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: 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: 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: 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: 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: University of Southern California | Los Angeles, CA

Size: 15,000 square feet

The Spanish Colonial revival, often seen in Southern California architecture, radiates throughout the redesign of the existing Alpha Gamma Delta chapter house at the University of Southern California’s campus.  Ornate details and stonework help define the entry and convey the period style design. The first floor of the existing house was reconfigured to accommodate the newly colonized organization’s needs for social gathering and community activities. Both the spirit of the sorority and university are celebrated via color and finish selections.

Services: Architecture & Interior Design

Alpha Gamma Delta

Alpha Gamma Delta

Location: University of Southern California | Los Angeles, CA

Size: 15,000 square feet

The Spanish Colonial revival, often seen in Southern California architecture, radiates throughout the redesign of the existing Alpha Gamma Delta chapter house at the University of Southern California’s campus.  Ornate details and stonework help define the entry and convey the period style design. The first floor of the existing house was reconfigured to accommodate the newly colonized organization’s needs for social gathering and community activities. Both the spirit of the sorority and university are celebrated via color and finish selections.

Services: Architecture & Interior Design