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 […]

Advancing Engineering Education: Unveiling the E.S. Witchger School of Engineering Building

According to Conexus Indiana, ongoing engineering and advanced manufacturing talent shortages in the state are resulting in a staggering $6.8B in lost tax revenue. As a top 30 regional Midwest university and a top 5 Best Value and Most Innovative University, Marian University is poised to address the challenge, creating the E.S. Witchger School of […]

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 […]

Q&A with Sara Richey, Client Liaison and Higher Education Studio Lead

Meet Higher Education Client Liaison Sara Richey—a trailblazer in the AEC industry, whose journey of career transformation has been nothing short of inspiring. From her early beginnings at Purdue University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in interior design to going after a master’s degree in architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design, Sara’s […]

Designing Accessibility On Campus

How Schmidt Associates Designers Made the Alumni House at Allison Mansion Welcoming to All Emulating historical character and turn-of-the-century charm, Allison Mansion housed the family of transportation pioneer James Allison when it was built in 1911. Possessing opulent taste, the mansion was outfitted with an imported German chandelier, a sunken conservatory, a music room with […]

Adapting, Expanding, Prevailing

Schmidt Associates designers work to re-imagine existing space for Spalding University’s physical therapy program On the Spalding University campus in downtown Louisville, Ky., a new school of physical therapy will begin educating the next wave of compassionate, caring, and skilled physical therapists in a $7M building beginning in fall 2023. Located along Spalding’s Health Sciences […]

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 […]

The old college try

Campus considerations from incoming freshmen With summer winding down, the annual higher education rite of passage is near for a new class of incoming students moving into their new homes away from home over the next couple weeks. Between shopping for the essentials, saying goodbye to family, meeting and making new friends, decorating the ultimate […]

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 […]

Three Ways VR/AR Engages Audiences While Building Consensus

Seeing your building project on paper is one step closer to becoming a reality but, thanks to technology advancements in Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR), you can now see a project in 3D and start using it to build consensus, early in the process. This is good news for Owners, but before getting into specifics, […]