Health Equity: Partnering to Improve Access

The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized profound weaknesses in healthcare and the inequities that have traditionally pervaded it. The virus has highlighted gaps and exacerbated them. Decades of widespread dependence on employment-based coverage meant Americans could lose coverage if they changed or lost their jobs. Layoffs show that as many as 7.7 million workers and 6.9 […]

Deep Dive: Indiana Farm Bureau Fall Creek Pavilion

From the obscure food combinations, the iconic midway, a stellar concert lineup, dozens of 4-H competitions, and annual livestock exhibitions, the Schmidt Associates team looks forward to the Indiana State Fair—and with good reason. The fair time means an annual pilgrimage to the Dairy Bar for a grilled cheese sammie and a deep fried Twinkie […]

Exploring Healthcare Education: IU Student Outreach Clinic

Minutes from downtown Indianapolis sits an Eastside neighborhood where access to healthcare proved challenging. Many residents often went without. But, thanks to a partnership between the Indiana University School of Medicine, the Neighborhood Fellowship Church, the Butler University School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy, residents […]

An “A Fair” to Remember

Schmidt Associates team members share their favorite Indiana State Fair memories. Every year, thousands of Hoosiers flock to the Indiana State Fair. They observe traditions started years before and make new memories with family and friends. With the fair’s return, it only seemed appropriate to ask Schmidt Associates team members to share their fondest recollections. […]

Owner Perspective: Historic P.R. Mallory Factory Redevelopment

After decades of unsuccessful attempts by for-profit developers, Englewood Community Development Corporation and John Boner Neighborhood Centers managed to revive the historic but neglected P.R. Mallory factory as a community asset. Once the bustling intellectual headquarters of P.R. Mallory & Company, the inventors of the Duracell battery and many other technological innovations, the industrial site […]

Finding the Right Professional Partners for Your Mission-Based Organization

Mission- or value-based organizations—such as philanthropic organizations, non-profit colleges or universities, social service organizations, charitable foundations, and other not-for-profit entities—have additional considerations when looking for professional services partners. It’s not just about who can do the work best, but also who aligns with their brand and core values. Professional services partners can include any external […]

Historic Indianapolis Factory Transformed into Cutting-Edge Education Campus

The adaptive reuse and historic preservation of the P.R. Mallory factory—best known for the invention of the Duracell® battery—gives it new life as a K-12 education facility PRESS RELEASE — The grand opening of the P.R. Mallory campus as the new home of Purdue Polytechnic High School and Paramount Englewood Middle School marked yet another […]

4 Things to Consider When Designing a Police Station

There is no template or formula for a successful police station design. Many stations have similar components or core functions, but personnel use them in different ways and need them to perform to different standards. For example, it’s safe to say every police department needs an evidence room. Based on their operations and case load, […]

A Word from Our Owners – Damien Center

Alan Witchey is president and CEO of the Damien Center, Indiana’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS service organization. Alan began working with the Damien Center as a volunteer in the 1990s and later became a full-time employee. He has more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit management, previously serving as executive director of the Coalition […]

Designing Facilities for Wraparound Health Services

Wraparound healthcare services are exactly what they sound like—they encompass medical and non-medical services and resources that wrap around a person or family to best support their individual needs and improve their well-being in multiple areas of their life. Wraparound healthcare programs are based on the idea of treating the whole person. There are many […]