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October 24, 2019

As architects design, the concept of Place is always an underlying factor.  To create a functional layout which remains relevant to its location, it must cater to the clients needs.  But authenticity is a defining element of a community’s ethos.  New buildings must con...

October 15, 2019

The Entrepreneurial Learner 

Students of today are entrepreneurial learners, many are non-traditional students who want to be allowed to drive their own success.  Changes are needed to be responsive to these unique student needs.  They want to exercise their curiosity,...

October 8, 2019

Our team is comprised of exceptional design and engineering professionals who each have an average of 35+ years of experience.  Their first-hand knowledge and expertise will ensure that an assessment will identify, retain, preserve, protect, repair and replace the fabr...

October 1, 2019

What defines a Community space?  A gathering space; an urban farm or something in the lines of traditional open spaces where you allow a myriad of activities to flourish within the boundaries. These have, though, allowed some illicit activities to grow as well.  There...

September 17, 2019

We have to face it, we are all getting older. No longer can we say we will live forever and architecture, as a whole, is beginning to shift, designing more and more for the older generations. The need for more cross-generational care is at an all-time high. By 2030, mo...

September 10, 2019

Universal versus Relative Knowledge.  Right and wrong versus abstract thought is like comparing mathematics to music.  One is constant, unchanging and undeniable while the other expresses emotion, triggers memories and sensations.  However, it is important to recognize...

September 3, 2019

Designers always struggle with the idea of what looks right, what works best, how it all functions.  Is less really more if the sacrifice is appearance?  Should a designer ignore function for the sake of aesthetics?  These questions linger in every design option create...

August 20, 2019

Synthesis is pleased to welcome Greg McMullen, MBA, AIA, as one of our newest studio members and who will serves as our Studio Director.  He earned his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Cincinnati and his Masters in Business Administration at Indiana Univer...

August 13, 2019

As designers, our concepts are based on the relationship and shift of priorities between the natural and the imaginative approaches. We explore basics around realism and romanticism and examine how these theoretical positions are present in contemporary design. So, wha...

August 7, 2019

The business world is competitive, and clients of architectural firms expect design solutions that not only solve a functional problem, but also integrate art and beauty. The Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis bo...

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