May 5, 2020

Jason Nye brings two decades of marketing experience to leading Indy architecture studio.

Synthesis Incorporated (Synthesis), a top-20 Indianapolis based architecture studio committed to excellence in design in civic, healthcare, higher education, senior living and rese...

December 31, 2019

Differing work cultures, work styles, and various deadlines can all lead up to tension in the workplace. Between the several generations that are currently working, each one shaped their various economical, social, and technological advances of their time, there is a m...

December 24, 2019

I have worked almost every day since I was fifteen.  First as a janitor for a daycare service at my father’s church.  I cleaned toys, vacuumed around dirty clothes and augured more than one toilet.  This job motivated me to work harder, aim higher and earn more money....

December 17, 2019

We, as designers, understand the principles of how materials work and what looks the best where.  But what separates our minds from our consumers is the questioning of why.  Why is this the color something needs to be?  Why is this shape more functional?  As Mitrovic s...

December 10, 2019

For many people, Indianapolis is a wonderful place to live. But, over 230,000 families in Central Indiana are in or close to poverty.  Despite working hard, more than 1 in 3 Hoosier households cannot afford the basics: housing, food, healthcare, childcare, and transpor...

December 3, 2019

Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 based on a simple idea of a day that encourages people to do good.  Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.  On...

November 26, 2019

“Home” isn’t just the building in which we live, but also the community that surrounds and supports.  Neighbors who care, businesses that serve, and amenities that nourish are what each of us seek when we choose where to live and work. The keys to success? Combining lo...

November 19, 2019

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  Architects and designers struggle with this concept daily.  We are hired for our keen sense of style/taste/content, but also for instinct on what makes something beautiful in the right context.  Can beauty be justified as a legiti...

October 30, 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,...

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