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Gaylor Hosts Ribbon-Cutting at New Headquarters in Fishers

FISHERS, IN – Gaylor Electric hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new National Headquarters located in Fishers, Indiana. This milestone event marks a significant step forward in the company’s growth and dedication to the construction industry, innovation, serving the community.

The ceremony, attended by business partners, local dignitaries, and …

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Building Futures: A Showcase of Recent Development Projects in Indiana

From innovative police training centers to community-centric welcome hubs, Indiana is witnessing a wave of transformative development projects. Across various sectors, these endeavors signify not just construction milestones but also a commitment to enhancing public safety, fostering community engagement, and embracing sustainable practices. Let's explore some of the latest completed …

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$650M Double Track Project on the South Shore Line Celebrates Completion

GARY, IN – Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced the commencement of the Double Track Northwest Indiana project, one of the largest public transit investments in Indiana’s history. Gov. Holcomb’s Next Level Agenda prioritized the $650 million double tracking of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District’s (NICTD) existing South Shore Line …

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Del Webb Announces Noblesville Community in Central Indiana

NOBLESVILLE, IN – Del Webb, the nation's leading builder of active adult communities, announced the upcoming arrival of Finch Creek by Del Webb. Nestled in the desirable Noblesville area northeast of Indianapolis, Finch Creek by Del Webb promises an exceptional living experience designed for those 55 and over.

Scheduled …

Carmel High School Students Collaborating with International Artist on Public Art Project

CARMEL, IN – In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, Carmel High School (CHS) students are playing key roles in the design of the Carmel Redevelopment Commission’s (CRC) latest art acquisition, which will be on bold display within steps of the school.

Announced in December, Channels of Connection in Carmel, an illuminated …

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Gov. Holcomb Announces Google is Building a $2B Data Center in Northeast Indiana

FORT WAYNE, IN – Governor Eric J. Holcomb joined Indiana Secretary of Commerce David Rosenberg and executives of Google (NYSE: GOOG) to announce plans to establish a new $2 billion data center in Fort Wayne, powering the company’s AI innovations and growing Google Cloud business for customers across the world. …

Franklin College Receives $1 Million Gift

FRANKLIN, IN – Franklin College has received a $1 million gift commitment from Roger and Janice (Jan) Johnson of Scottsdale, Arizona. The gift will designate the basketball court in the Elwood Fitness Center as the “Wonder Five Court.”

“I am tremendously grateful to the Johnson family for their loyal support,” …

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ACEC Indiana Presents 2024 Engineering Excellence Awards

The Engineering Excellence Awards are presented annually by ACEC Indiana to recognize engineering achievements which demonstrate the highest degree of merit and ingenuity by Indiana consulting engineering firms.

Entries are judged on the basis of engineering excellence, which includes: uniqueness and originality; future value to the engineering profession; social, economic …

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The Heart of Glendale: A Story of Community and Design

In November of 2018, the Glendale Public Library faced a dilemma - its old building, tucked away in the upper floor of a mall, lacked accessibility and daylight. Thus, the journey to design a new library began, guided by the vision of krM Architecture, the voices of the community, …

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Hagerman Breaks Ground on Fishers Community Center at Johnson Farm

FISHERS, IN – The City of Fishers broke ground on the Fishers Community Center at Johnson Farm in March. The 105,000 square-foot recreation facility will be the first of its kind in Fishers and located on Hoosier Road near 121st Street.

The groundbreaking included remarks from Mayor Scott Fadness and …

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Design Collaborative Incorporates Universal Design into New Fort Wayne Arts Center

As the executive director of a new arts center being built in downtown Fort Wayne, Jim Palermo wants to make sure it’s accessible to everyone. That’s why he’s working closely with the Design Collaborative team to incorporate universal design into the 37,000-square-foot facility. It starts at the front door, which …

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Rick Conner Reflects on 50-year Journey from Intern to CEO

On a cloudy day in late February, half a dozen manila file folders lay neatly stacked atop Rick Conner’s desk. Each folder contains information about an American Structurepoint employee who will celebrate an anniversary at the company in March.

“This is my anniversary stack,” Conner said. “We've got two …

Carmel Corridor Makeover Cited in National Engineering Competition

CARMEL, IN – American Structurepoint and the City of Carmel have earned a National Recognition Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies in the 2024 Engineering Excellence Awards for the Range Line Road Corridor.

American Structurepoint provided multiple engineering services to the City of Carmel to transform a 1.5-mile …

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Celebrating Excellence: Highlights from the 2024 AIA Indianapolis Design Awards

The 2024 AIA Indianapolis Design Awards recognized outstanding architectural achievements across various categories, showcasing exemplary projects that demonstrate innovation, creativity, and meticulous attention to detail. From new constructions to preservation efforts, each entry reflects a commitment to excellence in design, addressing diverse challenges with thoughtful solutions. Recognized by esteemed jurors …

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City of Carmel Releases Plans for Next Phase of Monon Expansion

CARMEL, IN - The next phase of the expansion of the popular Monon Greenway through the urban core of Carmel will take shape next spring. The City of Carmel and Rundell Ernstberger Associates are releasing artist renderings of the expanded trail, playgrounds and public gathering spaces. This project will be …

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Ball State University Receives $35 Million Grant from Lilly Endowment to Advance Village Revitalization Plan

MUNICE, IN – Ball State University has received a grant of $35 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. through its initiative, College and Community Collaboration (CCC). The grant will support the University’s ambitious, long-term plan to revitalize The Village, the commercial district adjacent to Ball State’s campus.

The majority of the …

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Noblesville High School Announces Two New Expansion Projects

NOBLESVILLE, IN – Noblesville High School (NHS) has two new expansions in support of STEM, performing arts and athletics currently in the works. 

A major academic expansion will add 70,000 square feet of new space in support of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programming, as well as the renovation …

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Westminster Village of West Lafayette Receives National Recognition For Design Excellence

WESST LAFAYETTE, IN – American Structurepoint has earned a national award for design excellence for its renovation of Westminster Village of West Lafayette in the 2023 Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards.

American Structurepoint received a third-place award in the competition’s Renovation/Reposition (Building) Category, recognizing the team for innovation …

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Purdue Trustees Approve Daniels School Building Construction

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — To accommodate student enrollment growth across the university and strategic initiatives in the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business, Purdue University trustees gave approval to plan, finance, construct and award construction contracts for an approximately 164,000-square-foot building near the intersection of Mitch Daniels Boulevard and …

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Marian University’s Innovative Approach to Engineering Education

As one of the most rigorous fields of study available to college students, engineering sees some of the lowest graduation rates of any higher education discipline in the country. Marian University wants to change that.

In 2020, the school announced plans to build the E.S. Witchger School of Engineering to …

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Gov. Holcomb Announces Meta to Build $800M Data Center Campus in Indiana

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN – Governor Eric J. Holcomb joined executives of Meta Platforms Inc. (NASDAQ: META) recently as the company announced plans to establish a new $800 million data center campus in Indiana. The new facility in Jeffersonville will support approximately 100 operational jobs and hundreds of construction jobs in the …

Terre Haute Bank Building Restoration Work Funded by Grant

TERRE HAUTE, IN – Indiana Landmarks is preparing to restore significant artistic features at the historic First National Bank building in Terre Haute, supported by a $300,000 challenge grant from the Wisconsin-based Jeffris Family Foundation.

The funding will be used to repair and restore ornamental murals and plaster on …

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800-Room Signia Hotel Set to Begin Construction in Downtown Indy

INDIANAPOLIS– Global hospitality leader Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announced the official signing of a management agreement for the 800-room Signia by Hilton Indianapolis, growing the existing Signia by Hilton portfolio. Currently under construction and expected to open in late 2026, the new-build Signia by Hilton Indianapolis will serve as the latest …

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Ribbon-Cutting Hosted at Newly-Expanded Center for Leadership Development

INDIANAPOLIS – In December, Indianapolis City Council President Vop Osili joined Mayor Hogsett and Congressman Andre Carson to cut the ribbon on the newly-expanded Center for Leadership Development (CLD). Additional locations will serve as an extension of the main CLD campus, housed on the northwest side of Indianapolis, providing educational …

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Transforming Golf Culture: The Five Iron Approach to Inclusive Spaces

In a world where golf is often associated with exclusivity and formality, Five Iron is challenging the status quo. Co-founded by Nora Dunnan, Mike Doyle, and Jared Solomon, Five Iron is transforming the golfing experience into an inclusive and accessible pastime for everyone.

The Birth of Five …
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Gathyr Apartments: A Harmonious Blend of History and Modernity

When Angie’s List vacated its 13.5-acre property on the near-eastside of Indianapolis five years ago, Holy Cross residents were left to wonder if the once-bustling campus in the heart of their neighborhood would ever recapture the allure it once had as one of downtown’s most attractive corporate destinations.

But while …

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Designing a Branch to Celebrate Your Culture

Embedded in company culture lies your identity, what you believe, how you do business, and all the unique characteristics that your team brings to your organization. Branding, taglines, and mission statements often represent your culture, but what about your workplace? Likewise, how do your customers interact with and become contributing …

Taylor University Invests $100M in Campus Improvements

Upland, IN – Taylor University has released an innovative and future-looking Master Plan outlining a significant slate of investments that will be made on its Upland, IN campus over the next five years. The plan lays a framework for infusing more than $100 million into capital projects on campus, of …

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Indy Chamber Announces Far Eastside Indianapolis Redevelopment as Overall Winner at 46th Annual Monumental Awards

Each year, the Monumental Awards recognize the most significant achievements by individuals and businesses contributing to excellence in architecture, engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, construction, real estate development, neighborhood revitalization, innovative reuse, and public art throughout the Indianapolis region. This marked the third year the award ceremony took place at …

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held at Union Square in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS – Holladay Properties hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Union Square, its newest Indianapolis apartment community in the Fountain Square District at 1233 Shelby St, Indianapolis, IN 46203, less than one mile from Monument Circle. The celebration comes three months after the community officially welcomed its first residents.

The …

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Pure Development, Mayor Hogsett, and Indianapolis City-County Council Break Ground on North Mass Expansion

INDIANAPOLIS – Pure Development, Third Street Ventures, Stenz Construction Corporation, and the City of Indianapolis broke ground today on the next phase of the North Mass District. On the heels of the successful Box Factory Project, the development team is moving forward with two new projects: The …

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Officials Cut Ribbon on $40M Kankakee Welcome Center

JASPER, IN – Governor Eric J. Holcomb joined the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), public officials and contracting partners for a ceremonial ribbon cutting to mark the opening of the newly-constructed Kankakee Welcome Center on southbound I-65 near mile marker 231 in Jasper County.

“Indiana lives up to our destination …

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Noblesville, Pacers Sports & Entertainment and NBA Officials Break Ground on Event Center at Innovation Mile

NOBLESVILLE, IN – Noblesville Mayor Chris Jensen was joined by NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum and Pacers Sports & Entertainment CEO Rick Fuson to officially break ground on the Noblesville Events Center and future home of the Pacers G League franchise at Innovation Mile. The 3,400-seat, 120,000 sq. ft. arena …

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Hobbs Station Mixed-Use Development in Plainfield Prioritizes the Pedestrian Experience

Governor Eric J. Holcomb visited the Town of Plainfield in late October to commemorate the ongoing development of Hobbs Station, a $300 million mixed-use community set to bring new residential, commercial, and office spaces together into one centralized, accessible location.

Collective efforts made by key stakeholders such as the Indiana …

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AIA Indiana Presents Design and Service Awards

Debra Kunce, FAIA is not afraid to take chances. She worked her way up the ladder at Schmidt Associates from a Graduate Architect to Licensed Architect in charge of some of the most challenging building projects, including a $695 million capital improvement project for Indianapolis Public Schools from 2002 to …

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From Site to Seat

Michael Eagan, Principal and Director of Faith-Based Design at Browning Day dedicated the past 40 years of his career to creating unique spaces for faith-based organizations. Four decades and more than 400 projects later, Eagan joins Browning Day as Principal and Director of Faith-Based Design, marking the firm’s official …

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Indiana Architects Receive First-Ever AIA Healthcare Design Awards

Design matters when healthcare systems are looking to retain and recruit employees, improve patient outcomes, and inspire people to live healthy lifestyles. That’s why the American Institute of Architects Indiana (AIA) created its first-ever Healthcare Design Awards – to showcase innovation and trends in healthcare design.

AIA presented nine awards …

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Veteran’s Memorial Bridge Unveiled in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, IN – Design Collaborative (DC) recently announced the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge is officially complete.

Built to honor our local veterans, the bridge provides motorists and pedestrians with safe and innovative ways to navigate Fort Wayne. This project included additional several pedestrian safety measures including additional walkway width, a …

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ABC Indiana/Kentucky Presents 2023 Excellence in Construction Awards

The Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky (ABC) proudly celebrate the excellence achieved by their member companies each year through the prestigious Excellence in Construction Awards. This annual event not only acknowledges exceptional projects, but also serves as a powerful catalyst for increasing community awareness regarding the outstanding work delivered …

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Frank Lloyd Wright Home in West Lafayette Wins National Award

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – Samara, the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed John and Catherine Christian House in West Lafayette, won a 2023 Modernism in America Award for its year-long, $2 million restoration.

Now in its 10th year, the Docomomo’s Modernism in America Awards showcase projects that represent the best of modern …

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RJE Introduces ‘The HIVE’

Built with the healthcare community in mind, RJE Business Interiors (RJE), Falkbuilt, and numerous local cohorts are partnering to create an immersive experience in downtown Indianapolis called The HIVE (Healthcare Interiors Visionary Experiences).

Meant to act as a conduit to generate creative engagement and inspire thinking, The HIVE offers …

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Design Collaborative Celebrates Topping Off of Two Major Projects

FORT WAYNE, IN – Design Collaborative (DC), is excited to announce that progress on The Pearl continues to push forward. In August, the project celebrated a major milestone of the uppermost steel beam being placed. This ceremony symbolizes a job well done thus far. On track to complete in the …

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Design Collaborative Celebrates Groundbreakings for Two Indiana Projects

FORT WAYNE, IN – Design Collaborative (DC), recently announced construction is officially in full swing on the new planetarium in Science Central downtown Fort Wayne. The team including Science Central, the University of Saint Francis, Design Collaborative, and Ash Enterprises celebrates with a groundbreaking ceremony in early September.

The …

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Taylor University Celebrates Project Milestone

FORT WAYNE, IN – Taylor University celebrated the topping off of the new Horne Academic Center, with the final beam being lifted into place. The project has been a long time coming, as Design Collaborative has been working with Taylor’s Film and Media department for over ten years to plan …

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Keystone Group and Indy Eleven Break Ground on Eleven Park

Over 30 years ago, Ersal Ozdemir, Chairman and Founder of Keystone Group and Indy Eleven, moved away from his home country of Turkey to pursue an engineering degree at Purdue University.

In 2002, Ozdemir started Keystone Group, a development, construction, property management, and investments company, and in 2013, Ozdemir …

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ACEC Indiana Presents 35th Annual Engineering Excellence Awards

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Indiana (ACEC Indiana) recognized a handful of the state’s most respected engineering firms during its 35th annual Engineering Excellence Awards at the Marriott Hotel in Indianapolis this Spring.

Echoing the organization’s commitment to establishing and maintaining the highest standards of technical performance and …

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Franke Park Announces New Park Entrance and Pavilion

FORT WAYNE, IN – Improvements at the city’s largest park are in motion. Franke Park Renaissance Phase I officially broke ground in late June, a project including a new park entrance, park pavilion, stream restoration, and more. With plans to have construction complete at the end of 2024, this phase …

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Celebrating Excellence in Sustainable Design

INDIANAPOLIS – Schmidt Associates, an Indianapolis-based regional architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, proudly announces its prestigious win of the Green Building of the Year: New Construction award from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) East North Central Region.

The USGBC ENC Region's Leadership Awards Program recognizes exceptional …

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Noblesville, Pacers Sports & Entertainment Announce New G League Partnership

NOBLESVILLE, IN – In May, the City of Noblesville announced a transformational partnership with Pacers Sports & Entertainment to bring the Mad Ants, the company’s affiliate in the NBA G League, to Noblesville. THE NBA G League is the second most prominent men’s basketball league in the world, behind …

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Breaking Ground

The architectural, engineering, and construction community in Indiana is unwavering in its dedication to delivering exceptional buildings throughout the state in 2023. In this edition of "Improving our Built Environment," a selection of local projects that have recently commenced construction will be showcased.

MKM architecture + design – Lutheran Kosciousko …
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Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana Hosts 20th Annual Excellence in Construction Awards

The Building Contractors Association (BCA) is a professional trade association that has served northeast Indiana’s commercial construction industry since 1917.

The BCA and Irving Materials Inc. (IMI) teamed up to present the 2023 BCA IMI Excellence in Construction Awards to recognize outstanding projects and the work of BCA members. This …

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MKM Partners with Cameron Hospital and Trine University on Educational Facility

ANGOLA, IN – MKM architecture + design (MKM) has partnered with Trine University and Cameron Memorial Community Hospital on the design of a state-of-the-art 32,000-square-foot education and innovation facility on the hospital’s Angola campus. The facility will feature simulation and skills labs along with numerous classrooms. The Cameron Education and …

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Bridge of Grace Breaks Ground on Transformational Space in Southeast Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, IN – Bridge of Grace, a Fort Wayne-based ministries organization, has officially broken ground on their new building to house the Mt. Vernon Park Early Learning Center, Mt. Vernon Community Clinic, and Bridge of Grace Compassionate Ministries Center. The nearly 20,000 SF state-of-the-art Early Learning Center will serve …

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Indianapolis Zoo Announces The Campaign for Our Zoo, Our Community, Our World

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Indianapolis Zoo recently announced The Campaign for Our Zoo, Our Community, Our World, which funds multiple major initiatives highlighted by a guest Welcome Center experience, Global Center for Species Survival, and the new International Chimpanzee Complex. The $53 million capital investment will expand guest capacity with …

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Fieldhouse of the Future

In 2017, Pacers Sports & Entertainment (PSE) took on the second-largest renovation project in the history of the NBA with a $362 million investment in modernizing Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

Phase one focused on interior improvements and featured new elements such as sideline clubs, retractable club seating, and a new center-hung scoreboard. …

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Chip Ganassi Racing expands Indy Facility to build on Winning Legacy

Winners of 21 championships since 1990, including a recent victory at the 2022 Indianapolis 500 by driver Marcus Ericsson, the Chip Ganassi Racing Team has solidified itself as one of the most prolific winners in the sport since the team was founded 30 years ago.

Last fall, Ganassi identified the …

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Homeward Bound: Humane Fort Wayne Announces Future Home

FORT WAYNE, IN – In February, Humane Fort Wayne announced plans to break ground on their future home, a friendly space with expanded opportunities for animal welfare and human education, located on over 5 acres at 901 Leesburg Road, Fort Wayne. The new facility will be centrally located to accommodate …

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Hagerman Completes Renovation of Chip Ganassi Racing Facility

INDIANAPOLIS – Chip Ganassi Racing needed to renovate targeted areas in their existing facility to increase working space and create functionality of specific work groups in the design and construction of racing vehicles. They also needed an addition, which functions as storage for vehicles and new work areas for racing …

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Eleven Park Designs Unveiled & Groundbreaking Announced

INDIANAPOLIS – Indy Eleven & Keystone Group recently unveiled renderings and announced May 2023 groundbreaking plans for Eleven Park, the transformational neighborhood development set to change the southwest quadrant of downtown Indianapolis.

Diamond Chain, the former company on the property, has recently ceased production at the facility and will vacate …

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Browning Day Completes Work on Purdue University's Hagle Hall

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – Purdue Bands and Orchestras has provided an engaging curriculum to the students at Purdue University for over 130 years. School spirit and Boilermaker pride are shaped by Purdue Bands and Orchestras’ musical talent. Yet, the department was scattered in various buildings across campus with no performance …

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BEEBE Design Creates Dynamic Pine Village Elementary Design for Tight-Knit Community

With a population just over 200 people according to 2020 census, Pine Village, Indiana, has been home to several remarkable structures over the years, including a two-story, 1909 Italian Romanesque-style elementary school (which eventually burned down), and a 1940 Midwestern-Art-Deco-style gymnasium.

Heavily crowded and in need of numerous repairs, Pine …

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held at Fort Financial Bank Headquarters

FORT WAYNE, IN – Design Collaborative (DC) opened the doors to a headquarters and flagship branch in Fort Wayne, Indiana on January 17th with a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of their newest project. DC partnered up again with Fort Financial to complete the design and construction of this …

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Electric Works Flips Switch on New Sign

FORT WAYNE, IN – There’s a glowing red sign irradiating the Fort Wayne skyline again.

The new Do it Best Corp. sign high atop Building 19 at Electric Works is on. It’s the first time a sign has shone on the campus since the iconic General Electric sign was turned …

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Improving our Built Environment

The architecture, engineering, and construction community in Indiana has remained steadfast in its commitment to producing high-quality projects across the state in 2023. The March 2023 installment of “Improving our Built Environment” places a spotlight on a handful of local projects which recently broke ground or completed construction.

BEEBE Design: …
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Shaping the Future of Research

Butler University recently completed construction on the Levinson Family Hall addition, which connects two 70s-era buildings – Gallahue Hall and Holcomb Building – without erasing their distinctive international style.

Levinson Family Hall also gathers dispersed departments and programs under one roof, marrying historically significant science programs with modern lab and …

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City of Indianapolis and Lilly Endowment Announce $80 Million in Funds for Indy Parks

INDIANAPOLIS – As Indy Parks explores opportunities to enhance and evaluate future park development, Indy Parks partners with neighborhood groups to create park master plans. Thanks to funds provided by the American Rescue Plan Act, the Hogsett administration's Circle City Forward initiative, and a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment, …

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IU Health upsizes downtown hospital project to better serve Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS – Construction is in full swing on Indiana University Health’s new downtown hospital and expanded medical campus, which will bring a next-generation acute-care adult hospital to Indiana. The significant project at 16th Street and Capitol Avenue will combine operations of IU Health Methodist and University hospitals upon its …

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Franciscan Health and Forté Sports Medicine Open New Orthopedic Hospital in Carmel

The Franciscan Orthopedic Hospital of Carmel is dedicated to excellence in orthopedic specialty care, sports medicine and high-performance results for high school, collegiate, and professional athletes. This unique healthcare campus is located along the U.S. 31 corridor in the southwest corner of Carmel, Indiana.

Designed by MSKTD & Associates, …

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Improving our Built Environment: Showcasing Recent Groundbreakings and Ribbon Cuttings Across Indiana

In 2022, Indiana’s architecture, engineering, and construction community has remained devoted to producing high-quality projects across the state.

This installment of ‘Improving our Built Environment’ showcases projects which have recently hosted groundbreaking or ribbon-cutting ceremonies.

The Veridus Group, Town of Plainfield – The Prewitt
The Town of Plainfield recently celebrated …

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IU Health Files Design Plans for Support Building, Utility Plant

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana University Health has outlined design plans for a multi-use support building and a utility plant to serve its new downtown Indianapolis hospital under construction at its expanding healthcare campus south of 16th Street.

Filed recently with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Development Commission, the plans call for a support …

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Prioritizing the Employee: Browning Day Designs First Internet Bank Corporate HQ in Downtown Fishers

First Internet Bank recently partnered with Browning Day and Browning Construction to design and construct a six-story, 168,000-square-foot corporate headquarters in downtown Fishers on 116th Street.

When developing a vision for the bank’s new headquarters, Lacey Causseaux, Director of Interior Design at Browning Day said her project team quickly …

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Setting the Tone: IU Health Taps Local Firms to Construct First Major Building on Expanded Downtown Campus

Indiana University Health is constructing a medical office building (MOB) and parking garage in downtown Indianapolis at the intersection of 16th Street and Capitol Avenue called Capitol View. Together with the new downtown hospital (being built across Capitol Avenue to the west and connected via glass pedestrian bridge), Capitol View …

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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 …

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Celebrating Excellence in the Built Environment

Each year, the Indy Chamber’s Monumental Awards recognize the most significant achievements by individuals and businesses contributing to excellence in architecture, engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, construction, real estate development, neighborhood revitalization, innovative reuse, and public art throughout the Indianapolis region.

In its third year taking place at the historic …

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Schmidt Associates Incorporates Distinctive Design Elements at the International School of Indiana

In 2019, the International School of Indiana (ISI) launched the ‘ONE ISI’ campaign to fund the construction of a lower school on its Michigan Road campus. The Chen Family Lower School groundbreaking took place in October 2020, with successful completion in March 2022.

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Fairway Mortgage Building New Headquarters at Techway in Fishers

FISHERS, IN – Fairway Independent Mortgage, together with officials from the City of Fishers and project partners, broke ground on its new regional headquarters in July at Techway in Fishers. Located at the entrance of the Fishers Technology Park, Fairway Independent Mortgage will centrally locate three regional branches while …

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Fort Wayne Community Schools Breaks Ground on Levan R. Scott Academy Project

FORT WAYNE, IN – Elevatus Architecture recently broke ground alongside Fort Wayne Community Schools officials and community leaders to mark the beginning of a new chapter for the Levan R. Scott Academy school located in southeast Fort Wayne. The school will undergo an addition project slated to be completed in …

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ABC Indiana and Kentucky Present 2022 Excellence in Construction Awards

Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky (ABC) seek to recognize the outstanding projects built by its members every year with their Excellence in Construction Awards. Such recognition builds greater awareness in local communities of the quality of work produced by Merit Shop contractors and their employees.

Furthermore, the Excellence in …

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Pride and Progress

A $23 million redevelopment project several years in the making is already living up to its aspirations, bringing a palpable new energy and improved quality of life to the citizens of Shelbyville.

Shelbyville Square is a stellar example of the essential connection between economic vitality and investment in public space …

Andretti Global Announces Plans to Build Racing and Technology HQ in Fishers

FISHERS, IN – Andretti Global, the parent company of Andretti Autosport, recently announced that the team has chosen Fishers to be the future home of its universal motorsports headquarters. The team intends to build a 575,000 square-foot facility that will occupy approximately 90-acres alongside the up-and-coming Nickel Plate Trail, the …

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Fort Financial Breaks Ground on Third Location

FORT WAYNE, IN – Design Collaborative is a part of designing not two, but three new locations for Fort Financial Credit Union in Fort Wayne. Two new branches are in progress, along with their headquarters building with a branch built in.

The two retail branches are very similar, each one …

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Indianapolis Mayor Hogsett and Department of Metropolitan Development Announce $175 Million City Market Campus

INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and the Department of Metropolitan Development (DMD) recently announced Gershman Partners and Citimark (GPCM) as the development group for the City Market East public-private partnership. This mixed-use legacy project will bring a projected $175 million in capital investment to the City Market campus.

“This …

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CSO and HOK Design New IU Health Bloomington Hospital at the Indiana University Regional Academic Health Center

Indiana University Health needed a more advanced, leading-edge facility to replace its century-old hospital in downtown Bloomington. At the same time, Indiana University wanted to offer its students better opportunities for real-life training and collaboration.

IU Health Bloomington Hospital at the Indiana University Regional Academic Health Center creates an innovative …

City of Bloomington Proposes Plan to Activate Convention Center Expansion

BLOOMINGTON, IN – The City of Bloomington, following the lead of The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, Visit Bloomington, and Downtown Bloomington, Inc., has submitted a proposal to the Monroe County Board of Commissioners and County Council for activating the Convention Center expansion.

Deputy Mayor Don Griffin will join Chamber …

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Rush Memorial Hospital Intensive Care Unit Complete

FORT WAYNE, IN – Design Collaborative is excited to present the new, two-bed intensive care unit completed in Rushville, IN. Rush Memorial Hospital recognized a need for additional space through the thick of the pandemic. The 2,380 SF space makes it possible for the rural hospital to offer new procedures …

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Noteworthy Projects Changing the Landscape of Indiana

Indiana’s architecture, engineering, and construction professionals remain devoted to producing high-quality projects across the state in 2022 and for years to come. Building Excellence’s Changing the Landscape series showcases a few of the most exciting recent projects from a collection of Indiana’s most reputable design firms, contractors, and owners. …

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Eskenazi Health Celebrates Groundbreaking for New East Side Health Center

This June, Eskenazi Health and Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County announced a more than $50 million investment in capital improvements to primary care facilities across Marion County, including construction of a new state-of-the-art health center opening in 2024 on the east side of Indianapolis.

Eskenazi Health collaborated with …

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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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Community Vision for Fort Wayne Riverfront Phase II Moves Forward

FORT WAYNE, IN – Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry joined the City of Fort Wayne’s Community Development Division and community and neighborhood leaders this June to highlight plans for continued development and investment along the riverfront.

Phase II of Riverfront Public Space will continue Fort Wayne’s proactive efforts to revitalize …

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City Celebrates Opening of Greenwood Fieldhouse

GREENWOOD, IN – Greenwood Mayor Mark W. Myers recently joined city and community leaders to officially open Greenwood’s newest public amenity, the Greenwood Fieldhouse. The 65,000-square-foot facility, located on the site of the former Greenwood Middle School, is a modern sports and fitness complex that will expand indoor sport options. …

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RATIO, MWL Architects Create State-of-the-Art Post and Laboratory Facilities for Indiana State Police

The Indiana State Police (ISP) recently celebrated the opening of a new Post and Regional Laboratory facility in Fort Wayne. Designed by RATIO and MWL Architects, the Fort Wayne facility will act as a model for nearly identical upgrades in Evansville and Lowell.

With cramped lab conditions and limited …

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Libraries Transistion Into Central Hubs for Connection

With modern-day technology at everyone’s fingertips, libraries are shifting from their original uses into community beacons for reading, learning, and research.

As libraries transition into central hubs for connection within their own communities, staff at Newburgh Chandler Public Library – a building originally designed for the Town of Chandler by …

Roundabouts Improve Safety and Solve Complex Traffic Issues

INDIANAPOLIS — In the first in a series of podcasts, American Structurepoint experts reveal key safety facts and statistics about roundabouts and how roundabouts designed by American Structurepoint help solve complex transportation issues across the nation.

American Structurepoint Vice President and Partner Mike McBride, a nationally recognized roundabout expert, …

Community Gathers for Glendale Library Groundbreaking

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL) broke ground on a new Glendale Branch Library, drawing an eager crowd of more than 150 community leaders, patrons, and stakeholders. The 24,800 square foot Branch, projected to open in the summer of 2023, will be located at the site of the …

McLaren Racing Commissions New IndyCar Facility in Whitestown

INDIANAPOLIS – McLaren Racing confirmed recently that it has commissioned a new IndyCar facility for the Arrow McLaren SP team, with construction scheduled to begin in the second-half of 2022. Intense detailed design and planning is already underway and it is anticipated that the new facility will become operational in …

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Browning Investments, Dora Hotel Company Unveil Design for Hotel Nickel Plate in Fishers

FISHERS, IN – Browning Investments and Dora Hotel Company unveiled the design renderings for the new Hotel Nickel Plate, a Tapestry Collection by Hilton hotel set to break ground this fall. The renderings were approved as part of the Nickel Plate Review Committee. The previously announced project, developed by Browning …

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New Arts & Municipal Complex Design Unveiled at Fishers City Council Meeting

FISHERS, IN – The City of Fishers presented the design and programming plans for its new Arts & Municipal Complex this evening to its City Council during a public Work Session. The City sought RFPQs for a new Complex in the fall of 2021 after receiving engineering reports deeming the …

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Showcasing the Latest and Greatest Developments in Indiana

Indiana's architecture, engineering, and construction community remains devoted to producing high-quality projects across the state in 2022 and for years to come. The Improving Our Built Environment series highlights some of the most exciting upcoming and recently completed projects from a few of the state's most reputable design firms, contractors, …

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Transforming Historic Structure into High-Tech Training Center

As one of the largest fire protection companies in the Midwest, Ryan Fireprotection makes it the company’s mission to develop world-class talent to create and maintain fire protection solutions.

Luminaut Rowland and Shiel Sexton are helping Ryan Fireprotection transform a historic downtown Indianapolis structure into a high-tech Training Center for …

City of Carmel, Republic Airways Announce Plans to Construct New Aviation Campus for Republic

CARMEL, IN – The City of Carmel and Republic Airways have jointly announced that Republic Airways plans to move its training activities and corporate headquarters to Carmel, IN. Republic, one of the largest regional airlines in the U.S., will be part of a redevelopment project along the Meridian (U.S. 31) …

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Elanco Breaks Ground on State-of-the-Art Campus, Creating Indianapolis’ Newest Landmark

GREENFIELD, IN – Elanco Animal Health Incorporated (NYSE: ELAN) recently unveiled plans for its new global headquarters featuring environmentally-sustainable, employee-focused design and a state-of-the art innovation center.

The company – which grew from a small division of Eli Lilly & Company to a $4.7 billion independent global animal health leader …

16 Tech Awards Third Cycle of Community Investment Fund Grants

INDIANAPOLIS – 16 Tech Community Corporation, the non-profit organization leading the physical and programmatic development of the 16 Tech Innovation District, announced $300,000 in grant awards to 11 resident-endorsed projects that directly benefit the vitality of nearby neighborhoods.

The grant awards mark the third cycle of funding of the …

Indianapolis Cultural Trail Expansion Project Underway

INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. announced the official groundbreaking for the expansion of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick.

City officials, neighborhood leaders, founders, artists, and the community gathered at the corner of South Street and S. Meridian Street, along the future Indianapolis Cultural …

Notre Dame Graduates to Continue Restoration of Historic 1888 House

SOUTH BEND, IN – Inspired by South Bend’s resilient spirit, a love for Notre Dame, and historic buildings, Ed and Stephen Ziegler have bought the Kizer House, the 7,220-square-foot Romanesque Revival-style mansion located on a prominent corner in South Bend’s West Washington National Register District.

The father-son team plans to …

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$50 Million Development Coming to Downtown Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, IN – Over the past several years, the City of Fort Wayne has seen some incredible developments that have brought a new life into the city, including Promenade Park, The Landing, and Parkview Field.

With Design Collaborative's main office located downtown Fort Wayne, as well as many Design …

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Living Greens Farm, Inc. Announces Indoor Vertical Aeroponic Growing Facility in Indiana

MUNCIE, IN – Living Greens Farm (LGF), one of the largest indoor vertical aeroponic farms in the US, announced it is expanding its Midwest operations with the addition of a new innovative indoor facility in Muncie for growing and processing a variety of better tasting leafy green product offerings.

The …

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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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Pulse Flow Reverse Osmosis Offers Higher Water Recovery and Lower Brine Reject

As droughts and growing population affect water security around the globe, desalination becomes an increasingly important option. In communities searching for sustainable, long-term solutions, new technology can increase the efficiency of water treatment efforts.

Initially developed in the late 1950s, reverse osmosis (RO) desalination evolved into the leading desalination process. …

Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation Selects Fanning Howey to Lead Master Facilities Study

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation recently selected the architecture, interiors, and engineering firm Fanning Howey to lead their district-wide Master Facilities Study. Fanning Howey will conduct a comprehensive review and assessment of all P-H-M schools and support facilities to develop a flexible 20-year capital improvements plan.

For many years, …

Cummins Announces $1M Grant for Renew Indianapolis to Build Black Homeowner Equity

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced recently a major grant of more than $1,000,000 to build Black homeowner equity in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood of Indianapolis. The grant was issued to Renew Indianapolis and will support an innovative program to build generational wealth while addressing gentrification in historically Black …

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Grant Program to Help Preserve and Support Historic African American Sites

INDIANAPOLIS – Two funds honoring the legacy of a retired Eli Lilly chemist will provide grants to organizations working to preserve significant African American landmarks in Indiana.

Standiford “Stan” Cox, who passed away in February 2019, joined Eli Lilly and Co. in 1957 as its first Black chemist and …

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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Purdue Memorial Union Ground Floor Re-Opens After $47M Renovation

In early January – 100 years after construction first started on the Purdue Memorial Union (PMU) in 1922 – Purdue reopened the PMU ground floor to showcase $47 million of renovations.

The PMU has long been the home of innovative gathering spaces, programming, and dining options on Purdue’s campus. The …

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Sweetwater Invests Millions into Fort Wayne Campus

Sweetwater, a world leader in music technology and instrument retail, continues to invest millions into their Fort Wayne campus to build state-of-the-art facilities designed to attract employees and sustain the company’s rapid growth.

Built on a 100-plus-acre campus, Sweetwater’s 450,000-square-foot core building houses offices, a music store, recording studios, a …

OrthoIndy South Expansion Wins National Award

INDIANAPOLIS – After completing a 17,250 SF in-patient unit expansion at OrthoIndy South, Cornerstone Companies submitted the project for consideration for the HREI Insights Awards. Cornerstone was thrilled to find out the project won its category – Best Renovated Healthcare Facility. The HREI Insights Awards are the first and only …

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Indianapolis Board of Public Works Approves Design Contract for Circle City Forward Project

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Board of Public Works today approved a contract for the design of a project which will rehabilitate portions of the Pleasant Run Greenway and extend the trail southwest to connections with the White River Trail and Troy Avenue. Paid for with funds from Mayor Joe Hogsett's Circle …

Ambrose Property Group Begins Construction on Building IV at Monrovia Business Park

NDIANAPOLIS – Ambrose Property Group announced recently that construction has begun on Building IV at Westpoint Business Park in Monrovia. The 500,400-square-foot building will be ideal for logistics, industrial and light manufacturing users and is scheduled to be complete by September 2022. Ambrose will seek LEED (Leadership in Energy and …

American Institute of Architects Indianapolis Announces 2022 Excellence in Design Awards

Some design is so good, it’s worthy of multiple awards. It’s just not often the awards come more than three decades apart. That is the case for a contemporary Indianapolis home first built in 1988 and originally designed by James W. McQuiston, AIA.

McQuiston earned an Honor Award in …

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Making the Grade in Lawrence Township

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen evidence of inequity and inequality with current events across the country. Along with these events, we’ve also witnessed a mental health crisis of epic proportions that is affecting young people. As a result, and to maintain stability with our students in K-12 schools, the …

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CSO Designs Innovation Center for Cathedral High School

Cathedral High School recently constructed a 46,000-square-foot Innovation Center to strengthen the school’s commitment to providing flexible and focused learning environments which emphasize Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Learning studios.

Designed by CSO, Cathedral’s Innovation Center de-emphasizes compartmentalized education and stimulates group learning with more open and group-oriented Science …

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Crew Carwash Builds Corporate Headquarters in Downtown Fishers

Crew Carwash recently built a new corporate headquarters and exterior carwash in downtown Fishers that will expand the company’s training and development capabilities and introduce rare opportunities for in-house innovation and collaboration.

After 17 years in its previous location, Crew had outgrown its office space about five miles down the …

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A New Signature Bridge for Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS – The 16 Tech Community Corporation revealed the design of a new signature bridge designed by a team led by schlaich bergermann partner (sbp) and Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU). The bridge will span Fall Creek at West 10th Street and Riley Hospital Drive to connect the 16 …

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Indiana Veterans Center Undergoes Adaptive Reuse

An adaptive reuse project led by the Indiana War Memorials Commission, the Indiana Department of Veteran Affairs (IDVA), the Indiana Department of Administration (IDOA), krM Architecture, Brandt Construction, and others has modernized the Indiana Veterans Center in downtown Indianapolis to support the building’s future use as a consolidated …

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Improving our Built Environment

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Fulton County Opens New Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center

Fulton County hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new Sherriff’s Office and Detention Center in late September, marking the opening of a safer and more capable facility for a Fulton County Sherriff’s Office in need of upgraded facilities.

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Indiana 9/11 Memorial Reopens After 20th Anniversary Expansion

Greg Hess, IFD Firefighter and member of Task Force One who deployed to New York City on 9/11, first initiated the design and construction of a 9/11 Memorial in Indianapolis prior to the 10th anniversary of the attacks in 2010.

Without any funding to pay for the memorial and less …

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Morgan County Public Library Completes Renovation and Addition to 112-Year-Old Facility

The renovated Morgan County Public Library is a testament to careful planning with an addition that respects the history of the original Carnegie building and brings new experiences for all patrons.

The library features a new accessible entrance, circulation desk, and children and teen departments with programming spaces. Areas within …

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AIA Indiana Presents 2021 Design and Service Awards

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New Family Center Breaks Ground at Broad Ripple Park

Developer BR Health Holdings LLC broke ground on a long-planned community and health family center at Broad Ripple Park in July.

The new 40,000-square-foot Broad Ripple Park Family Center facility will replace an aging, smaller building that was recently demolished. BR Health – affiliated with between Community Health Network and …

Indy Chamber Announces 44th Annual Monumental Award Winners

Arcadis took home the highest honor of Indy Chamber’s 44th Annual Monumental Awards, winning the Monumental Award for their work on the Citizens Reservoir project. This year’s ceremony took place at the historic Tibbs Drive-In Theater on the west side of Indianapolis.

Indy Chamber received a landmark number of entries …

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Jungclaus Mill Will Add to Growing Development on Mass Ave

William P. Jungclaus, a sea captain from Germany, and his cousin John Schumacher partnered in 1875 to found Jungclaus & Schumacher, Contractors & Builders. Over the next century, the family-owned major general contractor now known as Jungclaus-Campbell assisted in the creation of some of the most iconic buildings in …

ABC Indiana and Kentucky Present 2021 Excellence in Construction Awards

Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky (ABC) seek to recognize the outstanding projects built by its members every year with their Excellence in Construction Awards. Such recognition builds greater awareness in local communities of the quality of work produced by Merit Shop contractors and their employees.

Furthermore, the Excellence in …

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K1ds Count, LLC Opens New Campus in Brownsburg

SEBREE Architects recently celebrated the official opening of K1ds Count, LLC’s new, two-building campus in Brownsburg, Indiana. The added buildings will increase essential service capabilities to K1ds Count’s campus of buildings in the area.

K1ds Count serves youth and their families with various behavioral therapies such as ABA, speech, occupational, …

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2021 ACEC Indiana Engineering Excellence Awards

The Engineering Excellence Awards are presented annually by ACEC Indiana to recognize engineering achievements, which demonstrate the highest degree of merit and ingenuity, by Indiana consulting engineering firms.

Entries are judged based on engineering excellence, which includes uniqueness and originality; future value to the engineering profession; social, economic, and sustainable …

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City of Fishers Developing $15.5M Geist Waterfront Park

Browning Day and Meyer Najem are collaborating with the City of Fishers to develop a 70-acre waterfront park at Geist Reservoir on property acquired by the city in 2018.

Located south of 113th Street on the east side of Olio Road, Geist Waterfront Park will introduce a public beach, a …

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Expanding Opportunities for Growth

The new and improved Zionsville High School will bring students together in a safer and more collaborative environment.

Fanning Howey, The Skillman Corporation, TLF Engineers, and others are working with Zionsville High School on a substantial renovation project that will add 35 new classrooms, a grand dining …

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The Hagerman Group Creates One-of-a-Kind Boutique Hotels in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne

The year 2020 had no shortage of challenges, given the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the pause in travel and tourism, the hospitality industry was among the sectors hit hardest. Yet today, as many people feel an eagerness to travel and the urge to experience unique places, two recently …

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Johnson Memorial Health Opens New Expansion

In August of 2020, Johnson Memorial Health formally opened the doors to its new emergency and outpatient services facility in Franklin, Indiana.

While August ushered in the formal opening of the new space, the new facility had actually been in use for several months already. Unexpectedly, as with many other …

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Intentional Design

Selected to provide interior architecture and design for this innovative private dental practice in Greenfield, Indiana, Brenner’s design team worked closely with a sophisticated client to provide guidance on the three-dimensional space as well as the proposed materials and finishes. By modifying plans laid out by the dental equipment …

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IndyGo Purple Line Project Rollout

In a webinar offering insight into IndyGo’s plans for the second phase of its Marion County mass transit initiative, host Demetrius Glover, Executive Director at ICR, and moderator Bill Ehret, Principal and Managing Director at Avison Young Indianapolis, introduced experts to discuss plans for the Purple …

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New Loeb Stadium Draws Together $90M Redevelopment Plan for Downtown Lafayette

American Structurepoint and the City of Lafayette recently celebrated the dedication and opening of Loeb Stadium, a multi-use facility which replaces the historic Loeb Stadium built in 1940. The municipally owned stadium is home to the Prospect League’s Lafayette Aviators and the Lafayette Jefferson High School baseball teams.

Lafayette’s $20 …

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Creating an Iconic Concert Venue

A $17 million public-private partnership between White River State Park Development Commission (WRSPDC) and Live Nation will add more permanent restrooms, a permanent stage, an artist amenities building, and 3,000 new seats to the downtown concert venue. An additional $10.8 million in funding for the project will go towards constructing …

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Strengthening Connectivity Through Design

Elevatus Architecture recently led the design of a 30,000-square-foot, three-story addition and 40,000-square-foot renovation of Indiana Tech’s Zollner Engineering Center in Fort Wayne. Highlights of the expansion include enhancements to the quad and improved circulation within campus, new engineering labs outfitted with the latest equipment, and increased transparency throughout the …

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Former Bloomington Hospital Site Aims for Sustainable Redevelopment

The City of Bloomington purchased IU Health’s former downtown hospital site – bound by Second, Rogers, First, and Fairview Streets – to steer the area’s redevelopment consistent with the values of Bloomington residents. Foremost among those expressed communal values for the site were sustainability and inclusion.

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American Structurepoint, WSP USA Earn ACEC Excellence Awards

WASHINGTON, DC – The Indianapolis-based team of American Structurepoint and WSP USA, has earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 54th annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) for the SR 37 Drainage Line Project in Indianapolis.

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Schmidt Associates Designs $100M High School for the City of Hammond

Hammond Central High School currently operates in a building that was constructed over 100 years ago. Hammond’s school corporation needed a new facility on the same site that better accommodated the district’s recently restructured school system, so they worked with Schmidt Associates to create a $100 million, 338,000-square-foot high school …

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AYR in Glendale Town Center Nearing Completion

Milhaus is partnering with Kite Realty Group Trust, DKGR, and others to elevate and enhance Glendale Town Center with the construction of AYR – a $40 million, 267-unit residential apartment complex located between Broad Ripple Village at Kessler Avenue and East 62nd Street.

“The Midtown area continues to …

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Pacers Sports & Entertainment Upgrades Bankers Life Fieldhouse with $360M Renovation

Pacers Sports & Entertainment (PS&E) began Phase Two of their $360 million Bankers Life Fieldhouse renovation project in early March after a wrapping up all interior work associated with Phase One. Elements added to the facility in Phase One include two new sideline clubs, a new center-hung scoreboard, retractable club …

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DELV Design Creating Mixed-Use Broad Ripple Venue Called ‘Monon Yard’

John Pantzer, Local Entrepreneur and Owner of CCA Sports, is working with DELV Design to develop a mixed-use venue in Broad Ripple that will bring together community members of all ages. Monon Yard will pair outdoor dining with recreation to transform a site that previously hosted Broad Ripple Steakhouse and …

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Fanning Howey Leads $22.2M Renovation of New Castle Middle School

Fanning Howey is leading a $22.2 million school improvement initiative to modernize New Castle Middle School and transform the building to welcome sixth grade students. Highlights of the project include a new dedicated sixth-grade neighborhood, improved security infrastructure, added 21st century learning environments, and a new auxiliary gymnasium.

Easing the …
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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 …

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Mayor Joe Hogsett Cuts Ribbon on $20 Million of Trail Projects Constructed in 2020

INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- Mayor Joe Hogsett recently joined the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (Indy DPW) and Indy Parks and Recreation to highlight all of the recent trail projects completed this year with a ribbon cutting at the convergence of the Central Canal Towpath and the Fall Creek Trail. In …

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2021 Projects in Planning

Indiana’s construction and design community remains devoted to producing high-quality projects across the state in 2021. Projects in Planning will highlight some of the most exciting projects coming in 2021 from a few of the state’s most reputable firms.

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Frank Lloyd Wright Designed-House in West Lafayette Undergoing Renovations

The National Parks Service recently awarded a $500,000 Save America’s Treasures grant to support restoration efforts at Samara, a 1950s-era Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home built in West Lafayette for Dr. John and Catherine Christian.

Purdue professor Dr. John Christian and his wife Catherine wanted to their home to function as …

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Wheeler Mission Building New Center for Women and Children in Indianapolis

Wheeler Mission is a non-denominational, Christian, social services organization dedicated to providing critically needed goods and services to those experiencing homelessness, hunger, and addiction since its founding in 1893. Wheeler Mission is the oldest continuously functioning ministry of its kind in Indiana and currently operates nine locations across the state …

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Axis Architecture Revitalizes Martindale-Brightwood Public Library

Indianapolis Public Libraries’ Martindale-Brightwood Branch recently relocated from a shopping plaza storefront to a 14,500-square-foot building at 25th and Emerson.

Opening in its original location in 1901, the Brightwood branch was the sixth public library established in Indianapolis and has served its community for more than a century. The branch …

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Keystone Group and CSO Architects Collaborate for Renovation of Prominent Downtown Tower

Keystone Group is collaborating with CSO Architects and their team to renovate 220 North Meridian – a commercial high-rise located just North of Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis. Keystone acquired this former AT&T office building in 2017 with the intention of renovating the tower into a mixed-use development that includes …

ISA Hosts ‘Owner Power Series’ to Discuss Upcoming Project Opportunities

The Indiana Subcontractors Associations (ISA) hosted an “Owner Power Series” webinar at the end of 2020 to give members an outlook on upcoming job opportunities associated with some of most anticipated projects in Indiana.

Two pre-recorded conversations with representatives from IU Health and from Citizens Energy presented ISA members with …

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Lancer + Beebe Designs Flexible Learning Environment for Progressive Elementary School

Lancer + Beebe recently won 2020’s AIA Indiana Interior Design Honor award for their work on Walnut Grove Elementary – a 110,000-square-foot flagship school in Bargersville, Indiana, designed to facilitate a progressive, student-centric curriculum. When administrators from Walnut Grove’s school district announced plans to build another elementary school in the …

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Synthesis Leads Design of Multi-Purpose Community Garden in Hillside Neighborhood

The Hillside neighborhood on the northeast side of Indianapolis was considered a food desert until recently, when Synthesis partnered with American Structurepoint, Pepper Construction, Messer Construction, and others to initiate the Hillside Community Garden project. Hillside neighborhood residents will soon live near an urban farming site that …

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Brenner Design Creates State-of-the-Art Locker Room for IU Football

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Located under the west side of Indiana University’s Memorial Stadium below the massive tiered concreate stadium seats is, in essence, a building within a building. Brenner Design’s locker room project replaced the existing 1980 players locker and shower room and the coaches’ locker and shower …

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RATIO Reimagines Historic Bottleworks District

Built during the 1930’s on Massachusetts Avenue in downtown Indianapolis, the city’s former Coca-Cola bottling plant is undergoing extensive renovations to become a centerpiece for the much-anticipated Bottleworks District. Hendricks Commercial Properties (HCP) purchased the historic site in 2017 and with the help of RATIO, Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA), …

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Monumental Awards Showcase Local Design Achievements in Outdoor Setting

For the first time in its 43-year history, this year’s Indy Chamber Monumental Awards took place at Tibbs Drive-In in an effort to follow CDC social distancing guidelines. As a change of pace from the event’s typical format, the outdoor location of the 2020 Monumental Awards allowed guests to mingle …

Noblesville Schools Breaks Ground on New Stadium

NOBLESVILLE, IN – Noblesville Schools broke ground on a new community stadium that will host Noblesville High School (NHS) football, band, track and other activities. The facility, located off of Field Drive behind NHS, will provide 50% more seating than the current stadium and is expected to open for track …

16 Tech Innovation District Under Development in Downtown Indianapolis

An innovation district focusing on tech, life sciences, and advanced engineering is currently under development in the historic Riverside neighborhood downtown Indianapolis. 16 Tech is joining forces with Core Planning Strategies, DKGR Architects, Meticulous Design and Architecture, Interface Studio Architects, Rowland Design Group, Circle Design …

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Southwest Allen County Schools Breaks Ground on the Homestead High School Additions and Renovations Project

Fort Wayne, IN -- On August 5, Southwest Allen County Schools officials and administrators, along with local community partners, officially broke ground on the Homestead High School (HHS) Additions and Renovations Project. The symbolic ceremony, held on Homestead’s Varsity Baseball Field, officially begins the highly anticipated $169 million, a four-year …

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krM Architecture Helps Restore Century-Old Eagles Theatre in Wabash

After falling into disrepair following decades of abandonment, The Eagles Theatre in Wabash, Indiana, was recently restored with the help krM Architecture and The Honeywell Foundation. The once highly visible feature of downtown,Wabash was purchased by The Honeywell Foundation in 2017 and an adaptive reuse project was initiated soon after. …

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AIA Indiana and Kentucky Webinar Introduces The Somewhere Project to Local Architects

AIA Indiana recently collaborated with AIA Kentucky to host a webinar about The Somewhere Project. The Somewhere Project is an initiative that aims to redevelop abandoned coal mines into areas that promote education and creativity.

Founder and Project Manager, Brook Smith, first introduced professors at the University of Kentucky …

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American Structurepoint, Mandy Cooper Design, T&W Corporation, and RJE Collaborate on Glasswater Creek Assisted Living Facility

American Structurepoint recently partnered with Mandy Cooper Design, T&W Corporation, and RJE to design an affordable assisted living facility in Plainfield, Indiana. Initiated by the Community Reinvestment Foundation, this development employs carefully selected layouts and furniture to further Glasswater Creek’s mission of providing high quality living environments to …

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Local Firms Tapped to Design Consolidated Campus for IU Health

BSA LifeStructures, CSO, and RATIO recently formed a joint venture called CURIS Design, LLC to help design Indiana University Health’s new hospital and consolidated campus in downtown Indianapolis. The project will be managed in part by AECOM Hunt and will integrate multidisciplinary inpatient and outpatient facilities into a …

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IU Health Files Plans for Transformative New Hospital in Downtown Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Indiana University Health has outlined plans for a world-class hospital that will consolidate its two Indianapolis adult hospitals on an expanded downtown medical campus.

The plans, filed today with the City of Indianapolis, request a Central Business District special development classification that would provide zoning flexibility to …

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Costello and Associates Designing Peace Plaza for Ball State

AIA Indiana recently hosted Costello and Associates Owner Tony Costello, FAIA and Ball State’s Associate Vice President for Campus Planning and Facilities Jim Lowe in a webinar to discuss Ball State’s upcoming Peace Plaza project, which aims to create an area on Ball State’s campus that promotes messages of peace …

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Elevatus Leads Redevelopment of Fort Wayne’s Historic Electric Works District

Elevatus Architecture is collaborating with MSKTD & Associates, Anderson + Bohlander, LLC, Hoch Associates, Engineering Resources, Inc., MartinRiley Architects, SCO Engineering, and more members of the Fort Wayne design community to transform the city’s former Electric Works site into an 18-hour live-work-play campus. General …

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Elevatus Leading Redevelopment of Fort Wayne’s Historic Electric Works District

Elevatus Architecture is collaborating with MSKTD & Associates, Anderson + Bohlander, LLC, Hoch Associates, Engineering Resources, Inc., MartinRiley Architects, SCO Engineering, and more members of the Fort Wayne design community to transform the city’s former Electric Works site into an 18 hour live-work-play campus. …

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MKM Completes Work on Campus Redesign for Crossroad Child & Family Services

MKM Design and Architecture recently worked with Shawnee Construction and Crossroad Child & Family Services in Fort Wayne to redesign the organization’s 135-year-old campus. Crossroad Child & Family Services is a non-for-profit institution that provides therapy, education, and family support services to children in difficult circumstances.

In a project that …

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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 …

Cornerstone Companies, Inc. to Develop 40,000 SF MOB in Carmel

CARMEL, IN – Cornerstone Companies recently closed on a three-acre parcel of land at 12174 North Meridian Street in Carmel, Indiana. Cornerstone plans to develop a three-story, 40,000-square-foot medical office building at the site, which sits along Carmel’s bustling medical corridor.

The project, known as Carmel Medical Arts Pavilion, will …

Holladay Properties, Hospital, and City Cut Ribbon for NewPorte Landing Medical Office Building

LA PORTE, IN – In conjunction with the La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership (LEAP), Holladay Properties and La Porte Hospital celebrated the opening of the hospital’s new urgent care and primary care office at NewPorte Landing in La Porte with a ribbon cutting early Tuesday afternoon. The event marked …

Construction Begins on Ball State's Scheumann Family Indoor Practice Facility

MUNCIE, IN – Ball State University recently broke ground on a new 87,000 square foot indoor practice facility, utilizing cost-effective design solutions to provide the athletics department with ample storage space, durable training spaces and increased branding opportunities. The project, designed by RATIO, is scheduled for completion in the …

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Arizona Isotopes Brings Cutting-Edge Technology to Miami County with The Hagerman Group

BUNKER HILL, IN — Recently, Arizona Isotopes (AZI) executives, a representative from SpectronRx, and staff from The Hagerman Group conducted a site visit for U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Walorski and other local officials of an isotope production and scientific research facility near Grissom Air Reserve Base in Bunker Hill, Indiana. This …

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Indianapolis Developing New Community Justice Campus

Indianapolis City officials are working alongside HOK Architecture, HCO, Inc., Synthesis, Schmidt Associates, DLZ, FA Wilhelm, AECOM, and other local design-build team members to construct a three-part, $572 million criminal justice center that includes an adult detention center, an Assessment and Intervention Center …

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Elevatus Designs Esports Lab for Purdue Fort Wayne

Elevatus Architecture recently expanded their higher education portfolio by designing Purdue Fort Wayne’s (PFW) new esports lab. Located within Walb Student Union on PFW’s campus, Elevatus reimagined 2,500 square feet of existing space to create a vibrant area meant to attract students and host esports clubs.

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Fanning Howey Designs Flexible Natatorium for Center Grove High School

Fanning Howey is working with AECOM Hunt and Center Grove High School to design one of the most flexible pools in the state of Indiana. When completed in 2021, Center Grove’s $22 million natatorium will expand the school’s competitive, practice, and physical education opportunities.

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Hafer Design Finishes Work on Signature School in Evansville

Hafer Design recently completed work on a new building for Signature School in downtown Evansville. Signature school is an Indiana charter school with nearly 400 students ranging from grades 9 to 12. The school has seen a recent increase in applicants, so its administrators decided it was time to build …

Public-Private Partnership Brings Amazon Services, Inc. to Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, IN — The developers of a shell building are celebrating a public-private partnership that has brought Amazon Services, Inc. to Fort Wayne, and the development team plans to replicate its success in the market by developing a new move-in ready building nearby.

The scarcity of industrial space in …

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Indy Chamber Opens Project Submissions for 2020 Monumental Awards

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The Indy Chamber is accepting submissions for the 2020 Monumental Awards, recognizing excellence in landscape architecture, interior design, real estate development, architecture, engineering, construction, neighborhood revitalization, reuse, and public art. 2020 marks the 43rd Monumental Awards, highlighting annual additions to the region’s built environment.

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Holladay Properties Awarded Sub-Management Contract

MUNSTER, IN — Holladay Properties' Indiana property management team has been awarded a new management contract in Munster, Indiana. NAI Robert Lynn, located in Dallas, Texas, has engaged Holladay to serve as its sub-manager for a 24,918-square-foot Class A medical office building.

"With the owner/property manager located in …

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Design Collaborative Helps Bring Football to Indiana Wesleyan University

Design Collaborative and Weigand Construction recently completed work on a project that brought a new football stadium to Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU). This $15 million facility was part of IWU’s initiative to start a football program. The school has experienced success with most of their athletic teams, so when the …

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Meyer Najem Nearing Completion on Fishers Fire Station 91

Meyer Najem recently partnered with DELV Design, the City of Fishers, and firefighters from Station 91 to construct a new fire station and headquarters in the heart of Downtown Fishers. Plans for this $8.3 million project were initiated in 2018 and construction is nearing completion, with station employees preparing …

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Red Line Team Overcomes Delays to Build 34 New Stations and Substantial Infrastructure Improvements

Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo) expected to begin construction of the $96.3 million Red Line – the area’s first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) – in December 2017. Ironically, the system designed to increase frequency, reliability, and convenience of the city’s public transportation ran into significant delays with funding and utility …

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Fanning Howey Creates New Columbia City High School to Better Serve Today's Educational Needs

Indiana’s first newly constructed high school since 2012 will open its doors to students this Fall. Columbia City High School, which currently operates in a building constructed in the 1950’s, has not seen significant infrastructure investment since its opening. In collaboration with the Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation (WCCSC), Fanning …

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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 …

Indiana Landmarks Awards Nearly $23,000 to Save Meaningful Places

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — In the first three months of 2020, Indiana Landmarks awarded $22,900 to help nonprofits and cities around Indiana save meaningful places. Drawing from a variety of funds, these grants support efforts ranging from architectural studies guiding repairs for early nineteenth-century homes in Jeffersonville and Salem to a …

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Naval Armory Conversion Wins State’s Top Restoration Prize

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — For putting new wind in the sails of the Riverside neighborhood’s Heslar Naval Armory, Indianapolis Classical Schools has won Indiana Landmarks’ 2020 Cook Cup for Outstanding Restoration.

Built in the 1930s by Works Progress Administration workers as a training site for U.S. Navy recruits, the nautically-themed …

Indiana Landmarks Awards More than $175,000 to Save Meaningful Places

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Indiana Landmarks distributed $176,250 to nonprofit organizations in fiscal year 2019 to help preserve meaningful places across the state. Drawing from a variety of funds, the grants support projects ranging from structural analysis for endangered places to a documentary about the West Baden Colored Church and an …

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ACEC Announces 2020 Engineering Excellence Award Winners

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The 2020 American Council of Engineering Companies recognizes 30 engineering achievements based on uniqueness, originality, technical complexity, social and economic value, and public awareness.

The Grand Project Award was presented to Wessler Engineering and owner Indianapolis Airport Authority for the Stormwater and Deicing Capacity Projects. Primary objectives …

Indiana Excellence in Concrete Pavement Award Winners Announced for 2020

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Highway engineers, inspectors, contractors, and suppliers recently gathered in Indianapolis for the 2020 Indiana Concrete Pavement Workshop and annual awards presentation. Speakers from the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), the Federal Highway Administration, and the concrete paving industry provided insights on the Indiana Transportation Team initiative …

Axis Answers Questions About the New Amphitheater at White River State Park

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — When the Amphitheater at White River State Park opens this summer, there will be a new permanent stage and fixed seating. But that does not mean the lawn is going away, or that the general admission pit is disappearing. Representatives from Axis Architecture recently provided answers to …

Fort Wayne Area Projects Recognized by Building Contractors Association

FORT WAYNE, IN — The Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana (BCA) recently recognized winners of the 2019 BCA Excellence in Construction Awards sponsored by Irving Materials, Inc. The annual awards program recognizes outstanding construction projects completed within a 75-mile area surrounding Fort Wayne during the year prior.

Winning projects …