Location: Indianapolis, IN

Size: 35,000 square feet

With a shift to a new location nearer to downtown Indianapolis the United Way of Central Indiana, known as UWCI, not only adopted a new address but a new corporate culture. The community-based organization embraced a fresh approach to its fundamental work desiring a more flexible, current and vibrant environment to not only create more efficient work space, but fully embody the energy and vision of the ‘New U’ mission.

Visitors enter the space past custom graphic wood elements that announce UWCI’s location and act as an extension of United Way’s branding. Office spaces highlight a neutral hues aesthetic that is punctuated with bursts of colorful accent walls further enhancing the vibrant and spirited surroundings.

Introducing natural daylighting into the space was a significant design consideration. An open concept plan was generated where workspaces rather than enclosed offices line the perimeter of the suite keeping windows free from obstruction. Encompassing the reception area are a mixture of flexible meeting rooms, conference rooms and enclaves.  

Services: Interior Design & Experiential Graphics

United Way of Central Indiana Headquarters

United Way of Central Indiana Headquarters

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Size: 35,000 square feet

With a shift to a new location nearer to downtown Indianapolis the United Way of Central Indiana, known as UWCI, not only adopted a new address but a new corporate culture. The community-based organization embraced a fresh approach to its fundamental work desiring a more flexible, current and vibrant environment to not only create more efficient work space, but fully embody the energy and vision of the ‘New U’ mission.

Visitors enter the space past custom graphic wood elements that announce UWCI’s location and act as an extension of United Way’s branding. Office spaces highlight a neutral hues aesthetic that is punctuated with bursts of colorful accent walls further enhancing the vibrant and spirited surroundings.

Introducing natural daylighting into the space was a significant design consideration. An open concept plan was generated where workspaces rather than enclosed offices line the perimeter of the suite keeping windows free from obstruction. Encompassing the reception area are a mixture of flexible meeting rooms, conference rooms and enclaves.  

Services: Interior Design & Experiential Graphics

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Size: 12,485 square feet

Rowland Design’s Indianapolis headquarters building began its life as an unassuming one-story nearly windowless forgotten office building.  It’s prime location directly adjacent to the city’s Cultural Trail demanded much more from the existing real estate.

A complete second floor of studio space was added allowing expansive views towards downtown.  The building’s entrance orientation was re-focused parallel with trail activity and energy.  Fundamentally designed for efficiency and to enhance our design process, all spaces radiate from the two-story atrium hospitality lobby core.  The first-floor houses conferencing and a library while the new second story is devoted to the design studio and business support staff.

Driven by functionality, both the interior and exterior consciously reference the construction materials used, contrasting the underlying structure with refined finishes.  Exterior sunshades located above large glazing panels sustainably cut energy consumption while presenting a layer of depth to the façade and providing ever changing shade patterns during the day.  Notable interior features include an in house engineered and fabricated movable wall panel system allowing a variety of conference room configurations.

Services: Architecture & Interior Design

Rowland Design

Rowland Design

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Size: 12,485 square feet

Rowland Design’s Indianapolis headquarters building began its life as an unassuming one-story nearly windowless forgotten office building.  It’s prime location directly adjacent to the city’s Cultural Trail demanded much more from the existing real estate.

A complete second floor of studio space was added allowing expansive views towards downtown.  The building’s entrance orientation was re-focused parallel with trail activity and energy.  Fundamentally designed for efficiency and to enhance our design process, all spaces radiate from the two-story atrium hospitality lobby core.  The first-floor houses conferencing and a library while the new second story is devoted to the design studio and business support staff.

Driven by functionality, both the interior and exterior consciously reference the construction materials used, contrasting the underlying structure with refined finishes.  Exterior sunshades located above large glazing panels sustainably cut energy consumption while presenting a layer of depth to the façade and providing ever changing shade patterns during the day.  Notable interior features include an in house engineered and fabricated movable wall panel system allowing a variety of conference room configurations.

Services: Architecture & Interior Design

Location: Purdue University | West Lafayette, IN

Size: 13,000 square feet (addition) | 21,000 square feet (new house total)

ON THE BOARDS

The Lambda Iota Chapter of Purdue University’s Phi Gamma Delta sorority engaged Rowland Design to explore various design options to meet the expanding needs of the chapter. Our design team was able to capture and prioritize the chapter house program by generating a design survey distributed to existing collegiate members, chapter alumni and house corporation board members. Employing the approved program scope and input from a design charrette, a schematic rendering of the proposed addition was produced.

The renovation of the historic building will include the reconfiguration of the existing floors and addition. Community toilet and shower rooms will also receive a much-needed refresh. A comprehensive interior and exterior facelift will benefit future student living and learning.

Services: Architecture

Phi Gamma Delta

Phi Gamma Delta

Location: Purdue University | West Lafayette, IN

Size: 13,000 square feet (addition) | 21,000 square feet (new house total)

ON THE BOARDS

The Lambda Iota Chapter of Purdue University’s Phi Gamma Delta sorority engaged Rowland Design to explore various design options to meet the expanding needs of the chapter. Our design team was able to capture and prioritize the chapter house program by generating a design survey distributed to existing collegiate members, chapter alumni and house corporation board members. Employing the approved program scope and input from a design charrette, a schematic rendering of the proposed addition was produced.

The renovation of the historic building will include the reconfiguration of the existing floors and addition. Community toilet and shower rooms will also receive a much-needed refresh. A comprehensive interior and exterior facelift will benefit future student living and learning.

Services: Architecture

Location: Purdue University | West Lafayette, IN

Size: 5,803 square feet

Rowland Designed was engaged to design multiple spaces within Purdue University’s Harrison Hall.  A former dining hall space was repurposed to a new student study and activity room. The university desired to pay homage to President William Henry Harrison for whom the hall is named. Custom art work was created that highlights pop-art portraits of leading American presidents. The reimagined space features vibrant colors and applications of bold stripes. The space is used primarily for games, study, television viewing and large student led meetings.

The lower level study lounge is a social hub catering to student study groups.  A blend of various seating including lounge, booth as well as a mix of tables and chairs offer students selections that best suit their study needs.  Much of the seating is on casters allowing for greater flexibility. Energetic colors were also used in the remodel in addition to dynamic carpet patterns.

Services: Interior Design

Harrison Hall

Harrison Hall

Location: Purdue University | West Lafayette, IN

Size: 5,803 square feet

Rowland Designed was engaged to design multiple spaces within Purdue University’s Harrison Hall.  A former dining hall space was repurposed to a new student study and activity room. The university desired to pay homage to President William Henry Harrison for whom the hall is named. Custom art work was created that highlights pop-art portraits of leading American presidents. The reimagined space features vibrant colors and applications of bold stripes. The space is used primarily for games, study, television viewing and large student led meetings.

The lower level study lounge is a social hub catering to student study groups.  A blend of various seating including lounge, booth as well as a mix of tables and chairs offer students selections that best suit their study needs.  Much of the seating is on casters allowing for greater flexibility. Energetic colors were also used in the remodel in addition to dynamic carpet patterns.

Services: Interior Design

Location: Purdue University | West Lafayette, IN

Size: 115,000 square feet

This new construction five story apartment style structure provides an additional 280 student and resident staff beds to the University’s student housing collection. In addition to the double and suite style living spaces, the building supports academic success by offering living communities within.  

The first floor includes a student success area with a substantial conference room and adjacent offices. A retail space, known as The Emporium, houses a small restaurant and convenience store.  

Purdue University required LEED Silver Certification at minimum for the project.

The project was completed in association with Scholer Corporation and global design firm Sasaki Associates. Rowland Design was engaged as interior designers.

Services: Interior Design

Third Street Suites

Third Street Suites

Location: Purdue University | West Lafayette, IN

Size: 115,000 square feet

This new construction five story apartment style structure provides an additional 280 student and resident staff beds to the University’s student housing collection. In addition to the double and suite style living spaces, the building supports academic success by offering living communities within.  

The first floor includes a student success area with a substantial conference room and adjacent offices. A retail space, known as The Emporium, houses a small restaurant and convenience store.  

Purdue University required LEED Silver Certification at minimum for the project.

The project was completed in association with Scholer Corporation and global design firm Sasaki Associates. Rowland Design was engaged as interior designers.

Services: Interior Design

Location: University of Illinois | Champaign, IL

Size: 5,500 square feet

The historic English Tudor revival home of Sigma Delta Tau on the University of Illinois campus boasted traditional character and original sorority house details. Leaded glass windows with sorority crests, a stately formal fireplace and period 1930s wood work throughout are unique features remaining intact and are absent within most chapter houses. With adjacent campus real estate at a premium, it was important for the house to maximize its existing assets.

Services: Interior Design

Sigma Delta Tau

Sigma Delta Tau

Location: University of Illinois | Champaign, IL

Size: 5,500 square feet

The historic English Tudor revival home of Sigma Delta Tau on the University of Illinois campus boasted traditional character and original sorority house details. Leaded glass windows with sorority crests, a stately formal fireplace and period 1930s wood work throughout are unique features remaining intact and are absent within most chapter houses. With adjacent campus real estate at a premium, it was important for the house to maximize its existing assets.

Services: Interior Design

Location: Indiana University | Bloomington, IN

Size: 26,000 square feet

Collaborating with Cunningham & Associates along with Kort Builders, Rowland Design provided interior design services for the newly constructed Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at Indiana University.  

Features of the new house included a flexible chapter room and a large group meeting room, dedicated dining and social spaces as well as academic spaces with integrated technologies. The design was instrumental in the academic success of Indiana Beta’s graduates and assisted in the advancement of member recruitment.

Services: Interior Design

Phi Kappa Psi

Phi Kappa Psi

Location: Indiana University | Bloomington, IN

Size: 26,000 square feet

Collaborating with Cunningham & Associates along with Kort Builders, Rowland Design provided interior design services for the newly constructed Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at Indiana University.  

Features of the new house included a flexible chapter room and a large group meeting room, dedicated dining and social spaces as well as academic spaces with integrated technologies. The design was instrumental in the academic success of Indiana Beta’s graduates and assisted in the advancement of member recruitment.

Services: Interior Design

Location: University of Michigan | Ann Arbor, MI

Size: 20,844 square feet

Rowland Design worked with the National Gamma Phi Beta Housing Corporation to undergo an extensive renovation to their original chapter house at the University of Michigan.  As the Greek organization’s Beta Chapter, the recolonization of the sorority at the university was paramount.

The client’s desire was to create an impactful campus presence which led to the reconfiguring and upgrading of the building’s exterior.  A correctly proportioned and detailed Greek Revival façade and associated front porch, often recognized with Greek organizations, were added to the existing house.

Interior spaces were also reorganized for more efficient use and circulation.  Fresh finishes and furniture offered the house a brand-new look and feel.  The Gamma Phi Beta brand and colors were thoughtfully integrated throughout.  Necessary life safety improvements and accessibility concerns were addressed during the renovation.

Services: Architecture & Interior Design

Gamma Phi Beta

Gamma Phi Beta

Location: University of Michigan | Ann Arbor, MI

Size: 20,844 square feet

Rowland Design worked with the National Gamma Phi Beta Housing Corporation to undergo an extensive renovation to their original chapter house at the University of Michigan.  As the Greek organization’s Beta Chapter, the recolonization of the sorority at the university was paramount.

The client’s desire was to create an impactful campus presence which led to the reconfiguring and upgrading of the building’s exterior.  A correctly proportioned and detailed Greek Revival façade and associated front porch, often recognized with Greek organizations, were added to the existing house.

Interior spaces were also reorganized for more efficient use and circulation.  Fresh finishes and furniture offered the house a brand-new look and feel.  The Gamma Phi Beta brand and colors were thoughtfully integrated throughout.  Necessary life safety improvements and accessibility concerns were addressed during the renovation.

Services: Architecture & Interior Design

Location: Indiana University | Bloomington, IN

Size: 2,400 square feet

Our designers creatively refreshed a variety of existing spaces for the Alpha Chi Omega sorority house at Indiana University. As first impressions count, a new entry was designed radiating with elegance and timeless style. New marble floors, wood moldings and symmetrical mirrored alcoves added to the energy. The existing enclosed staircase was opened and enhanced with iron railings. Improved energy efficient lighting in conjunction with a feature chandelier further reinforced the aesthetic of the space.

The television room was reconfigured to offer a more functional informal lounge for study and social interactions. A collection of flexible seating, including private nooks, were designed to support sisterhood activities and study sessions.

Particular attention was given to the Alpha Chi Omega brand throughout the project. A warm, wheat colored palette was incorporated to compliment the sorority’s signature colors of scarlet and olive green.

Custom embroidered lyre emblems were designed into the fabric of study chair backs. Custom trophy cases were fabricated to showcase the chapter’s achievements.

Services: Architecture & Interior Design

Alpha Chi Omega

Alpha Chi Omega

Location: Indiana University | Bloomington, IN

Size: 2,400 square feet

Our designers creatively refreshed a variety of existing spaces for the Alpha Chi Omega sorority house at Indiana University. As first impressions count, a new entry was designed radiating with elegance and timeless style. New marble floors, wood moldings and symmetrical mirrored alcoves added to the energy. The existing enclosed staircase was opened and enhanced with iron railings. Improved energy efficient lighting in conjunction with a feature chandelier further reinforced the aesthetic of the space.

The television room was reconfigured to offer a more functional informal lounge for study and social interactions. A collection of flexible seating, including private nooks, were designed to support sisterhood activities and study sessions.

Particular attention was given to the Alpha Chi Omega brand throughout the project. A warm, wheat colored palette was incorporated to compliment the sorority’s signature colors of scarlet and olive green.

Custom embroidered lyre emblems were designed into the fabric of study chair backs. Custom trophy cases were fabricated to showcase the chapter’s achievements.

Services: Architecture & Interior Design