Category Archives: Landscape Architecture

Browning Day Tackles Peyton Manning Statue and Plaza Project

Browning Day Tackles Peyton Manning Statue and Plaza Project

The heart of the Indianapolis Colts NFL football team may have retired, but his legacy will live on through a statue that was recently unveiled. Thousands crowded the plaza of Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 7, including many former Colts teammates, coaches and staff as the Peyton Manning statue was officially revealed and celebrated. Photo gallery: Peyton Manning Statue and Plaza Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf has a strong relationship, dating back several decades, with the City of Indianapolis and….

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Browning Day Wins Big at INASLA With Four Awards

Browning Day Wins Big at INASLA With Four Awards

INDIANAPOLIS – Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf won four awards during the 2017 INASLA Professional Design Awards program on Sept. 22, as judged by the Pennsylvania Delaware Chapter of ASLA. Browning Day received the following design awards: Design Constructed Works Category – Merit Award for Gate 1 Plaza, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, Ind. Design Constructed Works Category – Merit Award for Indiana University’s Conrad Prebys Amphitheater, Bloomington, Ind. Design Constructed Works Category – Merit Award for Indiana University’s School of Global….

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Browning Day Landscape Designer Earns SITES AP Certification

Browning Day Landscape Designer Earns SITES AP Certification

A Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Landscape Designer has become one of the first professionals in Indiana to earn the SITES Accredited Professional (SITES AP) credential though Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). This certification signifies that Monica Guillaud, ALSA, SITES AP, stands amongst an elite group of sustainable sites design leaders dedicated to promoting the value of landscapes and ecological health within the built environment. “The ability to say ‘We created something great here that demonstrates leadership in design,’ is a much….

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The Future of Parks in Indianapolis Part II

The Future of Parks in Indianapolis Part II

The City of Indianapolis is climbing economically although there are many areas for improvement. Knowing this, I find myself both concerned – and more importantly – optimistic about the future of parks and public spaces in Indianapolis. Indianapolis has a large and uniquely historic city park system, which includes 210 parks and 11,464 total acres, 125 playgrounds, 155 sports fields, and 130 miles of trails. The number of parks, acreage, programs, and facilities in Indianapolis is encouraging, however, how we….

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Broad Ripple Canal Esplanade Opens with a ‘Quack’

Broad Ripple Canal Esplanade Opens with a ‘Quack’

Late last month, on a picture perfect, cooler than usual Sunday afternoon, the Village of Broad Ripple celebrated the official opening of the Canal Esplanade – a dream that neighborhood advocate Tom Healy says began nearly 30 years ago.  The desire for improvements and enhancements to the Central Canal began in the late 80s, and countless studies and designs have been considered during that time. A 2010 study by Browning Day was built on past studies and work by the….

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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 Announces New Systems Planning and Landscape Architecture Leadership

Browning Day Announces New Systems Planning and Landscape Architecture Leadership

Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf celebrates growth with a new generation of leadership and ownership, as it builds upon its 50-year history of planning and landscape architecture. Browning Day has consistently extended professional growth opportunity to individuals whose talents stem from intrinsic motivation and who make positive change and choices, for the firm’s clients and within the professional disciplines they represent. As the business embarks on the next 50 years of service, firm executives intend to grow a diverse planning and….

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5 Essential Books for Designing with Nature

5 Essential Books for Designing with Nature

Originally published on April 3, 2017 by BNP Media through the Building Enclosure Blog. With Earth Day right around the corner, nature starting to bloom, and summertime travel plans coming together, it is a great time of year to reflect on the intrinsic affinity we have for nature in all its wonder and beauty. Perhaps you’re a design professional who finds instruction and inspiration from nature? The emergence of biophilic design and biomimicry as widely revered design influences speaks to….

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Browning Day Wins Big | Fall 2015 Newsletter

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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