Celebrating International Women’s Day

Did you know that Brenner Design was creating collaborative work spaces before they were cool? We were also one of the first firms to incorporate healing garden space in healthcare environments, before “biophilic design” was even a term. Perhaps collaboration and healing come more naturally to women. Or perhaps we just help clients realize the benefits of creating workspaces that result in increased employee productivity and delivery of work product.

We believe that design is a triad of goals:

  • Design must represent the client’s own unique brand
  • Design must meet the customers’ budget
  • Design must be functional as well as beautiful.

Our firm has been providing award-winning design for buildings and interiors in Indianapolis for more than 25 years. We are the most-recognized and largest woman-owned architectural firm in Indianapolis, Indiana. Even so, our firm still lags behind male-led contemporaries in opportunities to bid on new ventures. Naturally, this means we also lag in overall revenues.

According to a study completed last year by American Express OPEN, “Women’s entrepreneurship has been on the rise in the United States for the last two decades.” Nearly 9 million people work for just over 11.6 million women-owned businesses in the U.S., generating revenues of more than $1.7 trillion. Even so, only 39% of US firms are owned by women (and the numbers are even worse for the architecture field).

You can help us nudge this number closer to 50%, and not just because your company may be entitled to receive tax incentives and/or benefits by hiring a WBE. Within your personal and professional network, think beyond the outdated cliche that an architect is a man. If you have used Brenner Design in the past, we appreciate your referrals. And if you haven’t used us yet, let’s talk!

The time has come. In fact, it’s past time. We are ready, and we are relevant. Let’s arrange a time to discuss your project’s vision, objectives, and budget.

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