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: 32,000 square feet

The Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Leadership and Learning Center combines a refined corporate center with the rustic Camp Dellwood site resulting in a new facility that is both highly functional and sympathetic to its pastoral context.

Working with design elements of nature along with colors and motifs evocative of the Girl Scouts brand, the interior spaces offer a warm and welcoming lodge like environment. High tech educational spaces are provided for the scouts and volunteers to learn, collaborate and experiment. Several flexible conference rooms accommodate varied meeting and training needs.

2017 IIDA Indiana Runner Up – Corporate/Commercial New Construction

Services: Architecture, Interior Design & Experiential Graphics

Girl Scouts of Central Indiana

Girl Scouts of Central Indiana

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Size: 32,000 square feet

The Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Leadership and Learning Center combines a refined corporate center with the rustic Camp Dellwood site resulting in a new facility that is both highly functional and sympathetic to its pastoral context.

Working with design elements of nature along with colors and motifs evocative of the Girl Scouts brand, the interior spaces offer a warm and welcoming lodge like environment. High tech educational spaces are provided for the scouts and volunteers to learn, collaborate and experiment. Several flexible conference rooms accommodate varied meeting and training needs.

2017 IIDA Indiana Runner Up – Corporate/Commercial New Construction

Services: Architecture, Interior Design & Experiential Graphics

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: 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: 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: 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

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: DePauw University | Greencastle, IN

Size: 22,775 square feet

DePauw University desired a new welcoming location for their Alumni building.  Working closely with the university, our team was challenged with the adaptive re-use of a Georgian building formerly home to multiple Greek organizations.  The existing structure had been built in the 1920’s and had subsequent additions all falling into a modest state of disrepair.  Retaining the original footprint of the home was important to the program, therefore, a new addition was planned and others not sympathetic to the style were deleted.

Various functions were required of the new facility.  The design team executed thoughtfully designed floor plans for the multi-level building to better utilize the existing real estate in conjunction with the addition all while meeting accessibility standards.  Careful attention was given to the exterior of the adjoining extensions to appear cohesive with the original stately architecture.  

The interior design and associated furnishings were updated to a more contemporary clean aesthetic while working in concert with the more traditional classical styling of the building.

Services: Architecture, Interior Design & Preservation

Robert G. Bottoms Alumni & Development Center

Robert G. Bottoms Alumni & Development Center

Location: DePauw University | Greencastle, IN

Size: 22,775 square feet

DePauw University desired a new welcoming location for their Alumni building.  Working closely with the university, our team was challenged with the adaptive re-use of a Georgian building formerly home to multiple Greek organizations.  The existing structure had been built in the 1920’s and had subsequent additions all falling into a modest state of disrepair.  Retaining the original footprint of the home was important to the program, therefore, a new addition was planned and others not sympathetic to the style were deleted.

Various functions were required of the new facility.  The design team executed thoughtfully designed floor plans for the multi-level building to better utilize the existing real estate in conjunction with the addition all while meeting accessibility standards.  Careful attention was given to the exterior of the adjoining extensions to appear cohesive with the original stately architecture.  

The interior design and associated furnishings were updated to a more contemporary clean aesthetic while working in concert with the more traditional classical styling of the building.

Services: Architecture, Interior Design & Preservation

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