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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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International Orangutan Center Gets National Coverage

International Orangutan Center Gets National Coverage

  The International Orangutan Center at the Indianapolis Zoo is getting national attention, with coverage in the Chicago Tribune and on CNN. The center’s unique design and remarkable interactive features provide the Orangutans an environment as close to their natural habitat as possible.  The highly anticipated exhibit will allow the public an unprecedented level of interaction with the primates.  Both media outlets list the exhibit as a destination place in Indianapolis. It will open to the public during Memorial Day….

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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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Riding the H-Line

Riding the H-Line

Riding the H-Line What’s an ape exhibit without cables and platforms on which the primates jump around? Browning Day seized the opportunity to design the International Orangutan Center at the Indianapolis Zoo to turn what would have otherwise been a simple exhibit into an unforgettable experience for future visitors of Azy, Knobi, Nicky, Rocky, Katy and Lucy. Through state-of-the-art exhibits and interactive computer games, zoo patrons will experience an unprecedented level of interaction with one of the planet’s most endangered….

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The Glass Barn opens at the Indiana State Fairgrounds

The Glass Barn opens at the Indiana State Fairgrounds

The Indiana State fair is introducing a new exhibit this year: The Glass Barn Opened yesterday, the newest barn at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, unlike a typical barn, is modern on the inside and out.  Its unique design by Jonathan Hess of Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects includes seven roof peaks that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also serve as a funnel to gather rain water that is fed into surrounding gardens. Browning Day has embraced the use of….

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Halfway Home: The International Orangutan Center Raises the Beacon of Hope and Marks 50% Completion

Halfway Home: The International Orangutan Center Raises the Beacon of Hope and Marks 50% Completion

If  you were driving around downtown Indianapolis late last week, you might have noticed something new on the Circle City skyline. The International Orangutan Center at the Indianapolis Zoo topped off at its highest point – 150 feet above grade – when the the Beacon of Hope was raised and set atop the world’s premiere Orangutan exhibit / research facility. At 75 feet in height and weighing approximately 12.5 tons, you may wonder: What purpose does the Beacon of Hope….

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Baseball, Softball Get New Digs at IU Bloomington

Baseball, Softball Get New Digs at IU Bloomington

Truly magnificent. Spectacular. Fantastic. First-class. Those are some of the words used to describe the recently dedicated Bart Kaufman Baseball and Andy Mohr Softball stadia, Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf’s newest projects at Indiana University. Yes, it’s hard to believe, but IU Hoosiers stands for more than basketball. In fact, IU Athletics boasts 24 highly rated Big Ten sports and Browning Day is proud of its contributions to Hoosier Nation. The two projects, located near the 45/46 Bypass, have truly transformed….

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Browning Day April to Remember

Browning Day April to Remember

Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects is having an April to remember. One grand opening, three dedications and a groundbreaking, all happening this month. Butler University’s Schrott Center for the Performing Arts’ grand opening was on April 18, followed by the dedications of Andy Mohr Softball Field on April 23 and Bart Kaufman Baseball Field on April 26 at Indiana University. St. Catharine College’s Emily W. Hundley Library will be dedicated on April 29, the same day of the groundbreaking of….

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IU Health Saxony Landscape Design by BDMD LA