HVAC Innovation at Indiana Farm Bureau Fall Creek Pavilion

The Indiana Farm Bureau Fall Creek Pavilion on the grounds of the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center is more than just a venue—it’s a dynamic space that hosts a variety of events, from agricultural fairs to sporting events and commercial tradeshows. One of the key challenges faced during the design phase was creating an […]

Preserving History, Building the Future: The Transformation of Indiana Farm Bureau Fall Creek Pavilion

On the grounds of the Indiana State Fair and Event Center, a piece of agricultural history was on the brink of being lost to time. The Swine Barn, a century-old structure to accommodate the unique transportation needs of that era, had fallen into disrepair and obsolescence. However, rather than letting this iconic building fade into […]

Empowering a Clean Future: Designing Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for Sustainable Infrastructure

In recent years, the electric vehicle (EV) revolution has gained significant momentum, with an increasing number of drivers opting for clean and sustainable transportation options. As EV adoption continues to evolve, the demand for well-designed and strategically located charging stations is also on the upswing. Read on to learn the key considerations in the design […]

Designing the Perfect Pickleball Court: A Comprehensive Guide

Pickleball. It’s all the rage. In fact, it’s the fastest-growing sport that blends elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. In the United States alone, pickleball has captured the hearts of millions since the 1960s. As the popularity and remarkable growth continue, the demand for more courts is rising. This is sure to have decision makers […]

Bringing People, Neighborhoods, and Businesses Together: A Look Inside Midtown Indy with Michael McKillip

As a 501c3 organization, Midtown Indy exists to cultivate an equitable, healthy, and sustainable community in which stakeholders of all races, incomes, and ethnicities have access to the resources that they need to thrive. Its efforts are made possible through philanthropic support of area businesses, institutions, charitable foundations, and individual stakeholders. Some of Midtown Indy’s […]

The Road to Louisville, Ky.: A Historic Revitalization in the Heart of Paristown

In 2020, two architectural powerhouses, Arrasmith, Judd, Rapp, Chovan, Inc. (AJRC) and Schmidt Associates, joined forces, setting the stage for a transformative journey. Mere months before the global shutdowns, the merger birthed a new entity, an extension of Schmidt Associates in Louisville, Ky., with a shared vision of becoming a regional leader in architecture, engineering, […]

Communicating Effectively: A Conversation with Project Manager/Associate Jen Carroll, AIA

Early in her architecture career, Project Manager/Associate Jen Carroll had a “rubber meets the road” experience that taught her the art of project management and the importance of being aware of the bigger picture with complex design projects. Since then, she’s been thoughtfully leading internal and external teams with sharp attention to detail and keen […]

Preserving the Past: A Delicate Balance in Historic Preservation

As a father of two, and witnessing how fast my daughters grow and change, my tendencies to preserve moments of the past have increased through digital photography and saving mementos or toys they enjoyed often. This passion for protecting and learning from the past is not just a personal pursuit, but also a professional one […]

A Look at FCA Types and Knowing What’s Best for Your Project

Facility management is a multifaceted field that involves strategic planning, maintenance, assessment of buildings and their components. Whether dealing with a single building or an entire campus, facility condition assessments (FCAs) play a crucial role in understanding and managing assets effectively. In this blog, we’ll discuss different facility types, the levels of detail in assessments, […]