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

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: Indiana University | Bloomington, IN

Size: 17,045 square feet

Designed to support multiple processes and functions, the Indiana University Scholars’ Commons space stimulates the journey from curiosity to discovery to completion.

Researchers, whether faculty, staff, or students, come first in this space. The library serves as an academic hub that offers easy access to experts with supportive technology for every stage of scholarship. With a variety of individual and collaborative spaces, users can thrive in the area that best suits their needs. Scholars’ Commons easily adapts to each researcher and is optimized for technology ranging from laptops and mobile devices to the multi-screen visualization or IQ Wall.

Aimed at enhancing productivity and comfort, open computer desking systems, lounge areas, and various study tables surround a core cluster of high tech consultation rooms.

Featured in the American School and University Magazine for “Outstanding Designs – Libraries and Media Centers” – Educational Interiors Showcase 2016

2015 IIDA Indiana Runner Up – K-12 and Higher Education

Services: Architecture & Interior Design

Herman B Wells Library

Herman B Wells Library

Location: Indiana University | Bloomington, IN

Size: 17,045 square feet

Designed to support multiple processes and functions, the Indiana University Scholars’ Commons space stimulates the journey from curiosity to discovery to completion.

Researchers, whether faculty, staff, or students, come first in this space. The library serves as an academic hub that offers easy access to experts with supportive technology for every stage of scholarship. With a variety of individual and collaborative spaces, users can thrive in the area that best suits their needs. Scholars’ Commons easily adapts to each researcher and is optimized for technology ranging from laptops and mobile devices to the multi-screen visualization or IQ Wall.

Aimed at enhancing productivity and comfort, open computer desking systems, lounge areas, and various study tables surround a core cluster of high tech consultation rooms.

Featured in the American School and University Magazine for “Outstanding Designs – Libraries and Media Centers” – Educational Interiors Showcase 2016

2015 IIDA Indiana Runner Up – K-12 and Higher Education

Services: Architecture & Interior Design

Location: Indiana University | Bloomington, IN

Size: 17,045 square feet

Designed to support multiple processes and functions, the Indiana University Scholars’ Commons space stimulates the journey from curiosity to discovery to completion.

Researchers, whether faculty, staff, or students, come first in this space. The library serves as an academic hub that offers easy access to experts with supportive technology for every stage of scholarship. With a variety of individual and collaborative spaces, users can thrive in the area that best suits their needs. Scholars’ Commons easily adapts to each researcher and is optimized for technology ranging from laptops and mobile devices to the multi-screen visualization or IQ Wall.

Aimed at enhancing productivity and comfort, open computer desking systems, lounge areas, and various study tables surround a core cluster of high tech consultation rooms.

Featured in the American School and University Magazine for “Outstanding Designs – Libraries and Media Centers” – Educational Interiors Showcase 2016

2015 IIDA Indiana Runner Up – K-12 and Higher Education

Services: Architecture & Interior Design

Herman B Wells Library

Herman B Wells Library

Location: Indiana University | Bloomington, IN

Size: 17,045 square feet

Designed to support multiple processes and functions, the Indiana University Scholars’ Commons space stimulates the journey from curiosity to discovery to completion.

Researchers, whether faculty, staff, or students, come first in this space. The library serves as an academic hub that offers easy access to experts with supportive technology for every stage of scholarship. With a variety of individual and collaborative spaces, users can thrive in the area that best suits their needs. Scholars’ Commons easily adapts to each researcher and is optimized for technology ranging from laptops and mobile devices to the multi-screen visualization or IQ Wall.

Aimed at enhancing productivity and comfort, open computer desking systems, lounge areas, and various study tables surround a core cluster of high tech consultation rooms.

Featured in the American School and University Magazine for “Outstanding Designs – Libraries and Media Centers” – Educational Interiors Showcase 2016

2015 IIDA Indiana Runner Up – K-12 and Higher Education

Services: Architecture & Interior Design

Location: Indiana University | Bloomington, IN

Size: 2,020 square feet

The Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at Indiana University desired updated spaces for the women living in the chapter house to study and socialize. The spaces were to be relaxed and comfortable while reflecting the unique character of the sorority and its historic house. Understanding their vision, Rowland Design re-imagined the main entry, formal living room and library spaces to meet the project objective.

The heavy wood paneled entry was transformed into a warm and inviting sitting area with a sophisticated feel that also proudly displays photography of the current chapter members. The sorority’s brand was emphasized by implementing chapter colors into the formal living room’s finishes and furniture. A more transitional feel was necessary for the library space which features artwork and framed pictures displaying the sister’s history and academic achievements.

Services: Interior Design

Kappa Kappa Gamma

Kappa Kappa Gamma

Location: Indiana University | Bloomington, IN

Size: 2,020 square feet

The Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at Indiana University desired updated spaces for the women living in the chapter house to study and socialize. The spaces were to be relaxed and comfortable while reflecting the unique character of the sorority and its historic house. Understanding their vision, Rowland Design re-imagined the main entry, formal living room and library spaces to meet the project objective.

The heavy wood paneled entry was transformed into a warm and inviting sitting area with a sophisticated feel that also proudly displays photography of the current chapter members. The sorority’s brand was emphasized by implementing chapter colors into the formal living room’s finishes and furniture. A more transitional feel was necessary for the library space which features artwork and framed pictures displaying the sister’s history and academic achievements.

Services: Interior Design