At A Glance:
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Size: 114,250 sq. ft.
Type: Adaptive Reuse, Renovation
Services: Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Interiors, Civil, Landscape Architecture, Technology, Construction Administration
This 1920s site was home to P.R. Mallory Company, pioneers in electronics, electro-chemistry, and metallurgy, for 50 years. We worked with Owners Englewood Community Development Corporation and John Bonner Neighborhood Centers (who formed P.R. Mallory LLC) to transform the building to accommodate two education tenants: Purdue Polytechnic High School and Paramount Englewood.
The building’s industrial history and material elements, including interior brick walls, wood structure, steel roof trusses, steel elevator doors, and roof monitors, form a rich backdrop for the new, modern elements.
To support the two schools’ innovation-focused learning models, our design team took advantage of the building’s expansive floor plates and incorporated a variety of flexible design elements. Some of these features include:
- Collaborative study lounge areas with furniture that can be separated or moved together into pods
- Makers spaces that can be utilized for endless project types
- Flexible classrooms with garage doors that can be opened to connect rooms or closed to separate them, depending on need
- Large, open areas that can be set up for various types of events
- Communal outdoor gathering space
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