Indiana Landmarks’ Cook Cup for Outstanding Restoration
AIA Indiana – Merit Award: Preservation/Adaptive Reuse
Monumental Awards – Innovative Reuse
Monumental Awards – Neighborhood Revitalization
2020 Monumental Awards Winner
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 repurpose the building for two innovative education tenants: Purdue Polytechnic High School and Paramount Englewood.
The transformation of this massive site eliminated a vacant and rundown eyesore on Indianapolis’ Near Eastside, created a new community asset for neighborhood residents, and is a stunning example of historic preservation and adaptive reuse.
While the final product is beautiful, it was not without its challenges. This included extensive environmental remediation, complex construction, and meeting strict National Park Services requirements for historic tax credits.
The building’s industrial history and material elements, including interior brick walls, original wood structure, steel roof trusses, steel elevator doors, and roof monitors, form a rich backdrop for new, modern elements. Interior spaces include collaborative study areas with moveable furniture, classrooms with garage doors to connect them to or separate them from other spaces, makers spaces for endless project options, and outdoor gathering areas.
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