Decarbonizing the Built Environment: How the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Are Going Green

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth (SCN) are setting a commendable example of environmental stewardship by decarbonizing their historic convent in Bardstown, Ky. Recognizing climate change as a significant threat to all life, especially the vulnerable, they have committed to a bold plan to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2037 at their ministries in the […]

Serving Through Sustainability and Education: A Conversation with Aster Bekele

In Indianapolis, a remarkable initiative has been transforming the lives of inner-city youth through the nurturing touch of urban farming and environmental stewardship. Leading this transformative initiative is Felege Hiywot Center Founder and Executive Director Aster Bekele who is a symbol of hope and growth for the community. Under Aster’s visionary leadership, the center has […]

The Impact of the Indiana Farm Bureau Fall Creek Pavilion on 4-H and the Local Economy

The Indiana Farm Bureau Fall Creek Pavilion has emerged a hub for community engagement and economic growth in Indianapolis. With a $50M investment from the State of Indiana, this versatile venue has become the epicenter of a wide array of events, ranging from sporting competitions and swine shows to vehicle auctions and flower shows. Beyond […]

Illuminating Excellence: The Innovative Lighting Design of Indiana Farm Bureau Fall Creek Pavilion

Centrally located in Indianapolis, the Indiana Farm Bureau Fall Creek Pavilion stands tall, not just as a structure but as an example of innovative lighting design. This blog truly sheds light on the unique features designed by the Schmidt Associates engineering team that make the lighting design at the Indiana Farm Bureau Fall Creek Pavilion […]

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 […]

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 […]