Interior design is often misunderstood, underestimated, or dismissed as superficial. But design is more than pillows and paint chips – it prioritizes the human experience. It puts people at the center of each project, and focuses on creating spaces that feel as good as they look. But to create environments that feed the subconscious, there’s one thing we must do – empathize. Continue reading “Empathetic Design: Putting People First”
Traditionally, fire stations have featured a large dormitory — one furnished with individual beds, bunk beds, or wall (Murphy) beds. But as more women join the profession, gender-neutral spaces have become a necessity. Check out this Firehouse article to learn more about our fire station projects, and how we balance community space with private sleeping quarters. Continue reading “Article: Incorporating Private Dorm Rooms into Fire Stations”
Meet Stephen Andoh, a project manager and native of Ghana, West Africa. He joined Axis in 2010, and often explores how sociocultural factors influence the built environment. Stephen is also in the process of building a house – one that is 6,000 miles away. Here’s what he had to say about Ghanian architecture and sustainable design practices. Continue reading “5 Questions with Stephen Andoh, Project Manager”
Check out this Work Design Magazine article about Jarden Home Brands! The piece talks about Jarden’s previous space in Daleville, Indiana, and how employees felt siloed by 64-inch-tall workstations. It then explores Jarden’s headquarters, and how their move to Fishers was the perfect opportunity to bring staff together with an open office design. Continue reading “Article: Open Office Concept Unites Jarden Home Brands Employees”
For Axis Architecture + Interiors co-founder Drew White, resilient design is not just about buildings. It’s about people. Check out this Indianapolis Business Journal article and learn why resilient design matters. Continue reading “Article: Why Resilient Design Matters”
Columbus, Indiana, is a heck of a city. It’s got that small town charm, that Midwestern friendliness. But it also boasts more than 80 buildings, landscapes, and public works of art by the likes of Alexander Girard, I.M. Pei, Kevin Roche, Eliel Saarinen, Eero Saarinen, and Harry Weese.
In other words, it’s a mecca for modern architecture.
But thanks to Exhibit Columbus, architecture and design lovers have continued to flock to the “Athens of the Prairie – and Axis is no exception. Continue reading “Exhibit Columbus: A City as a Canvas”
In 1977 – when the first Monumental Awards event was held – Indianapolis looked quite different. We didn’t have the Salesforce or OneAmerica towers, and the Monon was still a rail, not yet a trail. Heck, it would be another seven years before the Colts moved in.
But over the last four decades, the cityscape has changed. And so has the dedication to excellent design.
Continue reading “Julia M. Carson Transit Center Receives Three Monumental Awards”
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.
Color us flattered. Two of our projects – the Cummins LiveWell Center and the Julia M. Carson Transit Center – received AIA Indiana Design Awards. We are extremely honored, as both projects embrace one of our core beliefs: that empathy is the foundation of design.
Meet Kurt Green, one of our newest architectural associates. Kurt interned for us this past summer, after graduating from Ball State University. Outside of the office, this Near Eastside native is probably exploring Indy’s food scene, or hanging out with friends and family.