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Design for the Blind: Architecture for the Visually Impaired

Twenty-five-year-old Christopher Meyer was born abroad and spent the first seven years of his life in Canada and Germany. When asked about his childhood, Meyer talks of bread from French bakeries, conversations with native Turks, and silky Italian ice cream. So, when his parents settled in semi-rural Indiana, there was some culture shock. But Meyer – who is legally blind – uses his travel experience to educate others about accessibility. Continue reading “Design for the Blind: Architecture for the Visually Impaired” »

From Rails to Recreation: A Q&A with Switchyard Park’s Design Team

Earlier this month, officials broke ground on the long-awaited Switchyard Park. Several members of the design team attended the groundbreaking, including Axis’ own Eric Anderson and Rundell Ernstberger Associates’ Kevin Osburn. They have been working on Switchyard Park since 2015 and 2011, respectively, and were eager to answer some questions about the 58-acre park. Continue reading “From Rails to Recreation: A Q&A with Switchyard Park’s Design Team” »

Head Over Heels: Why Indy Has Our Hearts

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” »

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” »

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