AIA Indiana recognized seven projects carried out by six Indiana firms with three different types of awards based on architectural excellence in the Hoosier State. Judges selected the award-winning sites from a shortlist of 66 projects.
Hafer Design picked up an Honor Award for its work on the Griffin Center at the University of Southern Indiana,in Evansville, Ind., a multipurpose building featuring steel panels and single-sheet glass windows that fit nicely onto the university's modern campus. The judges called Hafer's final product "a sophisticated, mature work that will become better with age," according to a press release. Having completed several projects for the university in the past, the firm's work on the school's Business and Engineering Center received a similar prize through AIA Indiana's Design Awards program in 2013.
Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects collected the 25-Year Award for the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, home to a vast collection of American Indian art and a cultural destination for tourists of Indianapolis. The firm also expanded the museum by 43,000-square-feet for a new gallery space and gift shop.
ONE 10 STUDIO Architects received two honors: a merit award for renovating an old schoolhouse into the Marion County Public Defender Agency's new office, and a citation award for constructing real estate firm Reliant's headquarters on the north side of Indianapolis.
See a complete list of this year's award-winning projects below.
The Box, in Valparaiso, Ind., Bamesberger Architecture
University of Southern Indiana Griffin Center, in Evansville, Ind., Hafer
Reliant Partners Office Building, in Indianapolis, Ind., ONE 10 STUDIO Architects
GrOwING GREEN, in Indianapolis, Ind., Gray Architecture
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, in Indianapolis, Ind., Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf
Marion County Public Defender Agency, in Indianapolis, Ind., ONE 10 STUDIO Architects
Indiana State University Normal Hall, in Terre Haute, Ind., arcDESIGN