Tag Archives: Landscape Architecture

Jens Jensen in Indianapolis: The Restoration of Riverdale

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Jens Jensen in Indianapolis: The Restoration of Riverdale

The Riverdale Garden: Jens Jensen’s and the Sisters of Oldenburg Influence on Marian University’s Restored Landscape of Art Love of nature and the created order. I first became aware of Riverdale 12 years ago in 2006, when Vice President of Administration, Deb Lawrence, noticed that I had listed Jens Jensen’s small book “Siftings” as one of my favorite books in an Indianapolis Business Journal article.  And so, she sent me a written note to seek my interest in the “befriending”….

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Understanding the SITES Initiative and its Benefits

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Understanding the SITES Initiative and its Benefits

Architects have been known for creating beautiful and functional buildings all while thinking about what materials can be used that are sustainable to our environment. Over the past several years, several robust green building standards have emerged in the marketplace, including LEED, WELL, Fitwel, and the Living Building Challenge. This commitment to sustainability in building design and construction is now spilling over into the landscape architecture arena, largely as a result of the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES). WHAT IS SITES?….

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Browning Day Partners with Parks Groups to Re-Design Indy Park

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Browning Day Partners with Parks Groups to Re-Design Indy Park

As we continue to celebrate our 50th year, Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf is honored to have the opportunity to give back to our community by leading the design of the Sandorf Park revitalization project. In 2017, Browning Day was selected by the Indianapolis Parks Foundation and IndyParks to re-design Sandorf Park as part of the 2018 National Recreation and Parks Association’s (NRPA) Parks Build Community program; a key component of the 2018 NRPA National Congress, which will bring between 7,000-10,000….

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Browning Day Wins Big at INASLA With Four Awards

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Browning Day Wins Big at INASLA With Four Awards

INDIANAPOLIS – Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf won four awards during the 2017 INASLA Professional Design Awards program on Sept. 22, as judged by the Pennsylvania Delaware Chapter of ASLA. Browning Day received the following design awards: Design Constructed Works Category – Merit Award for Gate 1 Plaza, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, Ind. Design Constructed Works Category – Merit Award for Indiana University’s Conrad Prebys Amphitheater, Bloomington, Ind. Design Constructed Works Category – Merit Award for Indiana University’s School of Global….

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Browning Day Announces New Systems Planning and Landscape Architecture Leadership

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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 featured in LASN’s “Firms of the Midwest”

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Browning Day featured in LASN’s “Firms of the Midwest”

Landscape Architect & Specifier News – November 2015 “Firms of the Midwest” Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf, Indianapolis, Ind. Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf began as a landscape architectural firm in 1967. Today, it is one of the leading architectural, landscape architectural design and planning firms in the Midwest. The firm has 4 principles, 28 architects, 10 landscape architects, 3 interior designers and 8 administrative professionals. Now in its third generation of leadership, the firm’s work encompasses academic, parks and recreation, preservation and….

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2014 Monumental Awards Landscape Architecture Honor Award – St. John’s Courtyard

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2014 Monumental Awards Landscape Architecture Honor Award – St. John’s Courtyard

The first Catholic parish established in Indianapolis, St. John’s Catholic Church has been serving a diverse congregation of downtown parishioners and visitors for more than 175 years.  This diverse group ranges from downtown professionals, to IUPUI students and the homeless, all of whom come to this house of God for solace, encouragement, and refuge. Located adjacent to the western end of Georgia Street, the church’s courtyard is one of the few spaces that offer a potential for outdoor seating and….

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2014 INASLA Merit Award – Jacobs School of Music

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2014 INASLA Merit Award – Jacobs School of Music

The East Studio Building project for the internationally acclaimed Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University is a new facility that accommodates faculty teaching studios, as well as music practice rooms, classrooms, and rehearsal rooms. Browning Day extensively developed the surrounding site to accommodate a vehicular environment within a pedestrian setting. Our design created a corner plaza that serves both as a campus space and an arts district gateway at a major entrance to campus, while effectively dealing with accessibility….

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Alcoa Storm Water Runoff Reduction Project Receives Award

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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

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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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