“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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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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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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Axis believes in bold designs and clean lines. So when it comes to civic projects, we always consider civic presence—when a building adds character and compelling design to the surrounding streetscape. But for fire stations, it’s more than just glass walls and bright colors; it’s about making the buildings into iconic civic anchors. And it’s about making them efficient and functional for firefighters while supporting the culture of the fire department.
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The Cummins LiveWell Center is a 28,000-square-foot wellness center located in downtown Columbus, Ind. It provides services to Cummins employees and their families and houses services that include primary and urgent care, physical medicine, preventive services, and lifestyle coaching. It features courtyards, medical “bullpens” where physicians can converse and collaborate, and interior design by our own Ashley Lee. But in addition to celebrating individuals’ total wellness, the LiveWell Center had to complement the city’s existing architecture.
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This weekend, the long-awaited Julia M. Carson Transit Center opened to the public. The 14,000-square-foot facility is sleek and sculptural, and it includes 19 bays for IndyGo buses. But the transit center is more than just a place. It’s a place to be.
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