Saving Money Through Building Controls & Optimization

IAPPA 2019 Bill Gruen, Manager of Energy & Optimization Serivces, and Andrew Eckrich, Mechanical & Energy Engineer March 29, 2019 In this presentation for IAPPA, Bill and Andrew explained what building controls are, defined terminology associated with a building’s life cycle, and gave hard examples of how we’ve saved our Owners money through energy and […]

Vacant Big Box Store Finds New Life as a Preschool

Building Indiana Features Anna Marie Burrell, Sarah Hempstead, Brandon Fox, and Shelbyville Central Schools January 24, 2019 “In the small Indiana community of Shelbyville, Shelbyville Central Schools District will transform a nearly 63,000 square foot abandoned Marsh Food Store and the adjacent strip center – once housing other retail stores, a restaurant, movie rental store, and […]

Indianapolis Architects Redesign Restaurant and Cosmetology Learning Center

School Construction News Features Anna Marie Burrell & McKenzie Center for Innovation and Technology November 19, 2018 “Shortly after the visitors are seated in a comfortable banquette with modern art on the wall behind them, Devon, in a brilliant white and wrinkle-free chef’s jacket professionally greets them, “Good morning, welcome to Bernie’s Place! May I […]

Chilled Beam Retrofit in the Rotary Building

Big Ten & Friends Mechanical and Energy Conference – Hosted by IUPUI Eric Broemel, PE, CEM with co-presenter Holly Thomas, PE, IUPUI Energy Engineer October 1, 2018 The presentation focused on the design and construction of the Rotary Building on the IUPUI campus. The building was recently renovated to accommodate the IU School of Medicine. […]

Creative Aquatic Center Design

Parks & Rec Business Features Prophetstown State Park Aquatic Center July 2018 “State parks have a larger economic impact than most people realize. Parks help increase tourism, motivate businesses for relocation and expansion, invest in environmental protection, and improve physical and mental health…” read full article

Preserve, Rehab, Restore, Or Reconstruct?

CA: Commercial Architecture Features Wayne Schmidt & Phil Medley on St. Joseph Brewery November 6, 2017 “Working with historic buildings involves choices, challenges, and rewards. The trendy and chic St. Joseph Brewery and Public House in Indianapolis emerged from an abandoned 1880s Catholic Church. The building had been empty for nearly 30 years…” read full article

40 Years of Change – Redevelopment of Mass Ave

AIA Regional Sarah Hempstead and Wayne Schmidt September 28, 2017 Every place evokes feelings for people. A great place feels welcoming, exciting, curious, comforting—and maybe even inspiring. Your designated place always has the opportunity to evoke vastly different feelings than it does now. But change doesn’t happen overnight. Placemaking, if done correctly, is a marathon, […]

Designing ADA for Independent Living

AIA National and AIA Regional Desma Belsaas with co-presenter Kim Dodson April 28, 2017 and September 28, 2017 As architects, we are constantly tasked with designing spaces that are accessible to everyone, but what does this really mean? Most of us have been fortunate to never live with a disability, so what can we learn […]

Doing More with Less- Space Management and Facility Optimization

MAPPA/CAPPA 2017 Lisa Gomperets and Eric Broemel September 19, 2017 From tight budgets with big goals, to the rapid growth of student population putting strain on existing campus size, facilities and maintenance management personnel face many issues and challenges. This program presents a case study on how the Master Planning process with Marian University was […]

Turning a Strategic Plan into a 10 Year Flexible Facilities Implementation Plan

 AIA National Lisa Gomperts and Sarah Hempstead April 28, 2017 Unfortunately, many master plans become book ends on a shelf collecting dust. This results in frustration for both the University and the design firm, while ultimately not achieving the goals of the original master plan. This session gave attendees a tool to create a master […]