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Makerspaces and The Rise of the Maker Movement in Indiana

Over the past few months, you might have caught wind of the latest buzzword in design, technology, and the intersection of the two – the Maker Movement. The Maker Movement refers generally to the inventors, designers, and technologists who are paving the way in the latest, contemporary wave of DIY culture. From artisanal craftspeople to computer hackers, this movement encompasses a wide range of creative individuals who identify as, simply, makers.

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5 Questions with Ashley Lee, Associate Principal & Interior Designer

Meet Ashley Lee, Associate Principal and Interior Designer at Axis Architecture + Interiors. She grew up on Indy’s Westside in Brownsburg and graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design. As the mother of a 3-year old, 8-month old, a cat, and a Huskie, Ashley stays busy. Over the last ten years at Axis, Ashley has designed the interior spaces of MOBI, Taxman Brewery, the Cummins LiveWell Center, and countless others. She enjoys Axis because everyone’s voice is equally heard.
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5 Questions with Eric Anderson, Associate Principal

Meet Eric Anderson, an AIA LEED AP and Associate Principal at Axis Architecture + Interiors, not to mention a 10-year member of the Axis team. Eric grew up in Morton, Illinois, and graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture and in Environmental Science. Outside of Axis, Eric can be found restoring old motorcycles or using his skills as a photographer for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and INDYCAR. Continue reading “5 Questions with Eric Anderson, Associate Principal” »

5 Questions with Kristen Kuk, Graduate Architect

Meet Kristen Kuk, an AIA Associate at Axis Architecture + Interiors. Kristen has been with Axis since June 2013. She grew up in Big Rapids, Michigan and graduated from Ferris State University, followed by a Master of Architecture degree from Ball State University. Kristen enjoys Axis because it’s a collaborative environment where the team knows how to work hard, and to have fun. Continue reading “5 Questions with Kristen Kuk, Graduate Architect” »

The Modern Fire Station: Bold Designs, Clean Lines, & Civic Presence

Axis believes in bold designs and clean lines. So when it comes to civic projects, we always consider civic presence—when a building adds character and compelling design to the surrounding streetscape. But for fire stations, it’s more than just glass walls and bright colors; it’s about making the buildings into iconic civic anchors. And it’s about making them efficient and functional for firefighters while supporting the culture of the fire department.
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Designing for Total Wellness: Cummins LiveWell Center

The Cummins LiveWell Center is a 28,000-square-foot wellness center located in downtown Columbus, Ind. It provides services to Cummins employees and their families and houses services that include primary and urgent care, physical medicine, preventive services, and lifestyle coaching. It features courtyards, medical “bullpens” where physicians can converse and collaborate, and interior design by our own Ashley Lee. But in addition to celebrating individuals’ total wellness, the LiveWell Center had to complement the city’s existing architecture.

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