HIGHER EDUCATION SELECT WORKS
Introduction A design studio of talented craftspeople, krM is dedicated to creating architecture and transforming buildings to serve the needs of people. Every detail and innovation flows out of our passion for the people who will ultimately use the spaces we create. As advocates for the communities we serve, we seek to design environmentally sustainable spaces that educate, inspire, heal and transform. Our firm has gained a reputation for award-winning design and was recently recognized with the 2016 AIA Indiana Distinguished Firm of The Year and the 2016 Madison County Entrepreneur Award. Learning environments, adaptive reuse, and spaces for communities have formed the core of krM’s work. krM currently employs 22 people between its three offices – Indianapolis, IN; Anderson, IN; and Ann Arbor, MI. Throughout its history, the firm has had a commitment to breathing new life into older buildings, with two of its offices located in historic buildings - the Stutz Business Center in Indianapolis and the Historic Postal Building in Anderson Indiana - spaces krM renovated ourselves. We support a highly active and collaborative design process that works in partnership with our clients and engages our consultants expertise. As part of a highly collaborative process, the firm’s partners lead and manage each project from beginning to end. We have participated in regional and national conferences and speaking engagements to better understand the opportunities and trends affecting educational facilities and learning spaces. As project delivery has evolved over the years, krM has responded with the latest technologies and collaborated closely with contractors and consultants to provide the best service to our clients.
“These projects could not have been delivered any better - on time, on budget and met every expectation.” Joe Royer, Executive Director of Facilities & Property Management Anderson University
PURDUE POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE INNOVATION & EDUCATION CENTER location: Anderson, IN services: Programming, Architecture, Interior Design size: 90,000 SF cost: $ 15,000,000 Construction Cost completion: 2017
Through the vision of many community partners: Purdue Polytechnic Institute, the Flagship Business Enterprise Center, the City of Anderson, and several private partnerships, the P3 is now a nexus of industry, academia, and government economic activities. The merging of these Industry partners attracts and facilitates success by developing intellectual property, contributing to developed markets, and creating end-user products. Simultaneously, university and college participants integrate industrial projects into the academic curriculum through hands-on training that is immediately relevant outside the classroom. Because of the projectâ€™s intentional partnerships, program planning and alchemy of education and industry, an educated skilled labor force will emerge and contribute to the economic vitality of Anderson and East Central Indiana.
MAY-CROSSEN STUDENT COMMONS EARLHAM COLLEGE location: Richmond, IN services: Programming, Interior Design size: 15,225 SF cost: $ 1,700,000 completion: 2017 recognition: 2017 International Interior Design Assoc. Excellence Awards Indiana
The Earlham College philosophy of “discovering knowledge together” has generated a need for underutilized spaces to be transformed into places that inspire collegiate interaction and innovation. Whether communication is intended to be student-to-student, student-to-faculty, or faculty-to-faculty, the May-Crossen Student Commons enhances the college’s philosophy. Through a vibrant and modern design solution, the May-Crossen Student Commons provides a dedicated space for student expression, respite, and recreation. As you enter the Common’s, a sense of light and color immediately tell the story of Earlham student body’s vitality and energy. Several cozy nooks, landings, and lounge areas encourage interaction while also being visually connected through similar finishes and furniture.
EARLHAM COLLEGE location: services: size: cost: completion:
Richmond, IN Programming, Interior Design 15,225 SF $ 700,000 2016
Digital fabrication and installation in collaboration with ProjectOne Studio.
Earlhamâ€™s Co-Lab serves at the hub where opportunities for multiple disciplinary learning merge. The space provides opportunities for communication and teamwork from unique perspectives, to address compelling local, national and global challenges. The Co-Lab showcases adaptability by providing collaboration zones, classroom zones, private offices and presentation spaces. The team explored ways to incorporate traditional elements of the existing campus with the contemporary design ideals that were desired to attract new students.
STUDENT DINING COMMONS EARLHAM COLLEGE location: Richmond, IN Dramatically enhancing the food experience on campus, krM worked closely with Metz Dining to transform Earlhamâ€™s services: Programming, central student dining experience. The space is at the core of the universityâ€™s student life functions. Its large open layout Architecture, Interiors is now enhanced by food service operations with a variety of healthy meal choices. cost: $ 2,500,000 completion: 2017
The double-height room is organized around an existing, central hearth with adjacent windows that allow for ample daylighting and views to the surrounding campus. Bright colors and graphics set against neutral tones help students, faculty and visitors quickly navigate the bustling space and distinguish between individual food stations. A flexible meeting space or private dining room was created adjacent to the main dining area and includes an operable wall that promotes flexibility for campus and community events. With the culture of the campus still vastly rooted in Quaker history, the design team explored ways to incorporate traditional aesthetic elements of the existing campus with the contemporary design ideals that were desired to attract new students. Traditional materials such as the warm, wood hues paired with fresh, bright colors further the bridge between old and new.
YORK PERFORMANCE HALL & GALLERIES ANDERSON UNIVERSITY location: Anderson, IN size: 10,000 SF Addition services: Programming, Architecture, Interior Design cost: Approx. $6 Million, Construction Cost completion: April 2012 recognition: 2012 Excellence in Architecture, Renovation & Addition Merit Award
krM completed a master plan for a new quad combining building designs for the expansion of the Anderson University Music Department to include a new recital hall and support spaces. The York Performance Hall & Galleries provides additional visibility on a major thoroughfare of the campus and elevates the awareness of art, music, performance and education in one place. The talented musicians, students and faculty alike at Anderson University had a vision for a place that fostered collaboration and cross learning alongside professionals. Elevating the visibility of the University’s music department to the regional community was a primary goal; this 350 seat recital hall provides a place to showcase senior recitals during the day, and world class opera singers in the evening. The York family, avid art collectors, also felt passionate about providing space for art exhibition within the hall. As major donors to the project, the Yorks have elevated the visibility of the university’s music department while also securing a home for art within the hall’s Sallman Gallery.
MORRISON, SMITH & MARTIN HALL RENOVATIONS location: Anderson, IN size: Morrison: 193 Beds, 39,220 sf Smith: 210 beds, 38,940 sf Martin:182 beds, 39,656 sf services: Programming, Interior Design cost: Approx. $9.5 Million, Construction Cost completion: April 2008
AU had an adequate but an aging group of campus residence halls. After a comprehensive study, krM created a phased plan of implementing a Residence Hall Upgrade program. Priority was placed on re-using what was existing and updating items that created a better quality of student life. Beginning with the study of the six residence halls on campus, our team evaluated a range of topics including: recruitment, retention, MEP systems, code compliance, and energy consumption. Three residence halls were chosen from the study for major updates, with design implemented on a fast-track schedule. All construction work was completed during Summer break, allowing students to return to newly renovated residences in the Fall with minimal dispruption. The halls have now been enlarged and upgraded to include gathering spaces, new mechanical systems, finishes, better access, controls, lighting, technology, and furnishings.
KARDATZKE WELLNESS CENTER ANDERSON UNIVERSITY location: Anderson, IN size: 133,000 SF services: Programming, Architecture, Interiors cost: $12 Million, construction completed: September 2002
Anderson University needed a new wellness center to house numerous athletic, academic, and administration programs, which would assume a broad role for the university’s larger campus community. The facility was also intended to be a strategic addition to the school’s sports medicine program, to help attract and retain top academic talent. Because of the building’s central location, it needed to act as a welcoming environment for students to meet, relax, and study. krM’s approach to this project mirrored the university’s wellness principles: academic, physical, and spiritual elements working in unison to create a fulfilling whole. The Center does not just serve as a recreation center – it actually helps students and faculty facilitate self wellness in many capacities.
BASILE CENTER RENOVATION IUPUI, HERRON SCHOOL OF ART location: size: services: completion:
Indianapolis, IN approx 3,000 SF Programming, Interior Design August 2015
Completed in 2016, the Herron Art School Basile Art Centerâ€™s central gallery space was renovated to create a fresh environment with ample lighting and display areas. This also allowed for better access to adjacent offices, technology and classroom environments.
HEALTHCARE SIMULATION LAB IVY TECH EAST CENTRAL REGION & ST. VINCENT ANDERSON REGIONAL HOSPITAL location: Anderson, IN size: 4,500 SF services: Programming, Interiors cost: $595,000 Interiors $255,000 technology completed: August 2012 recognition: 2012 AIA Indianapolis Honor Design Award
Ivy Tech Community College completed the Healthcare Simulation Center as a part of their East Central Regional Campus. Made possible with a partnership from St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital, this 4,500-square-foot renovation educates over 1,000 students and medical professionals annually. The purpose of a healthcare simulation center is to provide training and instruction for medical professionals and students to practice real-life procedures. Performing these scenarios helps reduce insurance rates, medical human error, and create an increase in patient care satisfaction. With these enhanced facilities, students can improve their technical skills, critical thinking, and decision making.
NURSING EDUCATION SIMULATION LAB INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTHEAST location: New Albany, IN size: 90,000 SF services: Programming, Interior Design cost: $374,000 completed: August 2014 recognition: 2015 American School & University, Educational Interiors Showcase, Citation Winner, 2015 Architectural Portfolio, Outstanding Building
The rapidly growing IU-SE Nursing Department underwent a complete transformation and expansion of their simulation laboratories. This expansion allowed the school to offer a large, twelve bed basic skills lab and create three dedicated high-fidelity simulation labs for sophisticated interactive mannequins. These specialized rooms allow students to learn in a professional atmosphere adjacent to a large control room, which offers real time observing that is unique to IU-SEâ€™s program. Entering the space, a paneled resin feature wall was designed to showcase the main project donors, which creates a bold entrance sequence. The same finishes are brought into the skills lab where the main circulation path is defined and terminated on an accent training wall. Flanking each side of the skills lab area, is a raceway for power and simulated medical gasses specified to allow equipment to move over time. Professionalism and flexibility were driving factors in this tranformation that will allow IU-SE to adapt to changing trends and technologies.
RADIO & TV LAB
INDIANA UNIVERSITY, BLOOMINGTON location: size: services: completion:
Bloomington, IN 5,000 SF Renovation Programming, Interior Design October 2017
The renovation of IU Bloomington's Radio-TV Lab, allowed for student collaboration and office space to be upgraded for the first time in more than thirty years. The design integrated visual display and graphic signage, increased the size of a central collaboration room and created an open office environment. To increase security, a new reception desk is now visible from the main entrance of the lab. Within the lobby space, a new display area highlights the organizations awards and accomplishments. Phase 1 was approx. 7,000sf and completed in May 2017; Phase II is approximately 4,000sf. It is currently under construction will be completed in September 2017.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE IU SOUTHEAST, HILLSIDE HALL BUSINESS SIMULATION LAB RENOVATION This 400sf renovation converted a large classroom into four intimate spaces for conferences, conference room, office space, and a small collaboration zone. The project is currently under construction and will finish completion in September 2017.
IUPUI, HINE HALL CLASSROOM RENOVATION krM has worked with Indiana University for over ten years on many of their campuses. This transformation of existing space includes upgraded offices, lounge and classroom environments. The project will finish completion in September 2017.
IU EAST, WHITEWATER HALL RENOVATION The 5,000sf renovation of an existing circulation lobby is overcoming significant challenges presented by its existing conditions. The transformation will bring a new, welcoming identity to the campus and allow visitors to linger for meetings or study. The space has been designed to optimize flexibility to accommodate a variety of functions, including banquets or presentations. The space will feel lighter and warmer through a new material and finish palette; a wood feature frames the space as a “living room” inviting users to slow down and use the space as they might a café or lounge. The space is hindered by low-hanging existing mechanical raceways, so ceiling and lighting treatments will be a new key design feature. The project is currently under construction and will finish completion in September 2017.
Higher Education Project Experience
In our 39 year history, we have worked with many education and institutional clients, including Indiana University, Purdue Polytechnic, Anderson University and Earlham College. Our firmâ€™s success is due to our close collaboration with the clients and projects listed below: Ivy Tech Community College, East Central Region St. Vincent Clinical Education Center Ivy Tech Administration Building Ivy Tech Automotive Lab Study Muncie Campus Exterior Lighting Ebbert Learning Center IUPUI Indianapolis Ball Hall Building Study & Student Lounge Renovation Ball Hall Auxiliary R.R. Renovation Herron School of Art - Basile Center Remodel Hine Hall - Interior Renovation Hine Hall - MakerSpace Lab Health Science Building - New Classroom Natatorium - Office and Classroom Furniture Child Care Building Renovation Indiana University - Bloomington Radio TV Building, Journalism Newsroom Renovation Radio TV Building, Journalism Classroom Chemistry Building - Lab & Library Study Sigma Pi Fraternity Study - Bloomington Indiana University - Southeast Judge Carlton & Sue Sanders Nursing Healthcare Simulation Renovation Hillside Hall Business Sim Lab Renovation Indiana University - Northeast Hawthorn Hall R.R. Remodel Indiana University - East Whitewater Hall Renovation
Purdue University Purdue School of Technology Anderson Purdue Polytechnic P3 Building,Manufacturing & Education Center Purdue Davis Education Center Martin University Library Renovation Study Anderson University York Performance Hall & Galleries East Locker Room Addition Hartung Hall Science Building Hardacre Hall - Energy Audit 2010 Special Collections Renovations University Center - Design Dunn Hall Renovation Meyers Hall Renovation Rice Hall Renovation Martin Hall Renovation Smith Hall Renovation Morrison Hall Renovation Kardatzke Wellness Center University Library Reardon Auditorium Anderson University / Purdue Flagship Education Center
Earlham College Center for Integrated Learning Renovation Lilly Library Facility Study & Renovation Lilly Library Writing Center Lilly Library Front Desk Student Center Study Runyan Student Center May-Crossen Student Commons Renovation Metz Dining Hall Renovation Bundy Hall Renovation The Co-Lab Active Learning Space Renovation Science Lab Renovation Hoerner Hall Facility Study
Recognition AIA Indiana, Firm of the Year Award 2016 krM Architecture
IIDA Indiana IDEA Design Award 2015 Logansport-Cass County Public Library, Galveston Branch
Madison County Entrepreneur Award 2016 krM Architecture
American School & University 2015 Citation for Educational Interiors Showcase & Architectural Portfolio 2015 Outstanding Building Indiana University Southeast Nursing Simulation & Education Center
AIA Indiana Design Award, New Construction 2017 Markle Branch Public Library AIA Indianapolis Design Award, New Construction 2017 Markle Branch Public Library IIDA Indiana IDEA Design Award 2017 Markle Branch Public Library May-Crossen Student Commons ABC Construction Excellence Award 2017 Earlham College Dining Commons Itapolina Offices & Warehouse
AIA Indianapolis New Construction 2013 York Performance Hall & Galleries AIA Indianapolis Interior Architecture 2013 Ivy Tech Nursing Simulation Lab American School & University 2006, Citation for Educational Interiors Showcase & Architectural Portfolio Outstanding Building Eastside Elementary Anderson Community Schools
krM History & Philosophy A design studio of talented craftspeople, krM is dedicated to creating architecture and transforming buildings to serve the needs of everyone. Every detail and innovation flows out of our passion for the people who will ultimately use the spaces we create. As advocates for the communities we serve, we seek to design environmentally sustainable spaces that educate, inspire, heal and transform. Our firm has gained a reputation for awardwinning design and was named the 2016 AIA Indiana Distinguished Firm of The Year. We design a variety of building types with a focus on libraries, higher education, and civic architecture. krM currently employs 22 people between its three offices â€“ Indianapolis, IN; Anderson, IN; and Detroit, MI. Throughout our history, the firm has had a commitment to breathing new life into older buildings, with two of its offices located in historic buildings - the Stutz Business Center in Indianapolis and the Historic Postal Building in Anderson, Indiana - spaces krM renovated ourselves. We support a highly active and collaborative design process that works in partnership with our clients and engages our consultantsâ€™ expertise. We have participated in regional and national conferences and speaking engagements to better understand the opportunities and trends affecting library facilities and learning spaces across the country. As project delivery has evolved over the years, krM has responded with the latest technologies and collaborated closely with contractors and consultants to provide the best service each and every client.
Project Discovery & Visioning At the forefront of every project, krM looks at the mission established by each project and its organization. Our design approach is based on the premise that the greatest ability to influence a project’s success is in its early stages. With everyone’s shared commitment, we expect not only significant results but also a special spirit of project advocacy to be built among participants. To ensure each school’s unique vision is the driver of its facility changes, we engage stakeholders through discussions about its pedagogy and its overarching needs. Our Project Discovery and Visioning Process will help inform all subsequent building activities, including facility planning and learning space design and how they might adapt over time.
Stakeholder Engagement Project input can be obtained through interactive activities and discussions, which allow for inclusive responses from a variety of user groups. Engaging stakeholders in a fashion that is efficient and energizing is important to develop a project vision that is supported by the entire school community.
Our Design Services: Master Planning: Comprehensive Facility Planning Community Stakeholder Input Long-Range Feasibility Facility Assessment & Viability Capital Project Planning Architectural Design Interior Design
www.krMarchitecture.com Indianapolis, IN â€˘ Anderson, IN â€˘ Detroit, MI
Contact Mike Montgomery, AIA, LEED GA Partner, Architect e. mmontgomery@krMarchitecture.com p. 765.649.8477 Winifrid Williams, AIA Partner, Architect e. wwilliams@krMarchitecture.com p. 765.649.8477