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AIA Indiana Recognizes Stunning Interiors with Design Awards

From sleek performing arts venue auditoriums to ornate church sanctuary interiors, the 2012 AIA Indiana Design Award recipients recognize that it’s what’s on the inside that counts.


High Honor Award for New Construction

Ruth Lilly Visitor's Pavilion in Indianapolis, designed by Marlon Blackwell Architect. Jury comments: Awesome! [We] like and appreciate the changing look of the structure from night to day and from season to season. The project is delicately articulated. The irregular shape of the roof and the cut-outs in the roof create an organic feeling. The crisp clean lines create a subtle quietness. Image courtesy of Timothy Hursley.

Honor Award for New Construction

TRANSPO bus operations maintenance facility in South Bend, Ind., designed by Forum Architects. Jury comments: This project gives hope for good design, and is encouraging for all design! The building has a good connection with the site. There is a good transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. The project raises the design standard. Image courtesy of Steinkamp Photography.

Merit Award for New Construction

Colonel Smith Middle School in Fort Huachuca, Ariz., designed by Fanning Howey. Jury comments: I want to go to school here! Creative interior spaces are inviting environments for learning. Nice use of colors, textures and shapes. Image courtesy of Shelley Marie Images.

Merit Award for New Construction

Indiana University Cyber Infrastructure in Bloomington, Ind., designed by SmithGroupJJR. Jury comments: Good use of simple forms and shadows. Richly articulated envelope. Good layering of surfaces. Image courtesy of Prakash Patel Photography.

Citation Award for New Construction

Monroe County Public Library (Ellettsville Branch), in Ellettsville, Ind., designed by Odle McGuire Shook. Jury comments: A nice, small project with infectious whimsy. [It’s] attentive to children. Positive exterior/interior connection. The architecture engages and creates active spaces. Nice and fun use of kite metaphor in the design. Image courtesy of Susan Fleck Photography.

Citation Award for Interiors

M28 corporate office in Indianapolis, designed by Axis Architecture + Interiors. Jury comments: The jury liked the exposed raw concrete up against the polished surfaces. [It’s a] positive, playful interior. Good use of color and pattern. The transparency allows visual connection between spaces and an appreciation of the buildings volume. Image courtesy of Susan Fleck Photography.

Citation Award for Interiors

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wis., designed by Duncan G. Stroik Architect, LLC. Jury comments: Great attention to detail and proportion. Good use of light and color. Appreciate the rigor and effort involved in this project. Image courtesy of River Architects.

Merit Award for Interiors

John & Ruth Rhinehart Music Building, in Fort Wayne, Ind., designed by SchenkelShultz Architecture and Brenner Design. Jury comments: Elegant simplicity. [There is] consistency with the curves in the theatre and rehearsal spaces. Good use of acoustic panels to [create] a positive functional element in the design. Image courtesy of MediaWright, Inc. Photography.

Honor Award for Preservation/Adaptive Reuse/Renovation

Ivy Tech Community College Illinois Fall Creek Center in Indianapolis, designed by Schmidt Associates. Jury comments: [There is a] harmonious blend of new and old without replication. Good sense of proportion and scale. All of the organizing elements of the original fašade are referenced or recreated in a new positive way on the new fašade. Image courtesy of Schmidt Associates.

Merit Award for Preservation/Adaptive Reuse/Renovation

Corporate Headquarters in Indianapolis, designed by CSO Architects. Jury comments: Nice layering of different materials. The jury liked the floating roof and screens. [This renovation] added depth to what was a flat fašade. Good use of different materials to define spaces. Image courtesy of InVision Photography.

Merit Award for Preservation/Adaptive Reuse/Renovation

Indiana University Cinema + Theatre & Drama Theatre, in Bloomington, Ind., designed by Rowland Design, Inc. Jury comments: Light guides [you] and pulls you through the space. Creative use of a large vertical volume of space while leaving its critical original essence in place. Good choice of materials and systems relating to what to keep and not keep. Creative repurposing of existing materials. Playful interior lighting. Image courtesy of Halkin Photography for MGA Partners, Architects.

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