Auditoriums and performing arts centers are important features of many K-12 and higher education facilities. They not only host the latest dramatic or musical performance for students, but they can also be used for professional performances, large meetings, community events, and other activities. They are truly an educational and community asset. Designing auditoriums requires knowledge […]
About Steve Schaecher
Growing up in Columbus, Indiana, Steve Schaecher developed a love for architecture by constructing some of the great buildings of his hometown– in Lego block. Today, as Senior Project Architect and Architectural Quality Manager he’s responsible for creating real, amazing spaces for client/project owners at Schmidt Associates. Steve understands that creativity coexists with consensus and compliance, because creativity is just the beginning of a lot of hard work. Enjoying the creative aspects of architecture and working with others to get all the pieces to work together, he ensures that only the best design earns the ultimate approval of each Schmidt Associates client.
Entries by Steve Schaecher
What is a façade? Façade, by definition, is the face of a building. It is what you can see from the exterior that protects the interior. Façades are an integral part of the building shell – keeping us humans warm in the winter and cool in the summer, while also providing a barrier from outside elements […]
Schmidt Associates believes it is important to keep Owners, users, and the members of the surrounding community involved with the design process. However, it can be a challenge meet with all of those people and keep them informed without delaying a project’s schedule. To address this need, Schmidt Associates has developed project blogs to serve […]
The Rotary building on the IUPUI Campus in Indianapolis was originally constructed in 1931 as a home for orphaned and ill children. It was later turned over to IU for academic and administrative purposes. The facility is one of the few remaining historic structures on the IUPUI campus. Its location offers the building as a […]
This landmark facility has been in operation for a while now. It is Indiana’s first new medical school in the last 110 years and it is the nation’s first osteopathic medical school at a Catholic university. The facility was honored at the 2014 Indianapolis Monumental Awards for Merit in Architecture. In March of 2015, the […]