WHY CHOOSE SCHMIDT ASSOCIATES? BETTER
FORESIGHT Knowing what lies ahead means meeting and matching possible obstacles before they turn into potentially fatal objections. We identify stakeholders, recognize roadblocks, and align agendas to prepare the ground well before we clear it.
INSIGHT Knowing how our clients think and feel helps us understand their ambitions and empathize with their aspirations. We identify what people want from spaces and we use the resulting insight to design places that enhance lives and reward investment.
ON-SITE Knowing exactly what needs to happen long before we get to site means that being on-time, on-spec, and on-budget are fully realized. We donâ€™t do overruns and overcharge. We do stay around to extend a supporting hand, and long after handover if needed.
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SCHMIDT ASSOCIATES WHAT WE DO
We help Owners optimize their facilities and systems through analysis, design, and strategic implementation.
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7 LEED GOLD PROJECTS
BY THE NUMBERS Total Project Construction Cost
Total Project Square Footage
Workplace Community Lifestyle
4.8 million s.f.
5 LEED SILVER PROJECTS
Workplace Community Lifestyle
2.7 million s.f.
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. That’s why buildings designed or renovated by Schmidt Associates reflect the goals and cultures of the client’s organizations — not the designer.
13.6 million s.f.
14,000 hours of community involvement in the last 10 years
Our staff has participated in over
*Numbers represent data over the past 10 years
O N -S I T E 3
PENROSE ON MASS
At a Glance Location: Indianapolis, IN Size: 235 Units / 450,000 sq. ft. Cost: $44,325,000 Type: New Construction Services: Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Interiors, Civil, Landscape Architecture, Technology
The Mass Ave. cultural district in downtown Indianapolis continues to grow rapidly and thrive. To continue the excitement in the eclectic neighborhood, Penrose on Mass was planned to provide retail space and apartments to compliment the community. Schmidt Associates designed the space to have a modern feel while being sympathetic to the historic neighborhood; all while contributing to the neighborhoodâ€™s economy. With 40,000 sq. ft. of retail space and 235 apartment units, Penrose on Mass delivers on the neighborhoodâ€™s needs for a growing economy. 4
Clockwise from Top Left: Residential Unit Living Space; Residential Unit Kitchen; Community Room; Leasing Office
University of Indianapolis
At a Glance Location: Indianapolis, IN Size: 287,000 sq. ft. Cost: $20,000,000 Type: New Construction Services: Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Interiors, Energy, Civil, Landscape Architecture, Technology, Construction Administration
In developing a new student housing project, the University of Indianapolis planned to incorporate campus life while also emphasizing life in a major metropolitan area. Putting their plan into action, the university ran a student contest to name the project and called it Greyhound Village, representing the universityâ€™s mascot and a desire to motivate their student body forward. Schmidt Associates worked together with the university to bring a modern living facility for upperclassmen. The resulting design incorporated a 196-unit residence hall furnished with one to four bedrooms, private baths, kitchens, living areas, and washer and dryers. With all of these amenities, students can feel right at home.
Clockwise from Top Left: Commons Area; Main Entrance; Living Area; Kitchenette
3 MASS CONDOS
At a Glance Location: Indianapolis, IN Size: 233,700 sq. ft. Cost: $21,700,000 Type: New Construction Services: Architecture, Interiors, Civil
With a commitment to revitalize downtown Indianapolis by creating eco-conscious residential spaces, the 3 Mass Condos project was conceived. Partnering with the community and surrounding neighborhoods, Schmidt Associates delivered a design that featured spacious floor plans with high level finishings. To increase sustainability, the building boasts a green roof system and offers plenty of windows which flood the units with natural light. The first floor of the eight-story structure has two retail units that contribute to Mass Aveâ€™s active community.
Clockwise from Top: Exterior Looking Northeast; Green Roof; South Faรงade
SCHMIDT/WILSON RESIDENCE HALL
Ball State University
At a Glance Location: Muncie, IN Size: 154,000 sq. ft. Cost: $33,000,000 Type: New Construction, Addition, Renovation Services: Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Interiors, Energy, Civil, Landscape Architecture, Technology, Extended Services, Sustainable Design
Ball State University identified the opportunity to renovate the Schmidt/Wilson Residence Halls with a focus on a living-learning community for theater and art students. Looking to modernize and accommodate the needs of the students, the inclusion of the newest technologies and amenities were incorporated into the design of the residence hall. Originally a 1960s era dormitory, the Schmidt Associates team re-imagined the building in its entirety, using our experience to create a facility that fully integrates the innovative ideology of Ball State. To produce a sense of camaraderie, the new design features 2-story lounge spaces and central lounge with a performance area. The new facility reimagines the entry into campus where students are center stage.
Clockwise from Top: Commons Spaces / Lounge Areas
BOTSFORD/SWINFORD RESIDENCE HALL Ball State University
At a Glance Location: Muncie, IN Size: 164,000 sq. ft. Cost: $27,800,000 Type: Addition, Renovation Services: Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Interiors, Energy, Civil, Landscape Architecture, Technology, Extended Services, Sustainable Design
Ball State University needed to renovate and update its residence hall that serves as a home base for its Emerging Media students. The goal of the space was for Schmidt Associates and SCB to build community and camaraderie while championing Ball Stateâ€™s sustainability initiative. The new Botsford/Swinford Halls offer environmental empathy for eco-conscious minded millennials on campus, and the surrounding community. To serve this unique population, amenities such as audio and video production studios will be incorporated throughout the building, as well as new lounge spaces featuring a demonstration kitchenâ€”enabling guest chefs to come in and demonstrate skills including healthy eating and unique cooking styles. Demolished to its concrete frame and foundations, the new facility was designed for LEED Silver certification and received LEED Gold certification.
Clockwise from Top Left: Lounge; Exterior; On-Site Gym; Demonstration Kitchen
STUDEBAKER EAST RESIDENCE HALL Ball State University
At a Glance Location: Muncie, IN Size: 109,700 sq. ft. Cost: $18,450,000 Type: Addition, Renovation Services: Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Interiors, Energy, Civil, Landscape Architecture, Technology, Extended Services, Sustainable Design
Ball State University needed to re-imagine its 50-year-old, eight-story Studebaker East Dormitory to create a new residence hall that would provide a comfortable home away from home for international students. Understanding the needs of the students living in the space, Schmidt Associates and a national architect designed a building that provides a sense of community for current and prospective students. Bringing Studebaker East into the this millennium gives residents the allure of the new, while repurposing the original building. The aesthetics have been recreated with a new brick and limestone faรงade. Student collaboration is enhanced through a new multi-purpose room and three, twostory lounge spaces. Engineering new, highly-efficient mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and technology systems throughout the building resulted in a LEED Gold certified residence hall. 14
Clockwise from Top: Residence Hall Room; Exterior Façade; Student Gaming Room and Community Space
“I enjoy seeing the re-construction on the Studebaker East Residence Hall. It will ... provide another first class housing facility for our students.” – Jo Ann M. Gora, Ph.D., Former President
Ball State University
DEHORITY COMPLEX Ball State University
At a Glance BEFORE Location: Muncie, IN Size: 131,00 sq. ft. Cost: $21,920,000 Type: Addition, Renovation Services: Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Interiors, Energy, Civil, Landscape Architecture, Technology, Construction Administration, Sustainable Design
Originally built in the 1950s, DeHority Complex needed renovated. Following a longrange residence plan created with student input, Schmidt Associates and a national architect incorporated the students’ concepts into the DeHority Complex design—creating collaborative common spaces equipped with wireless technology, air conditioning, and private restrooms. A fitness room, laundry facility, computer lab, two-story lounge area, classrooms, and meeting areas were also included. Using the latest technology and amenities, Schmidt Associates brought the students’ plan to life. Upon completion, DeHority Complex became Ball State University’s first LEED Silver Certified building on campus.
“It was enjoyable to work on the project with the staff of Schmidt Associates. The feedback we’re hearing definitely confirms that this project was a great success!” – Alan Hargrave, Ed.D., Assoc. VP of Student Affairs and Director of Housing and Residence Life
Ball State University
Clockwise from Top Left: Exercise Room; Student Gaming Room; Lounge; Residence Hall Room
NEW RESIDENCE HALL 1 Ball State University
At a Glance Location: Muncie, IN Size: 150,000 sq. ft. Cost: $40,000,000 Type: New Construction Services: Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Interiors, Energy, Civil, Landscape Architecture, Technology, Extended Services, Sustainable Design
Schmidt Associates and SCB designed the North Campus Residence Hall Master Plan— internally centered around three “neighborhoods” consisting of less than 50 students each. Each neighborhood— made up of two “streets” (or smaller communities of students)—has its own identity and central quiet study lounge. It was imperative the design blend with the surrounding campus, while creating its own unique identity for the new North Campus neighborhood. Following the initial design of this facility, the remainder of the neighborhood will receive design cues for an additional residence hall, as well as a new dining facility—all being designed simultaneously by other firms. With integrated landscape features, this building’s design also reinforces the flow of pedestrian traffic and changes the indoor / outdoor relationship.
Top to Bottom: Exterior View from Southeast; Courtyard View from Southwest
Strategic Capital Partners
At a Glance Location: Indianapolis, IN Size: 1,315,000 sq. ft. Cost: $217,300,000 Type: New Construction, Adaptive Reuse, Restoration
Indy Square—Schmidt Associates proposed use for the IPS SCIPS property in Indianapolis— will feature a new pedestrian promenade lined by a commercial and retail corridor, which will reuse historical façades, create a sense of place, and serve as a destination point along Mass Ave. Housing, featuring market-rate and affordable apartments and townhomes, will face the western edge of the property, as well as be included throughout the property. A park at the north end of the development will create an entry into downtown from the Monon Trail and the ever-growing near east side. Other amenities within this proposed development include a YMCA daycare; a boutique hotel; and a potential mix of office, commercial, retail, and residential space. A new courtyard is also proposed in the historic Coca-Cola building to provide increased access to daylighting and accessibility for the surrounding space.
From Top: Complex Usage; Exterior Rendering
Great Places 2020 Initiative
At a Glance Location: Indianapolis, IN Size: 71,900 sq. ft. Cost: $10,000,000 Type: New Construction
The Statesman Project on Michigan Street will act as a catalyst for the Near West Great Places 2020 initiative. Acting as a “fresh start” for the Haughville/Hawthorne Neighborhoods and the Near West side of Indianapolis, the 56-unit mixed-use facility is a part of a comprehensive community development plan. It includes other residential, commercial, recreational developments, and resident-driven quality of life plan projects. The project features a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units, including 7 fully accessible units. In addition, the building activates the streetscape and the neighborhood, through corner retail, a new office space, a community room, and a prominent STEM lab. This project is currently on hold, pending funding.
From Top: Green Roof; Exterior
At a Glance Location: Indianapolis, IN Size: 500 Beds / 150,000 sq. ft. Cost: $27,030,000 Type: New Construction
At IUPUI, the university sought to redevelop a key parcel of campus property into student housing. The large development was oriented to maximize daylight into each unit and to create outdoor amenity space for residences. In addition, ground floor amenities were planned to activate the campus streetscape. Because of its central location, the developer-funded project was envisioned as compatible with scale and materiality of the campus, maximizing density and ensuring a long life cycle. Currently, pending long term residential life master planning decisions, this work has been put on hold indefinitely.
Sample Floor Plan and Unit Layout
At a Glance Location: Indianapolis, IN Size: 356 Beds / 268,177 sq. ft. Cost: $26,580,000 Type: New Construction
At Marian University, the acquisition of land adjacent to campus was considered in order to construct student apartments and provided much needed “campus town” amenities on the first floor. The aggressive project would have increased the housing capacity of campus up to 33% and consisted of one- and two-bedroom units, as well as studio apartments. Ultimately, geotechnical studies found the soil incompatible with the desired structure and pro-forma. The project remains unbuilt.
Sample Unit Layouts
Riley Area Development Corporation
At a Glance Location: Indianapolis, IN Size: 49,500 sq. ft. Cost: $3,960,000 Type: New Construction Services: Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Technology, Energy, Interiors, Civil, Landscape Architecture, Construction Administration
The Great Indy Neighborhoods Initiative’s “Quality of Life Plan”, was adopted in 2012 by the Indianapolis Super Bowl Legacy Committee and identified Clifford Corners as a new space to revitalize the 10th Street corridor. As part of the plan, the site was designed to cater to the needs of low- to moderate-income students and artists. The resulting structure re-imagined the surrounding neighborhood, offering a three-level, mixed use space that creates 32 affordable one- and two-bedroom apartments, and four affordable two-bedroom condos. Working collaboratively within the confines of the community, Schmidt Associates delivered a comfortable environment for the residents that is complementary to the historic aesthetic of the street.
Clockwise from Top: Exterior from Corner; Street-Level View; Balconies
Riley-Roberts Park, L.P.
At a Glance Location: Indianapolis, IN Size: 52 Units / 13,100 sq. ft. Commercial Space Cost: N/A Type: Renovation Services: Architecture, Interiors
Built more than a hundred years ago, The Davlan on Mass Ave, Indianapolis, was originally constructed as a hotel and was a part of the fabric of the community until it fell into disrepair, closed down, and was left abandoned. In 1999, the City of Indianapolis saw an opportunity to revitalize the structure, and Schmidt Associates was engaged to restore this historic building. The new space was designed with restored wood storefronts, keeping the charm of the old and blending it with the new, offering a prime opportunity for owners wishing to capitalize on the vibrant area. The new space also offers more than 50 different units for residents and usually operates at 100% occupancy.
Clockwise from Top: Historic Photo; Living Area of Unit; Watercolor Sketch
Residence halls, condos, apartments, and mixed-use development projects