Designed to be Inclusive – Schmidt Associates’ Journey to WBE

At Schmidt Associates, our commitment to delivering excellence in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry has always been intertwined with a deep-seated dedication to building a robust and diverse design community. Becoming a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) certified firm is a milestone, but at its core, it’s an affirmation of our long-standing values of […]

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, […]

Preserving Architectural Heritage Through Urban Renewal

In the ever-evolving world of real estate, adaptive reuse is poised to become the dominant force in the industry over the next decade. In fact, experts predict that a staggering 90% of real estate projects will involve adaptive reuse instead of new construction. This seismic shift is driven by several compelling factors that make it […]

Steven K. Alspaugh Elevated to AIA’s College of Fellows

Associate Steven K. Alspaugh, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C® has been elevated to the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) College of Fellows for his efforts toward making the profession a part of an ever-increasing service to society. AIA Fellows receive this esteemed membership honor for their exceptional work and contributions to the profession of architecture and […]

Schmidt Associates wins three Monumental Awards

Indianapolis (Oct. 10, 2022) – The leadership of Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates, a regional architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, is pleased to announce that the firm has won three Monumental Awards from the Indy Chamber. Annually, the Monumental Awards recognize the most significant achievements by individuals and businesses contributing to excellence in architecture, engineering, interior […]

Deferred Maintenance and Master Planning

Across the country, facilities staff, advancement officers, and CFOs alike are tackling deferred maintenance and master planning to ensure safety, reliability, and efficiency. Those responsible recognize how daunting this is, especially with tighter budgets, less state funding, and project backlogs. “When deferred maintenance is addressed early and often with an understanding of which priorities to […]

Schmidt Associates Makes ENR’s List of Top 500 Design Firms

We are proud to have broken into Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) list of the Top 500 Design Firms in the country. This is the first year the firm has made the national list, at number 498. Earning a spot on the list signals our consistent growth as a result of our team’s commitment to servant leadership. […]

Schmidt Associates Named One of the Best Places to Work in Indiana 2020

We’re proud to again be named to the list of Best Places to Work in Indiana by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Schmidt Associates has earned a place on the list more than 10 times, making us a Hall of Fame Company. This year, the firm earned the no. 26 spot among medium-sized companies (75 to […]

Saving Money Through Building Controls & Optimization

IAPPA 2019 Bill Gruen, Manager of Energy & Optimization Serivces, and Andrew Eckrich, Mechanical & Energy Engineer March 29, 2019 In this presentation for IAPPA, Bill and Andrew explained what building controls are, defined terminology associated with a building’s life cycle, and gave hard examples of how we’ve saved our Owners money through energy and […]