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40% Reduction in Design Time Using Integrated Technology

Owners often ask for “faster, better, cheaper.” Schmidt Associates and Turner Construction recently completed an addition and renovation for Lake Central School Corporation’s high school, reducing design time through the use of integrated technology by 40%. The key elements that reduced design time were: •  Our on-site team and office teams worked directly with school […]

Ivy Tech Express Enrollment – Technology-Driven/Student-Focused

Like a toddler taking their first step, the decision a person makes to enroll in college and continue their education is the hardest part. Full of anticipation and anxiety, the toddler takes that step with independence, but under the watchful eye of a protective parent. Some are off and running, while others need a finger […]

Who Do I Need on My Team?

When you decide to open a charter school, you are also tasked with deciding which professionals to partner with and when. It’s beneficial to team with professional firms that are experienced in charter school construction—and to get them involved early in the process. This will typically include professionals in the following industries: Architect and Engineer […]

Synthetic Turf—Not Just for Sports Fields Anymore

Installing synthetic (artificial) turf for sports fields instead of natural turf is no longer just for the professional teams, large universities, or “rich” high schools. Over the past 10 years, there has been a shift from synthetic turf being a luxury item to an option that simply makes good sense. In fact, Lake Central High […]

Higher Ed Archibabble – Knowledgeable or Naive?

Checkout our quiz called Higher Ed Archibabble – Knowledgeable or Naïve?  Just click on the link below, and you’ll be directed to an online survey where you can compete, learn and have a good laugh too. Take our quiz here! Feel free to share this with others at your college/university who might enjoy. Thanks and […]

How Do Security Vestibules Work in Schools

Security planning and implementation is critical to keep students and faculty safe in educational facilities. Security vestibules provide additional protection by adding a secured space. Vestibules are secured spaces with two of more sets of doors and an office sign-in area. Once a visitor has signed in and been identified as an authorized visitor, the […]

Marchant School of Nursing

What once served as the headquarters for a medical gas supplier in Bloomington, Indiana is now a training center for health sciences professions. The new Marchant School of Nursing sits prominently on the corner of the Ivy Tech Community College campus in Bloomington and houses two nursing labs, a computer lab, three classrooms and faculty […]

Leadership Moment from August

A maple seedling sprouts from the crack of a busy city sidewalk. So little space, such dismal odds and yet there it is—fresh, green, and vibrant. We take notice when we see how life seizes upon the smallest opportunity. When the life emerging from disadvantage is human, we respond with The Arc. The Arc of […]

What is Design/Build?

According to Wikipedia, design/build (commonly abbreviated D/B) is a project delivery system used in the construction industry. It is a method to deliver a project in which the design and construction services are contracted by a single entity known as the design/builder or design/build contractor. What does this actually mean for an owner? Design/build results […]

When Should a Charter School Partner with an Architect?

When you decide to open a charter school location, you are also tasked with deciding which professionals to partner with and when. It’s beneficial to team with a professional architectural/engineering firm that is experienced in charter school construction—and to get them involved early in the process. Experienced professionals will guide you through five key facility […]