Category Archives: Landscape Architecture

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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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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