All posts by Barth Hendrickson

Jens Jensen in Indianapolis: The Restoration of Riverdale

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Jens Jensen in Indianapolis: The Restoration of Riverdale

The Riverdale Garden: Jens Jensen’s and the Sisters of Oldenburg Influence on Marian University’s Restored Landscape of Art Love of nature and the created order. I first became aware of Riverdale 12 years ago in 2006, when Vice President of Administration, Deb Lawrence, noticed that I had listed Jens Jensen’s small book “Siftings” as one of my favorite books in an Indianapolis Business Journal article.  And so, she sent me a written note to seek my interest in the “befriending”….

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Earth Day: A Reminder for Stewardship of Our Resources

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Earth Day: A Reminder for Stewardship of Our Resources

As landscape architecture, architecture, planning and interior design professionals, our designs are sensitive to the environment as we orchestrate nature and man-made open spaces to create a symphony of experiences for the people who occupy them. Earth Day, which is on Sunday, April 22, should remind us of the role that we, humans, have for stewarding the Earth’s living resources as part of the created order. We should seek to live in harmony with nature and find more creative ways….

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Understanding the SITES Initiative and its Benefits

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Understanding the SITES Initiative and its Benefits

Architects have been known for creating beautiful and functional buildings all while thinking about what materials can be used that are sustainable to our environment. Over the past several years, several robust green building standards have emerged in the marketplace, including LEED, WELL, Fitwel, and the Living Building Challenge. This commitment to sustainability in building design and construction is now spilling over into the landscape architecture arena, largely as a result of the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES). WHAT IS SITES?….

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Open Space and the Public Realm on a University Campus

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Open Space and the Public Realm on a University Campus

Imagine you are walking along the path of your routine commute from point A to point B. What does it look like? Why did you choose that path to your destination? Is it safe? Is it inviting? Is it scenic? As designers, we incorporate our stakeholders’ comments and our expertise of landscape architecture to create a vision that captures a space’s sense of purpose, beauty and function. We believe that in addition to a college or university’s architectural components, the….

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The Creative Minds Behind Planning & Urban Design

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The Creative Minds Behind Planning & Urban Design

Planning, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture were the founding professional pursuits at Browning Day in 1967. Over the past 46 years, we have built a portfolio filled with Legacy projects that the City of Indianapolis and State of Indiana recognize as iconic.  Our qualified creative team of land planning, landscape architecture and urban design professionals exist to serve our clients in the areas of academic, commercial, government, healthcare, preservation, corporate, residential, and sports. We provide Leadership + Design®. Barth Hendrickson….

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