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”
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”
In 1977 – when the first Monumental Awards event was held – Indianapolis looked quite different. We didn’t have the Salesforce or OneAmerica towers, and the Monon was still a rail, not yet a trail. Heck, it would be another seven years before the Colts moved in.
But over the last four decades, the cityscape has changed. And so has the dedication to excellent design.
Continue reading “Julia M. Carson Transit Center Receives Three Monumental Awards”
On October 24, Drew White, FAIA, will participate in a panel discussion titled “New Design – Historic Context, Celebrating 50 Years of IHPC.” The panel, hosted by AIA Indiana and moderated by Donna Sink, AIA, will discuss contemporary design in historic neighborhoods.
Color us flattered. Two of our projects – the Cummins LiveWell Center and the Julia M. Carson Transit Center – received AIA Indiana Design Awards. We are extremely honored, as both projects embrace one of our core beliefs: that empathy is the foundation of design.