Category Archives: Higher Education

Jens Jensen in Indianapolis: The Restoration of Riverdale

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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Open Space and the Public Realm on a University Campus

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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Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architect Receives WELL AP Credential

Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architect Receives WELL AP Credential

Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Director of Sustainability Daniel Overbey, AIA, LEED AP (BD+C, ID+C, O+M), has recently earned the WELL Accredited Professional (AP) credential, making him among the first in Indiana. The WELL AP credential signifies knowledge in human health and wellness in the built environment, and specialization in the WELL Building Standard, which focuses on seven categories of building performance: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind. “Human health is an emerging priority, and much like the world we live….

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Creative Space Meets High Performance Design

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

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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