Project Description

Circle Design Group has over three decades of experience designing buildings for large universities, community colleges, and K through 12 schools. We strive to meet the challenges of security, sustainability and a school’s evolving program needs. We have designed a multitude of project types including classrooms, libraries and faculty spaces along with residence halls and student/recreational facilities.  

University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business at the Stayer Center, South Bend, IN – New Executive Education classroom building; $13.7M

Stayer center confence closeup

Mendoza College of Business, Stayer Center for Executive Education, Location: Notre Dame IN, Architect: Robert A M Stern Architects

IUPUI’s Informatics and Communications Technology Building (ICTC), Indianapolis, IN – New 180,000 sf classroom building; $35.9M


Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN – Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering; $53.2M


Indianapolis Public School # 39, William McKinley Elementary, Indianapolis, IN – Complete MEP renovation of this elementary school; $4.5M


St. Malachy Parish School, Brownsburg, IN – New kindergarten through 8th grade classroom building, media center, kitchen, cafeteria and gymnasium over 70,000 sf; $9.0M


Additional Projects:

  • Scecina Memorial High School, Indianapolis, IN – Renovation of music rooms and science classrooms
  • Cardinal Ritter High School, Indianapolis, IN – 20,000 sf addition including art room, music rooms, media center, classrooms and a chapel
  • Columbus Northside Middle School, Columbus, IN – 208,000 sq renovation
  • Mooresville High School, Mooresville, IN – New 24,000 sq.ft. natatorium; $ 5.3M
  • Neil Armstrong Elementary School, Mooresville, IN – renovation and addition of music and arts departments
  • Spring Lake High School, Spring Lake, MI – New 168,000 sq.ft. new building
  • Beech Grove High School, Indianapolis, IN – Renovation of swimming pool facility
  • Fishback Creek Elementary Academy, Indianapolis, IN:  new building
  • Eagle Elementary School, Brownsburg, IN:  new building
  • St. Andrew/St Rita Charter School, Indianapolis, IN – MEP upgrades to support ADA renovations
  • St. Michael the Archangel School, Schererville, IN – new A/C systems
  • St. Mary’s Catholic School, Greensburg, IN – New elementary school for Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grades; includes school office, restrooms, music and art classrooms, teaching classrooms, media center, a gymnasium with a platform stage, locker room, cafeteria and kitchen.  $ 16M
  • Butler University, Indianapolis, IN – 40,000 sf expansion of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building; $ 14.0M; certified LEED Gold  
  • Ball State University, Muncie, IN- New Arts & Journalism Building consisting of 207,141 sf including clasrooms, faculty offices, fine art studios, art exhibition gallery, 227-seat auditorium, a bookstore, a cafeteria/dining; $ 33.0M
  • Ball State University, Muncie, IN – New 50,000 sf Alumni Center; $ 8.0M
  • Columbus Learning Center, Columbus, IN – new 130,000 sf classroom building service IUPUI-Columbus, Ivy Tech State College-Columbus and Purdue University College of Technology-Columbus; includes a 250-seat auditorium/lecture hall and bookstore; $ 22.0M
  • Ivy Tech State College,  Lawrenceburg, IN – New two story classroom
  • Butler University, Indianapolis, IN  – Fairbanks Center for Communications
  • New Eskenazi School of Art (Herron) at IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN –  renovated 108,000 sf of former law school spaces into a state-of-the-art facility with classrooms, art studios, an auditorium, an art gallery, library and faculty/administrative offices; $ 13.3M
  • IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN – New 250,000 sf Student Campus Center serves as a hub for student life with a food court, bookstore, 1000-seat multi-purpose room, theater, enrollment center, retail spaces and an array of meeting room and lounges; $ 30.0M
  • Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence, Columbus, IN – new 42,000 sf classroom building; $ 10.0M
  • Eli Lilly Center for Leadership Development, Indianapolis, IN – new 17,000 sf classroom and computer laboratory building
  • IUPUI’s Informations and Communications Technology Complex (ICTC)
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN – New Data Center for Campus Technology Services; included a 82,700 sf “bunker style” building to withstand and protect valuable technological assets from disaster; $ 33.7M
  • Butler University, Indianapolis, IN – Richard M. Fairbanks Center for Communication/Technology consists of 44,600 sf housing programs for Jordan College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; including journalism, communications, computer science and media arts; $ 10.0M
  • Butler University’s Atherton Center Expansion
  • Ivy Tech State College, Lawrenceburg, IN:  new classroom building