Evansville Museum, Evansville, Ind. by RATIO
Susan Fleck Photography Evansville Museum, Evansville, Ind. by RATIO


The Indiana Chapter of the AIA awarded seven Indianapolis-based architect firms with statewide design awards during the AIA Indiana + Kentucky Convention. The awards, determined by a panel of judges from Chicago and Milwaukee, were given in categories of new construction greater than $1 million, new construction less than $1 million, and preservation/adaptive reuse/renovation as well as the 25-year award. Completed in 1981, Chicago-based firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill received the 25-year award for their work on Columbus City Hall, anchoring the city’s other municipal buildings that were already there and establishing a clear area for the municipal government and police department, for which it houses.

For more on each project, click on the link of the project name to see it in ARCHITECT Magazine’s Project Gallery.

25-Year Award 2014 

Columbus City Hall, Columbus, Ind. by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Balthazar Korab Columbus City Hall, Columbus, Ind. by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill


Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Columbus City Hall, Columbus, Ind. 

New Construction – (Project cost greater than $1 million)

Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, Evansville, Ind. by Bill Browne
Susan Fleck Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, Evansville, Ind. by Bill Browne


RATIO Architects, Inc.
Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, Evansville, Ind.
Merit Award 2014

Research and Development Laboratory Building, Indianapolis, Ind. by BSA LifeStructures and Andrew Lough, AIA
Tony Frederick Research and Development Laboratory Building, Indianapolis, Ind. by BSA LifeStructures and Andrew Lough, AIA


BSA LifeStructures Inc.
Research and Development Laboratory Building, Indianapolis, Ind.
Merit Award 2014

New Construction – (Project cost less than $1 million)

Landscapes Unlimited, Zionsville, Ind. by David Rausch Studio
Chris Bucher Landscapes Unlimited, Zionsville, Ind. by David Rausch Studio


David Rausch Studio
Landscapes Unlimited, Zionsville, Ind.
Merit Award 2014

City Cottage, Indianapolis, Ind. by ONE 10 STUDIO Architects
Lesle Lane Sutdio 13 Photography City Cottage, Indianapolis, Ind. by ONE 10 STUDIO Architects


One 10 Studio Architects
City Cottage, Indianapolis, Ind.
Citation Award 2014

IndyMod One, Indianapolis, Ind. by Axis Architecture
Frank Espich at The Star IndyMod One, Indianapolis, Ind. by Axis Architecture


AXIS Architecture + Interiors
IndyMod One, Indianapolis, Ind.
Citation Award 2014

Recess + Room 4 Restaurant, Indianapolis, Ind. by Demerly Architects
Chris Bucher Recess + Room 4 Restaurant, Indianapolis, Ind. by Demerly Architects


Demerly Architects
Recess + Room 4 Restaurant, Indianapolis, Ind.
Citation Award 2014

Preservation/Adaptive Reuse/Renovation Award 2014

Barnes & Thornburg Lobby Renovation, Indianapolis, Ind. by Schmidt Associates
Duane Dart Barnes & Thornburg Lobby Renovation, Indianapolis, Ind. by Schmidt Associates


Schmidt Associates
Barnes & Thornburg Lobby Renovation, Indianapolis, Ind.
Citation Award 2014