Category Archives: Article

Design for the Bottom Line – Transformation Fitness & Wellness

Transforming your body or transforming your business takes a firm commitment, thoughtful planning and rigor. They say “treat your body like a temple” — the same could be said for the structure that houses your business. Take the case of Transformation Fitness & Wellness, an Indianapolis-based personal training and wellness company whose owners took on […]

Not Just a Walk in the Park

Saturday in the park, I think it was the Fourth of July. People dancing, people laughing. A man selling ice cream, singing Italian songs. Can you dig it? Yes I can. For those who don’t recognize them, those are lyrics from “Saturday in the Park” by the band Chicago. They seem especially appropriate when one […]

A Gem for Our City. A Winner for Life.

I recently attended the Legacy luncheon for Tamika Catchings, a personal friend. I was witness to an outpouring of accolades and well wishes for her final season as the leader of the WNBA Indiana Fever basketball team. The day was declared Tamika Catchings Day in Indianapolis by Mayor Joe Hogsett, and she accepted a Sagamore of […]

Image Is Everything: Architecture + Art

  The Arts Council of Indianapolis fosters meaningful engagement in the arts by nurturing a culture where artists and arts organizations thrive. In designing a new location for the Arts Council at 924 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Brenner Design considered not only the interior environment, but also the external image that their facility would project to […]

Aspire for a New Image

When it comes to workplace interiors, there are many reasons to update your image. If you find that your company is no longer as stimulating or productive as it used to be, maybe it’s time to re-imagine your workplace. The real estate cost of your facility is the second highest overhead cost that a business incurs […]

Cupping Hands – First Presbyterian Church of Encino, California

First Presbyterian Church of Encino, California Abramson Teiger Architects The cupping of hands in prayer—a simple gesture, an expression of faith, and a metaphor of form—was the inspiration for the physical changes to the First Presbyterian Church of Encino. Pastor J. Malcolm Laing was looking to renovate a 1950s church building in decline as a means of invigorating his […]

Intelligent Design – Smith-Buonanno Hall

Smith-Buonanno Hall, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island William Kite Architects, Inc. Is this building the product of environmental adaptation or evolution, or the intentional design of a talented architect? The Smith-Buonanno Hall project stretches the boundaries of pure historic renovation,exceeds the expectations of adaptive reuse, and leads to a new standard for interior classroom space. The design intent […]

Creating Executive Workstations: Function, Flexibility and Individuality

In today’s open, collaborative work environment, many executives find themselves in the midst of an open sea of cubicles. The question is, how can you differentiate workspaces or create a perceived hierarchy for executive or higher-level personnel? Some issues to consider are size and location of executive workstations; a larger-sized cubicle might include a meeting […]