Location: Indianapolis, IN
Owner: Indiana State Museum
Architect: Ratio Architects, Indianapolis
Cost: $ 105M
Recognition: 2002 Monumental Affair Winner
We provided MEP design services for this newly constructed museum depicting the “Stories of Indiana”. Spaces include a 3-story limestone quarry, a lock from the Wabash-Erie Canal, a reconstructed School 5 facade, 3-levels of art galleries and cultural exhibits, art collection storage, and a relocated Foucault Pendulum. The building showcases our state’s past, present and future. The museum also included a 250-seat auditorium and a 200-seat dining facility, featuring the re-creation of the former L. S. Ayres Tea Room. The building’s exterior reflects all 92 counties with icons representing each county.