Herron School of Art & Design, Sidney and Lois Eskenazi HallIndianapolis, Indiana

The design of Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hall encompasses a creative and complete transformation of a former Indiana University School of Law building, which resulted in 36,000 square feet of renovated space and a 129,000-square-foot addition. The facilities provide the Herron School of Art & Design with more than 70 art studios and classrooms, a gallery, an auditorium, an 8,000-square-foot library, and faculty and administrative offices, as well as exterior landscaped courts for display of sculpture. Clerestory windows provide north light on the second floor and a new central corridor links studios and other programmed spaces to an outdoor overlook of a prominent city park. The design and finishes complement the architecture of the adjacent University Library and Natatorium.

Awards:
2005 Merit Award, Architecture Category, A Monumental Affair
2005 Merit Award, Downtown Development Category, A Monumental Affair
2005 Merit Award, AIA Indianapolis
2005 Award of Excellence, The Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana