Category Archives: Landscape Architecture

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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Browning Day Wins Mass Ave. Park Design Competition

Browning Day Wins Mass Ave. Park Design Competition

We won! Riley Area Development Corporation (RADC) selected Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf (Browning Day) as the winner of its Davlan Park Community Art Space competition. The competition, which ran from February 1 to March 1, asked entrants to re-envision the design and programming of the community green space in front of the Davlan Building at the intersection of Mass Ave. and Alabama Street. Browning Day’s design solution sought to better activate the green space, and create a portable, semi-enclosed structure….

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World Landscape Architecture Month, Pharrell, Ball State and Purdue

World Landscape Architecture Month, Pharrell, Ball State and Purdue

Now that I’ve got your attention, did you know that April is World Landscape Architecture Month?  Why does it matter? As the American Society of Landscape Architects explains it, this “is an opportunity for landscape architects across the world to celebrate, showcase and educate others about our great profession of landscape architecture.” World Landscape Architecture Month is connecting each ASLA chapter with a sister organization in a foreign country to collaborate, share ideas, and reach new audiences with social media.  The Indiana Chapter….

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2014 Monumental Awards Landscape Architecture Honor Award – St. John’s Courtyard

2014 Monumental Awards Landscape Architecture Honor Award – St. John’s Courtyard

The first Catholic parish established in Indianapolis, St. John’s Catholic Church has been serving a diverse congregation of downtown parishioners and visitors for more than 175 years.  This diverse group ranges from downtown professionals, to IUPUI students and the homeless, all of whom come to this house of God for solace, encouragement, and refuge. Located adjacent to the western end of Georgia Street, the church’s courtyard is one of the few spaces that offer a potential for outdoor seating and….

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2014 INASLA Merit Award – Jacobs School of Music

2014 INASLA Merit Award – Jacobs School of Music

The East Studio Building project for the internationally acclaimed Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University is a new facility that accommodates faculty teaching studios, as well as music practice rooms, classrooms, and rehearsal rooms. Browning Day extensively developed the surrounding site to accommodate a vehicular environment within a pedestrian setting. Our design created a corner plaza that serves both as a campus space and an arts district gateway at a major entrance to campus, while effectively dealing with accessibility….

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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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Alcoa Storm Water Runoff Reduction Project Receives Award

Alcoa Storm Water Runoff Reduction Project Receives Award

Safety, sustainability and beauty blend into a perfect, award-winning solution. Browning Day was honored on Friday, September 20, with an INASLA Merit Award for the Alcoa Stormwater Runoff Reduction Project. Jon Hutslar PLA, ASLA accepted the award on behalf of the firm. Alcoa’s strong commitment to excellence in both their products and the footprint they leave on the planet was the catalyst behind their Lafayette, Indiana, leadership’s decision to redesign 33 acres of property, primarily made up of the industrial plant….

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Building and Site Merge in Sweet Harmony

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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New Beginnings for Old Friends Cemetery Park

New Beginnings for Old Friends Cemetery Park

Westfield, Indiana became a city in 2008 and immediately embarked on its first master plan called the Grand Junction. Completed and adopted by the City Council in 2009, the Grand Junction’s ultimate aspiration is to become “the place to be,” a destination place for residents of Westfield. The recommended first piece of the plan, the “Park and Plaza,” is quickly becoming the recognizable heart and center of Westfield, as envisioned. The plan contains new tree-lined streets, two streams, two trails,….

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