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Showcasing the Latest and Greatest Developments in Indiana

Allison Transmission Innovation Center
Allison Transmission Innovation Center
IU Health Frankfort Replacement Hospital
IU Health Frankfort Replacement Hospital
Bethel Lehman Family Training Center
Bethel Lehman Family Training Center
Brotherhood Mutual Office Renovation
Brotherhood Mutual Office Renovation
Bashor Children’s Home Healing and Recovery Unit and Support Building
Bashor Children’s Home Healing and Recovery Unit and Support Building
Project Vision Phase 1 - Elementary and Middle School Additions
Project Vision Phase 1 - Elementary and Middle School Additions
Martinsville High School Fieldhouse Addition
Martinsville High School Fieldhouse Addition
MSD of Wayne Township Administration Building Renovation
MSD of Wayne Township Administration Building Renovation
Brooklyn Elementary STEM Addition
Brooklyn Elementary STEM Addition
Portage Manor
Portage Manor
Indiana's architecture, engineering, and construction community remains devoted to producing high-quality projects across the state in 2022 and for years to come. The Improving Our Built Environment series highlights some of the most exciting upcoming and recently completed projects from a few of the state's most reputable design firms, contractors, and owners.
American Structurepoint
Allison Transmission Innovation Center
  • Owner: Allison Transmission
  • Architect/Design Team: American Structurepoint
  • General Contractor/Construction Manager: Pepper Construction
  • Subcontractors: Indiana Steel Fabricating – Structural Steel, Purdy Masonry – Brick and Limestone, Spohn Associates – Metal Panel, Roberts Glass – Curtainwall, Danco Roofing Services - Roofing, PCI – Drywall/Interior Framing, DEEM – Mechanical/Plumbing, and Gaylor Electric – Electrical
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Size: 96,000 square feet
  • Cost: N/A

The Allison Transmission Innovation Center is a 96,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility featuring enhanced product and technology development and validation capabilities. Allison Transmission is a leading designer and manufacturer of conventional, electric hybrid, and fully electric vehicle propulsion solutions, and the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions.

The Innovation Center houses approximately 300 Allison Transmission team members. American Structurepoint designed the facility to consolidate engineering teams from multiple locations as they develop the next generation of commercial vehicle propulsion technology to support Allison’s mission of “improving the way the world works”.

The facility includes contemporary design concepts, including unique collaboration areas, natural lighting, a visitor’s experience center, and a vehicle display area showcasing Allison’s latest innovations. The American Structurepoint design team chose interior design components to promote innovation and collaboration for developing conventional and fully electric vehicle technology to meet the evolving needs of the markets Allison serves. The center incorporates Hoosier essence through materials and design from the surrounding campus and the nearby Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

To reinforce the community-campus feel, the center includes an employee café with an outdoor plaza area and a fourth- floor outdoor terrace offering a great view of downtown Speedway. American Structurepoint provided architecture, interior design, civil and structural engineering, landscape architecture, and traffic engineering services for the project. American Structurepoint appreciates the opportunity to advance Allison Transmission’s research and development capabilities and the surrounding community by designing this new facility.

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IU Health Frankfort Replacement Hospital
  • Owner: IU Health Frankfort
  • Architect: arcDESIGN
  • Construction Manager: AECOM/Hunt, DEEM LLC
  • Contractors: Genesis Engineering Group – MEP Engineer, Mader Design LLC – Landscape Architect, Landworx Engineering – Civil Engineer, and Lynch Harrison & Brumleve Inc. – Structural Engineer
  • Design Fugitives – Art Sculpture
  • Location: Frankfort, Indiana
  • Size: 50,000 square feet
  • Cost: $32 million
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The IU Health Frankfort Replacement Hospital design focuses on natural materials, intuitive wayfinding, timeless finishes, and efficient space layouts. Packed within 50,000 square feet are 12 inpatient beds, 10 private emergency department rooms, outpatient therapy services, lab, pharmacy, and dietary support services, and an operating suite. This is a full-service critical access hospital that is right sized for the community it serves.

A single daylit lobby with vaulted wood ceilings serves as the main waiting room and central hub for all services, as well as the dining space with a walk-up cafeteria. Multiple functions are delineated with furniture and material changes, maintaining sightlines of the open space to ground new arrivals. The most frequented services are located directly off this main lobby.

Laboratory services, surgical services, and patient registration can all be seen from the main entry doors. The additional services are located off a single cross-corridor, with periodic seating alcoves, a staff request to support the aging population served by the hospital. Department entrances are highlighted with wood wall panels and custom signage, identifying important landmarks.

At a very early stage, a timeless look which would last another 70-plus years of hospital operations was set as a design goal. The design team interpreted this through use of natural materials and design motifs inspired from the surrounding landscape of rural Indiana. Appealing to both the locality and the comfort of the patient, serene blues, natural greens, and warm grey dominate the visual field in the hospital. Warmth is provided through natural, clear-stained walnut wood, used on ceiling planes, accent paneling, doors, and department signage. Pops of brighter colors are found in artwork and some fabrics. As the building ages, the mood of the building can be adjusted by bringing different artwork or furniture, while the bones of the building remain timeless.

Design Collaborative
Bethel Lehman Family Training Center
  • Owner: Bethel University
  • Architect/Design Team: Design Collaborative
  • General Contractor/Construction Manager: DJ Construction
  • Contractors: Engineering Resources, Inc.
  • Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
  • Size: 26,367 square feet
  • Cost: $3.45 million

The Bethel Lehman Family Training Center was designed as a state-of-the-art training facility for the university’s athletes. Bethel University’s track and field teams hold several national titles and were looking for a space that would allow them to train together for practices. With high-end training equipment, six sprint track lanes, two pole vaulting areas, one high jump area, one throwing area for shot put and hammer throw, a sand pit for long jump, and a 100-meter sprint track that can be extended, athletes have everything they need to train together as a team and work towards more achievements.

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The design of the project was intended to be modern while also tying into the rest of the campus, and to be efficient without sacrificing any functionality. Movement and motion are key design elements incorporated into the building. As one walks up to the Training Center, a gentle angle of windows and brick mimics the motion of a runner taking off from the starting block. The brick ties the building into the aesthetic of the campus, while the unique design gives the Training Center its own identity.

A wall of tall windows opens up into the pole vaulting and cardio/weight training area, bringing in natural light for the athletes. Entering the Training Center, you see bright, welcoming graphics in Bethel University’s royal blue. A comfortable sitting area that is a combination of stairs and bleachers leads up to a mezzanine, with a lounge and space for coaches to observe the athletes.

Brotherhood Mutual Office Renovation

  • Owner: Brotherhood Mutual Insurance
  • Architect/Design Team: Design Collaborative
  • General Contractor/Construction Manager: Michael Kinder & Sons
  • Contractors: RTM Consultants, Inc., Engineering Resources, Inc.
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Size: 84,800 square feet
  • Cost: $24 million

Brotherhood Mutual needed an additional renovation to meet the needs of their growing business. Design Collaborative created meeting areas and open offices to meet the needs of the company. Thanks to their thriving company and team of employees, Brotherhood Mutual Insurance was looking to add more space and a company-wide meeting area, as well as open-concept offices.

The main entry and lobby open up to a beautiful staircase, flooded with light from the glass windows. An all-staff meeting space includes AV, custom sound, theater lighting, and has been acoustically tuned. Also part of the addition is a boardroom (with AV), café, outdoor plazas, and a penthouse mechanical room.

Elevatus Architecture
Bashor Children’s Home Healing and Recovery Unit and Support Building
  • Owner: Bashor Children’s Home
  • Architect/Design Team: Elevatus Architecture
  • Contractors: Engineering Resources, Inc. – Civil and Structural Engineering, Creative Design Services, LLC – Mechanical & Plumbing, and ETS Engineering, Inc. – Electrical
  • General Contractor/Construction Manager: DJ Construction
  • Location: Goshen, Indiana
  • Size: Healing and Recovery Unit: 9,650 square feet; Support Building: 16,010 square feet
  • Cost: $7.4 million
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Bashor Children’s Home is a not-for-profit child welfare agency affiliated with the United Methodist Church providing services to at-risk children for Elkhart County and throughout the state of Indiana. Bashor provides residential care, alternative education, and a variety of community-based services to children between five and 20 years old.

Through Elevatus’ experience designing safe, secure, and specialized facilities, the opportunity was presented to assist a local contractor in delivering this unique space for young victims of human trafficking. The two new buildings will enhance Bashor’s services and expand their program support to girls, more specifically those aged 13 to 18 years old.

The Healing and Recovery Unit will provide a safe, welcoming, and therapeutic healing space for young girls that have been victims of sex trafficking and sexual abuse. The new building has two identical spaces consisting of individual bedrooms, restrooms with showers, a living room space, a group meeting room with views of the beautiful pond, and a classroom.

The Support Building has two classrooms, a gymnasium, a cafeteria, a kitchen, calming room, and staff offices. It also includes an area used for the initial processing of some youth into the housing units. The outdoor recreation space features a basketball court and other areas for individuals to occupy. This facility will be a place where survivors of human trafficking can find safety, self-improvement, and success through various programs and intense treatment.

krM Architecture
Project Vision Phase 1 - Elementary and Middle School Additions
  • Owner: Hamilton Heights School Corporation
  • Architect/Design Team: krM Architecture+ – Architect, Mader Design – Landscape Architect, Heapy Engineering – MEP Engineer, Banning Engineering – Civil Engineer, and Lynch, Harrison & Brumleve – Structural Engineer
  • Construction Manager: W.R. Dunkin & Sons
  • Contractors: S.C. Case Excavating – Site Utilities and Excavation, E&B Paving – Asphalt Paving, Manor Brothers – Concrete, Ziolkowski – Masonry, JL Walter – Steel, Patterson Horth – General Trades, Fredericks – Roofing, Delaware Glass – Glass and Glazing, Gibson-Lewis – Walls and Ceilings, Carpet Decorators – Flooring, Diversified Painting – Painting, Integrity Fire Protection – Fire Suppression, Lehman’s – Mechanical, and Rex Collins – Electrical
  • Location: Arcadia, Indiana
  • Cost: $19.9 million
  • Size: 97,370-square-foot-additions (63,000 at middle school, 34,370 at elementary school)
  • Completed: June 2020

Daylighting has played an important role throughout the many improvements taking place at Hamilton Heights School Corporation (HHSC). Efforts were made to capitalize on natural daylighting in as many spaces as possible, including the new gymnasiums. In the daytime, expansive windows flood the athletic areas with natural light, and in the evening the glow from the activated building is clearly visible to those who drive by.

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Project Vision Phase 1 is just one part of a corporation-wide grade reconfiguration at HHSC, involving significant renovation and addition to every building within the school system. krM Architecture+ has had the privilege to work on a progressive and all-encompassing project that impacts and benefits every student.

Phase 1 focused primarily on the creation of new classroom space and athletic facilities, including three new gymnasiums for pre-K, elementary, and middle school students. There was also a significant site improvements portion of Phase 1 that impacted multiple buildings and outdoor athletics facilities.

LANCER+BEEBE
Martinsville High School Fieldhouse Addition
  • Owner: Metropolitan School District (MSD) of Martinsville
  • Architect/Design Team: LANCER+BEEBE
  • General Contractor/Construction Manager: Gilliatte Construction
  • Contractors: Masonry – Matthews Masonry, Plumbing – Mission Mechanical Corp, HVAC – All Seasons, and Electrical – Gaylor Electric
  • Location: Martinsville, Indiana
  • Size: 40,000 square feet
  • Cost: $6.4 million

LANCER+BEEBE worked with the MSD of Martinsville to deliver a 40,000-square-foot activity center for athletics and other student activities. The Student Activity Center houses three multi-use performance courts, a dedicated three-mat wrestling room, and team locker rooms. This facility serves both students and the community with an accessible walking track.

The end-product also includes public restrooms and a muli-purpose team meeting room which will serve high school athletics as well as other school and community activities. The addition to the school includes a secure passageway which connects the parking on the south side of the addition with the athletic and activity fields to the north of the addition.

MSD of Wayne Township Administration Building Renovation

  • Owner: MSD of Wayne Township
  • Architect/Design Team: LANCER+BEEBE
  • General Contractor/Construction Manager: Powers & Sons – Construction Manager and J.C. Ripberger – General Contractor
  • Contractors: JN Electric – Electrical, ALY Plumbing – Plumbing, Aircon Engineering – HVAC, Jack Laurie Group – Flooring, JCDS Custom Interiors – Acoustical Ceilings, PR Bean – Casework, Fuller Engineering – Door Hardware, and Shield Coatings – Painting
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Size: 14,500 square feet
  • Cost: $1.7 million
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LANCER+BEEBE worked with the MSD of Wayne Township to develop a new look for its existing Administration Building. With growing business and technology departments, MSD of Wayne Township needed a new space plan to provide more room for employees and a better variety of space options – from large private meeting spaces to open office collaborative spaces.

Due to meeting frequency and drop-in visitors, LANCER+BEEBE designed spaces that easily transition from private workspaces to public meeting spaces, as well as clear wayfinding patterns. Existing building features were integrated into the design, creating a warm environment with lots of daylight and a modern aesthetic. Fun pops of purple and yellow were used on accent furniture and future signage to represent the school corporation brand.

The second floor features an existing open atrium to the floor below and utilizes a glass enclosed area to provide better noise control, all while maintaining visibility and natural lighting.

Brooklyn Elementary STEM Addition

  • Owner: MSD of Martinsville
  • Architect/Design Team: LANCER+BEEBE
  • General Contractor/Construction Manager: CPM Construction
  • Subcontractors: EM Company – Mechanical, Empire Electric – Electrical, P.I.P.E. Inc. – Plumbing, JL Walter – Steel, Szalay Masonry – Masonry, and Brothers Excavating LLC – Site Work
  • Location: Brooklyn, Indiana
  • Size: 12,500 square feet
  • Cost: $2.7 million

LANCER+BEEBE worked with the MSD of Martinsville to design an addition to its STEM-certified elementary school in Brooklyn, Indiana. The school site is located along a floodplain from a creek to the east. The new addition to the north bypasses land within the 100-year storm area.

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The addition includes two large group rooms that can expand into one large space by opening a large glass garage door between the two individual rooms. STEM group rooms and robotics labs have polished concrete floors and exposed structure, highlighting the inner makeup of the building to pique the interest of young inquisitive minds.

This project addresses student safety with the addition of restroom storm safe areas. The final design incorporates pops of color throughout the building using Brooklyn Elementary’s STEM logo brand.

MKM architecture + design
Portage Manor
  • Owner: St. Joseph County
  • Architect/Design Team: MKM architecture + design
  • General Contractor/Construction Manager: TBD
  • Subcontractors: TBD
  • Location: South Bend, Indiana
  • Size: 155,580 square feet
  • Cost: $40.1 million

Plans for Portage Manor, serving adults with disabilities, involve renovations to the existing 115-year-old building and expanding Portage Manor’s service capacity with a new building on the same property. Proposals include an increase of resident rooms, social, and wellness spaces – including exterior courtyards. The increase in rooms will enable each resident to have their own private room. Additionally, improvements to administrative offices and support services will be made.

Village Premier

  • Owner: City of Fort Wayne
  • Architect/Design Team: MKM architecture + design
  • General Contractor/Construction Manager: TBD
  • Subcontractors: TBD
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Size: 226,330 square feet
  • Cost: $28.6 million

The development concept of Village Premier leverages a series of different housing options to create a diverse and interactive neighborhood experience. The four primary types of housing include apartments, townhomes, detached single-family homes, and senior housing. The initial concept for the site development works to utilize existing infrastructure for utilities and stormwater. Additionally, apartments will be equipped with energy-efficient amenities to limit operational costs.

MSKTD
Franciscan Orthopedic Hospital of Carmel
  • Owner: Franciscan Health and Forte Sports Medicine
  • General Contractor/Construction Manager: Tonn and Blank Construction
  • Design Team: MSKTD – Architect, IMEG – MEP Engineer, CE Solutions – Structural Engineer, Four Point Design Partners and MSKTD – Interior Design, Cripe – Medical Equipment Planning, Reitano Design Group – Food Service Design, Cripe – Civil Engineer, Context – Landscape Design, and WGI – Parking Design
  • Location: Carmel, Indiana
  • Size: 235,000 square feet
  • Cost: $104 million
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This medical complex is dedicated to orthopedic specialty care, sports medicine and high-performance results for high school, collegiate, and professional athletes. The core of the complex revolves around the hospital (86,675 square feet), operated by Franciscan Health; the MOB (83,802 square feet), operated by Forte Sports Medicine; and the joint-venture ambulatory surgery center (64,962 square feet). In addition, a 664-space parking structure and pedestrian bridge are cohesively integrated into this beautiful healthcare campus.

This orthopedic care facility not only provides inpatient and outpatient care, but its extensive specialty rehabilitation center and dedicated research center make it truly unique. The Orthopedic Hospital of Carmel began serving patients on February 14 and anticipates to soon be recognized as a regional center of excellence for orthopedic care.

Bloomington Regional Academic Health Center (BRAHC)

  • Owner: IU Health
  • Design Team: Architects – HOK, MSKTD; CRIPE, CSO, and Guidon, MEP Engineers – Affiliated Engineers, Inc., CMTA, Loftus Engineers, Structural – American Structurepoint, Interior Design – Carson, IDO, Four Point Design, CSO, Medical Equip Planning – BSA Lifestructures, Food Service Design – Reitano Design Group, Civil Engineer – American Structurepoint, Landscape Design – Context, Landstory, Wayfinding – RLR
  • Owner’s Representative: Anova
  • General Contractor/Construction Manager: FA Wilhelm
  • Contractors: Skender, Weddle Bros., Harmon, ERMCO, Poynter Sheet Metal, B & L, Santa Rosa, Blakely’s, Taylor Bros., and Harrell-Fish
  • Location: Bloomington, Indiana
  • Size: 550,000 square feet
  • Cost: $550 million

The BRAHC is an integrated approach to delivering the best in patient care while offering world-class learning environments for tomorrow’s physicians, surgeons, nurses and clinicians. The medical campus includes a replacement hospital and a medical education facility. To avoid confusion, this narrative is focused on the new hospital.

The hospital serves as a catalyst for health and wellness for the Bloomington community. It has seven levels, 185 inpatient beds, 20 operating rooms (including C-Section, Cath-IR Rooms), a cancer infusion center, an obstetrics and gynecology program, a behavioral health program, and a robust ambulatory wellness program with both specialists and generalists.

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With access to healing gardens and walking paths, the hospital campus embodies the concept of treating the whole person. Every department was constructed using evidence-based design. The latest technologies are implemented throughout the facility. Due to ever-evolving care for patients and technological advancements, the hospital was designed to be flexible and allow for potential change and growth in the future.

The design and construction team had to overcome many challenges on this project, including the COVID-19 Pandemic. The project was successfully delivered, and the new IU Health Hospital in Bloomington began serving patients on December 5, 2021.

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