Location: East Grand Rapids, MI

Size: 60,000 square feet

What was once the site of an obsolete department store, is now a spirited mixed-use project with locally owned restaurants, retail, banks and health care offices. This area of Grand Rapids was formerly home to an amusement park and commercial establishments dating from the turn of the last century. Taking inspiration from the historic architectural fabric of the community, facades are divided into singular store fronts allowing tenants a sense of individuality.  

To further the authenticity of the architectural design, a 1920’s bank façade was relocated from downtown Grand Rapids and incorporated into the new facades. A variety of honest materials including brick, limestone, wood and terra cotta provided a level of detail anchoring the project within the community fabric.  

A plaza fountain surrounded by cast bronze player pianos references a time when local pubs disposed of pianos by sending them to a nearby lake shortly after the introduction of the juke box. Anchoring the plaza is the entrance pavilion from the parking deck into the public court. Referencing the range of sail boats at adjacent Reed’s Lake, a 35-foot-tall regatta sculpture and its viewing platform have become a favored location for town meetings and community events.

Services: Architecture

Gaslight Village

Gaslight Village

Location: East Grand Rapids, MI

Size: 60,000 square feet

What was once the site of an obsolete department store, is now a spirited mixed-use project with locally owned restaurants, retail, banks and health care offices. This area of Grand Rapids was formerly home to an amusement park and commercial establishments dating from the turn of the last century. Taking inspiration from the historic architectural fabric of the community, facades are divided into singular store fronts allowing tenants a sense of individuality.  

To further the authenticity of the architectural design, a 1920’s bank façade was relocated from downtown Grand Rapids and incorporated into the new facades. A variety of honest materials including brick, limestone, wood and terra cotta provided a level of detail anchoring the project within the community fabric.  

A plaza fountain surrounded by cast bronze player pianos references a time when local pubs disposed of pianos by sending them to a nearby lake shortly after the introduction of the juke box. Anchoring the plaza is the entrance pavilion from the parking deck into the public court. Referencing the range of sail boats at adjacent Reed’s Lake, a 35-foot-tall regatta sculpture and its viewing platform have become a favored location for town meetings and community events.

Services: Architecture

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Size: 11,000 square feet (Phase I) | 5,800 square feet (Phase II)

Edgeworth Laskey Properties LLC engaged Rowland Design to complete a tenant build-out and implement building standards for local tech company, E-gineering. The project included specialty lighting, patterned carpet and feature ceiling elements. E-gineering company branding is referenced throughout the space with adventurous graphics also designed by Rowland. 

The tenant desired a high-energy design for staff as it is often used 24 hours a day. A combination lounge/game room is integrated into the space.  

Once complete, Edgeworth Laskey again commissioned our design studio to design a new annex for E-gineering  located within the same building. E-gineering has been listed as one of the “Best Places to Work in Indiana” several years running.

Services: Interior Design & Experiential Graphics

E-gineering

E-gineering

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Size: 11,000 square feet (Phase I) | 5,800 square feet (Phase II)

Edgeworth Laskey Properties LLC engaged Rowland Design to complete a tenant build-out and implement building standards for local tech company, E-gineering. The project included specialty lighting, patterned carpet and feature ceiling elements. E-gineering company branding is referenced throughout the space with adventurous graphics also designed by Rowland. 

The tenant desired a high-energy design for staff as it is often used 24 hours a day. A combination lounge/game room is integrated into the space.  

Once complete, Edgeworth Laskey again commissioned our design studio to design a new annex for E-gineering  located within the same building. E-gineering has been listed as one of the “Best Places to Work in Indiana” several years running.

Services: Interior Design & Experiential Graphics

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: Fishers, IN

Size: 54,000 square feet

Arduagh, a national glass container manufacturer, relocated their headquarters from Muncie, Indiana, to the satellite city of Fishers. The fresh facility provides a home to the more than 200 employees who are adjusting to the relocation as well as a new way of working. 

Leaving behind a sea of obsolete high walled cubicles, the new office promotes collaboration through an open floor plan with minimal separation and no enclosed offices. Unassigned touchdown spaces offer greater flexible work options.

Coming from a building with little to no natural light, the inclusion of daylighting in the new space was a vital design objective. This was achieved by incorporating glass fronted conference spaces along the building’s perimeter walls. The space was thoughtfully branded with graphic elements applied to expansive glazing as identifiers and coordinated with illuminated wall boxes.

The new corporate headquarters received new finishes and furnishings.  Modern styles blended with classic furniture provided a timeless contrast completing the design concept.

Services: Interior Design

Ardaugh

Ardaugh

Location: Fishers, IN

Size: 54,000 square feet

Arduagh, a national glass container manufacturer, relocated their headquarters from Muncie, Indiana, to the satellite city of Fishers. The fresh facility provides a home to the more than 200 employees who are adjusting to the relocation as well as a new way of working. 

Leaving behind a sea of obsolete high walled cubicles, the new office promotes collaboration through an open floor plan with minimal separation and no enclosed offices. Unassigned touchdown spaces offer greater flexible work options.

Coming from a building with little to no natural light, the inclusion of daylighting in the new space was a vital design objective. This was achieved by incorporating glass fronted conference spaces along the building’s perimeter walls. The space was thoughtfully branded with graphic elements applied to expansive glazing as identifiers and coordinated with illuminated wall boxes.

The new corporate headquarters received new finishes and furnishings.  Modern styles blended with classic furniture provided a timeless contrast completing the design concept.

Services: Interior Design

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Size: 35,000 square feet

With a shift to a new location nearer to downtown Indianapolis the United Way of Central Indiana, known as UWCI, not only adopted a new address but a new corporate culture. The community-based organization embraced a fresh approach to its fundamental work desiring a more flexible, current and vibrant environment to not only create more efficient work space, but fully embody the energy and vision of the ‘New U’ mission.

Visitors enter the space past custom graphic wood elements that announce UWCI’s location and act as an extension of United Way’s branding. Office spaces highlight a neutral hues aesthetic that is punctuated with bursts of colorful accent walls further enhancing the vibrant and spirited surroundings.

Introducing natural daylighting into the space was a significant design consideration. An open concept plan was generated where workspaces rather than enclosed offices line the perimeter of the suite keeping windows free from obstruction. Encompassing the reception area are a mixture of flexible meeting rooms, conference rooms and enclaves.  

Services: Interior Design & Experiential Graphics

United Way of Central Indiana Headquarters

United Way of Central Indiana Headquarters

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Size: 35,000 square feet

With a shift to a new location nearer to downtown Indianapolis the United Way of Central Indiana, known as UWCI, not only adopted a new address but a new corporate culture. The community-based organization embraced a fresh approach to its fundamental work desiring a more flexible, current and vibrant environment to not only create more efficient work space, but fully embody the energy and vision of the ‘New U’ mission.

Visitors enter the space past custom graphic wood elements that announce UWCI’s location and act as an extension of United Way’s branding. Office spaces highlight a neutral hues aesthetic that is punctuated with bursts of colorful accent walls further enhancing the vibrant and spirited surroundings.

Introducing natural daylighting into the space was a significant design consideration. An open concept plan was generated where workspaces rather than enclosed offices line the perimeter of the suite keeping windows free from obstruction. Encompassing the reception area are a mixture of flexible meeting rooms, conference rooms and enclaves.  

Services: Interior Design & Experiential Graphics

Location: Columbus, IN

Size: 7,500 square feet

The terminal renovation at the Columbus Municipal Airport replaced an outdated 1980’s décor with a modern updated design suitable to today’s demands. Light fixtures reminiscent of aircraft wings make an impactful statement as visitors enter the space toward open views of runway activity.  Paying tribute to the city it serves, custom wall coverings were conceived to highlight the world-renowned collection of architecture Columbus is known for.

Multiple spaces were configured to better distinguish them from others.  New carpet, lighting and furnishings were implemented to heighten the passenger experience.  The airport refresh also included the design of a conference room, conference and event spaces, new restrooms as well as a modernized pilot’s lounge.

2017 IIDA Indiana Runner Up – Institutional

Services: Interior Design & Experiential Graphics

Columbus Airport

Columbus Airport

Location: Columbus, IN

Size: 7,500 square feet

The terminal renovation at the Columbus Municipal Airport replaced an outdated 1980’s décor with a modern updated design suitable to today’s demands. Light fixtures reminiscent of aircraft wings make an impactful statement as visitors enter the space toward open views of runway activity.  Paying tribute to the city it serves, custom wall coverings were conceived to highlight the world-renowned collection of architecture Columbus is known for.

Multiple spaces were configured to better distinguish them from others.  New carpet, lighting and furnishings were implemented to heighten the passenger experience.  The airport refresh also included the design of a conference room, conference and event spaces, new restrooms as well as a modernized pilot’s lounge.

2017 IIDA Indiana Runner Up – Institutional

Services: Interior Design & Experiential Graphics

Location: Noblesville, IN

Size: 5,934 square feet

Ryan Fire Protection engaged Rowland Design to formulate a comprehensive renovation of their current breakroom and kitchenette spaces. The client requested a multi-function space that would be inviting and bright for staff to utilize throughout the day.

The new design incorporated exposed ceilings, feature lighting, banquette seating and new flooring. The color scheme was selected to physically brighten the space in conjunction with elements of the company’s branding. The refreshed design has fostered a place where employees can break for lunch, hold a meeting or even host a gathering.

Services: Interior Design

Ryan Fireprotection

Ryan Fireprotection

Location: Noblesville, IN

Size: 5,934 square feet

Ryan Fire Protection engaged Rowland Design to formulate a comprehensive renovation of their current breakroom and kitchenette spaces. The client requested a multi-function space that would be inviting and bright for staff to utilize throughout the day.

The new design incorporated exposed ceilings, feature lighting, banquette seating and new flooring. The color scheme was selected to physically brighten the space in conjunction with elements of the company’s branding. The refreshed design has fostered a place where employees can break for lunch, hold a meeting or even host a gathering.

Services: Interior Design

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Size: 365,000 square feet

Founded in 1954, MacAllister Machinery became the leader in Caterpiller Tractor sales. Six decades later the need for a new corporate headquarters was realized. The new headquarters centralized services to a single location, enabling employees to better serve their customers and communities.

The new 365,000 square foot facility was aesthetically inspired by the architectural designs of 1920s firm, Greene and Greene. Craftsman influenced interior finishes as well as custom furnishings emphasizes the building’s design while supporting the needs of the contemporary workforce.

English wallpapers and hand crafted Middle Eastern rugs were curated for the executive areas. Careful attention was given to period casework, lighting and materials. The fresh workplace culture featured perimeter offices carefully composed to allow daylight into a central core of open offices. 

Services: Interior Design & Experiential Graphics

MacAllister Machinery

MacAllister Machinery

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Size: 365,000 square feet

Founded in 1954, MacAllister Machinery became the leader in Caterpiller Tractor sales. Six decades later the need for a new corporate headquarters was realized. The new headquarters centralized services to a single location, enabling employees to better serve their customers and communities.

The new 365,000 square foot facility was aesthetically inspired by the architectural designs of 1920s firm, Greene and Greene. Craftsman influenced interior finishes as well as custom furnishings emphasizes the building’s design while supporting the needs of the contemporary workforce.

English wallpapers and hand crafted Middle Eastern rugs were curated for the executive areas. Careful attention was given to period casework, lighting and materials. The fresh workplace culture featured perimeter offices carefully composed to allow daylight into a central core of open offices. 

Services: Interior Design & Experiential Graphics

Location: Indianapolis, IN

IIDA ’s 2007 “IDEA” Award Winner for Corporate / Commercial spaces, this pharmaceutical company’s new headquarters lobby and ‘Heritage Hall’ exhibit was a collaborative effort with HOK,  facilitated by Rowland Design.

The design team was asked to create a stimulating space that tells the company’s 130 year commitment to pharmaceuticals and life sciences, and that communicates a responsible allocation of resources to its employees and visitors. Working within the existing architecture, the design team created a sequence of visual experiences that supports it’s story and history. Overhead light coves and elegant columns architecturally define the various spaces in the lobby and exhibit. Terrazzo floor patterns support story-telling through their “quoting” of the historic language of science, and hexagonal mosaic carpet patterns make reference to structures found in scientific chemistry.

IIDA 2007 “IDEA” Award Winner for Corporate/Commercial Spaces

Services: Interior Design

Heritage Hall

Heritage Hall

Location: Indianapolis, IN

IIDA ’s 2007 “IDEA” Award Winner for Corporate / Commercial spaces, this pharmaceutical company’s new headquarters lobby and ‘Heritage Hall’ exhibit was a collaborative effort with HOK,  facilitated by Rowland Design.

The design team was asked to create a stimulating space that tells the company’s 130 year commitment to pharmaceuticals and life sciences, and that communicates a responsible allocation of resources to its employees and visitors. Working within the existing architecture, the design team created a sequence of visual experiences that supports it’s story and history. Overhead light coves and elegant columns architecturally define the various spaces in the lobby and exhibit. Terrazzo floor patterns support story-telling through their “quoting” of the historic language of science, and hexagonal mosaic carpet patterns make reference to structures found in scientific chemistry.

IIDA 2007 “IDEA” Award Winner for Corporate/Commercial Spaces

Services: 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