Category Archives: What’s New at BDMD?

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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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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Browning Day Earns Half Century Award

Browning Day Earns Half Century Award

Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf was given a Half Century Business Award by Gov. Eric Holcomb during a presentation at the Indiana Statehouse on March 27. The Governor’s Half Century Business Award recognizes a company for its longevity and service to its employees, community and the state. “We are honored and humbled to accept this award,” said Jonathan Hess, president of Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf. “We are thankful to our founders, past partners and exceptionally talented staff for making this possible…..

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Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Announces Changes to Leadership Team

Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Announces Changes to Leadership Team

Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf has added Tim Wise as its newest partner and Rosie Foulke to the executive team as the business enters its 50th year as a design and architecture firm in Indianapolis. On Jan. 1, Foulke became the vice president of business development. She has worked at Browning Day since November 2015, most recently as the business development manager. She replaces Larry Roan, who retired at the end of 2016. Foulke brings more than 15 years of professional….

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The ArKICKtects: Kickin’ Grass and Taking Names

The ArKICKtects: Kickin’ Grass and Taking Names

Monica Guillaud is a Graduate Landscape Architect  and a new addtion to the Blogger team at Browning Day The ArKICKtects are back again for our second season in the Circle City Athletics Summer 2015 Downtown Kickball League. The games are played at IUPUI Carroll Stadium. We just finished our second game of the season, and we are having so much fun on these Tuesday summer evenings. Perhaps there is no better way to get to know your coworkers than by….

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2014 Monumental Awards Architecture Honor Award – Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center

2014 Monumental Awards Architecture Honor Award – Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center

Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects welcomed the Indianapolis Zoo’s invitation to create a state-of-the art exhibit for orangutans with a tremendous sense of pride and responsibility. Our goal was simple – give the orangutans spaces that function as trees to allow them to express their normal behaviors for optimal physical, physiological, and intellectual health. The design team went back to the primates’ native habitat for inspiration. From material selection to the layout of the exhibit, we successfully mimicked the environment….

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Groundbreaking of CityWay YMCA

Groundbreaking of CityWay YMCA

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis has broken ground on its newest center in the CityWay complex! YMCA officials were joined by representatives from Eli Lilly and Company, the City of Indianapolis and Buckingham Companies at the groundbreaking ceremony, held on the site of the new 87,000 square feet full-service center that is also one of the largest in the country. Browning Day designed the $22 million facility that will be an exciting addition to this vibrant neighborhood in the heart….

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Preserving an Icon: The Indiana State Fair Coliseum

Preserving an Icon: The Indiana State Fair Coliseum

Opened to great fanfare in 1939, the Pepsi Coliseum was the premier public assembly venue in the state of Indiana for decades. It has hosted countless events for more than 70 years, including the only performances ever held in Indiana by the Beatles. While the past seven decades have given the Coliseum a rich and diverse history, they have also seen the facility descend into a state of disrepair and unable to meet the demands of a sports and entertainment….

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A Sanctuary in the City

A Sanctuary in the City

Native to Indonesia and Malaysia, Orangutans are currently found only in the rainforest of Borneo and Sumatra. The name Orangutan derives from “Orang” (people) and “Hutan” (forest) and literally means “people from the forest” in Mayan. Rob Shumaker​, Vice President of Conservation & Life Sciences at the Indianapolis Zoo, explained that Orangutans are one of the world’s most endangered species due to habitat loss and a slow reproductive cycle. Besides their size and long reddish hair, the most striking thing about….

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Higher Education on a Global Scale

Higher Education on a Global Scale

Sustainability was a driving force behind the ultimate design solution. Throughout the design process, the architects paid particular attention to the solar and topographical considerations of the site, as well as use of local materials, and LEED certification benchmarks. The final solution incorporates a comprehensive network of systems and technologies in line with the overall sustainable strategy. Currently under construction, the 158,000 square-foot building is a mix of office and classroom areas along with 10 conference rooms and a 150-seat auditorium. The building….

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