Wayne Schmidt’s foresight has built one of the most influential full-service architectural and engineering practices in Indiana, literally from the ground up. He “declared independence” 40 years ago and has led the firm to what it is today. Since then, and across four decades of impassioned and innovative design, he and the team have created a center of architectural excellence that delivers distinctive places and makes rewarding spaces for a diverse range of people, from elementary school pupils to research scientists. His very personal brand of servant leadership continues to nurture and focus the talents of a distinguished and highly creative team. His greatest reward is seeing client aspirations translated into design that surprises, delights and exceeds their expectations.
Outside of work
Wayne focuses on the arts and gives back to the community. He’s actively involved in programs like Kairos, a prison ministry program.