Looking for spaces that elevate your community’s spirit? Our team goes beyond designing buildings—we shape vibrant community hubs. Informed by deep collaboration with cultural institutions, businesses, churches, community service organizations, and governmental bodies, we create places that foster growth, well-being, and creative interaction. At Schmidt Associates, we believe in the power of well-designed spaces to inspire and connect people.

Community Studio Contacts

Our Team
  • Sarah Hempstead Chief Executive Officer | Principal
  • Ben Simmons Client Liaison | Associate
  • Joseph Jarzen Client Liaison | Associate
  • Kathryn Giles Business Development Representative
  • Drew Morgan Business Development Representative
  • Cori Korn Business Development Representative
  • “Schmidt Associates rallied around the project, pulling together a stakeholder oversight committee, holding public meetings, and producing a Placemaking Plan for Mass Ave. I cannot say enough about Schmidt Associates’ work and the dynamic plan that resulted.”

    Bill Gray Executive Director, Riley Area Development Corporation
  • “There is no doubt in my mind after having been through this experience that I would highly recommend Schmidt Associates for doing this kind of work with a community organization. We have the work product that is going to propel us forward, and we had a public process that generated a great deal of trust within the community for our efforts. I really feel we owe that to Schmidt Associates.”

    Jackie Nytes Executive Director, Mapleton - Fall Creek Development Corporation
  • “The aquatic recreation center at Prophetstown State Park blends the best of modern convenience with the history of this unique park, making it an even more attractive repeat destination for both travelers and local residents.” [Inside IN Business]

    Robert E. Carte Jr. Director, Indiana Department of Natural Resources
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