Location: Carmel, IN

Size: 61,000 square feet

Liberty Fund was founded in 1960 by Pierre F. Goodrich, a prominent Indianapolis lawyer and business man. The organization’s core mission is the preservation, restoration and development of individual liberty through investigation, research and educational activity. A prominent eight-acre site adjacent to US-31 in Carmel was selected for Liberty Fund’s new 50 person headquarters. The 61,000 square foot facility is their home base for the next half-century and its design is intended to reflect the timelessness of the organization’s purpose.

The glass clad research library facing West in the anchoring element of the new building. Thirty stainless steel sunscreens protect the library’s collection while providing a physical expression of the Liberty Fund mission. Individual screens represent a century of human history and is etched with names and events influential to liberty. The vast collection becomes evident as the library lighting lends a glow to the space as evening begins.

2019 Wood Design Awards – Regional Excellence in Wood Design

2018 Engineering Excellence Awards Competition Merit Award

2018 Monumental Merit Award – Architecture

2017 AIA Indiana Merit Award – New Construction (Project Cost Greater Than $1 Million)

Services: Architecture, Interior Design & Experiential Graphic Design

Liberty Fund

Liberty Fund

Location: Carmel, IN

Size: 61,000 square feet

Liberty Fund was founded in 1960 by Pierre F. Goodrich, a prominent Indianapolis lawyer and business man. The organization’s core mission is the preservation, restoration and development of individual liberty through investigation, research and educational activity. A prominent eight-acre site adjacent to US-31 in Carmel was selected for Liberty Fund’s new 50 person headquarters. The 61,000 square foot facility is their home base for the next half-century and its design is intended to reflect the timelessness of the organization’s purpose.

The glass clad research library facing West in the anchoring element of the new building. Thirty stainless steel sunscreens protect the library’s collection while providing a physical expression of the Liberty Fund mission. Individual screens represent a century of human history and is etched with names and events influential to liberty. The vast collection becomes evident as the library lighting lends a glow to the space as evening begins.

2019 Wood Design Awards – Regional Excellence in Wood Design

2018 Engineering Excellence Awards Competition Merit Award

2018 Monumental Merit Award – Architecture

2017 AIA Indiana Merit Award – New Construction (Project Cost Greater Than $1 Million)

Services: Architecture, Interior Design & Experiential Graphic Design

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Size: 20,000 square feet

Rowland Design provided architecture, interior design and experiential graphic support in the completion of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana’s new headquarters. Starting as a multi-tenant office building and hardware store, the 1433 North Meridian Street building was transformed into more than a home for the nonprofit. The general flexibility and cheerfulness of the space help engage the staff in forwarding their mission. The strong street presence along Meridian Street, a grand, welcoming entryway, a new unifying two-story atrium, large community/gathering space, demonstration kitchen, and open, well-lit office spaces were all designed with community engagement in mind.

2019 AIA Indiana Citation Award – Interior Architecture

2019 Spaces Award – Medium Firm Category

Services: Architecture, Interior Design & Experiential Graphics

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Size: 20,000 square feet

Rowland Design provided architecture, interior design and experiential graphic support in the completion of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana’s new headquarters. Starting as a multi-tenant office building and hardware store, the 1433 North Meridian Street building was transformed into more than a home for the nonprofit. The general flexibility and cheerfulness of the space help engage the staff in forwarding their mission. The strong street presence along Meridian Street, a grand, welcoming entryway, a new unifying two-story atrium, large community/gathering space, demonstration kitchen, and open, well-lit office spaces were all designed with community engagement in mind.

2019 AIA Indiana Citation Award – Interior Architecture

2019 Spaces Award – Medium Firm Category

Services: Architecture, Interior Design & Experiential Graphics

Location: Purdue University | West Lafayette, IN

Size: 12,438 square feet

The Shreve Hall Academic Support Center project reimagined an original food service and dining area into a venue for shared learning.  Located on the ground floor of Purdue’s Shreve Hall, the center supports student achievement through a merger of coordinated and self-directed academic activity.  Supporting spaces include classrooms and conference rooms, group study rooms, group collaboration stations and a computer lab.  The center is available to any student living in university residences.

Shreve Academic Support Center

Shreve Academic Support Center

Location: Purdue University | West Lafayette, IN

Size: 12,438 square feet

The Shreve Hall Academic Support Center project reimagined an original food service and dining area into a venue for shared learning.  Located on the ground floor of Purdue’s Shreve Hall, the center supports student achievement through a merger of coordinated and self-directed academic activity.  Supporting spaces include classrooms and conference rooms, group study rooms, group collaboration stations and a computer lab.  The center is available to any student living in university residences.

Location: Purdue University Fort Wayne | Fort Wayne, IN

Size: 15,000 square feet

When PFW opened its doors in 1964, Kettler Hall was the first and only building on the campus. The 52-year-old building required a much-needed renovation to its first-floor lobby and West wing. Admissions, financial offices and student advising are presently housed in the hall.

Current layouts lacked cohesiveness and were underutilized. Focus on ‘student success’ was PFW’s core goal. 15,000 square feet of space was reconfigured to allow greater student access and enhance circulation as well as establish a centralized student waiting area. The new central hub provides a hang-out space where students can collaborate and recharge. Designed as a technology rich space, a wide variety of seating configurations supports the needs of contemporary student life.

Fresh finishes and architectural elements bring energy and interest to the project while referencing PFW’s brand and culture. 

Services: Interior Design

Kettler Hall Student Services Center

Kettler Hall Student Services Center

Location: Purdue University Fort Wayne | Fort Wayne, IN

Size: 15,000 square feet

When PFW opened its doors in 1964, Kettler Hall was the first and only building on the campus. The 52-year-old building required a much-needed renovation to its first-floor lobby and West wing. Admissions, financial offices and student advising are presently housed in the hall.

Current layouts lacked cohesiveness and were underutilized. Focus on ‘student success’ was PFW’s core goal. 15,000 square feet of space was reconfigured to allow greater student access and enhance circulation as well as establish a centralized student waiting area. The new central hub provides a hang-out space where students can collaborate and recharge. Designed as a technology rich space, a wide variety of seating configurations supports the needs of contemporary student life.

Fresh finishes and architectural elements bring energy and interest to the project while referencing PFW’s brand and culture. 

Services: Interior Design

Location: Butler University | Indianapolis, IN

More than a decade had passed since our studio was considered for a remodel of the Johnson Board Room in Butler University’s Robertson Hall. At the time a hand blocked wallpaper from the 1800s depicting Butler’s architectural heritage was to be replicated. The project was never realized; however, in 2011 the idea was resurrected.

Seven of the university’s most iconic buildings were selected for the considerable mural executed by local artists, Blice Edwards. A palette of more than 40 colors were used to craft the immense art work which extends to the 22-foot ceiling.

Also incorporated into the project scope were a host of other improvements aside from the mural. Appropriately detailed millwork framing a prominent entry, buffets with black granite tops, the camouflage of return air-grilles and sound absorption blankets were just a few of the enhancements.

Stately but simple floor to ceiling velvet curtains were installed to enrich the room and provide an elongated design element. Fresh traditional carpet tiles and new large-scale pendants replaced out of date floor finishes and lighting respectively. Upgrading technology was important during the remodel, adding two media spaces to the Johnson Board Room to house upgraded systems.

Services: Interior Design

Johnson Board Room

Johnson Board Room

Location: Butler University | Indianapolis, IN

More than a decade had passed since our studio was considered for a remodel of the Johnson Board Room in Butler University’s Robertson Hall. At the time a hand blocked wallpaper from the 1800s depicting Butler’s architectural heritage was to be replicated. The project was never realized; however, in 2011 the idea was resurrected.

Seven of the university’s most iconic buildings were selected for the considerable mural executed by local artists, Blice Edwards. A palette of more than 40 colors were used to craft the immense art work which extends to the 22-foot ceiling.

Also incorporated into the project scope were a host of other improvements aside from the mural. Appropriately detailed millwork framing a prominent entry, buffets with black granite tops, the camouflage of return air-grilles and sound absorption blankets were just a few of the enhancements.

Stately but simple floor to ceiling velvet curtains were installed to enrich the room and provide an elongated design element. Fresh traditional carpet tiles and new large-scale pendants replaced out of date floor finishes and lighting respectively. Upgrading technology was important during the remodel, adding two media spaces to the Johnson Board Room to house upgraded systems.

Services: Interior Design

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: Carmel, IN

Size: 61,000 square feet

Liberty Fund was founded in 1960 by Pierre F. Goodrich, a prominent Indianapolis lawyer and business man.  The organization’s core mission is the preservation, restoration and development of individual liberty through investigation, research and educational activity. A prominent eight-acre site adjacent to US-31 in Carmel was selected for Liberty Fund’s new 50 person headquarters.  The 61,000 square foot facility is their home base for the next half-century and its design is intended to reflect the timelessness of the organization’s purpose.

The glass clad research library facing West in the anchoring element of the new building.  Thirty stainless steel sunscreens protect the library’s collection while providing a physical expression of the Liberty Fund mission.  Individual screens represent a century of human history and is etched with names and events influential to liberty.  The vast collection becomes evident as the library lighting lends a glow to the space as evening begins.

2019 Wood Design Awards – Regional Excellence in Wood Design

2018 Engineering Excellence Awards Competition Merit Award

2018 Monumental Merit Award – Architecture

2017 AIA Indiana Merit Award – New Construction (Project Cost Greater Than $1 Million)

Services: Architecture, Interior Design & Experiential Graphic Design

Liberty Fund

Liberty Fund

Location: Carmel, IN

Size: 61,000 square feet

Liberty Fund was founded in 1960 by Pierre F. Goodrich, a prominent Indianapolis lawyer and business man.  The organization’s core mission is the preservation, restoration and development of individual liberty through investigation, research and educational activity. A prominent eight-acre site adjacent to US-31 in Carmel was selected for Liberty Fund’s new 50 person headquarters.  The 61,000 square foot facility is their home base for the next half-century and its design is intended to reflect the timelessness of the organization’s purpose.

The glass clad research library facing West in the anchoring element of the new building.  Thirty stainless steel sunscreens protect the library’s collection while providing a physical expression of the Liberty Fund mission.  Individual screens represent a century of human history and is etched with names and events influential to liberty.  The vast collection becomes evident as the library lighting lends a glow to the space as evening begins.

2019 Wood Design Awards – Regional Excellence in Wood Design

2018 Engineering Excellence Awards Competition Merit Award

2018 Monumental Merit Award – Architecture

2017 AIA Indiana Merit Award – New Construction (Project Cost Greater Than $1 Million)

Services: Architecture, Interior Design & Experiential Graphic Design

Location: Indianapolis, IN

IIDA ’s 2007 “IDEA” Award Winner for Corporate / Commercial spaces, this pharmaceutical company’s new headquarters lobby and ‘Heritage Hall’ exhibit was a collaborative effort with HOK,  facilitated by Rowland Design.

The design team was asked to create a stimulating space that tells the company’s 130 year commitment to pharmaceuticals and life sciences, and that communicates a responsible allocation of resources to its employees and visitors. Working within the existing architecture, the design team created a sequence of visual experiences that supports it’s story and history. Overhead light coves and elegant columns architecturally define the various spaces in the lobby and exhibit. Terrazzo floor patterns support story-telling through their “quoting” of the historic language of science, and hexagonal mosaic carpet patterns make reference to structures found in scientific chemistry.

IIDA 2007 “IDEA” Award Winner for Corporate/Commercial Spaces

Services: Interior Design

Heritage Hall

Heritage Hall

Location: Indianapolis, IN

IIDA ’s 2007 “IDEA” Award Winner for Corporate / Commercial spaces, this pharmaceutical company’s new headquarters lobby and ‘Heritage Hall’ exhibit was a collaborative effort with HOK,  facilitated by Rowland Design.

The design team was asked to create a stimulating space that tells the company’s 130 year commitment to pharmaceuticals and life sciences, and that communicates a responsible allocation of resources to its employees and visitors. Working within the existing architecture, the design team created a sequence of visual experiences that supports it’s story and history. Overhead light coves and elegant columns architecturally define the various spaces in the lobby and exhibit. Terrazzo floor patterns support story-telling through their “quoting” of the historic language of science, and hexagonal mosaic carpet patterns make reference to structures found in scientific chemistry.

IIDA 2007 “IDEA” Award Winner for Corporate/Commercial Spaces

Services: Interior Design

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Along the bank of the Central Canal in White River State Park, this outdoor exhibit is the nation’s only memorial honoring recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor; the country’s highest award for military valor. The memorial is a collection of 27 curved glass walls each standing 7 to 10 feet high, grouped by conflict dating back to the Civil War. Etched into the glass are the names of more than 3,400 recipients, while a motion-activated audio system plays a 30 minute narrative highlighting some of the courageous acts of bravery. The memorial was a collaborative effort between Eric Fulford of Ninebark Studios and Rowland Design. Rowland was responsible for the graphic components of this project.

Services: Experiential Graphics

Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial

Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Along the bank of the Central Canal in White River State Park, this outdoor exhibit is the nation’s only memorial honoring recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor; the country’s highest award for military valor. The memorial is a collection of 27 curved glass walls each standing 7 to 10 feet high, grouped by conflict dating back to the Civil War. Etched into the glass are the names of more than 3,400 recipients, while a motion-activated audio system plays a 30 minute narrative highlighting some of the courageous acts of bravery. The memorial was a collaborative effort between Eric Fulford of Ninebark Studios and Rowland Design. Rowland was responsible for the graphic components of this project.

Services: Experiential Graphics