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: Indiana University | Bloomington, IN

Size: 130,000 square feet

This 10 million dollar renovation project for Indiana University, led by MGA Partners and Rowland Design, had four main parts: The Cinema, The Black Box Theatre, The Movement Studio, and the classrooms and offices. The cinema’s design challenge was to fit a state of the art THX surround sound cinema into the existing space (this required a larger projection booth to fit all of the modern equipment). The original fly loft floor was removed and reengineered to allow for heavy equipment to move sets to and from the existing loading dock. A new structure was added inside the existing space to allow for The Black Box Theatre and Movement Studio along with two sets of stairs and an elevator for proper access. In order to do this, the design team had to add an overbuild section to the upper floors, and remove and replace the entire roof. This project is to achieve LEED Silver certification.

2012 AIA Indianapolis Excellence in Architecture Citation Award – Historic Preservation

2012 AIA Indiana Merit Award – Preservation/Adaptive Reuse/Renovation

Featured in the American School and University Magazine for “Outstanding Designs – Adaptive Reuse” – Architectural Portfolio 2011

Photos provided by: Halkin Photography for MGA Partners Architects & Indiana University

Services: Architecture & Interior Design

IU Cinema & Drama Theatre

IU Cinema & Drama Theatre

Location: Indiana University | Bloomington, IN

Size: 130,000 square feet

This 10 million dollar renovation project for Indiana University, led by MGA Partners and Rowland Design, had four main parts: The Cinema, The Black Box Theatre, The Movement Studio, and the classrooms and offices. The cinema’s design challenge was to fit a state of the art THX surround sound cinema into the existing space (this required a larger projection booth to fit all of the modern equipment). The original fly loft floor was removed and reengineered to allow for heavy equipment to move sets to and from the existing loading dock. A new structure was added inside the existing space to allow for The Black Box Theatre and Movement Studio along with two sets of stairs and an elevator for proper access. In order to do this, the design team had to add an overbuild section to the upper floors, and remove and replace the entire roof. This project is to achieve LEED Silver certification.

2012 AIA Indianapolis Excellence in Architecture Citation Award – Historic Preservation

2012 AIA Indiana Merit Award – Preservation/Adaptive Reuse/Renovation

Featured in the American School and University Magazine for “Outstanding Designs – Adaptive Reuse” – Architectural Portfolio 2011

Photos provided by: Halkin Photography for MGA Partners Architects & Indiana University

Services: Architecture & Interior 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: DePauw University | Greencastle, IN

Size: 22,775 square feet

DePauw University desired a new welcoming location for their Alumni building.  Working closely with the university, our team was challenged with the adaptive re-use of a Georgian building formerly home to multiple Greek organizations.  The existing structure had been built in the 1920’s and had subsequent additions all falling into a modest state of disrepair.  Retaining the original footprint of the home was important to the program, therefore, a new addition was planned and others not sympathetic to the style were deleted.

Various functions were required of the new facility.  The design team executed thoughtfully designed floor plans for the multi-level building to better utilize the existing real estate in conjunction with the addition all while meeting accessibility standards.  Careful attention was given to the exterior of the adjoining extensions to appear cohesive with the original stately architecture.  

The interior design and associated furnishings were updated to a more contemporary clean aesthetic while working in concert with the more traditional classical styling of the building.

Services: Architecture, Interior Design & Preservation

Robert G. Bottoms Alumni & Development Center

Robert G. Bottoms Alumni & Development Center

Location: DePauw University | Greencastle, IN

Size: 22,775 square feet

DePauw University desired a new welcoming location for their Alumni building.  Working closely with the university, our team was challenged with the adaptive re-use of a Georgian building formerly home to multiple Greek organizations.  The existing structure had been built in the 1920’s and had subsequent additions all falling into a modest state of disrepair.  Retaining the original footprint of the home was important to the program, therefore, a new addition was planned and others not sympathetic to the style were deleted.

Various functions were required of the new facility.  The design team executed thoughtfully designed floor plans for the multi-level building to better utilize the existing real estate in conjunction with the addition all while meeting accessibility standards.  Careful attention was given to the exterior of the adjoining extensions to appear cohesive with the original stately architecture.  

The interior design and associated furnishings were updated to a more contemporary clean aesthetic while working in concert with the more traditional classical styling of the building.

Services: Architecture, Interior Design & Preservation

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Size: 30,000 square feet

Working in partnership with George Ridgeway of the Cook Group, Rowland Design was charged with altering the 1922 wing of the historic former Central Avenue Methodist Church to function as the new Indiana Landmarks headquarters. The challenging project included a new principle entrance requiring the removal of an existing floor. A new elevator was strategically placed to make most of the building’s 22 levels wheelchair accessible.

The client desired a more contemporary office design to demonstrate the coexistence of thoughtfully designed new work within historic structures.  New lighting and HVAC systems were discreetly placed within existing ceiling heights as well as the installation of a sprinkler system and air conditioning in a building that previously had neither.

Monumental Affair Award for Innovation Reuse, Landscape Architecture and Community Development 

Indiana Landmarks Cook Cup for Outstanding Preservation

Services: Architecture, Interior Design & Preservation

Indiana Landmarks Center

Indiana Landmarks Center

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Size: 30,000 square feet

Working in partnership with George Ridgeway of the Cook Group, Rowland Design was charged with altering the 1922 wing of the historic former Central Avenue Methodist Church to function as the new Indiana Landmarks headquarters. The challenging project included a new principle entrance requiring the removal of an existing floor. A new elevator was strategically placed to make most of the building’s 22 levels wheelchair accessible.

The client desired a more contemporary office design to demonstrate the coexistence of thoughtfully designed new work within historic structures.  New lighting and HVAC systems were discreetly placed within existing ceiling heights as well as the installation of a sprinkler system and air conditioning in a building that previously had neither.

Monumental Affair Award for Innovation Reuse, Landscape Architecture and Community Development 

Indiana Landmarks Cook Cup for Outstanding Preservation

Services: Architecture, Interior Design & Preservation