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: 32,000 square feet

Rowland Design worked with local NBC affiliated television station WTHR in the late 1990’s on the design of their reception, lobby and green rooms.  When it came time for a refresh, WTHR again turned to Rowland for a contemporary update.

The project objective was to conceive a clean, bright and modern space that referenced the company’s status as a regional communications leader. A New York City vibe is blended with a West Coast aesthetic to create a wow factor first impression to visitors.  

Outdated elements from the 1990s plan were deleted allowing for a complete redesign of the reception desk and surround.  The fresh design accommodates today’s work approach, while keeping entrance security a focus.

Design elements reflective of the WTHR brand are incorporated throughout the project reinforcing the company’s commitment to the local community.  Our team reinterpreted the existing lobby artwork with a large scale illuminated design piece with WTHR and NBC iconography.  A local graffiti artist was commissioned to create a bespoke two-story mural depicting distinctive Indianapolis landmarks.

Services: Interior Design & Experiential Graphics

WTHR

WTHR

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Size: 32,000 square feet

Rowland Design worked with local NBC affiliated television station WTHR in the late 1990’s on the design of their reception, lobby and green rooms.  When it came time for a refresh, WTHR again turned to Rowland for a contemporary update.

The project objective was to conceive a clean, bright and modern space that referenced the company’s status as a regional communications leader. A New York City vibe is blended with a West Coast aesthetic to create a wow factor first impression to visitors.  

Outdated elements from the 1990s plan were deleted allowing for a complete redesign of the reception desk and surround.  The fresh design accommodates today’s work approach, while keeping entrance security a focus.

Design elements reflective of the WTHR brand are incorporated throughout the project reinforcing the company’s commitment to the local community.  Our team reinterpreted the existing lobby artwork with a large scale illuminated design piece with WTHR and NBC iconography.  A local graffiti artist was commissioned to create a bespoke two-story mural depicting distinctive Indianapolis landmarks.

Services: Interior Design & Experiential Graphics

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: 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: 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

Location: Indianapolis, IN

The Robertson Chapel at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church renovation included the adaptation of Ed Dart’s monumental sanctuary to a contemporary worship environment, while maintaining the historical architectural character of the space. A platform stage with reredos wall was added to create a “behind the scenes” staging area. The existing choir loft was converted to accommodate a band. Sound reinforcement was a unique challenge due to the unconventional shape of the chapel. Other improvements included updated house and theatrical LED lighting, a new elevated sound booth with A/V controls, and the addition of projection equipment at the front and rear of the space. ADA accessibility was also addressed during the renovation.

Services: Architecture & Interior Design

Robertson Chapel

Robertson Chapel

Location: Indianapolis, IN

The Robertson Chapel at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church renovation included the adaptation of Ed Dart’s monumental sanctuary to a contemporary worship environment, while maintaining the historical architectural character of the space. A platform stage with reredos wall was added to create a “behind the scenes” staging area. The existing choir loft was converted to accommodate a band. Sound reinforcement was a unique challenge due to the unconventional shape of the chapel. Other improvements included updated house and theatrical LED lighting, a new elevated sound booth with A/V controls, and the addition of projection equipment at the front and rear of the space. ADA accessibility was also addressed during the renovation.

Services: Architecture & Interior Design