Our History & Legacy

Founded in 1967, Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf architects have long been a leader of the vision for innovation that has resulted in transformative built-works. This work started in the early 1970s with the redesign of Veteran’s Memorial Plaza and the design of pedestrian-oriented streetscapes for Market Street and Monument Circle. Our early to mid-1980s work included the historic renovation of the Head House at Union Station, the design and construction of the Pan Am Plaza and Ice Rink, as well as the RCA Dome and IUPUI’s Natatorium and Track and Field. The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art followed and the early 1990s ushered in Circle Centre Mall, the Washington Streetscape and Master Plan, as well as the design for the Lower Central Canal linear park that triggered the design and construction of White River State Park and two subsequent phases of the canal.

The second millennium gave birth to our leadership toward a master plan for the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Pagoda Control Tower and Plaza, an international icon. The year 2005 celebrated the opening of doors and sculptural gardens at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Herron School of Art & Design and the Eiteljorg Museum’s expansion to the canal level. In January 2006, we completed the Canal and White River State Park Cultural District Interpretive Master Plan and a vision plan for the 28 urban blocks of the North Meridian Neighborhood Area. Our involvement with high-profile projects continued with projects like Lucas Oil Stadium, the Conrad Hotel and Residences and the new Indianapolis Airport Midfield Terminal landscape design.

In 2014 we completed one of the most significant Zoo Exhibits in the world, the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center at the Indianapolis Zoo. Currently we are working on other exciting projects including CityWay YMCA, Pulliam Square, two corporate headquarters, and the River Ridge Commerce Center Master Plan.


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