Deep Dive: Marian University Witchger School of Engineering

To provide students with a top-ranked engineering education that prepares them for successful careers and transformative leadership within the region, nation, and world, the new Marian University Witchger School of Engineering will be opening its doors this fall. What’s in store for the first class of students is truly exciting. The school will not only […]

Designing a Community Payback

How the City of Indianapolis leaders, Schmidt Associates, engineers collaborated for energy savings When the City of Indianapolis began planning for a new state-of-the-art Community Justice Campus (CJC) on Indianapolis’s southeast side, pledging justice reform wasn’t the only goal leaders aspired toward.  Along with modernizing facilities and centralizing operations into one safe and secure location, […]

Considerations For Effective Behavioral Health Facility Design

There’s been a concerning trend in mental health over the last few years that has challenged existing and overburdened behavioral healthcare modalities. Consequently, providers are responding with increased treatment options to address addiction, depression, and stress disorders, which have increased since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Today, caregivers across the country are addressing the growing need […]

Introducing Luminate

Luminate: Navigating the Unknown Through Creative Leadership From navigating everyday team operations, carrying maximum impact in the boardroom, and being a community visionary, outstanding leaders use their experiences to create success. As servant leaders, the Schmidt Associates team brings you Luminate: Navigating the Unknown Through Creative Leadership. In the episodes below, we speak with executives […]

Designing the future of cancer care

The big C. For patients and their families, the word is tough to process. In 2020, 18,093,716 cases were diagnosed globally in 185 countries, according to the American Cancer Society. In the Middle East, there were 463,675 new cases, accounting for 2.4% of the global incidence, as stated by JCO® Global Oncology. Certainly, becoming a […]

The Greatest 18 Days of Summer

Written by Anna Whelchel, Chief Marketing & Sales Officer at the Indiana State Fair The excitement is BACK as The Greatest 18 Days of Summer returns with the Indiana State Fair, Friday, July 29 through Sunday, August 21 (CLOSED Mondays and Tuesdays). The 2022 State Fair will honor Indiana’s Automotive Excellence, in partnership with Tom […]

Schmidt Associates Gains 112 Spots on National Architecture List

  Schmidt Associates has jumped 112 spots on the 2022 Architectural Record list of Top 300 Architecture Firms. The firm earned the 152nd spot on this year’s list. “We are grateful to employ amazing talent from across the region, and to have earned the trust of our clients,” said CEO and Principal Sarah Hempstead, AIA, LEED […]

The Value of a Facilities Audit

How one small, private college shifted their approach to maintaining campus buildings while saving time, money “How old are our systems?” “How much time is left before we have to replace our equipment and facilities?” “What is the condition of our roofs?”  “Where are we right now?”  “How can we maintain our facilities?” On most […]

SCOPE: Your Facility Assessment Dashboard

To effectively and efficiently analyze data contained in master plans, Schmidt Associates offers Strategic Capture of Planning Elements (SCOPE). This interactive dashboard allows facilities staffs to easily utilize, edit, and sort information by facility or project type, priority, and need, making your deferred maintenance planning easier.  

Designing College Campuses for Student Health, Equity, and Performance – Part 2

Environmental design has an impact on occupant health, productivity, and sense of belonging. There’s no exception for students on college campuses. According to an October 2020 “Inside Higher Ed,” survey, 44 percent of student respondents said stress, anxiety, and loneliness had been their biggest challenge. In our last blog, we cited that in 2021, college […]