Category Archives: What’s New at BDMD?

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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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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