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: 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: 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: IUPUI | Indianapolis, IN

The goal of this collaborative project is to enhance student learning and engagement at the library.  The long wall along the window that once held 68 isolated, stationary study carrels incorporates design components reflective of the study habits and methods of today’s student. Research has shown that spaces that encourage collaboration and active participation increase the likelihood that learners will retain and be able to apply information later.

By using green and renewable materials and by drawing on natural themes in its design, the Learning Spaces project also is an expression of the campus commitment to the environment and sustainable practices.

Project completed in affiliation with CSO Architects, Maregatti Interiors and RJE Business Interiors. 

Services: Interior Design

Learning Spaces III

Learning Spaces III

Location: IUPUI | Indianapolis, IN

The goal of this collaborative project is to enhance student learning and engagement at the library.  The long wall along the window that once held 68 isolated, stationary study carrels incorporates design components reflective of the study habits and methods of today’s student. Research has shown that spaces that encourage collaboration and active participation increase the likelihood that learners will retain and be able to apply information later.

By using green and renewable materials and by drawing on natural themes in its design, the Learning Spaces project also is an expression of the campus commitment to the environment and sustainable practices.

Project completed in affiliation with CSO Architects, Maregatti Interiors and RJE Business Interiors. 

Services: Interior Design

Location: Carmel, IN

Size: 6,000 square feet

When the Carmel Clay Library set out to expand their services to Carmel’s growing west side residents, Rowland Design was selected to design their new west branch. Located within an existing storefront in a busy neighborhood, the new branch library was planned in a space that was originally conceived by Rowland Design as a farmstand grocery. The existing footprint was small in size and not able to accommodate the large branch library program, which drove the need for two mezzanine additions to serve as reading rooms, study spaces and meeting areas. The existing outdoor patio was enclosed to extend the library and provide space for special programs. An addition was also completed to the exterior of the building for a book depository.

Carmel Clay Library’s desire was for the library to be a warm and welcoming setting; comfortable for all ages. Children and teen areas were designed into the footprint. A variety of flexible seating spaces equipped with power to accommodate users’ technology needs, and flexible shelving that is movable allowing for multiple arrangements was provided.

Services: Architecture, Interior Design & Experiential Graphics

Carmel Clay Library West Branch

Carmel Clay Library West Branch

Location: Carmel, IN

Size: 6,000 square feet

When the Carmel Clay Library set out to expand their services to Carmel’s growing west side residents, Rowland Design was selected to design their new west branch. Located within an existing storefront in a busy neighborhood, the new branch library was planned in a space that was originally conceived by Rowland Design as a farmstand grocery. The existing footprint was small in size and not able to accommodate the large branch library program, which drove the need for two mezzanine additions to serve as reading rooms, study spaces and meeting areas. The existing outdoor patio was enclosed to extend the library and provide space for special programs. An addition was also completed to the exterior of the building for a book depository.

Carmel Clay Library’s desire was for the library to be a warm and welcoming setting; comfortable for all ages. Children and teen areas were designed into the footprint. A variety of flexible seating spaces equipped with power to accommodate users’ technology needs, and flexible shelving that is movable allowing for multiple arrangements was provided.

Services: Architecture, Interior Design & Experiential Graphics