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Fishers Art Center and Municipal Building Design

Fishers Art Center and Municipal Building

We were honored to collaborate with Context and BW Construction on our submission for the design of the new Fishers Arts Center and Municipal building.

Public and Private

Our design has both private and public components. It was important that the design support a robust art program. This includes an auditorium to fit 400 people, fine arts classrooms, and a pottery studio among other features. There is also a City Council Chambers with seating for 50, a Town Court, and Council Meeting Room.

Office Component

The office component exterior has a vertical and horizontal frame made of Trespa, a phenolic material resembling wood without the maintenance. The West and East sides of the office component are clad in Indiana Limestone with horizontal slot openings to stay consistent with the surrounding architecture.

Exterior Spaces

A private rooftop deck sits above the offices along with smaller decks on the west side. The mayoral office is private and sits on the top floor facing north with its own private deck. We added punched openings that allow for daylight to penetrate the building interior.

It was a pleasure getting to work alongside Mayor Scott Fadness in determining the needs and desires for this exciting project.

Martindale-Brightwood Branch Library Receives LEED Silver

The new Martindale-Brightwood Library is more than just a building. Even before the first sketch was produced, the Library and design team organized a discovery process to understand the hopes, wants, and needs of the community. These efforts revealed a desire for the Library to reflect African American culture, the rich history of the area, and the undeniable spirit of the people who call it home. The Library, which sits on a brown-field redevelopment in an economically depressed area received its LEED Silver certification in August 2021. Continue reading “Martindale-Brightwood Branch Library Receives LEED Silver” »

Axis receives four awards at Design Excellence Awards Gala

On Thursday, 250 design leaders gathered at the Indiana State Museum for the AIA Indianapolis Design Excellence Awards Gala. The bi-annual event showcases the impact architects and designers have on the way people experience cities, neighborhoods, streetscapes, and natural environments. It was an honor to share the evening with our colleagues, and an honor to receive four awards. Continue reading “Axis receives four awards at Design Excellence Awards Gala” »

Grassroots 2019: Takeaways, Talking Points, and What it Means to be a Citizen Architect

Earlier this spring, Axis’ Ashley Thornberry traveled to Washington, D.C. for Grassroots. The annual conference brings together architects and chapter leaders from across the country and helps them become better civic leaders. The conference included workshops, panel discussions, and a trip to Capitol Hill to advocate for safer schools and energy efficiency. In this Q&A, Ashley shares her takeaways, talks about the importance of advocacy, and explains the term “citizen architect.” Continue reading “Grassroots 2019: Takeaways, Talking Points, and What it Means to be a Citizen Architect” »

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