Preservation/Adaptive Reuse/Renovation, Merit Award – AIA Indiana
2013 Best Design Award – Annual Heritage Awards Dinner
Historic Preservation, Merit Award – AIA Indianapolis Excellence in Architecture
Location: Terre Haute, IN
Size: 93,800 sq. ft.
Type: Renovation, Adaptive Reuse
Services: Site, Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Interiors, Technology
Full of historic character, the Scott College of Business at Indiana State University required a two-phase renovation to provide students with flexible learning environments and updated technology. Mimicking the original building’s scale and materials, Schmidt Associates restored the timeless limestone façade of the building that was once a post office and courthouse. We retained the historic character of the building with plaster-arched ceilings, decorative painting, marble wainscoting, and decorative light fixtures, while tucking new high-tech classrooms behind wide, restored corridors. The building’s grandiose, two-story federal courtroom was fully preserved and simply rewired to accommodate modern technology. In addition, a new trading lab provides a real world, hands-on simulation for incoming Indiana State University business students.
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“Lisa Gomperts and her team get LOTS of credit for the design of the new space—it so contrasts with the historic corridor. And by the way, the hanging pendant lights in the new corridor on the first floor will be replaced with reproductions of the same historic pendants in the main corridor, probably at winter break. It will be a neat juxtaposition of the old and the new in front of the trading room.”