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: 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

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: 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

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