Drew White to participate in “New Design – Historic Context” panel

Axis Architecture News

On October 24, Drew White, FAIA, will participate in a panel discussion titled “New Design – Historic Context, Celebrating 50 Years of IHPC.” The panel, hosted by AIA Indiana and moderated by Donna Sink, AIA, will discuss contemporary design in historic neighborhoods.


Additional panel participants include Tom Gallagher, of RATIO Architects; Mark Demerly, AIA, of Demerly Architects; and Duncan Stroik, AIA, of Duncan G. Stroik, Architect, LLC. Everyone will have the opportunity to share their perspective on planning, designing, and building in districts that are protected, yet evolving.

The panel discussion is part of a year-long celebration honoring the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission (IHPC). Since its establishment in 1967, IHPC has worked to preserve the character and fabric of historically significant structures in Indianapolis. Today, the nine-member board provides design and zoning review and approval for locally designated historic districts, conservation areas, and individually designated properties. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, IHPC and community partners are hosting a variety of public events and historic tours.

“New Design – Historic Context, Celebrating 50 Years of IHPC” is open to the public and includes an optional, self-guided tour; a social hour; and the panel discussion itself. The tour kicks off the event, and comprises three historic neighborhoods: St. Joseph, Old Northside, and Herron-Morton Place. The social hour – complete with eats and drinks – starts at 4:30 p.m. at the Harrison Center for the Arts – Speck Gallery. The panel discussion follows the social hour, will last from 5:30 to 7 p.m., and is eligible for one AIA Learning Unit.

For more information, or to register, visit Eventbrite.