As architects, we have a social responsibility. What we do influences the built environment. So, when it comes to community-based projects, Axis must do more than design a modern-looking building. We must build an environment that engages, inspires, and empowers. Continue reading “Architecture & Social Responsibility: Designing for the Community”
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We used to make our own valentines using construction paper, sequins, and too much glue. Each Valentine’s Day, we’d take them to school and drop them into shoeboxes covered with as much tinfoil as our mothers allowed. Back then, we didn’t believe in “too much glue.” We didn’t know the LEGOs we played with and the dollhouses we decorated would evolve into a career, either. We had yet to fall in love, and had no idea that, someday, Indianapolis would also have a place in our hearts. Continue reading “Head Over Heels: Why Indy Has Our Hearts”
As a business owner, you’re always looking for new ways to innovate and expand. Your goals for 2018 may even include increased productivity and higher employee retention. But what if your resolution is to breathe new life into your workspace? Here are a few key points to help you decide whether to relocate or renovate. Continue reading “Should You Stay or Should You Go? Relocating vs. Renovating”
No matter how you look at it – professionally, personally, politically – 2017 was a milestone year. And since we’re only a few weeks into 2018, we’re still reflecting on the previous 12 months. Continue reading “New Year, New Technology, New Projects: What’s Coming Up in 2018”
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”
It’s a word often associated with logos and letterheads. But branding is more than office materials and print ads – it includes your company’s physical space, too. Continue reading “What’s Your Story? How Space Reflects Your Company’s Brand”
“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.
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.
Goodwill of Central Indiana has been a partner of ours for nearly 15 years. While most people recognize Goodwill as a place to shop or donate gently used goods, many don’t know that Goodwill has much more to offer.
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.