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”
The Spark Apartments, a 190,000 sq. ft. multi-family development, located within the thriving Fishers’ Nickel Plate District is one of its anchor buildings. Finished in 2019, the $25 million project was designed to be timeless and offer it’s residents a luxurious living experience.
THE LUME, which is slated to open in Indianapolis this summer, invites viewers to step into the exciting new world of multi-sensory experiences. The permanent exhibit occupies the Fourth Floor of Newfields giving visitors 30,000 square feet of immersive art experience but will feature different exhibits over time with the first year featuring the works of Vincent Van Gogh.
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”
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”
Axis is excited to work on a new project with Rebar Development. Inside INdiana Business recently highlighted the $8 million project, which is in Speedway. Continue reading “Article: Mixed-Use Project Proposed for Speedway Main Street”
People for Urban Progress (PUP) is currently hosting DAYLIGHT, a six-part speaker series focused on urban challenges. Recently, Ashley Thornberry wrote about DAYLIGHT // S1 E3, which focused on development in the Market East District. Continue reading “Article: DAYLIGHT // S1 E3, a summary”
Recently, the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission (IHPC) gave the go-ahead for a mixed-use project Axis is working on. The project is one of two new real estate developments on Mass Ave, a popular cultural district in downtown Indianapolis. Continue reading “Article: Two projects poised to reshape Mass Ave area”
How can privately owned public spaces be designed for inclusivity and connectivity? On June 19, join People for Urban Progress (PUP) for DAYLIGHT, a discussion about how design shapes our identity as citizens of Indianapolis. Continue reading “Drew White to participate in DAYLIGHT discussion”
We recently wrapped our latest fire station, Sugar Creek Township – Station No. 42. This Indy Channel article highlights the new station, which will lead to quicker response times. Continue reading “Article: New Sugar Creek Twp. Fire station will allow for faster response times”