“Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people.” -Steve Jobs

Every day at Schmidt Associates, we are reminded of Jobs’ words. We understand that success is built on the foundation of outstanding teams. Thinking about 2023, we’re filled with pride over the incredible accomplishments of our people and the impacts we’ve made together on the Midwest’s built environment. Let’s take a moment to celebrate some of the key highlights and personal achievements that have defined 2023.

Major Wins
2023 was marked by numerous projects won such as the Kentucky Exposition Center renovation, the West End School remodel, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum renovation, the new Lawrence Education and Community Center, and the Marian University Educator’s College upgrade. Showcasing our commitment to innovative and responsive design, our projects have not only met but exceeded Owner expectations, and 2024 will be no different because these wins run parallel to our teams’ creativity and technical expertise.

Big Recognitions
Hard work and talent never go unnoticed. In 2023, several team members received prestigious awards and obtained career milestones such as certifications and licensures, proving their exceptional skills and abilities. These accolades reflect not just individual talent but a collective culture of encouraging continuous growth and professional development. Among them were Alex Hoffmann who became a registered architect in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Thomas Kennedy who passed him PE exam, Kathryn Roche who received her NCIDQ certification, and Veena Reddy who obtained her SEA credential. Community Studio leader Ben Simmons was also named to the Midwest Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism board, and Eddie Layton was named to the Camp To Belong Indiana board and operations committee.

Collaborative Culture
What truly sets Schmidt Associates apart is a collaborative spirit where everyone brings something unique to the table. Throughout 2023, we saw numerous instances of team members going above and beyond to support one another, share knowledge, and work together toward common goals while often learning something new. This collaborative environment doesn’t just make us better at what we do; it makes us a close-knit family built on trust and mutual respect.

Looking Ahead
Excitement is already happening in 2024 and we’re full of gratitude for our team, the hard work they’ve accomplished, and what they will accomplish in the coming weeks and months. Our dedication to innovation and working effectively with Owners continues to drive us forward, and we’re ready to work with talented individuals who share our values.

Join Us and Make an Impact
Are you ready to be part of an exceptional team that’s making a real difference to the Midwest’s built environment? We’re looking for creative, dedicated, and collaborative professionals to join our family and make lasting impacts. View our open positions and consider working with us to shape environments that will be celebrated for years to come.

Here’s to another year of outstanding people, exceptional projects, and amazing Owners who make our work so worthwhile. We can’t wait to see what else 2024 brings, and we hope you’ll come along with us as we make 2024 our best year yet.