Ratio Architects today unveiled detailed interior plans for a $275-million expansion of the Indiana Convention Center. The light-filled expansion will feature elevated walkways and a carpet pattern designed to mimic the Hoosier landscape. The plans were revealed at a meeting of the Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority. The group also awarded a $3.5 million contract to demolish the RCA Dome to New York-based Sabre Demolition Corp. What do you think?
Schouten is an Indianapolis native and Indiana University graduate who joined IBJ in 2006 after stints at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and the Arizona Republic. He covered the real estate beat for most of those years, and launched the Property Lines blog, before taking over as managing editor in March 2013. He continues to appear on business news updates for Fox59, IBJ's newsgathering partner.
Schouten has been honored for investigative reporting by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the Alliance of Area Business Publications and the Society of Professional Journalists in Indianapolis. During his tenure as moderator of Property Lines, the blog was recognized twice as the best among business journals by the AAPB.
Schouten also serves as a member of the board of governors of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, treasurer of the Indianapolis Press Club Foundation and an adjunct lecturer at the School of Journalism at IUPUI. He lives in Butler Tarkington with his wife and two rescue dogs.