Remembering Ron Fisher

Ron Fisher, AIA, LEED AP July 25, 1956 – April 5, 2023 Ron Fisher, AIA, LEED AP, our friend, mentor, and long-time principal at Schmidt Associates, passed away on April 5 at the age of 66. Born and raised on Indianapolis’s Southside, Ron was drawn to architecture from an early age, spending countless hours drawing, […]

Built to Last

The Design Innovation Behind Schmidt Associates, Farm Credit Mid-America’s Ongoing Relationship Signifying the early days of the United States Department of Agriculture in 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt appointed a Country Life Commission to address issues facing rural populations, including farmers’ inability to secure loans with fair terms. After many studies and bill passages, the Farm […]

Designing Accessibility On Campus

How Schmidt Associates Designers Made the Alumni House at Allison Mansion Welcoming to All Emulating historical character and turn-of-the-century charm, Allison Mansion housed the family of transportation pioneer James Allison when it was built in 1911. Possessing opulent taste, the mansion was outfitted with an imported German chandelier, a sunken conservatory, a music room with […]