Location: Indianapolis, IN

Welcome Center

The new Welcome Center at St. Luke’s was designed to provide a more natural welcome point for guests. An obtrusive, stationary desk was removed and replaced with a movable welcome cart for a “concierge-like” feel. Because the new station is mobile, it can be relocated to any of the entrances to create a touchdown spot for various activities or events.

The main welcome area also includes space to display opportunities for involvement, as well as house courtesy items for members, such as hearing devices and children’s activity bags.

Signage and Wayfinding Package

Rowland Design developed a cohesive signage and wayfinding system to facilitate navigation throughout the building and more clearly identify spaces within.

West Passage

The West Passage project was implemented to solve the disconnect between various areas of the church as outlined in the masterplan. Pathway improvements, including new carpeting, lighting, and signage and wayfinding create better flow and unify the user experience from various entrance points. Large display panels with recessed monitors are dedicated to highlighting church missions and ministries.

Parking / Site Improvements

Improvements to the site and parking grew out of the masterplan. The current parking lot layout was unsafe and disjointed. The new plan purposefully connects the main structure with the youth building, addresses ADA concerns through an accessible lot, and creates an opportunity for concealed drop-off in future phases. 

Toilet Room Renovations

The 1950s restrooms at St. Luke’s were overhauled with a new finishes, fixtures, paint, and tile resulting in a modern aesthetic that compliments the newly designed adjacent West Passage.

Services: Interior Design & Experiential Graphics

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Welcome Center

The new Welcome Center at St. Luke’s was designed to provide a more natural welcome point for guests. An obtrusive, stationary desk was removed and replaced with a movable welcome cart for a “concierge-like” feel. Because the new station is mobile, it can be relocated to any of the entrances to create a touchdown spot for various activities or events.

The main welcome area also includes space to display opportunities for involvement, as well as house courtesy items for members, such as hearing devices and children’s activity bags.

Signage and Wayfinding Package

Rowland Design developed a cohesive signage and wayfinding system to facilitate navigation throughout the building and more clearly identify spaces within.

West Passage

The West Passage project was implemented to solve the disconnect between various areas of the church as outlined in the masterplan. Pathway improvements, including new carpeting, lighting, and signage and wayfinding create better flow and unify the user experience from various entrance points. Large display panels with recessed monitors are dedicated to highlighting church missions and ministries.

Parking / Site Improvements

Improvements to the site and parking grew out of the masterplan. The current parking lot layout was unsafe and disjointed. The new plan purposefully connects the main structure with the youth building, addresses ADA concerns through an accessible lot, and creates an opportunity for concealed drop-off in future phases. 

Toilet Room Renovations

The 1950s restrooms at St. Luke’s were overhauled with a new finishes, fixtures, paint, and tile resulting in a modern aesthetic that compliments the newly designed adjacent West Passage.

Services: Interior Design & Experiential Graphics

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