Achievement Award: Interior Design – Monumental Affair Award
At A Glance:
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Size: 21,000 sq. ft.
Type: Renovation, Restoration
Services: Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Interiors, Energy, Technology
Barnes & Thornburg, one of Indianapolis’ largest law firms, was seeking to increase visibility and improve client experience, while highlighting many of the historic features of their facility. Just as Barnes & Thornburg represents the needs of their clients, Schmidt Associates was called upon to deliver a two phase design that represents Barnes & Thornburg. The project consists of a new reception and waiting area repurposing the historic Merchants Bank lobby. Many of the existing features including the marble columns, detailed coffered ceiling and several of the transaction counters were restored during the design and construction process. The lobby has a waiting area and conference rooms that look out over Meridian Street, while an informal gathering area surrounds the lobby on the second floor. Additional support spaces including workrooms and the firms law library round out the renovated space. The resulting space highlights many of the historic elements, while creating an inviting area to welcome clients, guests, and the community.
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