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CANStruction 2021: Indiana’s Star Explorers

In 1992, CANStruction was founded with the intent of building life-sized structures made entirely of canned goods with proceeds benefitting local food banks. Seventeen years after the national charity’s founding, Schmidt Associates employees joined the local CANstruction chapter’s effort, getting inspired to do good for the community while exercising creativity. One of the first sculptures […]

Choosing a Construction Delivery Method for K-12 Building Projects

If you’re starting your first building or renovation project in your district—or even your first project in a long time—there can be a hefty learning curve. The processes are nuanced, there are endless acronyms and industry jargon, and many different people and organizations are involved. For even the savviest of school administrators, it can be […]

How to Avoid Negative Impacts of School Construction Projects on Students

PART 1 IN A SERIES Proper planning is critical to avoid unintended consequences of school construction for those who matter most—students. Initiating a new school build or a significant renovation can be a lengthy process. Getting the project approved, perhaps passing a referendum, and determining the vision for your new or updated facilities is a […]

Q&A Session with Eric Wolf, Field Manager

Fast Facts About Eric Discipline: Construction Administration Hometown: Logansport, IN Education: Purdue University Who He’d Pick to Play Himself in a Movie: Robert Redford     From a construction site to a campground, Eric Wolf, construction delivery field manager, feels most at home outside and surrounded by nature. What drew you to engineering and construction? Construction […]

4 Tips for Adaptive Reuse in Higher Education

How to successfully expand your campus by repurposing old buildings     Whether you have a building on campus that is sitting vacant, or you’re looking for a new space to expand into, adaptive reuse is an effective option for many higher education construction projects. “Adaptive reuse” refers to giving an existing building—often a fairly […]

A Word from Our Owners – Butler College of Education

Dr. Ena Shelley was appointed dean of the College of Education at Butler University in June 2005. Shelley’s experience with the College of Education began 37 years ago when she joined the faculty as an assistant professor of early childhood education in 1982. Now Dean and Professor Emerita, Dr. Shelley retired in the spring of […]

A Word from Our Owners – St. Joan of Arc Church

Molly Ellsworth has been the Parish Business Manager at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church for eight years and served various churches in Indianapolis; Charleston, SC; and Chicago for 25 years. She earned both undergraduate (B.A. History) and graduate degrees (Master of Leadership Development) from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College.     Schmidt Associates worked with St. […]

When to Plan for Water Boiler and Chiller Upgrades

When it comes to updating or repairing the mechanical systems in your facility, timing is crucial. This is true whether you work in an office building, school, or hospital. If a facility’s mechanical systems are functioning properly, they tend to be “out of sight, out of mind.” However, when they fail, it can cause serious […]

Project Engineer

Schmidt Associates is looking for Project Engineer to provide accurate and efficient Engineering systems(s) building design. This position requires a strong competency in engineering building systems and a strong drive to proactively lead engineering teams.  Skills in implementation of quality procedures are necessary. The ability to coordinate and integrate engineering into the firm’s facility design […]

Project Architect

Schmidt Associates is looking for a dynamic individual to join the organization in a Graduate Architect or Project Architect capacity. Qualifications: To be responsible for providing design coordination and technical leadership to the Project Team for all phases of a Project. Ability to plan and meet project budget and deadlines, the ability to lead a […]