WHY CHOOSE SCHMIDT ASSOCIATES? BETTER
FORESIGHT Our experience working with diverse user groups allows us to recognize opportunities that allow our clients to move forward with confidence and purpose to achieve their stakeholder and operational goals more effectively and efficiently.
INSIGHT Our drive to develop unique goals and aspirations of our clients to derive the most relevant and comprehensively appropriate solution to fit your needs. We don’t define and prescribe. We listen and provide options.
ON-SITE We don’t finish the design and leave the project. We stay committed to ensure the project built is the project designed. We’ll even do an 11-month warranty walk through after you are in the building to make sure things are functioning at peak performance.
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SCHMIDT ASSOCIATES WHAT WE DO
We help Owners through a collaborative process resulting in transformational environments.
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5 LEED SILVER PROJECTS
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Workplace Community Lifestyle
5 million s.f.
6 LEED GOLD PROJECTS
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SERVANT LEADERSHIP Our core value shapes the firm’s extensive community service and teaches them to put the client first, to walk in the Owner’s shoes.
2.5 million s.f.
That’s why buildings designed or renovated by Schmidt Associates reflect the goals and cultures of the client’s organizations — not the designer.
9.4 million s.f.
14,000 hours of community involvement in the last 10 years
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THE ARC OF INDIANA FOUNDATION
The Erskine Green Training Institute and Courtyard Muncie
AT A GLANCE: Location: Muncie, IN Size: 113,650 sq. ft. Cost: $21,123,000 Type: New Construction Services: Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Energy, Technology, Interiors, Civil, Landscape Architecture, Construction Administration
The Arc of Indiana had a dream of creating a place where individuals with disabilities could gain post secondary education in an immersive learning environmentâ€”a working hotel . The projectâ€™s primary goal was to increase employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities by providing training in the hospitality, culinary, and healthcare industries. Schmidt Associates applied our collaborative philosophy and created a space with the full understanding of what our client needed to meet their unique challenges. The design culminated in a 150 room hotel with a fully integrated training center and two restaurants. Through this unique design and local partnerships, the center allows those with disabilities from across Indiana to attend this life changing training institute, to learn the vocational and living skills to achieve independence.
ST. JOSEPH BREWERY & PUBLIC HOUSE Tap Ventures
AT A GLANCE: Location: Indianapolis, IN Size: 3,000 sq. ft. Cost: $1,500,000 Type: Renovation Services: Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Interiors
Originally constructed in 1880 as a Catholic church, the St. Joseph Brewery and Public House celebrates the facility’s original design intent. The original sanctuary is now home to a new 3,000 s.f. establishment with dining space for approximately 125. The former alter was reconstructed from the original timber framing to support the weight of the brewing operations— now fully in view of the dining area. The bar construction includes reclaimed wood from the original church construction. Light fixtures were added that are in keeping with lighting that would have been in the original church. The kitchen—along with other brewing support spaces—is located in the lower level of the church to minimize the disruption of the sanctuary space. Finishing the space, a new stair was constructed to provide access to the original choir loft overlooking the dining areas below. The balcony also includes private dining spaces for groups/events. 6
Riley Area Development Corporation
AT A GLANCE: Location: Indianapolis, IN Size: 25,400 sq. ft. Cost: $935,000 Type: Renovation Services: Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Technology Interiors
The Riley Area Development Corporationâ€™s Ruckus Makerspace was developed as a place where inventors, designers, artisans, photographers, craftspeople, and engineers can share equipment, technology, and ideas to launch their creations. Located at the Circle City Industrial Complex, the challenge was to deliver an innovative and imaginative space that provides the latest technology, equipment, and resources for makers who want to scale beyond a start-up, or DIY home-based location. Ruckus was designed collaboratively to foster a community for creative stimulation, education, and entrepreneurship.
COVINGTON CITY PARK Friends of Covington City Park
AT A GLANCE: Location: Covington, IN Size: 1.6 Acres Cost: $750,000-$900,000 Anticipated Type: Master Plan Services: Landscape Architecture
The proposed 1.6 acre playground in Covington, Indiana was designed in coordination with Friends of the Covington City Park and the children of the community through their Dream and Design initiative. Following themes of adventurous, natural, and all-inclusive, the playground focuses on creating a dynamic space within the existing city park. A network of play structures creates a continuous circuit of exploration and activity. Several features of the park include a splash pad that drains into a native garden, an exploration path, tree houses, climbing structures, sledding hill, sand play, swings, and a relocated restroom facility. 10
MASS AVE PLACEMAKING Riley Area Development Corp.
AT A GLANCE: Location: Indianapolis, IN Size: 1 Mile Cost: $217,000 Type: Master Plan Services: Architecture, Electrical, Civil, Landscape Architecture
Through neighborhood and stakeholder input, plans were established to elevate Mass Ave as a major events destination in Indianapolis. The plan included an outline to engage users with entertainment and art, augment circulation, improve lighting, and improve the overall experience quality. To accomplish and execute this strategy, Schmidt Associates created a Mass Ave Placemaking Plan. The design includes an outline of costs, partners, and timeframes to accomplish the goals of the study. To attract potential funders and partners, we developed graphics and signage, highlighting the objectives. We have been intimately involved with the redevelopment and renewal of the Mass Ave cultural district since 1979. With our expertise and experience, we have delivered a plan that shares the vision with potential funders and partners to elevate Mass Ave as a destination in the city. 12
ABE MARTIN LODGE AQUATIC CENTER Indiana Department of Natural Resources
AT A GLANCE: Location: Nashville, IN Size: 11,000 sq. ft. Cost: $4,000,000 Type: Addition Services: Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Interiors, Civil, Landscape Architecture, Construction Administration
Brown County State Park and its Abe Martin Lodge have been drawing guests to southern Indiana since 1932. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources wanted to enhance the experience for the guests and increase the number of annual lodge visitors. Following the lead of commercial hotels around the country, they wanted to add an Aquatic Center. How to blend the beautiful rustic scenery around the Abe Martin Lodge with a 11,000-square-foot indoor aquatic center became the challenge for Schmidt Associates. The Aquatic Center was designed to connect and complement the two existing buildings on site, making it look like it has always been there. This modern Aquatic Center features a design that is rustic on the inside and complimentary to the lodge on the outside.
FALL CREEK SCIENCE CORRIDOR Ivy Tech Community College
AT A GLANCE: Location: Indianapolis, IN Size: 11 Acres Cost: $795,000 Type: Renovation Services: Architecture, Civil, Landscape Architecture
Eli Lilly Corporation partnered with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana to enhance the environment and the connectivity of Fall Creek for the entire community, while creating a Science Corridor for students and neighbors to learn more about their local environment. Schmidt Associates designed a series of projects, all completed in a single day with the assistance of thousands of volunteers. Invasive plant species were removed and academic spaces installed. The spaces developed in our plan included a countertop lab space, a labyrinth, birdhouses, seating, hanging invasive wall art, and a culinary garden with a shade structure. Our Landscape Architecture team created a diverse, native planting design to support the academic space along the Science Corridor. The plants selected play a critical role in filtering the Fall Creek waters and also serve an educational purpose as the students became highly familiar with the plants through their classroom learning. 16
PROPHETSTOWN STATE PARK AQUATIC CENTER Indiana Department of Natural Resources
AT A GLANCE: Location: West Lafayette, IN Size: 4,550 sq. ft. Cost: $6,000,000 Type: New Construction Services: Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Interiors, Civil, Landscape Architecture, Construction Administration
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources wanted to blend the best of modern convenience with the history of Prophetstown State Park, making an even more attractive repeat destination for both travelers and local residents. Requiring a low profile, compatible with the parkâ€™s prairie landscapes, Schmidt Associates accepted the challenge and designed a 4,550 sq. ft. aquatic center that captures the beauty and the history of the picturesque prairie lands. The Aquatic Center includes a zero-entry leisure pool, water spray features, body and tube slides, a lazy river and plenty of lawn areas for sunbathing, among other amenities for the guests. The Aquatic Center was also designed with the new millennium in mind and offers the latest technological advances like wireless access for the guests, ensuring it will be a community destination for years to come. 18
MAPLETON FALL CREEK 2020 PLAN Mapleton Fall Creek Development Corporation
AT A GLANCE: Location: Indianapolis, IN Size: Over 550 Residence Neighborhood Cost: N/A Type: Master Plan Services: Architecture
The Mapleton Fall Creek Development Corporation needed to establish a comprehensive plan to spur economic and physical redevelopment. The goals of this vision were to develop a revitalization plan, and design a master plan for improvements along corridors that combine residential living space with commercial space. Through our master plan approach, Schmidt Associates developed the designs and playbook to improve the Mapleton Fall Creek neighborhood in Indianapolis. Utilizing our deep bench, our team researched the demographics, market trends, physical conditions, and the physical history of the area. The resulting Master Plan detailed an approach to renovate existing residential buildings, repair the roads, build community friendly and family oriented parks, and evaluated the area schools. Through our comprehensive plan for revitalization, the neighborhood has a renewed sense of pride and direction for their community. 20
GENE GLICK FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER & EXECUTIVE OFFICES Children's Bureau, Inc.
AT A GLANCE: Location: Indianapolis, IN Size: 41,900 sq. ft. Cost: $7,360,000 Type: New Construction Services: Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Interiors, Civil, Landscape Architecture, Construction Administration, Sustainable Design
The Childrenâ€™s Bureau serves at-risk families throughout Indiana, fulfilling a wide variety of needs, from foster care licensing, food and clothing drives, to emergency child care. With these needs in mind, they set out to build the Gene Glick Family Support Center and executive offices. The challenge was to create a space for an extremely complicated program that incorporates non-secure and secure spaces for the utmost safety of the children. The building is carefully designed to segment populations, assuring that user groups mix intentionally, never accidentally. Schmidt Associates delivered a unique facility that is also LEED Gold certified. 22
CHILDREN'S BUREAU COURAGE CENTER Children's Bureau, Inc.
AT A GLANCE: Location: Indianapolis, IN Size: 16,700 sq. ft. Cost: $1,060,000 Type: Renovation Services: Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Interiors, Technology,Civil, Landscape Architecture, Construction Administration
The Children’s Bureau planned a renovation of their secure residential facility for youths aged 10-18 who suffer from emotional and behavioral disorders caused by traumatic events. The goal of the “Courage Center” is to teach the youth to take personal responsibility for developing skills that will benefit them now and in the future. The Children’s Bureau required additional space to implement a clinical treatment model called, “Teaching Family,” a model that fosters a family-like environment providing humane, effective, and individualized services. Schmidt Associates renovated the existing building, and more than doubled its capacity by adding an additional residential unit and an on-site school.
CORNERSTONE LUTHERAN CHURCH -FISHERS Cornerstone Lutheran Church
AT A GLANCE: Location: Fishers, IN Size: 35,000 sq. ft. Cost: $7,500,000 Type: New Construction Services: Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Interiors, Energy, Technology, Civil, Landscape Architecture, Extended Services
After growing the Cornerstone Lutheran Church - Carmel campus (formerly Carmel Lutheran Church) to a congregation of more than 3,000 members, the flock felt a calling to expand to a multi-site ministry in Fishers. The mission of Cornerstone Lutheran Church is â€œto reach out, care for, and build people toward maturity in Christ.â€? Answering the call, Schmidt Associates worked closely with the congregation to meet their growth needs. Phase one includes a gathering space, a multipurpose room, and an indoor play area. Phase II will include the main sanctuary where the parishioners will build toward their maturity in Christ.
INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE COALITION City of Indianapolis
AT A GLANCE: Location: Indianapolis, IN Size: 4 Miles Cost: $700,000 Type: Study Services: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Electrical, Civil
Schmidt Associates’ worked with the City of Indianapolis and the Lafayette Square Area Coalition to create gateway features on the city’s west side. The project entailed designing and detailing gateway structures, intersection icons, branded bus shelters, and pedestrian sidewalks along 38th Street, Lafayette Road, I-465, and I-65. Each of the design elements needed to communicate the unique neighborhood of the International Marketplace. The design methodology created a consist branding message that represents food, faces, and fabric—as well as met the criteria of being durable, iconic, and simple. 28
WEDA BRANDING Monroe County Council
AT A GLANCE: Location: Bloomington, IN Size: 1,334 Acre Area Cost: $2,000,000 Type: Study, Assessment Services: Architecture, Civil
The Monroe City Council planned to develop a name for the Westside District that is consistently used, has brand recognition, and helps create a sense of identity and a strong sense of place. The plan was designed to contain a variety of structures to attract new business and employees. Working together with the stakeholders, we designed a campaign that highlights the natural materials to be found in the area. During the first phase, the plan is to install signage at five primary gateways. A second phase planned 36 signs at secondary gateways and intersections. A third phase will involve implementing consistent business signage. When the project is complete it will create connections rather than barriers with the district, and connect it to other key areas in Bloomington, Indiana.
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