Last month, AIA Indiana announced the winners of their annual awards. Happily, a couple of familiar names were among the group.
Though entered as an adaptive reuse, this project was the strongest interior as well. A small number of elements (red doors, wood ceiling panels, white walls) are employed to create spaces that elevate the program – a public defender’s agency. The new systems are clearly articulated and juxtaposed with the historic shell that contains them.
ONE 10 STUDIO also achieved a Citation Award – New Construction (Project cost greater than $1 million) for their Reliant Partners project.
This small commercial building is expressed as a simple, wood frame pavilion placed upon a masonry plinth. This strategy allows the lower level bank to appear (appropriately) secure, while allowing the upper level office space to be airy and filled with daylight. The scale of the building appears to complement the neighborhood without copying the neighbors.
Also honored with a Citation Award (Preservation / Adaptive Reuse / Renovation) was arcDESIGN for their project at Indiana State University Normal Hall.
This project lovingly restores a series of public spaces lost and hidden by years of ill-conceived renovations. The preservation component of the project was thoroughly researched and painstakingly executed – recapturing the grandeur of this academic building. The work was very clearly communicated allowing the extent of the renovation to be completely understood.
Congratulations to all the Indiana design firms who won! And good luck going forward.
Holly Gill-Gaither, CIC
Agent, Professional Liability
Walker & Associates
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