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Browning Day featured in LASN’s “Firms of the Midwest”

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Browning Day featured in LASN’s “Firms of the Midwest”

Landscape Architect & Specifier News – November 2015 “Firms of the Midwest” Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf, Indianapolis, Ind. Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf began as a landscape architectural firm in 1967. Today, it is one of the leading architectural, landscape architectural design and planning firms in the Midwest. The firm has 4 principles, 28 architects, 10 landscape architects, 3 interior designers and 8 administrative professionals. Now in its third generation of leadership, the firm’s work encompasses academic, parks and recreation, preservation and….

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Browning Day Wins Big | Fall 2015 Newsletter

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Browning Day Wins Big | Fall 2015 Newsletter

Browning Day wins INASLA Awards Last week, the landscape architecture team of Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf received three awards for excellence in design by the Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Brett Schlachter, landscape architect, also received special recognition of outstanding leadership, service and commitment. Congratulations, team! Browning Day received the Award of Excellence, the highest honor bestowed at the state-level, for the River Ridge Commerce Center Gateway Master Plan. The award is reserved only for….

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Preserving an Icon: The Indiana State Fair Coliseum

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Preserving an Icon: The Indiana State Fair Coliseum

Opened to great fanfare in 1939, the Pepsi Coliseum was the premier public assembly venue in the state of Indiana for decades. It has hosted countless events for more than 70 years, including the only performances ever held in Indiana by the Beatles. While the past seven decades have given the Coliseum a rich and diverse history, they have also seen the facility descend into a state of disrepair and unable to meet the demands of a sports and entertainment….

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A Sanctuary in the City

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A Sanctuary in the City

Native to Indonesia and Malaysia, Orangutans are currently found only in the rainforest of Borneo and Sumatra. The name Orangutan derives from “Orang” (people) and “Hutan” (forest) and literally means “people from the forest” in Mayan. Rob Shumaker​, Vice President of Conservation & Life Sciences at the Indianapolis Zoo, explained that Orangutans are one of the world’s most endangered species due to habitat loss and a slow reproductive cycle. Besides their size and long reddish hair, the most striking thing about….

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Butler Arts Venue Embraces Bold Design

Performance Venue

Butler Arts Venue Embraces Bold Design

Opened in spring 2013, The LEED Gold certified Howard L. Schrott Center for the Performing and Visual Arts is the newest performance hall at Butler University. The 450-seat venue for music and theater is located near Clowes Memorial Hall, and responds to the theater and music departments’ need for a mid-sized performance facility. The design meets the particular requirements of choral, orchestral, and theatrical productions, and includes a lobby, green room, dressing rooms, and other support spaces. The exterior design….

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Higher Education on a Global Scale

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Higher Education on a Global Scale

Sustainability was a driving force behind the ultimate design solution. Throughout the design process, the architects paid particular attention to the solar and topographical considerations of the site, as well as use of local materials, and LEED certification benchmarks. The final solution incorporates a comprehensive network of systems and technologies in line with the overall sustainable strategy. Currently under construction, the 158,000 square-foot building is a mix of office and classroom areas along with 10 conference rooms and a 150-seat auditorium. The building….

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Creative Space Meets High Performance Design

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Creative Space Meets High Performance Design

More than a reflection of the architectural shell, the interior design and furniture selection were crafted to respond to the needs of the users and the functions within each space. Taking into account flexibility and ease of storage, the faculty studios were furnished and arranged to reflect each professor’s teaching methods, thus maximizing their interactions with students. Public spaces provide a variety of learning environments ranging from high-top cafe tables to mobile lounge chairs, quiet, private alcoves to open public….

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A Twenty-First Century Library at St. Catharine College

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A Twenty-First Century Library at St. Catharine College

Strategically oriented to engage with the rest of campus, the library’s wings spread at a slight angle, like open arms extending an invitation to visitors. The open arms bring visitors into the cradle occupied by the lawn, patio, and the main entrance portico, complete with limestone columns and classical architectural elements. The gentle arc form carried throughout the building defines the floor plan layout of the circulation desk, a double-height lobby space, and the overlooking balcony. It can also be….

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Building and Site Merge in Sweet Harmony

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Building and Site Merge in Sweet Harmony

The site design of the new East Studio for the acclaimed Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington responds to the need for the project to integrate easily with the fabric of the campus while providing a fresh contemporary aesthetic. Our design weaves together project-specific program needs with creative site solutions, taking great care to enable further developments to fit into the current framework and allow the landscape to grow into a quad and an arts gateway. Browning Day….

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