay Smith join a development staff that has experienced notable growth over the last six months as the company scales operations and expands across the country.

“As we wrap …

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Design Collaborative Welcomes Three Full-Time Team Members and Interns

FORT WAYNE, IN – Design Collaborative recently added three new full-time hires: Jessica Detweiler – a project manager on Design Collaborative's healthcare team, Emily Aneshansley – a mechanical designer for the healthcare team, and Shayla Hudson – a project administrator.

Detweiler graduated from Ball State University with a Master’s in …

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ERMCO Announces New Senior Operations Team Leaders

INDIANAPOLIS – ERMCO recently announced Kris Ashcraft and Mike Summers have been promoted to Senior Operations Team Leaders effective January 2, 2022.

Ashcraft has been a part of the construction industry for over 20 years and has been with ERMCO since 2007. He has served as an Account Manager and …

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Fanning Howey Hires Project Architect, Jennette Moline, RA, LEED AP

INDIANAPOLIS – Fanning Howey recently added Project Architect, Jennette Moline, RA, to the firm's Indianapolis team.

Moline comes to Fanning Howey with nearly 20 years of interdisciplinary design experience, most recently leading the design of nationwide infrastructure upgrades for a private internet service provider. As a LEED-certified designer, Moline …

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Four Point Design Welcomes New Senior Associate

INDIANAPOLIS – Four Point Design is pleased to announce that Victoria Numbers, RID, MSIA, has joined the firm as a Senior Associate. Numbers has extensive experience leading design teams for clients in health, wellness, and higher education.

Numbers obtained a BS in Interior Design from West Virginia University and …

Hafer Named Certified Best Workplace for 2021

EVANSVILLE, IN – Hafer, a leading architecture, engineering and interior design firm, was named a Certified Best Workplace for 2021 by the Best Workplace Institute (BWI). BWI is an employee engagement organization dedicated to creating flourishing workplaces through culture consulting and employee engagement surveys. The surveys provide honest, anonymous …

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Schmidt Associates Adds Architectural and Engineering Graduates

INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates, a regional architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, has hired Elif Ekser as an architectural graduate.

An Istanbul, Turkey native, Ekser, along with her identical twin sister, attended Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts where they received Bachelor of Architecture degrees. From 2010 to …

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Skender Expands Operations in Indiana, Hires Jamie Nieves as Local Business Development Leader

INDIANAPOLIS – Skender is pleased to announce the expansion of its Indiana presence and the hiring of Jamie Nieves, a seasoned economic and business development professional and Indiana native. As vice president of business relationships, Nieves will work with Brian Simons, vice president, who heads Skender’s Indianapolis office …

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Ambrose Property Group Fills Pivotal Leadership Role on Development Team

INDIANAPOLIS – Ambrose Property Group has welcomed Pat Walsh as its new senior vice president of development. In this role, Walsh will lead the company’s development efforts outside of the Midwest as it scales operations and expands across the country.

“Ambrose has experienced tremendous growth over the last year. We …

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Schmidt Associates Hires Julie Kost as Marketing Manager

INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates, a regional architectural, engineering, and interior design firm specializing in K-12, higher education, community and healthcare spaces, has hired Julie Kost as Marketing Manager | Associate.

A graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University, Kost began her career in student loan servicing where she thrived as …

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Arkos Design Welcomes New Principals

MISHAWAKA, IN – Arkos Design recently announced Eric Jensen, AIA, and Tyler Kelsey, AIA have been named Principals and Shareholders.

Jensen and Kelsey joined Arkos Design as Associate Vice Presidents in 2019 and participated in architecture, project management, and business development. Both men are Michiana Forty under 40 …

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BSA LifeStructures Announces Promotion of Samuel Jackson to COO and the Elevation of Tim Spence to ACHA Council of Fellows

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – BSA LifeStructures (BSA), a nationally recognized architecture and engineering firm, recently announced the promotion of Samuel (Sam) Jackson to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately. In this role, Jackson will continue to develop BSA’s national expertise and growth, creating an enhanced experience for the …

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CSO Introduces New Design Professionals

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – CSO recently announced two new employees have joined the firm since September. The new CSO team members, including two Interior Designers, are listed below. They will both be working in CSO’s Interior Design Studio.

Interior DesignerAmanda Brooks, Samantha Henrickson

“We are extremely proud of …

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Jodie W. McLean Joins Milhaus Board of Directors

INDIANAPOLIS – Milhaus, an award-winning national developer, owner and operator of Class-A multifamily properties, recently announces that Jodie W. McLean has joined the Board of Directors. McLean is Chief Executive Officer of EDENS, one of the nation’s leading private owners, operators and developers of retail real estate. 

With …

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Schmidt Associates Announces Retirement of Arnold "Arne" Judd

INDIANAPOLIS – After enjoying a 40 year career in architecture, Associate Arnold "Arne" Judd AIA, LEED AP is retiring. Judd is a registered architect in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Judd was inspired by his father who was lead partner in Arrasmith, Judd, Rapp, Chovan (known as Arrasmith). Working summers alongside …

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Steve Black Retires After 33 Years with Spohn Associates

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Spohn Associates counts itself supremely blessed to witness the exceptional talent and tenure of Steve Black. After 33 years at Spohn, Black is hanging up his construction hat.

Black is not only a veteran of Spohn, but of the construction industry as a whole. His name and …

The Hagerman Group Announces HAYGEE Award Winners

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – During Town Hall meetings for Fishers/Louisville and Fort Wayne, The Hagerman Group presented several team members with 'HAYGEE' awards for the third quarter of 2021. Award winners are decided by votes from their peers. The awards and recipients include:

Outstanding Client Service Award

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AIA Indiana Presents 2021 Design and Service Awards

Design Awards
When Anthony Costello watched the devastation of homes and buildings collapse after an earthquake in Haiti, he wanted to understand why. So, he traveled to the country to learn about its building practices. Since his first visit in 2010, Costello has been to Haiti more than 26 times …
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Ambrose Property Group Hires Vice President of Development, Market Officer

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Ambrose Property Group recently announced it has welcomed Stephen Lindley as its new Vice President of Development, Market Officer. In this role, Lindley will focus on supporting Ambrose’s speculative developments within Indiana and Ohio, including managing land inventory, broker relationships, and tenant pursuits.

“Stephen will play an …

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Fanning Howey Hires Christina Wood as Indiana Marketing Manager

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Fanning Howey recently hired Christina Wood, CPSM, as Fanning Howey’s Indiana Marketing Manager. A Certified Professional Services Marketer, Wood brings a decade’s worth of experience in marketing and business development in the AEC field.

As part of the Fanning Howey team, Wood will use her experience …

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ISA Hosts 'Construction Networking Event of the Year' at JW Marriott

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Indiana Subcontractors Association (ISA) hosted its annual Trade Show last month at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis, bringing together Indiana AEC professionals for a networking event that, for many, marked the first large, in-person industry event in almost two years.

135 exhibitors from across Indiana …

RJE Announces Kellie Seabrooks as New Major Account Strategist

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – RJE announces and welcomes Kellie Seabrooks as the company's new Major Accounts Strategist. Seabrooks brings high-quality customer service, strategic partnerships, and more than 13 years of knowledge and experience in the technology industry to RJE's customers and growing RJE team. As RJE’s Major Accounts Strategist, Seabrooks will …

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Schmidt Associates Makes Architecture, Engineering Hires

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates recently hired Sabrina Lasley and Alvin Laguerre as architectural graduates; and Thomas Kennedy, EIT as an engineering graduate.

Lasley started as an architectural intern for Schmidt Associates in 2019 where she worked on a variety of projects in the design development, final design, …

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Cripe Announces Three New Hires

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Cripe recently announced the hirings of three new team members.

Benett Haviland has been hired as a Design Associate in the Civil Engineering Department. Haviland previously interned at Cripe in both the Civil Engineering and Survey departments, and he holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering …

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Elevatus Architecture Adds Two Team Members

FORT WAYNE, IN – Elevatus Architecture is excited to be expanding their team with the addition of two new team members. As an architecture, interiors, and planning firm, Elevatus is equipped with world-class employees who embrace the changes in the design industry.

Natalie Haskell, IIDA, has joined Elevatus Architecture …

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Fanning Howey Adds New Client Liaison, Dennis Honkala

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Fanning Howey recently hired Dennis Honkala as a Consultant and Client Liaison. The former Superintendent of Ravenna City School District, Honkala brings a wealth of experience leading district-wide facility improvements. Fanning Howey's client liaisons serve as a neutral party to provide district leadership guidance and help bridge …

HWC Welcomes Two New Executives to The Firm

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — HWC Engineering welcomes a new CFO, Lisa Hague, and a new VP of Business Development, Josh Goode, to the HWC team.

“This is an exciting time of development for HWC, with both Lisa and Josh making an excellent addition to our team,” said HWC President …

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Terex Trucks Becomes Rokbak

Articulated hauler specialist Terex Trucks rebrands as Rokbak and announces its vision for an exciting new future. The Scottish manufacturer unveiled the new brand at a digital launch event on September 1, attended by dealers, customers, media, and Volvo Group colleagues from around the world.

Rokbak is the new name …

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Cripe Announces New Hires and Promotions

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Cripe recently announced the hirings and promotions of five team members.

Andy Fish has been hired as a Healthcare Project Manager in the Architecture Department. Fish holds a Bachelor of Architecture and of Science in Environmental Design from Ball State University.

Cayla Titus has been hired as …

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CSO Introduces New Design Professionals

INDIANAPOLIS, INCSO recently announced that four new employees have joined the firm since June 2021. The new CSO team members, including one Project Architect/Manager, two Architectural Graduates, and one Interior Designer are listed below.

Project Architect/Manager – Erin Sagen
Architectural Graduate – Meghan Owens, Blaine Cora
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Elevatus Employee Becomes Licensed Architect

FORT WAYNE, IN – Elevatus Architecture is proud to announce that Emily Hower, AIA, LEED Green Associate, is now a Licensed Architect through completion of the registration requirements in the State of Indiana.

Hower has worked for Elevatus Architecture since May 2018. Her project involvement has included justice, regional, …

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MKM architecture + design promotes Corey Clark and Jordan Owens.

FORT WAYNE, IN – MKM architecture + design (MKM) is excited to announce that Corey Clark and Jordan Owens have been promoted to Senior Associates.

Clark completed his Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Master of Architecture, and Master of Business Administration at Ball State University and is a Lean Six-Sigma …

Walsh Donates $14,000 to CFA Foundation

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Walsh recently hosted its 8th annual Dave Anderson Memorial Golf Outing, and this year’s proceeds went to the CFA Foundation. Anderson was a Walsh employee who was killed in a heavy highway construction incident in 2012 and CFA provided financial assistance to his family after the …

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Ambrose Property Group Bolsters Development Team with Proven Leaders

INDIANAPOLIS – Ambrose Property Group announced in June the hiring of Ryan Gallmeyer as vice president of development operations, as well as Jim Stocks and Todd Justus as development managers. The trio adds decades of experience and proven leadership to its growing development team.

Gallmeyer comes to Ambrose with 25 …

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arcDESIGN Announces Promotion of Karissa Funston to Partner

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – arcDESIGN announces the promotion of Karissa Funston to Partner. Funston is the Principal-in-Charge and leader for the company’s seven-person interior design practice. She has been instrumental in the formation and growth of the interior design studio, helping it gain recognition as a standalone service provider.

Funston's role …

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BCA Awards $7,500 in Scholarships to Local Students

FORT WAYNE, IN – Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana (BCA) proudly announces winners of the 2021 Presidential Merit Scholarships and Michael H. Kinder Jr. Memorial Scholarship. These programs were created to recognize significant accomplishments and reward worthy students in furthering their education in construction-related college degree programs. The recipients …

CORE Planning Strategies Joins J.S. Held

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – J.S. Held, a global, multidisciplinary consulting firm, announced in early June that it has acquired CORE Planning Strategies. This strategic acquisition brings additional specialized architectural, engineering, and construction advisory expertise to J.S. Held's Project Support Services Practice in the Midwestern United States. CORE Planning Strategies’ …

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IIDA Presents the 2021 IDEA Awards

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) has a strong Indiana Chapter that strives to connect interior design to the community. IIDA provides meaningful resources to commercial interior designers and their clients to advance the profession and enhance business value.

Through different events, IIDA’s goal is to create community networking, highlight …

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Making the Right Choice with Terex Trucks

Terex Trucks comes from a strong hauling heritage: with over 70 years of experience in building robust, reliable and tough articulated haulers, the Motherwell, Scotland-based manufacturer knows how to design machines that are trusted by customers to deliver a powerful performance in all conditions. Its two models, the 30.9-ton payload …

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Schindler Joins Hanson as Traffic Discipline Manager

INDIANAPOLIS — Steven Schindler, P.E., PTOE, traffic discipline manager, recently joined Hanson Professional Services Inc.’s Indianapolis office. He will be the technical and business development leader for Hanson’s companywide traffic engineering discipline, overseeing work in traffic studies and designs.

Schindler has more than 20 years of multistate transportation …

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Thunder Creek Fueling Efficiency in the Big Woods for H2Dig LLC

Tucked away amongst wide swaths of agricultural fields and small, rural communities the Big Woods private waterfowl preserve is being developed by H2Dig LLC. The company specializes in premium outdoor recreational development and oftentimes is working in remote areas without great access to service stations, fuel, or equipment maintenance …

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Applied Engineering Services Names Miles as New President

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Applied Engineering Services, an Indianapolis-based consulting engineering firm, announces the appointment of Dan Miles, PE, LEED AP, as President.

Miles began his engineering career in 1987 and joined Applied Engineering in 2015. He became a Principal, shareholder, and member of the Board of Directors in …

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Cripe Announces Dennis McGuire as Fifth President

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Dennis McGuire assumes the presidency of Cripe with the full confidences of Cripe's board of directors, executive team, staff, and clients. In addition to his decades of experience in Survey and firm operations, McGuire has contributed significantly to all aspects of business development and sales. McGuire has …

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Fanning Howey Expands Ownership and Leadership Team

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – As part of the firm’s 60th anniversary, Fanning Howey has promoted five team members to the ownership group and to positions on the board of
directors. These additions are part of Fanning Howey’s strategic plan to identify new leaders who will continue the firm’s mission of smarter …

Construction Family Assistance Foundation Announces 2021 Board of Directors

INDIANAPOLIS, IN– Construction Family Assistance Foundation (CFA) recently announced its 2021 board of directors. The CFA Foundation provides financial assistance to Indiana construction and contractor maintenance workers and their families who have been impacted by a life- changing workplace injury or fatality. The 2021 board of directors includes:

  • President: Jesse …
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Dave Brackett Joins Milhaus as SVP of Property Operations

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Milhaus, a national award-winning developer, owner and operator of class A, in-fill multi-family properties, announces that Dave Brackett has been hired as Senior Vice President of Property Operations. Brackett has served in various investment management and oversight roles over the past 30 years and will use …

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In Memoriam - Ewing Miller II, FAIA – October 5, 1923 - March 29, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Ewing Miller II, FAIA passed away at home in Washington DC after nearly a year struggling against an increasingly dysfunctional heart. As he said "dying is damn difficult." But he died as he lived, with dignity.

Ewing was a thoughtful man, a remarkable architect and a dear …

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Rebecca Hewitt Joins the RJE Team as Marketing Strategist

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – RJE Business Interiors (RJE), a regional provider of workplace solutions, today announced Rebecca Hewitt as its marketing strategist. In this role, Hewitt will develop and lead innovative marketing strategies across the enterprise, elevating the RJE brand and enabling the company to build on its reputation as …

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Stranahan Joins Hanson’s Indianapolis Office as Project Manager

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Carey Stranahan, P.E., Project Manager, recently joined Hanson Professional Services Inc.’s Indianapolis office. He will manage local and state infrastructure projects in Indiana.

Prior to joining Hanson, Stranahan was the civil engineer for the city of Kokomo and performed other duties in the engineering department for …

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The Pangere Corporation Expands Regional Presence with New Team Member

GARY, IN – The Pangere Corporation, a commercial and industrial contractor, is pleased to announce the hiring of Rosa Rozek as an administrative assistant for its commercial construction division.

In this new role, Rozek will manage administrative and marketing affairs regarding commercial construction.

Rozek has over 23 years of …

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The Road to Becoming an Architect

For many architects, it is licensure – not graduation – that represents the successful culmination of their educational pursuit. For the past several years, AIA Indiana has recognized the newly licensed architects during a formal ceremony, which leaves a lasting impression on the architect and their loved ones and publicly …

Viridian, Hagerman to Lead $20 Million Renovation of CTB HQ

MILFORD, IN, – CTB, Inc. is planning to soon begin significant improvements at its headquarters manufacturing and office campus in Milford, Indiana, according to Victor A. Mancinelli, CTB Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

The company plans to invest approximately $20 million to renovate approximately 38,000 square feet (3,500 square …

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Fanning Howey Makes Changes to Leadership Team

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Fanning Howey has promoted mechanical discipline director Tim Lehman, PE, to the position of Chief Engineering Officer. In his new role, Lehman will lead Fanning Howey’s efforts to find smarter ways for schools and universities to enhance educational outcomes, improve sustainability and lower operating costs.

“K-12 …

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Hafer Promotes Six to Leadership Team

Adding to the leadership team, Hafer has promoted six individuals to Associate and Senior Associate positions.

Eric Rang, AIA has been promoted to Senior Associate. Rang has been an Architect with Hafer for five years and has worked in the industry for over 15. He holds a Bachelor of …

Hennick & Company and RATIO Complete Strategic Design Partnership

TORONTO AND INDIANAPOLIS – Hennick & Company, Inc. (“HennickCo”) announced today that it has completed a strategic partnership with RATIO Design (“RATIO”), one of the largest architecture and design firms in the U.S.

RATIO is an award-winning international design firm offering architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, urban design and preservation …

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Barton-Coe-Vilamaa Architects & Engineers Names Weesner Director of Architecture, Bowland Director of Engineering

FORT WAYNE, IN – Barton-Coe-Vilamaa Architects & Engineers proudly announces the promotion of Adam Weesner to Director of Architecture and Partner, and the promotion of Ryan Bowland to Director of Engineering and Partner.

As a Registered Architect and valued employee of BCV since 2013, Weesner brings a wealth of knowledge …

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BCA Announces 2021 Officers and Directors

FORT WAYNE, IN – Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana (BCA) announces its recent election of officers and directors to serve on its 2021 Board of Directors. Elected to serve as officers are the following:

President: Greg LynchAlmet, Inc.
1st Vice President: Jake FettersMosaic …

ISA President Provides Update on Association Events in 2021

The following is a letter authored by 2021 Indiana Subcontractors Association President David Peterson to ISA members regarding plans for ISA events in 2021:

'We are 46 days into 2021 and a little over a year before our first COVID-19 case in the USA. 2020 provided us challenges and new …

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Meyer Najem and Curran Architecture Create World-Class Facility for the Humane Society of Hamilton County

Meyer Najem, Curran Architecture, and others spent the past five years researching and planning a world-class animal wellness center unlike any other in the state of Indiana. In March, the Humane Society of Hamilton County will relocate from its outdated 8,000-square-foot facility into a brand new 41,000-square-foot building …

Rebuilding Together Indianapolis Announces 2021 Board of Directors

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Rebuilding Together Indianapolis announces its 2021 board of directors. Through volunteers and sponsors, Rebuilding Together Indianapolis provides assistance to homeowners who, because of physical limitations or low income, are struggling to cover the costs of needed home repairs.

2021 board members include:

  • President: Bryan McHugh, Project …

USGBC Indiana Celebrates New Market Leadership Advisory Board

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – U.S. Green Building Council of Indiana (USGBC) is is proud to announce the members of its 2021 Market Leadership Advisory Board (MLAB). This dedicated group of green building professionals volunteer their time to work with our USGBC community to develop and implement programming that supports USGBC’s local, …

Applied Fabricators, Inc. Announces Partnerships with T. Fin Building Solutions and Mays, Maune, McWard, Inc.

GREENFIELD, IN – Applied Fabricators, Inc. (AFAB), a family-owned sheet metal manufacturing leader, this week announced new strategic partnerships with T. Fin Building Solutions and Mays, Maune, McWard, Inc. These partners will serve as the manufacturer’s representative of AFAB’s new T9 Single Skin Rainscreen Panel System.

“As a family-owned business, …

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Commercial Office Environments Hires Leah Stanton

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Commercial Office Environments (COE) is excited to announce the addition of Leah Stanton to its growing and dedicated team of industry professionals.

As Director of Commercial Market Relations, Stanton will utilize her vast experience and expertise to work closely with dealerships' manufacturer representatives and corporate account groups …

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Cripe Announces Two Employee Promotions

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – As of January 1st, Cripe has promoted Elaine Ivy, PE to Design Engineer in the Civil Engineering department. Ivy joined the Cripe team in June 2015.

Cripe is also promoting Shannon Shaw Jr. to Design Associate in the Civil Engineering department. Shaw Jr. joined the Cripe team …

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Don Allen of Spohn Associates Retires After 23 Years With Firm

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – January 2021 serves to be the last month of the incredible tenure for Don Allen at Spohn Associates. Allen began at Spohn in March of 1998 and has spent the last 23 years going from a Project Manager, to Senior Project Manager, and arriving at Project …

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Safety Expert Teams Up with PNW Students for Training Project

GARY, INDIANA – A construction safety expert from The Pangere Corporation, a commercial and industrial contractor based in Gary, has been volunteering their time to educate Purdue University Northwest (PNW) students about OSHA standards and best practices on the jobsite.

As part of the Northwest Indiana Business Round Table’s …

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American Structurepoint Earns Healthiest Employers Honors in Indiana and Ohio

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA — American Structurepoint has been recognized as one of the Healthiest Employers in Indiana and Ohio. The Healthiest Employers awards program recognizes companies for commitment to workplace wellness and their exceptional health and benefits offerings.

American Structurepoint health and wellness offerings include the following:

  • Associates receive incentives based …

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Building Enclosure Council of Indiana Announces New Board Members

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Building Enclosure Council of Indiana (BEC) is pleased to announce its newly elected board members Andrew McMullan as Treasurer and Chad Eber as Program Chair.

McMullan was a founding member and has been involved with the BEC since its conception in 2018. He also serves as …

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Columbus Design Institute Helps 16 Tech Select Design Team for Signature Bridge Project

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – 16 Tech Community Corporation announced the selection of a team led by engineering firm schlaich bergermann partner (sbp) in collaboration with Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU) and other key partners to design a signature bridge that will connect the 16 Tech Innovation District to Indianapolis’ nationally …

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Cripe Announces Fred Green and Dennis McGuire Executive Leadership Promotions

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Al Oak, PE, Chairman and CEO at Cripe, is excited to announce the following executive leadership appointments.

Effective January 1st, Fredrick J. Green, AIA, NCARB, President + COO, will be promoted to Chief Strategy + Operations Officer. In his 15 years as President + COO, …

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CSO Adds Five New Employees

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA -- CSO recently announced that five new employees have joined the firm since August. The new CSO team members, including one Architectural Graduate, one Interior Designer, two Construction Administrators, and an Architectural Technician are listed below. In addition, CSO is hosting a new Architectural Student Intern.

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Equipment Leasing & Finance 2021 US Economic Outlook

Equipment and software investment growth fared better than overall GDP growth in 2020 as businesses invested to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, and growth should remain well into positive territory in the beginning of 2021. Annual equipment and software investment growth of 7.8 percent is forecast for 2021. Annual U.S. …

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Lively Joins Schmidt Associates as Business Development Manager

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Architecture and engineering firm Schmidt Associates welcomes Janet Lively, CPSM, as an Associate and Business Development Manager in its Louisville, Kentucky office

With more than 25 years of business development, client relationship, and marketing experience, Lively fuses practical experience with a strategic, big-picture approach to provide …

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Patriot Welcomes Jody Dedon as Business Development Director

Patriot Engineering and Environmental, Inc. (Patriot) welcomes Jody L. Dedon, CFRE as Business Development Director for Central Indiana.

Dedon served the past 10 years in the nonprofit sector leading various organizations. Most recently, she was the Executive Director of Westfield Education Foundation. Prior to this, she served as Executive …

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Patriot Welcomes Tori Harper as Marketing Coordinator

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – Patriot Engineering and Environmental, Inc. (Patriot) welcomes Tori Harper as Marketing Coordinator.

Harper recently received her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and International Studies from Indiana University Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis, where she graduated in the Top 10% of her class. Harper's experience includes …

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Spohn Adds Two Senior Project Managers and Contract Administrator

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Architectural Installation firm Spohn Associates welcomes Gerard Skibinski and Chris Padgett as Senior Project Managers and Ann Searcy as Contract Administrator.

Bringing with him 30 years of experience as a licensed architect, Skibinki will now manage the delivery and installation of specialty products for architectural projects at …

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AIA Indiana Hosts NOMA President Dowdell to Discuss Future of the Urban Built Environment

AIA Indiana recently hosted National Organization of Minority Architects’ (NOMA) President Kimberly Dowdell, AIA, for a webinar where she discussed her experiences in architecture and described some initiatives being set forth by NOMA to improve minority representation in the industry.

As a Detroit native, Dowdell noticed signs of …

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Banning Engineering Hires New Project Manager

PLAINFIELD, IN – Banning Engineering is pleased to announce the hiring of Steve Brehob as a Project Manager. Brehob brings with him over 25 years of experience in the engineering industry. He has a strong background in commercial and residential site development and has worked with municipal and county clients. …

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Carmel Clay Library Expansion and Renovation Project Breaks Ground

CARMEL, INDIANA – Earlier this month, the Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL) broke ground on an exciting expansion and renovation project – one that will upgrade its Main Library Branch and address the evolving needs of a growing community.

RATIO worked closely with the library’s steering committee, board of directors, …

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Cripe Announces Two New Hires

INDIANAPOLIS – Caleb Chance has been hired as CAD Technician in the Civil Engineering Department. Chance holds an Associates of Applied Science in Design Technology from Ivy Tech Community College.

Heather Hall, RN, MSN, has been hired as Project Manager in the Healthcare Planning Department. Hall holds a Masters …

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Fanning Howey Hires New Indiana Business Development Director

INDIANAPOLIS – Recently, Fanning Howey welcomed Michael Worley to their Indiana Business Development team. They chatted with him to learn more about him and his work. Questions and answers are included below:

Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your role at Fanning Howey?

"I’ve spent the past …

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Mark Braun Joins Elevatus Architecture

Mark Braun has joined Elevatus Architecture as a Senior Design Technician.

The team at Elevatus looks forward to the great benefits he will provide through his skillset. For the past 22 years, Braun has a held a detailed background in healthcare, higher education and corporate/civic projects. Prior to that, he …

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The Hagerman Group Announces Three Executive Promotions

FISHERS, INDIANA – The Hagerman Group (THG), an award-winning construction solutions provider in the Midwest, has promoted three individuals within the company to assume new executive roles, effective January 1, 2021.

Bruce Molter, who has over 35 years of experience in the construction industry and has served as …

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Applied Engineering Services Promotes Two to Principal

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Applied Engineering Services (Applied) is pleased to announce the promotion of Loren Horan, PE, RCDD, LEED AP, and Dan Miles, PE, LEED AP, to Principal.

Horan joined Applied in 2006, became a shareholder in 2013, and has steadily worked his way into this leadership position. …

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Cripe Announces Hiring of Three New Employees

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Cripe recently added three new employees to their team.

Robert Causey been hired as a Procurement Specialist in the Healthcare Planning Department. Causey holds a Bachelor of Arts from Purdue University.

Simon Platt been hired as a Design Associate in the Architecture Department. Platt holds a Bachelor …

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Hafer Design Wins Two National Awards

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), the premier A/E/C marketing and business development association, announced the recipients of its 2020 Marketing Communications Awards (MCA). This annual competition is the longest-standing, most prestigious awards program recognizing excellence in marketing and communications by professional services firms in …

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Hafer Honored by AIA Indiana / Kentucky

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Hafer team recently received the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Indiana Honor Award for design excellence for the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana project. Hafer, a local architecture, engineering and interior design firm, was recognized at the annual joint AIA Indiana and AIA Kentucky convention.

An …

New Series Launched to Bring Together Contractors and Owners

CROWN POINT, IN – The Northwest Indiana Business RoundTable (NWIBRT) is pleased to announce the premier of a new web series designed to connect regional construction contractors with owner companies and facility managers.

Called “Meet the Owner/General Contractor,” the series will provide owner attendees with a one-on-one platform to learn …

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Synthesis Architect Greg Perkins Among Those Selected for James T. Morris Global Leadership Series

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The International Center has announced 24 participants selected for the James T. Morris Global Leadership Series inaugural class.

The 2020 Morris Series cohort is comprised of global professionals from across Indiana. The participants serve in roles from associates to executives and represent a wide range of industries, …

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MDC Group Introduces New CFO and President

NOBLESVILLE, IN – The MDC Group recently promoted Mike Grubb, AIA, LEED AP BD+C to President of Construction and Mark Mennen to Chief Financial Officer.

Mike Grubb, President of Construction
With over 25 years of commercial architectural and project management experience, Grubb has shown expertise at collaborating with clients to …
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Spohn Associates Hires Four New Employees

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Rhenden Peppers started at Spohn Associates in June of 2020. He attended Ball State University and brings with him several years of experience in the commercial construction industry. At Spohn, he will begin his tenure as a Project Manager Assistant, running smaller jobs and helping Project Managers …

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CSO Introduces Five New Design Professionals

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – CSO recently announced that five new employees have joined the firm since April. The new CSO team members, including two Architectural Graduates, one Interior Designer, a Visualization Specialist, and an Administrative Assistant, are listed below. In addition, CSO is hosting four new Architectural Student Interns.

Architectural Graduate …

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Elevatus Architecture Makes Leadership Changes to Reflect Growing Strengths

FORT WAYNE, IN - In more than six decades, the Elevatus Architecture brand has seen significant growth in the architectural industry. With a portfolio ranging from the historic Electric Works redevelopment, downtown Fort Wayne Boutique Hotel, Indiana Tech, and Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne, the work continues to …

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Exhibit Columbus Announces 2020-2021 Theme and J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize Recipients

COLUMBUS, IN – Exhibit Columbus — which launched in 2016 to celebrate the design legacy of Columbus, Indiana, through its annual exploration of architecture, art, design and community — today announced its curatorial theme for the 2020-2021 cycle as well as the J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize Recipients …

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Experienced Justice Design Specialist Joins Elevatus Architecture

FORT WAYNE, IN – Elevatus Architecture is proud to welcome back Justice Design Specialist Dave Sholl to the company. Sholl spent the majority of his tenure with Fort Wayne-based SchenkelShultz from 1983 to 2015 as Vice President of Justice Design. Dave also led the justice team in the brand change …

Hagerman Presents Team Members with HAYGEE awards

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Hagerman Group recently presented several team members with HAYGEE awards. Award winners are decided by votes from their peers.

The awards and recipients include:

Outstanding Client Service Award
The foundation of any great organization is rooted in service. It is the nurturing force that fuels growth. …

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Hilti Exoskeleton Improves Performance and Safety

In construction there’s always a couple of major concerns on the jobsite – performance and safety. Strangely, as performance slips so does the on-the-job safety factor.

Any job function that requires a construction worker to keep their arms raised up and over their head is where this risk is a …

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Safety Resources, Inc. Promotes Matt McCreery to Vice President

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Matt McCreery began his career with Safety Resources, Inc. in 2006 first as a Safety Intern, then a Safety Consultant, and continued up the ladder to Director of Safety Services as a Senior Safety Consultant. Most recently, and for the past 12 years, he has been the …

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Schmidt Leads Adaptive Reuse of Historic P.R. Mallory Factory Building in Indianapolis

Schmidt Associates, Anderson and Bohlander, LLC, and Brandt Construction recently completed the adaptive reuse of a former factory building in the Englewood neighborhood of Indianapolis. The P.R. Mallory Factory once produced national defense materials for World War II and is famously known as the site where the Duracell …

BCA Awards $7,500 in Scholarships to Local Students

FORT WAYNE, IN — Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana (BCA) announces winners of the 2020 Presidential Merit Scholarship and Michael H. Kinder Jr. Memorial Scholarship. These programs were created to recognize significant accomplishments and reward worthy students in furthering their education in construction-related college degree programs. The recipients of …

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Cripe Announces Five New Hires and Two Promotions

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Founded in 1937 by Paul I. Cripe as a surveying office, Cripe has grown into a design firm providing clients with architecture and interiors, civil engineering, survey and 3D laser scanning, energy and facilities, equipment planning, and real estate services.

As a Minority Business Enterprise, Cripe's work …

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Fanning Howey Expands Higher Education Practice

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Fanning Howey continues to expand its higher education practice with the hiring of a senior-level designer who has extensive experience with college and university facilities design. Cheryl Sydzyik, AIA, joins Fanning Howey’s Indianapolis, Indiana, office as a Project Executive.

Sydzyik has more than 30 years of …

Judy O’Bannon Honored for Decades of Preservation Leadership

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — For five decades, the former first lady of Indiana has been a leader and preservationist for the value of historic places. She helped launch the Indiana Main Street program, played an instrumental role in saving individual meaningful structures, engaged countless Hoosiers in preservation efforts, and produced a …

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krM Architecture+ Hires Barr as New Team Member

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Brianna Barr joins krM Architecture+ full time after recently graduating from the College of Architecture & Planning at Ball State University.

Barr completed her Bachelor of Architecture degree with a minor in interior design, graduating summa cum laude and valedictorian of her CAP class. In addition to …

Muncie Power Products Adds Doucett as Regional Sales Manager

MUNCIE, IN — Muncie Power Products, Inc. announces Bob Doucett as Regional Sales Manager for the East. As Muncie Power continues to grow, the company is investing in Regional Sales Manager positions to assure continued field sales representation.

Doucett, who has been with Muncie Power for five years, will focus …

Barrett of Hafer Design Wins Award from Indiana Society of Professional Engineers

EVANSVILLE, IN — Amy Barrett, Principal and Electrical Engineer for Hafer Design, has been named the 2020 recipient of the Thomas A. Morris Engineering Leadership Award of the Indiana Society of Professional Engineers.

Thomas Armstrong Morris (December 26, 1811 - April 1, 1904) was an American Railroad …

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CSO Introduces New Design Professionals

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — CSO announces that six new employees have joined the firm since January. The new CSO team members, including a Senior Project Architect and three Interior Designers, are listed below.

  • Senior Project Architect: Dean Trauner
  • Interior Designers: Lauralee Wikkerink, Allison Steinbaker, Amanda Watler
  • Architectural Student Interns: …
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Ragland Retires from CORE Planning Strategies

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — At CORE Planning Strategies, the company's mission is to help organizations increase efficiencies, realize ideal capital improvements, and transform communities. With his background in economic development, Jack Ragland has been a key part of helping the company live that mission by engaging with clients and collaborators …

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Robinson Joins CORE Planning Strategies

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Katie Robinson joins CORE Planning Strategies as a Project Manager.

CORE Planning Strategies is a program management firm that helps organizations facilitate successful transformations, whether it’s a facility, redevelopment project, or process improvement initiative.

Robinson has nearly 20 years of experience in the Indianapolis community, including several …

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Architecture and Design Firm Lancer + Beebe Adds Two Team Members

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Tim Funston joins Lancer + Beebe as Senior Project Manager. Funston's experience in senior living, health care, and higher education will bring experience in both customer relations and project management in these markets.

“I am excited about Tim joining Lancer + Beebe’s project management and production team. …

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CSO Architects Nearing Completion on New Tri-North Middle School Building

CSO Architects is nearing completion on a cutting edge new educational facility called Tri-North Middle School in Bloomington, Indiana. In collaboration with Monroe County Community Schools (MCCS), R.E. Dimond Engineering, and an educational consulting company from Chicago called Brainspaces, CSO is developing a state-of-the-art building that provides flexible and …

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Gould Joins Design Collaborative as Director of Business Development and Marketing

FORT WAYNE, IN — Design Collaborative welcomes the newest addition to their team, Tracey Gould, M.S. IMC, CPSM, as Director of Business Development and Marketing. With 26 years of marketing, communications, and business development experience exclusively in the A/E/C industry, she brings an unprecedented wealth of knowledge and expertise …

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McNamara Promoted to Indiana Manager at WSP USA

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Kelli McNamara has been named Indiana Area Manager for WSP USA, an engineering and professional services consultancy.

In her new role, McNamara will be responsible for managing operations, overseeing project delivery, and growing and diversifying business in Indiana. She will work with WSP clients in the …

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Ross & Baruzzini Appoints Grimes as Indianapolis Office Director

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Ross & Baruzzini announces the appointment of veteran engineer Brian Grimes as Office Director for the Indianapolis office.

“Brian’s great technical knowledge, ingenuity, and experience are an asset to the Ross & Baruzzini team,” said Jeff Crawford, Senior Vice President and Director of Higher Education and …

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Ross & Baruzzini Hires Runde as Principal Consultant

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Ross & Baruzzini announces the appointment of aviation industry veteran Chris Runde as Principal Consultant. His insight and experience will help clients solve complex business challenges while balancing innovation with tangible solutions.

“Over the past 15 years, Chris has developed trusted relationships across the aviation industry and …

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Synthesis Adds New Marketing Brand Manager to Team

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Synthesis Incorporated (Synthesis), an Indianapolis-based architecture studio with designs in civic, health care, higher education, senior living, and research/educational labs, announces Jason Nye has joined the studio’s team as Marketing Brand Manager. Nye comes to Synthesis with marketing and branding experience in an array of industries including …

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CE Solutions Promotes Murray to Senior Project Manager

CARMEL, IN — "Matt Murray joined CE Solutions right out of college and has been an integral part of our firm's growth," said Steve Osborn, President of CE Solutions. "Since the nearly 10 years he has been with us, Matt has grown into an exceptional structural engineer that …

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Schmidt Associates Adds Butwin as New Studio Lead

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Architecture and engineering firm Schmidt Associates welcomes Richard Butwin, PE, as a Client Liaison and the leader of the firm’s Workplace and Lifestyle Studios. He will work closely with Schmidt Associates Principals and design staff to enhance client success and guide studio growth.

Butwin, a licensed …

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AIA Indiana Branches Elect New Officers for 2020

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The 2020 Officers for AIA Northern Indiana were recently elected and are as follows: Eric Jensen, AIA, President; John Kirk, AIA, VP/President Elect; and Don Duncan, AIA, Secretary/Treasurer.  The Delegates to the AIA Indiana Board will include Gary Hall, AIA and a delegate to …

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Axis Architecture + Interiors Hires Three New Studio Members

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Axis Architecture + Interiors, now in its 25th year, continues to grow. Recently, the studio hired three new members: Mitchell Archer, Architectural Associate; Sean Morrissey, Project Architect; and Sydney Peña, Junior Interior Designer.

Archer comes to Axis by way of the University of …

Chief Strategy Officer Mishelow Celebrates 20 Years with Meyer Najem

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — When Sam Mishelow began working at Meyer Najem in 1999, he wanted to work for a company that shared his values. Coming off a position in the telecommunications industry, Mishelow had no experience in the construction industry prior to his new position as Partner, but quickly discovered …

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CSO Names New Principals

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — CSO announces that four employees have been named Principals of the firm. CSO President Alan Tucker announced the appointments at a recent company meeting.

“We are very excited about formally welcoming Dan, Tracy, Tim, and Laura into the firm leadership as Principals," Tucker said. "All of them …

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Fanning Howey Adds New Project Manager

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Fanning Howey has hired Mary Krupinski as a Project Manager. A graduate of Ball State University, Krupinski joins Fanning Howey with project experience including both K-12 and higher education work throughout Indiana.

Krupinski has over 20 years of experience as a Principal Architect working on a wide …

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Guidon Design Promotes Four New Principals

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Sustainable architecture and engineering firm, Guidon Design, announces the promotion of Joel Farmer, Kyle Cyr, Tim King, and Chris Ward to firm Principals.

Farmer is a firm Principal, Vice President of Architecture who joined Guidon in 2017. He received a Bachelor of Science …

Meyer Najem Promotes Lawson to VP of Business Development

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Meyer Najem announces that Dan Lawson has been promoted to Vice President, Business Development.

Lawson began his construction career when he joined the Air Force after college, where he received training in construction technology. He was assigned to a civil engineering squadron at Scott Air Force Base …

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Muncie Power Products Announces Jones as Senior Executive Director of Engineering

MUNCIE, IN — Muncie Power Products, Inc. announces its new Senior Executive Director of Engineering, Alan Jones.

As the Senior Executive Director of Engineering, Jones is a member of the executive team and will ultimately serve as the company’s leader of engineering and innovation. Within this role, his responsibilities …

Society Design and Jung Design Merge Firms

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Interior design and historic preservation firm Society Design has merged with interior design firm Jung Design to create a collective brand under the Jung Design name.

Stephen Allen and Laurel Tobin of Society Design, have joined Jung Design and have become permanent parts of the team. Allen …

Spohn Associates Hires Four New Employees

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Spohn Associates adds four new employees to their team. Spohn looks forward to seeing how these four individuals will thrive in their new positions. The new hires are:

Aaron Shadwick

Shadwick began at Spohn in 2019. He brings with him eight years of experience in the construction …

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Arkos Design Expands

MISHAWAKA, IN — Embarking on its 15th year in business, Arkos Design in Mishawaka, Indiana, is expanding. The burgeoning business welcomes local talent Eric Jensen, AIA and the team from Kelsey Architecture and Design: Tyler Kelsey, AIA, Ben Sass, Assoc. AIA, Keith Ockerman, Assoc. AIA, Michael …

Cripe Announces Stephens as Civil Design Engineer

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Alex Stephens, PE has been promoted to Civil Design Engineer in the civil engineering department. He joined the Cripe team in May 2019. Stephens holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Purdue University.

Cripe was founded in 1937 by Paul I. As a surveying office, …

Meyer Najem Presents 2019 Golden Hammer Awards

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Over the years, Meyer Najem has worked with numerous partners to create safe and successful projects for their clients. In an effort to recognize those partners, Meyer Najem created the Golden Hammer Awards. There are several award categories that represent the various aspects of the construction process, …

Northeast Indiana Contractors Recognized for Jobsite Safety Programs

FORT WAYNE, IN – Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana (BCA) announces the winners of its 2019 BCA Gibson Safety Excellence Awards program. These awards honor commercial contractors and individuals who demonstrated outstanding performance in ensuring worker safety on construction jobsites in 2018.

Applicants were judged on several key areas: …