Schmidt Associates, a regional leader in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry, proudly announces its designation as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Indiana Department of Administration’s Division of Supplier Diversity. This significant achievement underscores the firm’s commitment to enhancing design excellence and client service through diverse perspectives, reflecting the vibrant and varied communities it serves.

With this certification, Schmidt Associates renews its pledge to deliver unparalleled excellence in all its services. The WBE status is an indication of the firm’s dedication to equity, quality, innovation, and forward-thinking practice within the AEC industry.

The WBE certification is more than a title. It is a commitment to inclusivity and diversity in design and business operations. The Division of Supplier Diversity champions a fair and competitive business environment, facilitating networking opportunities, increasing utilization, and confirming program compliance. Their focus on adding value to Indiana’s economy, establishing strategic partnerships, and fostering the growth of minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses aligns seamlessly with Schmidt Associates’ core values and business strategy.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as a WBE firm,” said CEO and Principal Sarah Hempstead, AIA, LEED AP. “This certification will enable us to deepen our community ties, enhance our design offerings, hire more outstanding talent, and continue to contribute meaningfully to economic growth. We look forward to leveraging this opportunity to create more inclusive and innovative spaces that positively reflect the communities we serve.”

Schmidt Associates is dedicated to maintaining high-quality customer service, marked by efficiency, professionalism, and mutual respect. The firm is excited to embark on this new journey, further solidifying its diverse and dynamic business leader role.