Meridian Arch CondosIndianapolis, Indiana
The collaboration between a visionary developer and the creative designers at Browning Day transformed an abandoned Indianapolis historic church into 75 luxury condominiums in the heart of downtown. The project consists of two buildings – the historic church and an entirely new construction. The owner and architect worked closely with the Indiana Historic Preservation Commission to overcome the difficulties inherent to converting the church to residential use by preserving essential historical features while providing state-of-the-art modern amenities. The majority of the existing church was demolished to the exception of the sanctuary. Its detailed interior vaults, medallions and other plasterwork have been used as design features in the new condominium homes. The demolished portion of the building was replaced with a new building designed to complement and compliment-by-contrast the remaining turrets and sanctuary walls in scale, rhythm and material. The new addition has a contemporary corner turret with exposed open steel frame top. The four-story building has two levels of indoor parking; one at grade and one below grade.