Cummins to pick from New York firms to design downtown offices

Cummins Inc. plans to pick a proposal from one of three New York-based architecture firms vying to design its global distribution headquarters downtown.

The $30 million project, slated for four acres of the former home of Market Square Arena, calls for office space for up to 400 Cummins employees, ground-floor retail, a parking garage and green space.

The company said in a statement Wednesday that it will pick from among proposals submitted by Deborah Berke Partners, SHoP Architects, and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects.

The companies are charged with bringing "a world-class architectural element to downtown Indianapolis." Cummins plans to unveil the winning proposal in September.

The company in March announced it planned to build the project south of a mixed-use development by Flaherty & Collins Properties. The firm's headquarters remains in Columbus.

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