Using the 2020 Color of the Year: Naval

        By Kaylyn Kelly, Interior Design Intern As commercial interior designers, we typically don’t design around trends. Our goal is often to provide owners with colors and finishes that feel current but are generally timeless. We love a good statement, but we also want to prevent projects from looking dated in a […]

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 […]

How to Avoid Negative Impacts of School Construction Projects on the Community

PART 3 IN A SERIES Consider the community that surrounds and supports your school when planning for new builds and renovations Schools are important assets to cities and towns. A neighborhood school is responsible for producing good future citizens and has a direct impact on the well-being of the community. As a result, changes within […]

How to Avoid Negative Impacts of School Construction Projects on Teachers

PART 2 IN A SERIES Consider the effects of school renovations and new builds on teachers and other staff   Any design and construction work in your school is ultimately for the benefit of the students—to provide them with a better environment to learn and grow. But they aren’t the only ones who need to […]

How to Avoid Negative Impacts of School Construction Projects on Students

PART 1 IN A SERIES Proper planning is critical to avoid unintended consequences of school construction for those who matter most—students. Initiating a new school build or a significant renovation can be a lengthy process. Getting the project approved, perhaps passing a referendum, and determining the vision for your new or updated facilities is a […]

4 Tips for Adaptive Reuse in Higher Education

How to successfully expand your campus by repurposing old buildings     Whether you have a building on campus that is sitting vacant, or you’re looking for a new space to expand into, adaptive reuse is an effective option for many higher education construction projects. “Adaptive reuse” refers to giving an existing building—often a fairly […]

Schmidt Associates Gains 9 Spots on List of Top 300 Architecture Firms

Schmidt Associates is proud to be named to Architectural Record’s 2019 Top 300 list. The firm earned the 195th spot on this year’s list, moving up nine spots from last year. The annual national list, compiled by Architectural Record’s sister publication Engineering News-Record, ranks companies by their architectural revenue from the prior year, as reported by […]

Mass Ave Isn’t What It Used to Be: Urban Revitalization in Indianapolis

Years of redevelopment and steadfast anchor institutions are to thank for the Mass Ave we know and love.   Did you know that MacNiven’s used to be a biker bar? Maybe you noticed the original “Sears, Roebuck and Company” still etched into the west side of Needler’s Fresh Market at the corner of Alabama and […]

What I Learned at My First NeoCon

  Ask any commercial interior designer what the biggest industry event of the year is, and they’ll have the same answer – NeoCon. In its 51st year, NeoCon is considered the most important annual event for the commercial design industry that influences the trends and aesthetics of the built environment. This three-day extravaganza brings the […]

The Effects of Natural Daylight

It’s not a secret — it is scientifically proven that we, as humans, thrive best when we have access to sunlight. If you are having a long and stressful day at work, a walk around the block is a good way to clear the mind. Restaurants with outdoor seating tend to be packed during those […]