Successful buildings are never designed in a vacuum. That’s why we want your input! On Feb. 1, join us for a public meeting to discuss the new Brightwood Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library. Continue reading “Help Design the Brand-New Brightwood Branch Library”
Say “hello” to Geoff DeSmit, who joined Axis Architecture + Interiors in 2012 and is the firm’s most recent licensed architect. Geoff, a Ball State University graduate, received his license this past summer, after nine years of school, tests, and the Architectural Experience Program. Here’s what he said to say about the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) and the importance of licensure. Continue reading “6 Questions with Geoff DeSmit, Project Architect”
The Indianapolis Business Journal recently featured one of our latest projects — the former Greyhound bus terminal. The six-story building was constructed in 1965, and Axis is helping transform it into a modern commercial space.
Continue reading “Article: Former downtown bus station in transit to transformation”
We have several exciting projects coming up in 2018, including the new Brightwood Branch Library! This $5.9 million project is part of the Indianapolis Public Library strategic plan, which continues through 2022. The new branch will include access to public transportation, and will provide additional computer access, as well as new spaces for children and teens. Continue reading “Article: Indy Library Moves Forward on New Brightwood Branch Project”
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”