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August 2014

Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects (BDMD) recently completed a study of Union Station that identified nearly $7 million in needed repairs and improvements. The building is structurally sound and emergency repairs have already been completed. Greg Jacoby, BDMD Principal, and Adam Thies, director of the Department of Metropolitan Development, led members of the media on a tour of the building on August 20, 2014.  Watch Jacoby and Thies discuss the results of the study and the City’s plan to repair and upgrade Union Station.

July 2014

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis has broken ground on its newest center in the CityWay complex!

YMCA officials were joined by representatives from Eli Lilly and Company, the City of Indianapolis and Buckingham Companies at the groundbreaking ceremony, held on the site of the new 87,000 square feet full-service center that is also one of the largest in the country. Browning Day designed the $22 million facility that will be an exciting addition to this vibrant neighborhood in the heart of downtown Indianapolis.

June 2014

Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf recently promoted several employees to Senior Associate and Associate.

The following employees have been promoted to Senior Associate:

Steve Hoersten, Senior Project Manager
Tim Ritchotte RA, Senior Project Manager
Jon Hutslar PLA, Senior Project Manager

The following employees have been promoted to Associate:

Drew Braley PLA ASLA, Project Manager
Ryan Cambridge PLA ASLA, Director of Open Space Planning
Todd Oakley, Project Manager
Daniel Overbey AIA, LEED AP, Director of Sustainability
Mike Walker, Project Manager
Nick Worden LEED AP, Project Manager
Jonathan Young AIA, LEED AP, Project Manager

Congratulations to the 2014 Class of Senior Associates and Associates. Way to go!

June 2013

Grundfos Pumps revealed its newly renovated lobby to the public during ceremonies commemorating the 40th anniversary of Grundfos’ presence in the U.S., and the 90th anniversary of its Peerless Pump brand. Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects completed the lobby renovation and is also the architect of the office building addition currently under construction.

December 2012

How can architects become leaders in Energy Modeling? For answers to that question and more, read Dan Overbey's article on the topic published in the latest issue of AIA Young Architect Forum's CONNECTION emagazine. 

Renovation plans are underway for the Princeton Theatre in Gibson County, Indiana. On Monday, December 3, Jonathan Young AIA of Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects unveiled the conceptual design during a special public meeting at the Princeton Municipal Building. At the end of the presentation, Fred Hadley, President of the Gibson County Theatre Company said: “I really believe - looking at the conceptual views and the kind of support we have - that when this is all done, that we’re going to have one of the finest community theaters in the country.”  Click to read a related article in the Princeton Daily Clarion.

November 2012

Congratulations to Dan Overbey AIA, NCARB, LEEP AP BD+C, for winning the 2012 AIA Indiana Young Architect Award. Dan is the Director of Sustainable Design Practices at  Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects  and leads the firm's Green efforts. He is a prolific writer and a sought after speaker on the subject. Way to go Dan!

September 2012

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held at the Indianapolis Zoo on Tuesday, September 4, for the International Orangutan Center, a project designed by Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects. The groundbreaking was attended by state and city dignitaries, as well as zoo donors and of course, members of the BDMD design team. The project is slated for opening in May 2014. For more, click here:  http://www.indystar.com/article/20120904/NEWS/120904019/Indianapolis-Zoo-officials-see-International-Orangutan-Center-new-landmark 

July 2012

Garden Dialogues, the nationwide series sponsored by Jonathan Hess, President of BDMD Architects was a guest on the Indiana History Live! show on Saturday, September 1. Jonathan was being recognized for his tremendous contribution to the design of landmarks in the City of Indianapolis. More available at this link:  http://www.hoosierhistorylive.info/archives.html

June 2012

Garden Dialogues, the nationwide series sponsored by The Cultural Landscape Foundation, will feature some of the most beautiful Indianapolis gardens on Saturday, July 14. As part of the series, Barth Hendrickson and Jonathan Hess of Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects will lead a tour of the Orchard House from 1 to 2:30 p.m. to present the whimsical garden and share some insights on how that masterpiece came about.

Whether you have a new project you would like to get inspiration for, are an avid gardener or just looking for something fun to do on a lazy Saturday afternoon, this event will give you an unprecedented access to one of the most beautiful gardens in Indianapolis. You will hear from the client and these renowned designers about the creative process and pick up some ideas along the way. Learn more about the series and register for this event.

City and business leaders discussed their vision for the Stadium Village Neighborhood during the Stadium Village Business Association Summer Social on Tuesday, June 12. In attendance were city officials, as well as Greg Jacoby of Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects who helped create the vision for that neighborhood and others in Indianapolis. Review the City of Indianapolis Mapping Study.


April 2012

What's next for Indianapolis? Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects teamed up with City officials to answer that question. Based on various data and trends analyzed over the past year, the team created a study that highlights major hot spots and maps out the future of the Downtown area. According to Deputy Mayor Michael Huber, “This project has been so influential. It really changes the way we see downtown”.   Watch a WTHR Report on this study.

March 2012

Jonathan Hess, President of Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects, was recognized by a Legends IN Design award for his contributions to Indianapolis’ architecture. The event, a celebration of all the design industry disciplines, bringing together interior designers, architects, engineers and landscape architects, was held on Thursday, March 22nd at the Deer-Zink Pavilion at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The BDMD family congratulates Jonathan on such an honor. Click to read a related article in The Indianapolis Star.

Jonathan Hess, President of Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects, on IndyStyle on WISH-TV. Congratulations to Jonathan for being a Legend IN Design.

 January 2012

Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects is working with The Indiana Soybean Alliance on a new $1.75 million exhibit building at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Largely constructed of glass in a very modern design, the 5,500 square foot building will give visitors an up close and personal look at the lives of typical grain and livestock farmers. It will be open year-round and host visits by school children as well as other community members. The “Glass Barn” is set to open in March 2013. Jonathan Hess, President of BDMD Architects is responsible for the design. Click on this article for more information on this project.

The Green Roof at Union Station, a Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects project, received the Indiana Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s Outstanding Concrete Achievement Award. “The newly installed green roof atop Union Station eliminates several long-term maintenance concerns in a visually appealing and innovative way,” said Mayor Ballard. This is the first green roof installed on city property in Indianapolis.  Click to read the Press Release from the Office of Sustainability.


December 2011

Dan Overbey LEED AP BD+C, Director of Sustainable Design at  Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects was presented with a 2011 AIA Indianapolis Distinguished Service Award plaque at the 2011 AIA Indianapolis Holiday Party and Annual Meeting in recognition of his dedication and service to AIA Indianapolis and the architectural profession. This is the second year in a row Dan has been recognized for his contributions. Congratulations Dan!

Dubbed “the best zoo habitat for orangutans anywhere in the world" by world renowned orangutan expert Robert Shumaker, The International Orangutan Center at the Indianapolis Zoo, designed by Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects, was unveiled to the world on Tuesday, December 6 at the IMAX Theater in Indianapolis. One of the features of the design is an aerial cable ride with enclosed gondolas that will allow humans to get within 30 feet of the orangutans' Hutan Trail, a highway of cables and bridges the primates use to leave the atrium and move to other parts of the exhibit. Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects is proud to be a part of this exciting project at the Indianapolis Zoo.  More information on this project is available on the Zoo Orangutan Exhibit project page.

November 2011

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held on Monday, November 14 for the St. Catharine College Emily W. Hundley Library and Center for Graduate Studies. The library, designed by Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects, is an $8 Million facility. William D. Huston, St. Catharine College President, said the new building will be the crown jewel of the campus and the center of student life at SCC. More information available in this Press Release.

BDMD is providing architectural services on the renovation of an existing art gallery space into a Student Welcome Center at Depauw University. The design team maintained the majority of the art gallery as display and gathering space in this first phase of creating a new “front door” for the university. 

I.U. Health Saxony Hospital will open its doors to patients on December 1, 2011. BDMD Landscape Architects is proud to have provided landscape design services for this project. The design includes rain gardens in parking areas, a reflecting pool and healing garden. More information on this project is available on IU Health Saxony Hospital project page

October 2011

The Indianapolis Business Journal published an article on the Chrisney Library, the first Net Zero Energy library in the United States, in its October 24-30, 2011 issue. This library, designed by BDMD Architects, is the only pure net-zero-energy non-residential building in Indiana. A study of the building’s electricity usage and production after a year showed it actually produces more than it consumes. To read the entire article, please click link:  Net-Zero-Engergy Building Article

BDMD Landscape Architects' creative designs were recognized by their peers with two awards at the INASLA 2011 Professional Design Awards Luncheon. The Geist Christian Church Landscape Design received an Honor Award while the Lawrence Village Center project received a Merit Award.
September 2011

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on August 22 for Aquinas Hall, the newest student housing on the Campus of St. Catharine College in Kentucky. The new residence hall designed by BDMD Architects features apartment-style living, with bedrooms branching off a center commons area. This building houses 100 students and is fully occupied.

June 2011

BDMD Architects CEO, John M. Dierdorf published an article in The Fishers Business Insider’s May/June issue, focusing on artificial turf and how it influences the design of sports fields. Turf, as it is referred to by professionals, provides many advantages like expanded field time, fewer injuries, does not need mowing – plus, the recycling of millions of old tires. To read the entire article, click on this link - John Dierdorf on Turf and Design of Sports Fields

May 2011

Groundbreaking ceremonies for Butler University’s Howard L. Schrott Center for the Performing and Visual Arts took place on Friday, May 13 on the site of the new building. The facility was designed by BDMD Architects and will be the primary venue for Butler School of Music, Butler Ballet and Butler Theatre performances. The 450-seat theater is located just east of Clowes Memorial Hall and will also serve as exhibition space for visual arts. The building is scheduled to open in fall 2012  http://sccky.edu/news/librarygroundbreaking.php

The Indiana Masonic Home held a cornerstone ceremony for its new Assisted Living Facility designed by Browning Day Mullig Dierdorf Architects on Sunday May 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm. Hundreds of guests attended the event amid pouring rain. Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects provided architectural and landscape architectural services on this project on a fast track schedule. The building is comprised of 48 resident units, a fitness center and media room among other amenities.

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