Chicago Building Congress

Merit Award Finalist Additions and Renovations to Lake Central High School for Lake Central School Corporation The Lake Central School Corporation 2011 Referendum Project included work at two sites:  Protsman Elementary and Lake Central High School Protsman Elementary School is a new 135,000 s.f. school that serves 700 students and replaced an existing school building approximately […]

Part Two: When Did you Know?

This second series of “when did you know?” focuses entirely on our talented interior design team, each telling their story about when they first realized they wanted to be an interior designer.   “The moment I realized that I wanted to be an interior designer came after I had spent my entire childhood helping on many home […]

Designing for Function in Educational Spaces

When it comes to designing a new education space, you need to think from the perspective of those who will be using it the most: students and teachers. The space needs to function in ways that will serve their functional needs, spark their creativity, and enhance collaboration. There are both similarities and differences in what […]

BIM/Energy Modeling

IASBO Annual Conference May 13, 2016 Eric Broemel, Phil Medley        

Mixed-Use Development Challenges

Mixed-use development combines two or more uses; residential, commercial, cultural, institutional, or industrial into an integrated structure or area. This can be a single building, a conglomeration of several buildings, or sometimes an entire neighborhood or development area. Blending together restaurants, boutiques, and apartments can bring a lot of life to a city corner while […]

Second in the Series of Four Core Principles of Design at Schmidt Associates – A Closer Look at the Strategic Principle

The purpose behind design at Schmidt Associates is to act passionately and intentionally out of our Core Principles of Design, which are the mirrors of our kaleidoscope. The first of these principles is to be Strategic.  Design solutions respond to this principle most strongly by responding to the context of the client in the built […]