Giving a new glow to Mass Ave

Schmidt Associates has been renovating buildings along the now-trendy Mass Ave neighborhood for years. The area around our office has become a mecca for restaurants, retail shops, arts activities and urban living. It only makes sense that we are repositioning our offices so our door faces the thriving Mass Ave. It’s not as easy as […]

Ball State University – Studebaker East Residence Hall Earns LEED Gold!

Occupied by students in January 2013, the Studebaker East Residence Hall has already made an impact on the Ball State University Campus. It has become the first building on campus to achieve LEED Gold certification. A major contributor to achieving this level of certification was the use of valance mechanical units that tie into the […]


Competition is a natural occurring phenomenon—one of particular consequence in free market economies and societies prone to individualism. So Americans are understandably good at it, having created not only the most successful economy in the world, but more financial mobility for our people—vastly more. With little variance throughout our history, 80 percent of those in […]