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Article: Incorporating Private Dorm Rooms into Fire Stations

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” »

Article: Open Office Concept Unites Jarden Home Brands Employees

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” »

Exhibit Columbus: A City as a Canvas

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” »

Julia M. Carson Transit Center Receives Three Monumental Awards

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.
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