Indianapolis firms run away with honors at statewide design awards

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CSO Architects received a merit award in interior architecture from the American Institute of Architects Indiana for IBJ Media's new offices on Monument Circle. (Image courtesy of the American Institute of Architects Indiana)

This year’s AIA Indiana Design Awards were dominated by firms from Indianapolis.

Indianapolis design firms captured nine of the 11 awards presented Thursday.

The top two awards were taken by Indianapolis firms KRM Architecture and Haus-Architecture For Modern Lifestyles.

KRM won an Honor Award for new construction greater than $1 million for its design of the Indianapolis Public Library Michigan Road Branch in Indianapolis.

Haus received an Honor Award for new construction under $1 million for the design of Copperwood, a 4,300-square-foot, contemporary-style home

KRM also received a Citation Award in new construction greater than $1 million for its design of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, P3 Innovation & Education Center in Anderson. It also received a Citation Award for its renovation of the Amos Memorial Public Library in Sydney, Ohio.

Haus also received a Merit Award for the renovation of a 1956 Mid-Century Modern home at 220 W. 81st St. in Indianapolis.

Indianapolis-based CSO Architects received two Merit Awards, including an honor for interior architecture project of more than $1 million for its design of IBJ Media Corp.’s new headquarters in the IPL Building on Monument Circle.

CSO received its other Merit Award for new construction of more than $1 million for its design of the Parkwood Amenity and Recreation Center at 550 E. 96th St. in Indianapolis.

Axis Architecture + Interiors of Indianapolis received a Citation Award for new construction of more than $1 million for its design of the Marietta building at 350 Massachusetts Ave.

Rowland Design of Indianapolis received a Citation Award in interior architecture for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana project at 1433 N. Meridian St.

Design Collaborative of Fort Wayne received a Citation Award in Adaptive Reuse for transforming a former Sears department store in Fort Wayne into an office space for Aptera.

Hafer Architects of Evansville received the H. Roll McLaughlin 25-Year Award for the Evansville Regional Airport.

The 2019 AIA Design Awards were judged by architects from Wisconsin.

AIA Indiana is the professional association that works to promote the design profession, provide educational opportunities for members and public seminars and events that showcase area design and the value of architects.

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