In the ancient world, man already had a strongly developed sense of place. No two locations were considered to be alike. The Romans believed the spirit that informed each place needed to be understood, and then taken into account when creating spaces within it. Working with the unique “genius loci” could only inspire and improve. At Schmidt Associates, we believe they were right.
The Best Buildings Are Individual. They Are Also – Inextricably – Part Of Their Environment.
Often, creating a standout building is not about standing out – at least not through jarring with, or disrupting, the immediate environment. And a sense of place is especially important when creating spaces that are going to provide homes for people. Just as our sociability shows itself through our desire to be part of the communities we live and work in, so our design sensibility draws us toward buildings that work in and with their surroundings.
Schmidt Associates has, with notable success, undertaken some of the highest profile residential developments in Indianapolis and beyond. Yet high profile has never mutated into dominant or brutal high-rise. In each space, we have worked to understand the surroundings. And we have designed places that extend the existing cityscape with logic, sympathy, and style. The result is not a visual hard cut; it is an unfolding of the existing architecture and aesthetics. For residents and citizens alike, the spirit of place is celebrated not ignored. And that contributes to a better experience of living in and with the resulting design.
Great Designs Don’t Take Space. They Create It.
The real challenge is not to take space for our own purely selfish purposes. It is to create spaces that give something back. Our Schmidt Associates’ Lifestyle Team is constantly rising to the challenge of creating spaces with spirit, while remaining sensitive at all times to spirit of place. To begin your journey towards your next unique lifestyle project, get in touch.