Entries by Schmidt Associates

A Word from our Owners – Ball State University

David Shepherd – Facilities Engineer, Ball State University  David is a Facilities Engineer at Ball State University where he coordinates, designs, and oversees construction of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, including projects from small maintenance repair and replacements to large capital improvement projects and new construction. David has over 15 years of professional experience in […]

What Do Architects Do?

Our Architects don’t set out just to make plans for good-looking buildings. They strive to understand the aspirations of clients and then to deliver against those aspirations, exceeding expectations along the way. Here at Schmidt Associates, our Architects: Are specially educated to help you define what you want to build, present options you might never […]

Q&A Session with Eddie Layton

All of us have something special about ourselves, a small claim to fame. For Eddie Layton, Project Architect, he was a University of Virginia Scavhunt Marshmallow Peep Eating Contest Champion. But he hasn’t let the glory from his victory go to his head.     Tell me about yourself. I grew up in rural southern Virginia. […]

Q&A Session with Kevin Shelley

It’s a good thing we move desks so often at Schmidt Associates. If we didn’t, Kevin Shelley—Principal and Project Manager—might be covered in cobwebs! After completing an architectural internship at Schmidt Associates in the late 80s, Kevin has never looked back… or worked anywhere else!     Tell me about your background. I grew up […]

A Word from our Owners – Lake Central Athletics

Hear from two of our Owners on the addition/renovation of Lake Central High School athletic spaces: Dr. Larry Veracco, Superintendent of the Lake Central School Corporation Dr. Larry Veracco is in his 8th year as Superintendent at LCSC. He has spent 24 years serving the community as teacher, assistant principal, and Assistant Superintendent prior to his […]

Demonstrating Servant Leadership

Schmidt Associates was founded on the guiding principle of Servant Leadership. It threads through interactions we have internally and externally, resulting in a constant search to add value to every project. By operating as servant leaders, our designs consistently surprise and delight, technology solutions deliver true efficiencies, and environments become a place where people are better […]

Q&A Session with Matt Durbin

Matt Durbin, Technology Designer and Information Systems (IS) Manager, has taken an interesting path to land where he is today. Below, we journey along that path with him.         Where did you go to school? I attended Olney College, majoring in General Studies and playing first base on their baseball team. And […]

Q&A Session with Eric Broemel

The dichotomy between engineering and the arts is apparent to most people. However, those lines seem to be blurred for Eric Broemel, PE, Engineering Quality Manager and an Associate at Schmidt Associates. Maybe that is why he is able to make engineering understandable to most people?       Where did you go to school? […]