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A New Kind of Downtown: Mixed-Use Projects & Multi-Family Housing

“Live-work-play” developments and multi-family housing have become popular in the last few years, due in part to high-profile projects like Honolulu’s ‘Aiea and Alpharetta’s Avalon. These projects blend housing, retail, and offices to create “downtown” environments. They make efficient use of limited space, are pedestrian-friendly, and create a sense of community.

Which is what we’re doing with One North, 918 Fort Wayne Ave., and Morton School Senior Apartments.

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5 Questions with Ashley Thornberry, Graduate Architect

Meet Ashley Thornberry, Associate AIA and graduate architect at Axis Architecture + Interiors. Ashley has been with Axis since May 2015 and grew up in nearby Carmel, Ind. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Ball State University. Ashley loves working at Axis because it reminds her of being back in the studio at school, when you can collaborate at any moment, and everyone is given a voice on a project.

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AIA: Bringing Value to the Architectural Community in Indianapolis and Beyond

Through its member chapters, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) advocates for the value of architecture and supports architects through resources, educational programming, and professional development events. With more than 90,000 members and 260 chapters, AIA is the largest and most prominent professional organization for architects in the United States.

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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 west side, in Brownsburg, and graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in interior design. As the mother of a 3-year old, an 8-month old, a cat, and a Huskie, Ashley stays busy. Over the last 10 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, Ill., 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.
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